Judy Radul – CV

Judy Radul
b. 1962, Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada
Lives and works in Vancouver


  • 2000 Master of Fine Arts, Visual Art and Media Arts, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA
  • 1990 Bachelor of Arts, Major in Fine and Performing Arts, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2024 Live Lecture Streaming Podium: I am Not a Cat, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Canada
  • 2023 Warmer Than the World Around Us, Dazibao, Montreal, Canada
  • 2018 Words No Pictures Pictures No Words, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2017 World Rehearsal Court, V-A-C Foundation at the GULAG History State Museum, Moscow, Russia
    the king, the door, the thief, the window, the stranger, the camera, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • 2015 Judy Radul: Closeup, The Breakdown, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Canada
  • 2013 This is Television, daadgalerie, Berlin, Germany
  • 2012 Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2011 World Rehearsal Court, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway
  • 2009 World Rehearsal Court, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2007 Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2006 Proposal for Ghost Pass Rehearsal Park, OBORO, Montreal, Canada
  • 2005 Set: Room 302, in collaboration with Geoffrey Farmer, Artspeak, Vancouver
    Downes Point And So Departed (Again), Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver
  • 2003 And So Departed (Again), YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto, ON
    The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
  • 2002 Recent Work, Belkin Satellite, Vancouver
    Vancouver Costume, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1999 Rehearsal, exhibition and performance, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
    In Relation To Objects, exhibition and performance, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
  • 1998 Documents for Performance, Or Gallery, Vancouver

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2023 Apparition Room, Western Front, Vancouver
  • 2021 Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning, 13th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
  • 2020 Paranoia TV, Steirischer Herbst ’20, Graz, Austria
  • 2019 Views of the Collection: The Street, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Heimo Zobernig: Piet Mondrian. Demonstrationsräume. Céline Condorelli, Kapwani Kiwanga, Judy Radul, Albertinum, Dresden, Germany
    Unexplained Parade, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
    the poets have always preceded, Griffin Art Projects, North Vancouver, Canada
  • 2017 Planetary Records: Performing Justice Between Art and Law, Contour Biennale 8: Polyphonic Worlds: Justice as Medium, Mechelen, Belgium
  • 2016 X Bienal de Nicaragua, Managua, Nicaragua
  • 2015 Through a Window: Visual Art and SFU 1965-2015, Audain Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
    Home Work, Open Forum, Berlin, Germany
    Depth of Perception, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada
  • 2014 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
    Communicating Vessels: IAIN BAXTER&, Luis Jacob, Roula Partheniou, and Judy Radul, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • 2011 People Things Enter Exit, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2010 Trust, 6th Seoul International Biennale of Media Art, Mediacity Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
    Behind the Fourth Wall: Fictitious Lives – Lived Fiction, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria
    Culture Shock: Video Interventions, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, as part of CUE: Artists’ Videos, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2009 The Thing, Cultuursite, Mechelen, Belgium, as part of All That is Solid Melts into Air, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2007 Projections, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto Mississauga, Mississauga, Canada
    Acting the Part: Photography as Theatre, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    e-flux video rental, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France
  • 2006 MAKEBELIEVE, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Acting the Part: Photography as Theatre, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
    274 East 1st, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2005 Intertidal: Vancouver Art and Artists, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
    Facing History: Portraits from Vancouver, Wharf, Centre d’art contemporain de Basse-Normandie, Hérouville-Saint-Clair, France
  • 2004 Videodreams: Between the Cinematic and the Theatrical, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria
    Facing History: Portraits from Vancouver, Le Centre Culturel Canadien, Paris, France
    Photographie + Performance: Shoot, Dazibao, Montreal, Canada
  • 2002 Suggestive Line, Belkin Satellite, Vancouver
  • 2001 Facing History: Portraits from Vancouver, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver
  • 2000 2es Rencontres Internationales en Arts Visuels, La Chambre Blanche, Quebec City, Canada
  • 1999 Sexy Girl, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver
    Promise, YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto, Canada
  • 1998 A Double Bind, performance as part of Art and Alterity, symposium, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Canada
    Unspeakable, group performance, Havana Gallery, Vancouver


  • 2010 Christopher Eamon, et al., Judy Radul: People Things Enter Exit, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada
  • 2009 Scott Watson, ed., Judy: Radul: World Rehearsal Court, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Books and Exhibition Catalogues

