Judy Radul



Artist, Educator


Judy Radul is an interdisciplinary artist who was born in Lillooet, Canada and lives and work in Berlin and Vancouver. Her work centres primarily on film, video, sculpture, and multimedia installations that draw attention to and play with habits of perception, the staging of reality, and her stated interest in “entrances and exits as machines for the theatrical.” Radul’s ambitious and elaborate project, World Rehearsal Court (2009) has been exhibited in several museums internationally; it explores and highlights the theatrical elements that make up courtroom dramaturgy and the performance of justice. Radul staged a reenactment of the juridical processes of the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and recorded the scenes as multi-channel videos. In this way, Radul treated the trials and their transcripts like a director interpreting a work of theatre. She exhibits World Rehearsal Court as an installation that includes a series of surveillance cameras that record people who enter the space to view the videos, and enfold them into the broadcast. This psychologically-charged and layered approach to artmaking is consistent throughout Radul’s work, regardless of media.

Radul received an MFA from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY and a BFA from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, where she serves as a professor. Recent solo exhibitions include Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver (2018); V-A-C Foundation at the GULAG History State Museum, Moscow (2017); Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2017); Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston (2015); Daadgalerie, Berlin (2013). Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions and biennales including the 13th Gwangju Biennale (2021); Albertinum, Dresden (2019); Contour Biennale 8, Mechelen (2017); Nicaragua Biennale X (2016); the 8th Berlin Biennale (2014); Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver (2011); Seoul Biennale of Media Art (2010); Generali Foundation, Vienna (2010).

Catriona Jeffries, 2024

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