A-B PROJECTS STUDIO SESSION JANUARY 2025
'BIRTH & FEMINIST IMAGINATION'
I am excited to announce that I have been invited by A-B PROJECTS to hold a STUDIO SESSION as a lead artist during January 2025. A-B Projects is a platform for community, critical dialogue, and material experimentation that expand and redefine the ceramics field. The platform is US-based in Portland, OR and directed by Nicole Seisler.
My studio session is titled "Birth & Feminist Imagination". It explores the parallels between making with clay and the intimate, hands-on care provided by a doula (a birth companion) during the birthing process.
"Studio Sessions are an online platform where artists working in clay gather under the guidance of a lead artist to create material experiments centered around particular topics.
It’s like having new studio mates with similar interests and concerns for a month: get together, get hands in clay, get messy hands around tea mugs as you collectively brainstorm about what-ifs and can-you-believes."
(statement from A-B PROJECTS, Nicole Seisler)
The session is scheduled for Sundays, January 5, 12, 19 and 26
from 9-11am PST (that’s Los Angeles time)/ 5pm CET Central European Time
Registration is $250 and includes all four sessions.
Participants gather via Zoom.
For more information about the session & to register:
Photo © Sylvain Deleu
UPCOMING 2024 SOLO SHOW AT TEMPORARY STABILISATIONS
I am thrilled I have been invited by Temporary Stabilisations, an artist-run platform for contemporary art by Annie Johansson & Andreas Engman, to present my first solo show in Gothenburg!
Vernissage Friday 12 April 2024
12 -21 April 2024
Harald Stakegatan 2, 415 15 Gothenburg, Sweden
Image Credit ©Temporary Stabilisations
2023 INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC CREATIVE WORKSHOP & RESIDENCY
AT GOHEUNG BUNCHEONG CULTURE MUSEUM, SOUTH KOREA
I am extremely honoured and thrilled I have been invited by the Goheung Buncheong Culture Museum for a month-long workshop and residency alongside 5 Korean artists, 2 resident artists, and 3 other international artists!
The project takes place during October 2023, and will be followed by an exhibition at the museum that will later also travel to Seoul.
"New Vibe in Goheung", group exhibition, Goheung Buncheong Culture Museum
"New Vibe in Goheung", group exhibition, Craft Trend Fair, COEX, Seoul
UPCOMING TALK & PERFORMANCE
at Powers of Love: Enchantment to Disaffection, The fifth PARSE biennial artistic research conference
organised by the Artistic Faculty, University of Gothenburg, Sweden takes place November 15-17, 2023.
I will contribute to the conference with a talk & performance titled "Wondering: Love (clay, memory, birth)".
Plenary Speakers: Kim Anno (US) | Chaya Czernowin (IL) | Hiroshi Ishiguro (JP) | Ingela Johansson (SE) | Zara Julius (ZA) | Mara Lee (SE) | Jamie Philbert and Rondel Benjamin (TT)
The fifth biennial PARSE conference, “Powers of Love: Enchantment to Disaffection”, considers the transformative potential of love, friendship, the erotic, enchantment and care in artistic practices. Within wider cultural contexts, artistic practices are engaged in power politics through historical, contextual, institutional and discursive formations. This conference focuses on the connections between embodiment, passion, (dis)affection and critical thought, the grounds for being-in-common and the tensions between singular relationality and institutional structures.
The conference will take place in Gothenburg and aims to create an atmosphere for engaged dialogue through plenary sessions, panels, screenings, events and multiple format presentations.
For more information on the conference and how to register please visit the PARSE website.
WHEN I CLOSE MY EYES I CAN SEE
SOLO SHOW AT VÄGS ÄNDE, Sweden
Concert with Bror Gunnar Jansson and art exhibition with Julia Schuster
Saturday 12 August 2023
17:00 Vernissage with Julia Schuster
Exhibition opening times (by appointment)
12 - 27 August 2023
"At Vägs Ände concerts are mixed with art exhibitions while offering a unique dining experience in the middle of nowhere - at the end of the road. From SVT's På Spåret to sold-out European tours, Bror Gunnar Jansson is now coming to Larv. During the day there is a vernissage with interdisciplinary artist Julia Schuster from Vienna."
