Julius Thissen is an artistic researcher based in Arnhem (NL) mainly focused on investigating LGBTQIA+ topics. He creates performances, develops and curates exhibitions, research projects and he offers inclusion coaching.

In his artistic practice Julius creates performances that investigate masculine stereotypes rooted in popular culture, linked to contemporary performance driven culture and the influence of social expectations on our behaviour. With his work he aims to create narratives that investigate performing, representation and failure. These stories mostly take the form of public speaking, video works and photographic series. His work has been nominated for the Hendrik Valk Price, Arnhemse Nieuwe and the Warsteiner Blooom Awards. In 2017/2018 Julius received the Stipendium for Emerging Artists from the Mondriaan Fund. To view images, click here.

To read more about his coaching, click here.

Selected exhibitions

Van Abbemuseum, TENT, Showroom MAMA, Museum Arnhem, Collectie de Groen, Feminist Art Festival Amsterdam, Amsterdam Museum, ExpoPLU, Minut Init, Transcreen Filmfestival

Selected publications

Mister Motley, DAFNE magazine, Volkskrant, VPRO Gids, Grote Kunstkalender, Radio 1, BNN VARA, Brainwash Festival

Selected clients

ArtEZ University of the Arts, REDKEN, HAN University of Applied Sciences, MAISON the FAUX, Stefanie Janssen, Berend Brus, ISH – dance collective, Gemeente Arnhem, ArtEZ Studium Generale