Julie Hill works across different media, from writing, print and photography to sculpture and installation. Sources of fact and fiction act as springboards for installation – or mise-en-scène –that merge objects, texts and interventions to explore the divide between the objective and the subjective, the real and the imagined. The narrative scenarios her work gives rise to investigate the construction of knowledge – in particular astronomy, scientific cosmology, earth sciences and the supernatural. Materials such as smoke and mirrors act as portals, or conduits, between the known and the unknown.
Julie F Hill studied at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art and is currently a Fellow at the Royal Academy Schools. Exhibitions include Passen-gers, London, UK (2017); Pokey Hat: Glasgow International Festival, Glasgow, UK (2016); Dimensions Variable, Miami, USA (2012), Guest Projects, London, UK (2012), Tate Britain, London, UK (2007). She has also made a number of informal interventions in communication networks and public space. Her work has been featured in The Miami Rail, The Independent, the Guardian, Artreview.com, IDEA, Aesthetica, NYLON and Modern Painters amongst others. Residencies include Lumen, Atina, Italy (2016) and The Florence Trust, London, UK (2013–14).
She was awarded funding for her artistic and curatorial projects including Passen-gers, a site-specific exhibition series at The Brunswick Centre (Arts Council, 2016–17), Cartographies of Life & Death, curated for Artakt and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (Wellcome Trust/Arts Council, 2012–13) and Crying Out Loud, a platform she co-founded that uses exhibitions and events to explore notions of femininity in contemporary culture (Arts Council, 2012, 2016).