Julie Mehretu

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.

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.