Julia Murakami, daughter of a German rollerskate princess and a Japanese macrobiotic cook, was born in Lucerne, Switzerland. She spent her early childhood in New York and Miami and studied in Madrid before settling in Germany. Her passion for the arts sprouted at an early age and blossomed in adolescence when she discovered writing and photography; her love for creating images and performing has made the fine arts an inevitable choice for a career. Since moving to Berlin she has immersed herself in many aspects of diorama art, photography, installation and site specific work.
Influenced by the heroines and iconic imagery of her childhood – from The Wizard of Oz to Wonder Woman, from Greek mythology to Andy Warhol – she grew up on the crossroads of different cultural backgrounds, creating a surreal fairy-talesque world.
Since 2008 Julia Murakami has participated in exhibitions and art fairs in Germany, Switzerland, Spain, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Thailand, South Korea, USA and other countries. Her works were included in “European Photography #94” along with Erwin Olaf, Hisaji Hara and Daido Moriyama. In 2010 the art resort magazine published a special feature about her worldwide art project “Japanese Guerilla Paparazzi“ documenting site specific installations in Thailand. Besides her work as an artist, she is a regular curator and artistic director for Directors Lounge Berlin, contemporary media and art.