Born 1984 in New York City
Lives and works in New York, NY and Durham, NY
2010 Masters of Library & Information Science, Pratt Institute
2007 Bachelors of Fine Arts, Cooper Union School of Art
Solo/Two Person Exhibitions
2017 17.(SEPT) [By WeistSiréPC]™, Queens Museum, NYC (collaboration with Nestor Siré)
2016 Parbunkells, 83 Pitt Street, NYC
2014 Mice, Two Chairs, NYC (two person exhibition with Haim Steinbach)
2008 The Size of Thoughts, Kantor/Feuer Window, NYC
Select Group Exhibitions
2018 12th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
2017 En Masse: Books Orchestrated, The Center for Book Arts, NYC
2016 Know Yourself, The Luminary, St. Louis, MO
2015 Peekskill Project, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
2015 Art in the Age of…Planetary Computation, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2015 Tongue Stones, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY
2014 Within a Tournament of Value, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
2013 The Book Lovers, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NYC
2012 The Book Lovers, Museum of Modern Art, Antwerp, Belgium
2012 Young Curators, New Ideas IV, Meulensteen, NYC
2012 The Ends Of The Library, Goethe Institut, NYC
2012 Pretty Conceptual, Present Company, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Harderer, Betterer, Fasterer, Strongerer, 159 Bleecker Street, NYC
2011 Against the Way Things Go, Gasser & Grunert, NYC
2010 Guilty Feet, 179 Canal, NYC
2009 Impermanent Collections, Art In General, NYC
2009 Evading Customs, Brown Gallery, London, England
2009 Apartment Show, Envoy Gallery, NYC
2009 Kick the Can’t, Jack the Pelican, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Women Get F***ed, Alagon Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008 Artist as Publisher, The Center For Book Arts, NYC
2008 My Own Private Island, Copenhagen Quadrennial, Copenhagen, Denmark
2008 Brucennial, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
2008 Salon Du Jour, Autoversion LTD Gallery, NYC
2008 If I Told You You Were Beautiful, Would You Date Me on the Regular?, Oliver Kamm Gallery, NYC
2007 Library, Proteus Gowanus Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2006 7 Ply Culture: Create and Destroy, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
2006 Sexual Addition [screening], Anthology Film Archives, NYC
2018 Media Arts Assistance Fund Grant, New York State Council on the Arts/Wave Farm
2017 The Fountainhead, Miami, FL
2016 Jerome Foundation Fellowship, The Queens Museum, NY
2016 Net Based Prize Audience Award, Haus Der Elektronischen Künste, Basel, Switzerland
2015 OOH Media Plan Award, The Outdoor Advertising Association of America, Washington DC
2007 NYAEA Artist Welfare Fund Prize, New York Artists Equity Association, NYC
Commissions & Online Projects
2018 !!!Seccion A R T E [No. 11+Rhizome], Rhizome, The New Museum, NYC
2016 Person of the Day and Tomorrow, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
2015 Industry vs. Machine: Canonization, Localization and the Algorithm, Red Hook Journal, Bard CCS, NY
2015 Collecting Without Ebay, BOMB Magazine
Panels, Presentations & Performances
2018 Art for the Offline Internet, The New Museum, NYC
2015 Art in the Age of Social Media, Sotheby’s Institute, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Alternative Libraries Forum, Rutgers University, Rutgers, NJ
2010 Radical Reference, Brecht Forum, NYC
2010 #class, Winkleman Gallery, NYC
2009 In Conclusion, Sara Meltzer Gallery, NYC
2009 Body Blend, Dixon Place, NYC
2009 The Classroom, New York Art Book Fair, P.S.1. Contemporary Art Center, NYC
2009 Lullabies [with Tyler Coburn], Thrust Projects, NYC
Ayas, Defne. Art In The Age Of…. Rotterdam: Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, 2015.
Ayas, Defne and Adam Kleinman. WdW Review: Arts, Culture and Journalism in Revolt, Vol. 1 (2013-2016). Rotterdam: Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, 2017.
Halpern, Clara. Tongue Stones. New York: Pioneer Works, 2015.
Lopez-Chahoud, Omar. Artist as Publisher. New York: The Center for Book Arts, 2008.
Lupton, Ellen. Indie Publishing. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2009.
Maroto, David, and Joanna Zielinska. Artist Novels. Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2015.
Olu, Amani. Young Curators New Ideas. New York: Muelensteen, 2012.
Weist, Julia. After, About, With. New York: Arpia Books, 2015.
Weist, Julia. Sexy Librarian: A Novel, Critical Edition. Baltimore: Slush Editions, 2008.
Weist, Julia. “Index.” The Bruce High Quality Foundation Foundation & Other Ideas. New York: I.C. Editions, 2008.
Bock, Anja, “Participatory Libraries and the Possibility of Making a Mess,” Esse, February 2017.
Bernier, Christine, “Dérives Virales Sur le Web,” Spirale, October 2016.
Chamberlain, Colby, “Julia Weist at 83 Pitt Street,” Artforum, April 2016.
Gat, Orit, “Artist Profile: Julia Weist,” Rhizome, 17 June 2015.
Gat, Orit, “An Offline Internet that Fits in a Suitcase,” Mousse Magazine, June 2017.
Gat, Orit, “Data Roaming,” Frieze, 30 July 2016.
Gat, Orit, “Future Great: Julia Weist,” ArtReview, January/February 2016.
Johnson, Lauren, “Today’s Secret to Viral Marketing? One Clever Real-World Idea,” Adweek, 18 August 2015.
Johnson, Paddy, “Emerging Artist: Julia Weist,” Art Fag City, 28 August 2007.
Limer, Eric, “This Billboard Brought an Ancient Word to the Internet,” Popular Mechanics, 22 June 2015.
Lupton, Ellen, “POD People: Sexy Librarian,” Readymade Magazine, June 2008.
McCormack, Heather and Lauren Gilbert, “A Compendium of Sexy Librarianness,” Library Journal, 13 February 2009.
Moore, Alex, “Sexy Librarians, Secret Service, and Tangents,” Paris Review, 18 July 2013.
Morgan, Richard, “El Paquete: an Underground Railroad for Art in Cuba,” Document Journal, 28 November 2016.
Morais, Betsy, “A New Word on the Internet,” The New Yorker, 1 July 2015.
Radford, Gary P., “Alternative Libraries as Discursive Formations: Reclaiming the Voice of the Deaccessioned Book,” Journal of Documentation, Vol. 68 Issue: 2, 2012.
Smith, Genevieve, “The Unmaking of a Romance Novel,” Triple Canopy, 2 June 2008.
Smith, William S., “First Look: Julia Weist,” Art in America, September 2017.
Stamler, Hannah, “500 Words: Julia Weist and Nestor Siré,” Artforum, 26 September 2017.
Stone, Maddie, “The Word the Internet Didn’t Know,” Gizmodo, 21 June 2015.
Trudgeon, Sarah, “Why Googling “Miami Inmates” in South Florida Leads to Their Poetry,” Hyperallergic, 12 April 2017.
Uszerowicz, Monica, “Floridians Hack Google to Display Poetry by Inmates in Miami,” Vice, 16 April 2017.
Vogel, Wendy, “The Book Lovers,” Modern Painters, May 2013.
Wong, Mimi, “Delivering the Internet, an Underground Network Keeps Cubans Connected,” Hyperallergic, October 2017.
Board Member, The Shandaken Project, 2012-