Larv Kåryd 1, 53462 Larv, Sweden
Photo © Matilda Maroti
(X)SITES 2023 LAND ART BIENNIAL, SWEDEN
(X)sites 2023 will take place along Kattegattleden, Sjuhäradsrundan, Sydkustleden and Wikstigen in Uppsala County. During the spring, 18 selected artists will create land art in the landscapes along cycling and walking routes.
16 June- 5 November 2023
Opening Friday 16 June
Online Pre-Opening 15 June
Choreography of a Tree by Julia Schuster, Photo © AnnaCarin Isaksson
EXHIBITION AT RÖDA STEN KONSTHALL
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An exhibition by Hillside Projects, Arijit Bhattacharyya and Julia Schuster
It is my great pleasure to announce that this year I will be showing at RÖDA STEN KONSTHALL in Gothenburg
alongside the artist duo HILLSIDE PROJECTS and ARIJIT BHATTACHARYYA in a show curated by Amila Puzić and Mia Christersdotter Norman.
11 June - 14 August 2022
Opening Saturday 11 June 12-6pm
Röda Sten Konsthall, Röda Sten 1, 414 51 Gothenburg, Sweden
See here for details:
Exhibition Video (film production by Josef Götherskjöld)
Installation View (photos by Hendrik Zeitler)
Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden. Photo © Hendrik Zeitler
Photo © Hillside Projects
Photo1 © Gerhard Schuster, Photo2 © AnnaCarin Isaksson
DIGITAL CATALOGUE for GIBCA EXTENDED 2021
Text by the curators Sara Östebroa and Maja Östebro and the art critic Sara Arvidsson, together with photo documentation of the two exhibitions 'Manifesto for Clay' by Julia Schuster & Arijit Bhattacharyya and '80/20 or Familiar Grounds' by Lavinia Jannesson.
Boy konsthall presents
MANIFESTO FOR CLAY
Duo Show Julia Schuster and Arijit Bhattacharyya
GIBCA Extended 2021
18 September - 5 November 2021
Opening Saturday 18 September 12-3pm
Tegelbruksvägen 1, Bollebygd 517 91, Sweden
Manifesto for Clay is an investigative artistic collaboration between Julia Schuster and Arijit Bhattacharyya. The dialogues between the artistic duo will result in a site-specific embodiment at Bollebygd’s former brick factory.
The programme is part of GIBCA Extended, the satellite programme for Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art.
Kindly supported by Kulturrådet (Swedish Arts Council), Västra Götalandsregionen Kulturnämnden, Boråsregionen Sjuhärads kommunalförbund, sensus, Sparbankstiftelsen Sjuhärad, Teater Nu
ON THE EDGE
49th Virtual IAC CONGRESS (International Academy of Ceramics)
Rovaniemi | Posio Finland
22 - 23 September 2021
Breakout Session on Locality and Materiality
Dr. Julie Bartholomew
Moderator Dr. David Jones
Registration here: https://rovaniemi-posio2021.aic-iac.org/
Craft Space HELVETET presents
W2021 - Winter Online Craft Exhibition
5 February - 5 March 2021
Visit the exhibition here: https://www.craftspacehelvetet.com/current/w2021
Participating artists: Eszter Imre / Ebba Andersson / Maja Fredin / Moe Omari / Elisabeth Ek / Magdalena Svensson / Frida Åström / Elias Båth / Maja Bäckström / Maja Bakken / Mhairi Fraser / Julia Schuster / Axel Danhard /
Emma Rissanen / Ebba Hägne / Karin Kent Grundberg / Aski Dahl / Josefin Gäfvert / Carina Petersson /
Mattias Pettersson / Chrisse Kuisma Karlsson / Jennie Henriksson / Fadhel Mourali / Emma Hasselblad /
Klara Gardtman / Lina Loca / Anna Hulth / Sofia Söderberg / Liva Wraae Roth
Craft Space HELVETET - online exhibition platform for contemporary craft is an initiative founded during the pandemic ridden year 2020. A place where it is possible to showcase all kinds of contemporary craft practices, ranging from the most traditional to the newest avant-garde, encompassing a broad spectrum of mediums and materials. This initiative was born out of the need to create an honest survey of what the craft fields have to offer today, to include practices that are sometimes overlooked, and to sample that which is already seen on today’s growing craft scene.
