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Yulia Carolin Kothe works at the intersection of sculpture, installation, sound, writing and performance. In her sculptural installations and spatial interventions, she explores the connections, discrepancies and tensions of temporal and spatial settings. She is interested in systems of communication between the gestural and the verbal, the physical and the digital, the situational and the auto-generated, the human and non-human, including the relationships that materialise in space and in-between bodies.


Her practice evolves in non-linear acts based on research that incorporates elements of personal and collective memory, feminist theory and archival material, with the aim of revisiting and repositioning events that respond to particular conditions of spaces and the bodies within them. The processual nature of her practice breaks away from the notion of a singular, finished work and leads to site specific and contextual modes of display. Her work offers the spectator a spatial, atmospheric, physical experience that constantly recreates itself and casts an unforeseen light on particular environments. 




Yulia Carolin Kothe (*Gießen, D) is a visual artist based between Glasgow, UK and Frankfurt am Main, D. She completed two Master with distinction from the Glasgow School of Art and Kunsthochschule Mainz respectively. Julia is a studio holder at the Glasgow Sculpture Studios.


Recent works have been shown at Neuer Kunstverein Mittelrhein (2023, Neuwied), French Street (2023, Glasgow), Rosa Stern (2022, Munich), Kunsthalle Mainz (2021), Queens Street Studios (2021, Belfast), POKY - Institute of Contemporary Art (2020, Mainz), ATLETIKA Gallery (2020, Vilnius), mañana bold (2019, Offenbach/Main) and Frankfurter Kunstverein (2018), among others. 


She has participated in several residencies, including the Creative Lab Residency (Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, 2023), the Glenkeen Garden Residency of the Crespo Foundation (Frankfurt am Main and West Cork/Ireland, 2023), the Hospitalfield Graduate Programme (Arbroath, 2021/22) and is a fellow of the Stiftung Kunstfonds (working grant 2022/23). She is currently a committee member of Market Gallery (Glasgow, UK), co-founder of the Kunstverein ruelle e.V. (Mainz, DE), the Orga Orga collective (Mainz, DE) and the PUTPUT collective (projects in public space). Here she has been working as a curator and art facilitator for exhibitions, symposia, art and performance festivals since 2015.


Yulia is curious about collaborative ways of working that lead to radio episodes, sound works, texts and publications on both physical and digital platforms. Just reach out if you're interested in collaborating!


Current collaborations include a sound project w/ Simon Weins, a public art project w/ Neuer Kunstverein Mittelrhein (Neuwied), ASAŞ and the University of Applied Science in Koblenz (Architecture), a publication project w/ Musho Fernandez with texts by Caitlin Merrett King, Adrian Ruth Williams, Friederike Nastold, Ragini Chawla and a website project w/ Rush Johnstone. Keep your eyes peeled!



Solo exhibition, Kunstverein Bellevue-Saal, Wiesbaden, DE



Group show, New Crespo House, Frankfurt am Main, DE


June--August 2024

Work scholarship, Kunstverein Bellevue-Saal, Wiesbaden, DE


15/06/2024, 7pm - 8pm

Live-Set with cassettes, Out of Focus, Kunstverein Friedberg, Friedberg, DE


Reader No 6, Lothringer Halle 13, Munich, DE


Live at 'EARLY EXIT' together w/UNDINE, Glasgow, UK


Residency at Laines Organic Farm, Cuckfield, UK



Live at EXIT Glasgow, UK

06/02/2024, 7pm -- 9pm

Artist Talk Vol. 5 'How to navigate a bog?'

together w/ Katerina Sidorova and Max Brück

Crespo Foundation, Frankfurt am Main, DE

2023 -- 2024

Committee member at Market Gallery (Artist-run Initiative), Glasgow, UK


03/11/2023, 6pm -- 9pm

Listening Party w/ Hannan Jones, Sgàire Wood, Lydia Davies and Yulia Carolin Kothe at David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, UK

14/10/2023, 18:00pm 21:00pm

15/10/2023, 18:00pm 21:00pm

On Listening w/Radio 80000 ‘Fewer Ears than Sounds’,

Lothringer 13 Halle, Munich, DE


08/10/23, 11:00am 

Poltergeist or some scene else, commissioned by David Dale Gallery

Summer broadcast live on Clyde Built Radio


Release of 'The Blue Hour' | cassette and publication

by Somewhere Press, Glasgow, UK

Text contribution for the accompanying publication

30/08/23, 9pm – 10pm &

01/09/23, 9pm – 10pm

‚Drifting through the haze, one might decide to focus on the garden’s shed’, 56-minute radiophonic piece 

commissioned by radiophrenia

listen online or on 87.9fm (Glasgow)

31/08 -- 17/09/2023

 Ja, warum nicht? Ja? Warum nicht? 

