Julie Mehretu

A Mid-Career Survey for Julie Mehretu November 2019

Co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art, Julie Mehretu (working title) is a mid-career survey that will unite approximately 30 paintings with 32 works on paper dating from 1996 to the present by Julie Mehretu.

The first-ever comprehensive retrospective of Mehretu’s career, it covers over two decades of her examination of history, colonialism, capitalism, geopolitics, war, global uprising, diaspora, and displacement through the artistic strategies of abstraction, architecture, landscape, movement, and, most recently, figuration. Mehretu’s play with scale, as evident in her intimate drawings and large canvases and complex techniques in printmaking, will be explored in depth.

Julie Mehretu Is Co-curator of "Artistic License" at Guggenheim New York May 24, 2019 – January 12, 2020

In "Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection," six contemporary artists explore the museum’s collection, each creating a distinct thematic presentation.

Artistic License brings together both well-known and rarely seen works from the turn of the century to 1980.

In her presentation, Cry Gold and See Black, Julie Mehretu selected works that contemplate the artistic response to trauma or catastrophe, especially in the post–World War II era.

Panel Discussion with Julie Mehretu at MIT April 8, 2019, 6 pm

Julie Mehretu will be joined by Miriam Cooke, Professor Emerita, Duke University; Asma Naeem, Curator, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery; Nasser Rabbat, Director, AKPIA@MIT; and Deen Sharp, AKPIA@MIT Post-Doctoral Fellow in a panel discussion at MIT SA+P Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture + Planning on 77 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge.

Julie Mehretu at CAA 2019 Annual Conference February 15, 2019

Julie Mehretu will be interviewed by Julia Bryan-Wilson of University of California, Berkeley, at the New York Hilton Midtown as part of the College Art Association of America's 2019 Annual Conference in New York City. The Distinguished Artist Interviews will take place on February 15, 2019, 3:30-5:30 pm. Free and open to the public.

Exhibition: Julie Mehretu at Sarah Moody Gallery of Art January 24, 2019 - February 13, 2019

Mehretu's exploration of printmaking, the focus of "Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu" at The University of Alabama's Sarah Moody Gallery of Art includes intaglio, chine collé, screenprinting and lithography.

Exhibition: Julie Mehretu at Kettle's Yard, Cambridge January 22 - March 24, 2019

For "Drawings and Monotypes," an exhibition at Kettle’s Yard at The University of Cambridge in England, Mehretu has made a new installation of richly layered drawings and monotypes, extending her dynamic exploration of the potential of drawing and mark making that are fundamental to her artistic practice.

Julie Mehretu at Addis 2019 African Humanities Workshop January 6, 2019

"Art and Urbanism" is the theme of a lecture and workshop led by Julie Mehretu as part of the Addis 2019 African Humanities Workshop Program of The Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes. The lecture will take place at the Alle School of Fine art and Design in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

"Only the Sound Remains," at Jazz at Lincoln Center November 17 - 18, 2018

Julie Mehretu created the set designs for "Only the Sound Remains," Kaija Saariaho’s opera based on Ezra Pound’s translations of two Japanese Noh plays. The U.S. premiere directed by Peter Sellars takes place at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall.
Performances: November 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm and November 18, 2018 at 5 pm

Julie Mehretu Designs Stage Set of Kaija Saariaho’s Opera October 23 - November 9, 2018

Mehretu's set designs grace the stage of Kaija Saariaho’s latest opera, "Only the Sound Remains," which combines two short operas inspired by Nôh dramas into a full-length performance. The opera will premiere at Teatro Real in Spain.

Artist Talk: Julie Mehretu at MetSpeaks October 19, 2018, 6:30 pm

Julie Mehretu is one of three artists giving a free lecture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art called "MetSpeaks: Legacy of Jack Whitten" about the influence of his work on their practices.

Julie Mehretu at The Fralin Museum of Art August 31, 2018 - December 16, 2018

View a collection of Julie Mehretu’s printmaking pieces in "Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu" at the Fralin Museum of Art in Charlottesville, Virginia. In her catalog essay, Siri Engberg traces Julie Mehretu’s visual vocabulary back to her graduate studies at Rhode Island School of Design, where she first worked with intaglio printmaking and was inspired by the necessity of breaking imagery down into its component layers. Since that time, the artist has experimented with many processes including chine collé, screenprinting and lithography. Mehretu has completed collaborative projects at professional printmaking studios across the country, among them Highpoint Editions, where she produced "Entropia (review)" and "Entropia: Construction."

The Reconfigured Landscape at Centro Botín June 23, 2018 - January 13, 2019

The Reconfigured Landscape, a group exhibition at the Centro Botín in Santander, Spain, will host a selection of works from the Botín Foundation collection with works by renowned national and international artists who started creating in the final decades of the 20th century.

Artists such as Leonor Antunes, Lothar Baumgarten, Tacita Dean, and Julie Mehretu reveal the different ways of representing the world around them and offer visitors a historic perspective of the work of the Botín Foundation in the field of the visual arts in the past decade. Most of the pieces have never been exhibited before.

Julie Mehretu Donates Work to Sotheby's to Benefit Studio Museum May 16, 2018

Julie Mehretu is one of 42 artists who has donated works to support the Studio Museum and its renovation. 
Juile Mehretu's "Conjured Parts (Dresden)," 2017, will be sold at Sothebys's evening auction of contemporary art on May 16 in New York. Mehretu has strong ties to the museum, and was a former artist in residence. ⠀

The sale’s proceeds will support the construction of the Studio Museum’s new building on 125th Street, the first space specifically developed to meet the institution’s needs.

Auction begins at 7 pm next Wednesday. For more details visit sothebys.com.


Tacita Dean, Crisitina Iglesias and Julie Mehretu at Wexner Center for the Arts May 20 - July 30, 2017

Gray Matters is a multifaceted survey of 37 contemporary women artists working in the surprisingly vibrant space between—and including—black and white. The exhibition is the first organized by Michael Goodson since he assumed the role of Senior Curator of Exhibitions at the Wex, and the survey enriches a calendar year of programming in which every artist featured in our galleries is a woman.

This exhibition will feature works by Tacita Dean, Cristina Iglesias and Julie Mehretu. 

Julie Mehretu at Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea May 19 - September 3, 2017

The Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea presents, for the first time in Portugal, a solo exhibition of Julie Mehretu. Titled JULIE MEHRETU: A UNIVERSAL HISTORY OF EVERYTHING AND NOTHING, this exhibition presents 20 years of Mehretu’s paintings and drawings that have continued to redefine the way we think of painting as an instrument for mapping the world in time and space.

The exhibition is organized by Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, and Fundación Botín. The exhibition at Serralves Museu de Arte Contemporânea is curated by Suzanne Cotter and the exhibition at Fundación Botín is curated by Vicente Todoli. 

Julie Mehretu Inducted into American Academy of Arts and Letters May 18 - June 11, 2017
MGG is delighted to announce that Julie Mehretu has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters as one of its newly elected members in art.
An exhibition of paintings, works on paper, video, and photographs; architectural models and renderings; and original manuscripts by newly elected members and recipients of honors and awards is now on view at the Academy galleries located on Audubon Terrace in Washington Heights.