Craft Space HELVETET was founded by Oktawian Bohdziewicz, ceramic artist, art collector, and curator.
SOLO SHOW Andas in. Andas ute.
Boy konsthall, Göteborgsvägen 21, 517 36 Bollebygd, Sweden
17 October - 21 November 2020
Opening Saturday 17.10. 12-3pm
Kindly supported by Sveriges Konstföreningar and Västra Götalandsregionen
ARTIST TALK LIVE-STREAM
hosted by Boy konsthall on Instagram
Monday 12 October 2010 6-6.45pm CEST
Read more about the event on Facebook.
INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF CERAMICS - NEW MEMBERS' EXHIBITION
Online New Members Exhibition
Beijing Guozhong Ceramic Art Museum , China
7-28 November 2020
The virtual exhibition will appear online as of November 7 via the following link: http://www.guozhongtaoci.com/en/
IAC New Members Exhibition and Seminar: New Trend of International Ceramic Art Development
7 November 2020
7.30-8.30 am (CEST) opening ceremony
9.00-11.00 am (CEST) seminar
During the seminar, several invitees – both IAC members and non-members - will talk about the development of new trends in international ceramics.
The speakers are LV Pinching, Liu Zheng, Cai Daying, Xu Honghai, Jacques Kaufmann (France), Torbjørn Kvasbø (Norway), Claudia Casali (Italy), Wayne Higby (USA), Janet DeBoos (Australia) and Wan Liya.
Watch the ceremony and the seminar live via the following link: http://www.guozhongtaoci.com/en
Iteration of the IAC New Members Exhibition
Lappi Theater , Rovaniemi, Finland, summer 2021 (tbc because of Covid-19)
PRESS NEWS: EXHIBITION FEATURE IN FLASH ART ITALIA
„Tu che mi guardi“ is featured in the rubric on art and feminisms in Flash Art Italia! „Agenda“ by Raffaella Perna collects a selection of national and international exhibitions, books, studies, etc. that feed the reflection around feminisms in contemporary art. My installation „Gendered Postures“ (2015) is featured with a photo alongside Letizia Scarpello's work and Anna Pontel's piece 'Madre' (2015-2019).
rassegna d’arte contemporanea
TU CHE MI GUARDI
ANNA PONTEL LETIZIA SCARPELLO JULIA SCHUSTER
curated by Giorgia Gastaldon and Michele Tajariol
Opening Saturday 9th November 2019 - exhibition open until 19.01.2020
Castello, San Vito al Tagliamento 33078, Italy
With its rich programme of exhibitions and events, the contemporary art exhibition Palinsesti has reached ist 14th edition in 2019. This year, once again, national and international artists are involved in five different locations across San Vito al Tagliamento and Pordenone. The main event of the 2019 edition of Palinsesti is, as marked by a long-established tradition, represented by an experimental expositive project, which is aimed at analysing an existential and aesthetic theme through the tools of contemporary visual research.
This years exhibition is titled "Tu che mi guardi" in direct reference to Adriana Cavarero’s seminal essay "Tu che mi guardi, tu che mi racconti". "Tu che mi guardi" (You, who are looking at me) is set up at the Castello (the old castle of the town) and consists of projects by Anna Pontel, Letizia Scarpello and Julia Schuster.
A catalogue has been published, which is for sale on the exhibition venue or can be read as pdf link here.
INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF CERAMICS - NEW MEMBER
I am thrilled to have been elected as a member of the IAC - International Academy of Ceramics! A big honour indeed as this membership provides evidence of excellency in the practice of the ceramic arts and consists of a truly fantastic network. The IAC was founded 1952 in Geneva, Switzerland, is an official partner of the UNESCO and has over 600 members hailing from all continents.
Since my journey as a ceramicist thus far has already gifted me the chance to work in a number of very different educational and cultural settings, this international membership means a great deal to me to expand my network and to give back. As a IAC member I am now representing my native country Austria and I look forward to contribute to the vital role clay plays in our world and its inter-disciplinary connection with other mediums, disciplines and our environment.
