Judith Raum’s artistic practise is marked by a strong research-based and interdisciplinary approach. Raum works in installation and lecture performance with a focus on abstract and figurative painting and drawing to be included into her space- and time-based work. She builds detailed narratives that reference economic and social history, postcolonial critique, medium specificity and conditions of artistic production. After extended artistic research into German economic colonialism in the Ottoman Empire as well as projects connected with notions of textility, she lately concentrated on the textile workshop at the Bauhaus.
Judith Raum (b. 1977) studied painting and fine arts at the Staedelschule, Academy of fine Arts, Frankfurt/Main, and at the Cooper Union School of Art & Parsons School of Design, New York. Raum was awarded the first prize in the competition to design the entrance area of the W. Michael Blumenthal Academy at the Jewish Museum Berlin in 2023 and the Villa Romana Prize in 2015. She was artist-in-residence at Villa Massimo Rome / Casa Baldi in 2021. Her performances and video works were recently presented at Villa Romana, Florence; MoMA, New York; The Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA; House of World Cultures (HKW), Berlin; Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz; ZKM, Karlsruhe; Salt, Istanbul; ifa Gallery Berlin, among others. Raum publishes extensively, most recently: Otti Berger: Weaving for Modernist Architecture (Hatje Cantz, spring 2024), edited for Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung; Bauhaus Space (ifa Gallery, 2017); eser (Archive Books, 2015). She lives and works in Berlin.