curatorial WORK

Julian is a curator of film and performance. He is a Programmer at International Film Festival Rotterdam. His curatorial projects have been presented at Tate Modern, Art Institute of Chicago, BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, British Film Institute, Eye Film Institute, Harvard Film Archive, Anthology Film Archives, Light Industry, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and other institutions. 

2018/Upcoming
47th International Film Festival Rotterdam (24 January - 4 February) [programmer]
     Ammodo Tiger Short Competition & Bright Future Shorts [selection committee member]
     Feature films from Japan and the Philippines
     Zhou Tao profile programme
Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions at Tokyo Photographic Art Museum [festival; guest programmer]
         See Through 1: Rainer Kohlberger, Ismail Bahri, Jonna Kina, Sebastian Buerkner, Lisa Oppenheim, James N. Kienitz Wilkins [screening]
         See Through 2: Maeve Brennan and Daniel Jacoby & Araki Yu [screening]
         Beyond the Frame: Miyai Rikuro and Paul Sharits [performance; co-curator]
Hyphen - An Evening with NANG at Regent Street Cinema, Open City Documentary Festival (5 September)
Other Tongue - An Evening with NANG at Light Industry (14 June)
MUBI x NANG present: IN & OUT (6 films)  (May-September)
Japan Modern [exhibition], Smithsonian Institute, Freer | Sackler Gallery (29 September - 21 Jan 2019) [advisor for film selection]
Fluorescent Chrysanthemum Remembered, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art (18 December - 24 Feb 2019) [coordinator of films]

2017
46th International Film Festival Rotterdam (25 January - 5 February) [programmer]
        Tiger Short Competition & Bright Future Shorts [selection committee member]
        Feature films from Japan and the Philippines
        Imai Norio: Severed Film / Jointed Film at Gallery Joey Ramone
        Oral History (Meiro Koizumi) at KINO
Norio Imai: Time Severed, Jointed and Stretched at BOZAR, Brussels (22 January) [screening and installation; co-curator]
Lav Diaz: Journeys at London Gallery West (27 January - 12 March) [exhibition, talks and symposium; co-curator]
Rikuro Miyai's Expanded Cinema at The Art Institute of Chicago (9 February) [performance; co-curator]
Japanese Expanded Cinema Revisited at Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (15 Aug - 15 Oct) [exhibition; advisor]
The Open Frame at Film in the Present Tense, Berlin University of the Arts (20-22 Oct) [performance; co-curator]
Japanese Expanded Cinema project at International House Philadelphia (4 Nov) [film programme; co-curator]
Shuji Terayama, Emperor of the Underground at Harvard Film Archive (3-27 Nov) [film and performance series; co-curator]
Throw Away Your Books: The Films of Shuji Terayama at Anthology Film Archives (21 Nov - 10 Dec) [film series; co-curator]
A Taste of Terayama at George Eastman Museum (13-27 Dec) [film series; co-curator]
Shuji Terayama's Laura/The Trial at Segal Centre/CUNY (20 Nov) [performance event; co-curator]

2016
Throwing Shadows: Japanese Expanded Cinema in the Time of Pop at Tate Modern [film and performance series; co-curator]
IFFR Short Films at International Film Festival Rotterdam [selection committee member]
Throwing Shadows: Japanese Expanded Cinema [film and performance series; co-curator]
Still Moving – expositie van de dia-film at Art Cinema OFFoff (10-21 Oct) [exhibition; co-curator]
Fluorescent Chrysanthemum at ICA, London (4 Oct - 27 Nov) [exhibition; coordinator of film exhibition]
Cosmos: Takashi Makino at London Gallery West [exhibition; curator]
Takashi Makino and [+] Collective at University of Westminster [screening; curator]
Game Play: Artists Playing Video Games at Art Cinema OFFoff, Ghent (14 Nov) [screening; co-curator]
Screening at The Other Cinema Collective, Taichung (13 Oct) [screening; curator]
Screening at Los Otros, Manila (16 October) [screening; curator]

2015
IFFR Short Films at International Film Festival Rotterdam [screening; advisor]
E*Cinema - Takashi Ito at Eye Film Institute, Amsterdam [screening; curator]
Spectral Presence: Expanded Cinema from Britain and Beyond at Art Cinema OFFoff, Ghent [screening + performance; co-curator]
In & Out of Japan at WORM, Rotterdam for Camera Japan [screening]
In & Out of Japan vol. 2 at Naxoshelle, Frankfurt for Nippon Connection [screening]

2014
E*Cinema - Takahiko Iimura at Eye Film Institute, Amsterdam [screening + performance]
Screen Play - An Evening with Takahiko Iimura at Rongwrong, Amsterdam [screening + performance]
In & Out of Japan at Naxoshelle, Frankfurt for Nippon Connection [screening]
E* Cinema - In & Out of Japan at Eye Film Institute, Amsterdam [screening]

2013
Art Theatre Guild and Japanese Underground Cinema at MoMA [film series; assistant curator]
Chronicles of Inferno at Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley [film series; assistant curator]
Fragments of Japanese Underground Cinema 1960-1974 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco [film series; co-curator]
Rituals in the Avant-Garde: Film Experiments in 1960-70s Japan at Anthology Film Archives [film series; co-curator]

2012
Film programme on Adachi Masao for Eric Baudelaire at Gasworks [film series; programme coordinator]
Gewaltopia - Images of Protest at Deutsches Filmmuseum for Nippon Connection [screening; co-curator with Hirasawa Go]

2011
Shinjuku Diaries: Films from the Art Theatre Guild of Japan at BFI, London [film series; programme coordinator]
Essential Experiments: Takahiko Iimura at BFI, London [screening; curator]
Theatre Scorpio: Japanese Independent and Experimental Cinema of the 1960s at Close Up Film Centre [film series; co-curator]
Motoharu Jonouchi: Three Films at Flat Time House, London [screening; co-curator with Hirasawa Go]
Motoharu Jonouchi at Nottingham Contemporary [screening; co-curator with Hirasawa Go]
Enter the Cosmos: Takashi Makino for Zipangu Fest at ICA [screening; co-curator with Almudena Escobar López]
Seasons Inter View: Takashi Makino for Zipangu Fest at Apiary Studios [screening; co-curator with Almudena Escobar López]

2010
Nippon Year Zero for Zipangu Fest at Close Up Film Centre [screening; co-curator]