I look forward to travel to Finland in the summer of 2020 to attend the 49th IAC Congress in Posio and Rovaniemi! The co-organizers of the Congress are the Arctic Ceramic Center (ACC). This biennial event is a space devoted to meetings, study and debates between the members of the Academy and numerous actors of the local and international ceramic scene. This Congress will take place under the theme “On the Edge”.
I wish to sincerely thank these three women and renowned ceramicists: Gundi Dietz, Jennifer Forsberg, and Elaine Olafson Henry for generously advocating my work.
Check out my member's profile on the IAC website: https://www.aic-iac.org/en/member/julia-schuster/
YOUNG ART AUCTION VIENNA
17 October 2019 Nestroyhof, 1020 Vienna, Austria
Hosted by Artcare
The YAA is a promotional initiative for the best young artists under 35 years of age who are offered a platform for the presentation of their works. Each of the selected emerging artists presents one work of art. 80% of the hammer price achieved - a particularly high proportion of the sales price - is paid directly to the participating artists. For artists, the YOUNG ART AUCTION is a catalyst, for collectors it is an excellent opportunity to discover artists very early in their career and to then purchase exciting, inspiring and challenging artworks.
17. 10. 2019
6pm Preview of the works
7pm Auction evening at Kunstraum Nestroyhof
9pm Announcement of auction results
MUNICH DESIGN WEEK, 10-17th of March 2019
As a winner of the Future Lights in Ceramics competition 2017/2018 I will present my work from the series 'Movements' at the Munich Creative Business Week 2019, Germany.
This represents the first time the winners of the Future Lights in Ceramics contests will showcase their work at the MCBW FORUM.
More about the exhibition on the MCBW website.
RESIDENCY AT MASTER HYANGJONG OH'S STUDIO, SOUTH KOREA, AUTUMN 2018
In late 2018 I have had the profound honour to work and live for three months at the studio of ceramic artist and onggi Master Hyangong Oh in South Korea. See the video below for an unique insight into the onggi making process from making, glazing to kiln loading and firing in a noborigama kiln from whilst I was there.
And here's more information about Hyangjong Oh's practice who is represented by CrimsonEarth:
Video Courtesy of Hyangjong Oh
EUROPEAN CERAMIC CONTEXT 2018
I will be representing Austria at the European Ceramic Context 2018 on Bornholm. The Danish island is the first region in Europe to be awarded the coveted title of ‘World Craft Region’ on account of its particularly strong position in the field of craftsmanship.
Grønbechs Gård, 3790 Hasle, Bornholm, Denmark
15th Sept - 11th Nov 2018
FRIENDS OF THE KILN ROOMS SHOW
‘Friends of The Kiln Rooms’ is a show of the highest quality, featuring established ceramicists who have contributed to the Kiln Room's programme of talks. Featuring myself and Anna Barlow, Dylan Bowen, Jane Bustin, Stuart Carey, Robert Cooper, Jo Davies, James Duck, Tessa Eastman, Tanya Gomez, Jim Green, Pip Hartle, Amy Hughes, Helen Johannessen, Chris Keenan, Robin Levien, Charlotte Macleish, Adam Ross, Ester Svensson, Nicola Tassie, Chris Taylor and Blue Print Planet.
The Kiln Rooms Clay Store, Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, London SE15 3SN
The show runs 8th September - 14th October, open 11am-6pm Sat & Sun
Hand thrown ceramics on this 'Kiln Rooms' invitation by Stuart Carey
FUTURE LIGHTS AWARD AND WORKSHOP
In September 2017 I was one of six ceramic artists to win the Future Lights competition, the third round of the European competition promoting contemporary ceramics.
'The Future Lights competition is designed to build new bridges and provide a platform for recent graduates to further their careers.' Wilhelm Siemen, Director, Porzellanikon
The competition is led by the Porzellanikon museum and it was co-organised by Staffordshire University, the Design and Craft Council of Ireland and the British Ceramics Biennial. The 2017/2018 theme of the competition was diversity – of materials, people, methods, approaches, and cultures.
Fellow winning artists: Chloë Dowds, Maria Gasparian, Ahryun Lee, Weronika Lucińska, and Sophie Southgate.
In early February 2018, the winners took part in the Ambiente consumer goods trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany.
In summer 2018 we have had the unique opportunity to do a two-week design project at Villeroy and Boch in Germany and Luxembourg.
