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Julia Lazarus | May-August 2019

Julia Lazarus is a filmmaker, artist, and curator. She studied at the University of the Arts, Berlin and at the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles. Her award-winning films and video works are distributed by Sixpackfilm Vienna and e-flux, Berlin/New York and have been presented at both international film festivals and exhibitions. In 2015 she received a grant from the Berlin Senate for a stay in Istanbul. In 2019 and 2021, she organized the second Radical Film Network Meeting in Berlin, where she also lives and works. For her new film, Northern Forests, she traveled to the shores of the Black Sea together with the environmental activist group Kuzey Ormanları Savunması (Northern Forests Defense) to shoot a documentary about the effects of the gigantic construction and infrastructure projects in the greater Istanbul area.
Julia Lazarus was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from May to August 2019.