 Q18 - Quatier am Hafen, Cologne, DE

17/05 -- 21/07/2023

sofort so fort (group show)

Neuer Kunstverein Mittelrhein, Neuwied, DE


A bog, a sickle and a pot, 12pm

Artist Talk w/ Katerina Sidorova and Max Brück

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, IRL

March -- June 2023

Glenkeen Garden Residency, Crespo Foundation Frankfurt a. M., DE


w/ Katerina Sidorova and Max Brück


I'm so into you

A group show at French Street, Glasgow, UK

January/February 2023

CCA Creative Lab Residency

w/ Lisa Fabian


November 2022

Text and image contribution for 'as far as I remember' | Issue 3


Bildende Künstler*innen versuchen Musik zu machen w/Billo Tonträger, cassette release + exhibition at zuostand, Berlin, DE


Super BOOKS 3 w/Space Rosa Stern at Haus der Kunst, Munich, DE


juicy things, spatial concept for the group exhibition and curation, Burg Galerie im Volkspark

w/ fempowerBurg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, D

[March-April 2022] 

Residency at Hospitalfield, Arbroath, UK

> Programme Mentoring Circle: Artist Sekai Machache (Edinburgh), curator Eoin Dara (Head of Exhibitions Dundee Contemporary Arts), writer/curator Tendai Mutambu (Bristol) and Cicely Farrer (Programme Manager Hospitalfield)

20/02/2022, 3-4pm (GMT)

RadiophreniaA live-piece in sort of a sculptural setting at CCA: Glasgow 

'M as in my, medium-density, machine, movements, make, more, moods, maybe, millions, meaning, much more, mm, to move on…’ live performance w/ Debbie Young feat. contributors with tactile and sonic passion:

MV BrownElla CBFionn DuffyLotte Meret EffingerLisa FabianJulia GerkeAnne-Louise HoffmannTheresa LawrenzAga Paulina MłyńczakSarah Reva MohrSusanne SchmittKaterina SidorovaMira SieringEmilie Peyre SmithSlaghammersCatharina SzonnJoëlle PidouxKate Theodore Debbie Young, Yulia


'Away from Keyboard' curated by PASSE-AVANT at Rosa Stern, Munich, DE 

> Review on kubaparis

[listen back] 20/01/2022, 6-7pm (CET)

Akustische Bänderdehnung | FM Aether w/Yulia

Tune in on dublab radio


'Wir leben auf einem Stern'

Kunsthalle Mainz


'a haunting of what once was'

QSS Belfast

Schloss Balmoral fellowship from Rhineland-Palantine | Residency at Schloss Wiepersdorf

June-September 2021




at POKY Institute for Contemporary Art.

14/12 — 20/21/20

04/01 — 10/01/21




Contributions featured in:

Matratze-Magazin, Stuttgart, DE and Rupert Journal, Vilnius, LT

— 2021


Photo reportage from the exhibition 'The Saturn Youth Group Archive' at Atletika gallery, Vilnius.

— August 2020

Radio show at Palanga Street Radio, Vilnius.

— August 2020

Performance for KATERINA SIDOROVA: 'AS A PILE OF ASH' at 16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow.

— November 2020

Online publication — AFAIR - as far as I remember — ISSUE 1 by DER TYP.

— Concept & Publishing: Catharina Szonn & Sarah Reva Mohr


LOOKING FORWARD TO THE CRUISE at ​mañana bold, Offenbach am Main. 

Group show with: Harry Dodge & Stanya Kahn, Michael FranzDominik Keggenhoff.

—  May 2019

Chains — zine launch at CCA Glasgow — in collaboration with Julia Gerke. Poster by Ran Altamirano

— Autumn 2019

Co-founder of the space ruelle

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