Villeroy and Boch, Château de Septfontaines, Luxembourg
RECENT SOLO SHOW: FULL CIRCLE HALF KNOWLEDGE
During the academic year of 2017-2018 I was selected as the Artist in Residence at Marlborough College in beautiful Wiltshire, UK. The solo show 'Full Circle Half Knowledge' was the culmination of my 10 months living and working as artist and tutor at the prestigious boarding school.
The Mount House Gallery, Bath Road SN8 1PA Marlborough, 16.6.-1.7.2018
See below for a review of the exhibition from a pupil's perspective (Emily Symington):
Read here for a review of the solo show by Vincent Stokes.
'KONTAKT' SOLO SHOW AT MARLBOROUGH COLLEGE
Mount House Gallery, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1PA
6.10. – 12.11.2017
Marlborough College and Mount House Gallery present the exhibition ‘Kontakt’ by artist Julia Schuster which encompasses works across ceramics, photography, video and text to explore themes of identity, vulnerability, embodiment and material culture.
Read a review of the exhibition by Vincent Stokes.
KRAFTA DOC ART MAKING INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 27.9. – 1.10.2017
My video work 'Longing' (a piece from my RCA Masters degree show) was screened at Krafta, an international documentary film festival about making art. The festival is based in Glasgow, Scotland.
BRITISH CERAMICS BIENNIAL 23.9. – 5.10.2017
A selection of my work was exhibited at 'Fresh', the showcase of the British Ceramics Biennial which selects recent ceramic graduates across the UK and Ireland.
Read Fi Underhill's review of my video installation at the Biennial.
FUTURE LIGHTS AMBASSADOR FOR EUROPEAN CERAMICS 2017-18
Winner of European ceramic ambassador award competition, hosted by Porzellanikon at Staffordshire University in Stoke-on-Trent, September 2017.
'TRACES' EXHIBITION AT FREE SPACE PROJECT
Kentish Town Health Centre, London
curated by Daniel Regan
In Traces 17 multidisciplinary artists that attend the peer group at the Free Space Project explore who we have been, where we are now and who we would like to be. The artist peer group is a monthly event for artists that are exploring health and wellbeing in their practice, often covering complex and emotional experiences.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 2017-18 AT MARLBOROUGH COLLEGE, WILTSHIRE
I am beyond excited to announce that I was chosen as the Artist in Residence for 2017-2018 at Marlborough College! This will be my longest residency to date covering 10 months of an academic year (Sept-June). I will be working amidst pupils in the College's buzzing art school and living on the boarding school's own campus.
Aerial view of Marlborough College grounds (Wiltshire, UK)
PHOTO KATHMANDU MIXED-MEDIA RESIDENCY 2016
I am thrilled to announce that I will be one of six selected artists for the PHOTO KATHMANDU MIXED-MEDIA RESIDENCY 2016!
Photo Kathmandu is an international photography festival that attempts to create conversations between the city, its people, its history, its dreams and aspirations. The festival organizes exhibitions, projections, artist talks, workshops, a mixed-media residency and an arts education program that bring together a diverse range of visual practitioners to respond to various local and global themes.
For a month the selected artists will work next to each other and create new work and encounters with the city of Patan. The resulting works will be shown in an exhibition curated by the prolific Bangladeshi artist Mahbubur Rahman.
The artists are: ARIJIT BHATTACHARYYA | DANIEL PANJWANEEY | SHIMUL SAHA | JULIA SCHUSTER |
RAJAN SHRESTHA | CATRINE VAL
PHOTO KATHMANDU 2016 MIXED-MEDIA ARTIST RESIDENCY – OPEN STUDIO
A LOOK BACK AT PHOTO KATHMANDU 2016
Video by Fuzz Factory Productions
FLASHBACK TO PHOTO KATHMANDU MIXED-MEDIA RESIDENCY 2016 & CALL OUT FOR NEXT RESIDENCY 2018
PHOTO KATHMANDU – PANEL DISCUSSION RESIDENCY REFLECTION
SHOW 16 - DEGREE SHOW ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART
MA Ceramics & Glass, Class of 2016 Catalogue
Includes a commissioned essay titled 'The Why Question' by Alison Britton.