JULIE RRAP has been a central figure in Australian contemporary art for over three decades. Since the mid-1970s, she has worked with photography, painting, sculpture, performance and video in an ongoing project concerned with representations of the body.
In 1995, a survey of her work, Julie Rrap Works 1991–1995, was held at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne, and in 2007, the Museum of Contemporary Art held a major retrospective, Julie Rrap: Body Double, curated by Victoria Lynn. Other solo exhibitions include Remaking the World, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne (2015); Rrapture, Newcastle Art Gallery (2014) and Julie Rrap: Off Balance, Lismore Regional Gallery (2011).
Selected group exhibitions include Bodies of Art: Human Form from the National Collection, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2019); Dark Rooms: Women Directing the Lens 1978-98, Griffith University Art Museum, Brisbane (2018); Every Brilliant Eye: Australian Art of the 1990s, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2017); Lurid Beauty: Australian Surrealism and its Echoes, National Gallery of Victoria (2015); Biometrics, New Media Gallery, Anvil Centre, Vancouver (2014); Theatre of the World, Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania; and La Maison Rouge, Paris (2013–2014); Volume One: MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (2012); 14th Jakarta Biennale (2011); The Naked Face: Self-Portraits, The Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2011); The Trickster, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Korea (2010); Reframing Darwin: evolution and art in Australia, Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne (2010); Turbulence: 3rd Auckland Triennial, Auckland, New Zealand (2008); Revolutions – Forms that Turn, 16th Biennale of Sydney (2008); Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968–2002, National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square, Melbourne (2003); Body, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (1998); Systems End: Contemporary Art in Australia, The Dong Ah Gallery, Seoul, Korea, Hakone Open Air Gallery, Tokyo, Japan and Oxy Gallery, Osaka, Japan (1996); and Photography is Dead! Long Live Photography, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (1995).
Monograph publications include Julie Rrap: Body Double, Victoria Lynn’s book to coincide with the MCA exhibition (co-published by Piper Press and the MCA) and Julie Rrap, also a Piper Press publication, 1998.
Julie Rrap’s work is held in every major public collection in Australia as well as many corporate and private collections in Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, France, and the U.S.A.
For more information, visit the artist's website.