Julie Weitz (b. 1979, Chicago, IL) is a multimedia artist concerned with how technology is reshaping our social identities and mind-body awareness. Working primarily in video, performance, installation and photography, she considers the psychological, social and historical dimensions of online personas and our perceptual relationship to the screen and moving image. Her current project is an experimental art film and performance series in which she reimagines the Jewish myth of artificial intelligence by embodying a contemporary female golem grappling with issues of anti-Semitism, gender inequality, xenophobia and digital culture. Weitz has had solo exhibitions at Young Projects (Los Angeles), Public Pool Gallery (Encino, CA), Chimento Contemporary (Los Angeles), Eastern Star Gallery (Los Angeles), Cunthaus (Tampa, FL) and The Suburban (Oak Park, IL). Her work has been featured in group exhibitions and screenings at LAXART (Los Angeles), L.A.N.D (Los Angeles), Untitled SF (Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles), Human Resources (Los Angeles), SOMArts (San Francisco), WEHO Arts Billboards (Los Angeles, CA) and Tampa Museum of Art (Tampa, FL). Weitz has been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, The L.A. Times, The New York Times, Bomb Magazine, L.A. Confidential, Photograph Magazine, Hyperallergic and on KCRW Art Talk. Before moving to Los Angeles in 2013, she was a tenured professor at the University of South Florida. Weitz currently teaches in L.A. and is a regular contributor at Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles.
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