Julie Weitz (b. 1979, Chicago, IL) is a Los Angeles-based artist primarily working in video, photography, installation and performance. Her work considers the psychological, social and historical dimensions of virtual identity and our bodily relationship to the screen and moving image. In Weitz’s current project, she performs as My Golem, an alter-ego inspired by the Jewish myth of artificial intelligence. 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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