is an artist, activist and multimedia sculptor. She was born in the Soviet Union as Mari, one of Europe’s last indigenous cultures with a shamanic tradition, and lives and works in Athens and Berlin. “Joulia Strauss” stands for a chord of artistic media, resonating in a deep bond with philosophy, technology and the ongoing reloveution for the world beyond Empire. Her sculptures, paintings, performances, drawings and video works have been seen in solo and group exhibitions at the Pergamon Museum and Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, at Tate Modern, as well as at the Tirana Biennale, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Athens Biennale, the Kyiv Biennial, the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe and documenta14, among others. She is the editor of Krytyka Polityczna Athens and (with Friedrich Kittler, Peter Berz, and Peter Weibel) of Götter und Schriften rund ums Mittelmeer (Wilehlm Fink, 2017). Strauss is the founder and organizer of Avtonomi Akadimia in Athens. She is currently training to earn her third stripe in Việt Võ Đạo Kung Fu and finalizing her film Transindigeneous Assembly.
The website at hand contains, bottom-up: ^ ^ sculptural contributions to the movement of Neo-Academism, St. Petersburg ^ ^ subversive immortalisation of Berlin’s renowned DJs as Roman and Greek Gods ^ ^ early interactive 3d sculptures that emerged from the unity of knowledge known as Berlin Media Theory ^ ^ political monuments unveiling the mechanisms of propaganda ^ ^ performing Ancient Greek Hymns ^ ^ further development of the pre-Socratean mathematical structures of knowledge into synthetic sculptures of Cat-Notation ^ ^ Modulating Politics: sculptural systems as political models ^ ^ Works inspired by the Athens Riots ^ ^ global aCtIVISm: on the architecture of the First Global Revolution ^ ^ Berlin Biennale 7: participation in a movement challenging cultural institutions to radically transform ^ ^ Avtonomi Akadimia, a socio-cybernetic sculpture, film set and activist education experiment in Athens ^ ^ Down to Earth, techniques of survival and legislative agenda of environmental personhood inspired by transindigenous cosmologies.