• Julia Mensch, Amaranth, part of Cartography of an Experiment Under Open Sky, 2017– (in progress)

Julia Mensch

PhD, research

Plants_Intelligence. Learning like a Plant

Julia Mensch studied at the Universidad Nacional de las Artes (UNA) in Buenos Aires and Hito Steyerl’s class at the Universität der Künste (UdK) in Berlin. She develops her practice on the basis of long-term research, readings of fiction and theory, interviews and visits to archives and territories. Her work is an intersection of text, drawing, installation, public events, photography, video and lecture performance as a means to opening collective dialogues regarding political and social contexts and future scenarios. Her practice deals with the history of Socialism and Communism, and with environmental sociopolitical conflicts in Latin America, with a focus on the continent’s condition as an exporter of Nature since the Spanish Conquest.

She has taken part in several international residency programs and exhibitions in Europe and South America, and has received grants from the Senat of Berlin, Pro Helvetia, Amt für Kultur Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Schlesinger Stiftung, Sulzberg Stiftung, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD), Robert Bosch Foundation and Fondo Nacional de las Artes (National Fund for the Arts, FNA), among others.