Julia Lazarus is a artist, curator and filmmaker based in Berlin. She studied at the University of Arts, Berlin and at the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles.

The documentary films and video works of Julia Lazarus take a closer look at political and sociopolitical issues, i.e. how political movement is created in contrast to how it is depicted in the media. The individual images refer to the topois of the romanticm as well as to the paradigms of the documentary and aim at the abstraction of the seen, thus the moving images don't simply show a reflection of the actuality, but approach a construction of reality. Both the films and the video installations have been on display at film festivals and exhibitions, most recently at DEPO Istanbul, NGBK Berlin, Manifesta 8, Film Forum NRW, rencontres international, Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Globale, Berlin, Rotterdam Filmfestival, Diagonale Graz, Istanbul Filmfestival, Kasseler Dok-Fest. The films are in distribution at sixpackfilm Vienna and e-flux, New York.

Recently the novel „the aesthetics of resistance“ by Peter Weiss has been an important reference point for the curatorial work of Julia Lazarus. In cooperation with District Berlin the exhibition „Undisciplinary Learning - Remapping the aesthetics of resistance“ opened its doors to the public in 2016 and introduced against the backdrop of the workers movement a theoretical and practical approach to educative practices in the present. In 2013/2014 the exhibition "The aesthetics of resistance" invited artists and filmmakers to explore the actuality of novel in a broader sense.

Since many years she engages herself for the interests of the visual artists in Berlin at „To Have and to Need“ and at the „Coalition of the Free Scene“. She was co-founder of the radio stations TwenFM - the future Music Radio and reboot.fm - Free Artist Radio - and used to be member of bootlab e.V. and mikro e.V. - an initiative for the advancement of media culture in the end of the 90ties in Berlin.