Julieta Aranda was born in Mexico City in 1975. She currently lives and works between Berlin and New York
In her artistic practice, Julieta Aranda composes sensorial encounters with the nature of time and speculative literature. She observes the altering human-earth relationship through the lens of technology, artificial intelligence, space travel and scientific hypothesis. Working with installation, video and print media, she is invested in exploring the potential of science-fiction, alternative economies and the ‘poetics of circulation’. Her projects challenge the boundaries between subject and object while embracing chance encounters, auto-destruction and social processes.
In 2006, she received her MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts in New York. She had previously completed her undergraduate studies at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan (2001). As a co-director of the online platform e-flux together with Anton Vidokle, Julieta Aranda has developed the projects Time/Bank, Pawnshop, and e-flux video rental, all of which started in the e-flux storefront in New York, and have travelled to many venues worldwide.
Aranda’s work has been exhibited internationally, in institutions such as the Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin (2019); Momentum Biennale, Norway (2019); FACT Liverpool, UK (2018); PAM – Public Art Munich, Germany (2018); CAPC Bordeaux, France (2018); Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, US (2017); 54th and 56th Venice Biennale (2011 and 2015), Der Tank, Basel (2016); Guggenheim Museum, New York (2009 and 2015), Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (2015), 8th Berlin Biennale (2014), Berardo Museum, Lisbon (2014), Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2013 and 2010), Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genova, Italy (2013), the 12th Cuenca Biennial, Ecuador (2014), MACRO Roma (2012) Documenta 13 (2012), N.B.K. (2012), 9th Gwangju Biennial (2012), 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011), Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany (2011), New Museum, New York (2010), Kunstverein Arnsberg, Germany (2010), MOCA, Miami (2009), Guggenheim Museum, New York (2009), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2007), 2nd Moscow Biennial (2007) MUSAC, Leon, Spain (2010 and 2006), and 7th Habana Biennial (2000); amongst many others.
The work of Julieta Aranda is part of the collection of the MUSAC, León, Spain; the Museo Aparo, Puebla, Mexico; The Teixeira de Freitas Collection, Portugal; the Jumex Collection, Mexico City; The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation CIFO, Miami; and the Kadist Foundation, San Francisco, among many others.