About / Vita

Studio 69, Poller Kirchweg 90, 51105 Cologne / Germany
or send e-mail to: julius at urgu dot de

born 1984 in Cologne, high school degree in 2003
graduated 2015 in media arts at Academy of Media Arts, Cologne

I am an artist exploring how light and color change perception of space. I have also been developing works to deploy in public spaces. My installations involve appropriating electronic products as well as designing and building lights and circuitry. Most works bring Art and Science together, installations resemble open experimental setups more than they are traditional, closed artworks. Making the visitors notice and contemplate perception is a key aspect. In times of digital media the question of how the virtual and the real world are to be seperated, and how they influence each other.

In addition, i run an open source media player project called mp4museum.

My work was displayed at MIT (Cambridge, USA), Center for holographic Art (New York), at Kai10 (Düsseldorf), at Badischer Kunstverein (Karlsruhe) and the Hyogo Prefectural Museum (Kobe, Japan). In 2014 I was amongst the nominees for the International Light Art Award.

“Meet the Artists” Video (in german)