Julia Born

Graphic designer Julia Born will be in the Jan van Eyck Academie for studiovisits. She will give a public talk about her work on Thursday 29 November at 17:30. All welcome to join.

Julia Born lives and works in Zürich. After completing her studies at Amsterdam's Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2000, she worked on various projects between Switzerland, Amsterdam and Berlin. 

Her work focuses on editorial design for a variety of cultural clients such as the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Kunsthalle Basel, ICA Miami, Guggenheim Museum New York, Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, and documenta 14 in Kassel and Athens. The work, developed in close dialogue with institutions, curators and artists, includes books, magazines, exhibition design, identities and more.

Apart from commissioned work she has continuously collaborated with other designers and artists on investigative projects, such as photographer Uta Eisenreich, fashion designer JOFF, and choreographer Alexandra Bachzetsis. These projects revolve around the subject of language and representation. 

She teaches graphic design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, and is visiting lecturer at various art and design institutes worldwide. From 2003 to 2007 she has been a jury member of “The Most Beautiful Swiss Books” competition. On the occasion of the Inform Award for Conceptual Design, she produced her first solo show and the catalogue Title of the Show, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Leipzig, Germany. Among other prizes she received the Charlotte Köhlerprijs in 2008, the Jan Tschichold Prize in 2011, and in 2018 she was granted for the third the Swiss Design Award. Her work has been exhibited internationally.

Thursday 29 November


Van Eyck Academie

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