"Real human hair extensions and false nails represent a certain standard of beauty, of expectations. In my artworks these two materials play a main character.
They are postmodern, sometimes called hyper feminine materials and considered as artificial attributes of femininity/ the human body.
I understand these materials (following body-art artists of the feminist avant-garde of the 1970s) as a logical expansion of the body. A human body is/seems to be present, without simply being displayed.
Decontextualized and isolated they reveal their potential as material as such, as objects. They offer new meanings to well known symbols. Objects become vital and humanized."
Jule Tabea Martin
Foto ©Nicolas Böttger
Jule Tabea Martin (*1992, Germany, lives and works in Berlin). Jule Tabea Martin studied ﬁne arts at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart and Berlin University of the Arts under Monica Bonvicini. She also holds a Master Degree in art history from the Sorbonne University Paris and Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz.
Galerie Kwadrat Berlin (solo) 2023 Künstlerhaus Dortmund 2022 Berlin Art Week with Artist Inside Fellowship 2022 Kunstverein Villa Böhm Neustadt 2022 Opelvillen Rüsselsheim 2022 Kunsthalle Mainz 2021 Frankfurter Kunstverein with Frankfurter Kunstvertrieb 2021 Academy of Fine Arts Soﬁa, Bulgaria 2018
Awards and Grants:
2022 Artist Inside Fellowship 2021 Deutschlandstipendium (Germany scholarship) of the federal ministry of education and research 2021 Audience Award of the Blanke-Foundation, Kunsthalle Mainz for the work CAGE GAME (Hyperfemininity II) - CURRENTLY exhibited at ludwig space, 2023
young berlin artists | young berlin salon
June 27th - September 2nd 2023
What does the future hold for us? Group exhibition of a Berlin scholarship program with a wide variety of contemporary themes and media varieties.
Cage Game (Hyperfemininity II) (hell), 2021
Basketballkorb, Holz, Acrylglas, Metall, Basketball, Haargummi
250 x 50 x 40 cmEnquiry
Biohazard Gothic (Unikat), 2022
Graphitstift und Buntstift auf handgemachten Papier
38 x 28 cmEnquiry