  • 2020 Isabelle Busch, Kathleen Reinhardt, Hilke Wagner, eds., Demonstrationsräume, Spector Books, Leipzig, Germany
  • 2019 Ariane Beyn and Judy Radul, eds., This Is Television, Sternberg Press, DAAD Artists-in Berlin Program, Berlin, Germany
  • 2017 Natasha Ginwala, ed., Hearings: A Reader, Sternberg Press, Berlin, Germany and New York, USA
  • 2015 Jon Davies, Depth of Perception, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada
  • 2014 Mariana Munguía, ed., Excursus, Hatje Cantz, Berlin, Germany
  • 2011 Marit Paasche and Judy Radul, eds., A Thousand Eyes: Media Technology, Law and Aesthetics, Sternberg Press, Berlin and New York, USA
  • 2010 Zoë Gray, ed., Rotterdam Dialogues: the Critics, the Curators, the Artists, Post Editions, Utrecht, the Netherlands
    Sŏul Sirip Misulgwan and Sŏul Yŏksa Pangmulgwan, Trust: Media City Seoul 2010, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    Behind the Fourth Wall: Fictitious Lives – Lived Fictions, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria
  • 2009 Dieter Roelstraete, ed., ‘The Thing: Art and/as object attachment’, in All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, Museum den Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2008 Juan A. Gaitán, ‘Only People and Things’, in Anthology of Exhibition Essays 2006/2007, CJ Press, Vancouver
  • 2006 Dieter Roelstraete and Scott Watson, eds., Intertidal: Vancouver Art and Artists, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (MuKHA), Antwerp, Belgium, and Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Karen Henry, ‘The Artful Disposition: Theatricality, Cinema, and Social Context in Contemporary Photography’, in Acting the Part: Photography as Theatre, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2005 Karen Henry, ‘The Photograph as Performance’, Point & Shoot: Performance and Photography, eds. France Choinière and Michèle Thériault, Éditions Dazibao, Montreal, Canada
    Richard Fowler, ‘A Lawyer Steps into Room 302’, Postscript 16, Artspeak, Vancouver
  • 2004 Peter Pakesch, ed., Videodreams: Between the Cinematic and the Theatrical, Verlag der Buchhandlung, Walther König, Cologne, Germany
    Scott Watson, ‘Body Art for the Disembodied’, in Being Difficult: Canadian Women in Performance, YYZ Books, Toronto, Canada
  • 1999 Kathleen Pirrie Adams, Promise, YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto, Canada

Magazines and Periodicals

  • 2021 Kate Brown, ‘Why the Curators of the Gwangju Biennial Are Quarantining for Weeks (and Working Overtime) to Mount a Show Very Few People Will See’, Artnet News, 23 February
  • 2020 Mitch Speed, ‘The Walls Have Ears: Judy Radul’s Lasting Phenomenology’, BlackFlash, 29 July
  • 2019 Shim Woo-hyun, ‘13th Gwangju Biennale takes shape’, The Korea Herald, 2 October
    Jenna Cocullo, ‘Artists Young and Radul present at Haida Heritage Centre’, Haida Gwaii Observer, 25 July
    Mitch Speed, ‘This Is Television’, Canadian Art, 16 July
  • 2018 Justina Bohach, ‘Judy Radul’, Canadian Art, 20 June
  • 2017 Monika Szewczyk, ‘The Detective in Me: Judy Radul’, Mousse Magazine, 11 April
  • 2014 Mark Prince, ‘Berlin Biennale 8’, Frieze, September
    Michael Turner, ‘Berlin Biennale Tells Tales Old and New’, Canadian Art online, 25 June
    Adam Kleinman, ‘8th Berlin Biennale’, art agenda, 29 May
    Sylvie Fortin, ‘Print Performance’, esse, Spring
  • 2013 Alexander Varty, ‘PuSh Festival: Turning Point Ensemble pairs music and movies five ways’, The Georgia Straight, 15 January
    Mitch Speed, ‘Judy Radul interviewed by Mitch Speed’, Setup, Issue 2, January
    Judy Radul, ‘DAAD Artist-in-Berlin Programme is 50’, Frieze d/e online, 29 August
    Natasha Ginwala, ‘The Anarchronistic Returns of Psychedelia or Staging Television in Times of Acceleration’, Metropolis M, November
    Jazmina Figueroa, ‘Exhibition // Judy Radul: This Is Television’, BerlinArtLink, 17 October
  • 2012 Kevin Griffin, ‘Obscured objects hiding in plain sight’, The Vancouver Sun, 26 April Amy Fung, ‘Judy Radul’, Modern Painters, September
  • 2011 Orit Gat, ‘A Thousand Eyes: Media Technology, Law and Aesthetics’, Rhizome.org, 7 November
    Lisa Marshall, ‘An Evidence Horizon’, Fillip, Spring
  • 2010 Aaron Peck, ‘Reviews: Judy Radul’, Canadian Art, Spring
  • 2009 Mia Johnson, ‘Judy Radul: World Rehearsal Court’, Preview, Nov/Dec/Jan
    Mitch Speed, ‘Judy Radul in Conversation with Mitch Speed’, Woo, Winter
    Marsha Lederman, ‘“I had to join the army. Why? To survive”’, The Globe and Mail, 7 November
    ‘Judy Radul: World Rehearsal Court’, Canadian Art online, 5 November
    Aram Moshayedi, ‘500 Words: Judy Radul’, Artforum online, 6 October
  • 2006 Roberta Smith, ‘More Than You Can See: Storm of Art Engulfs Miami’, The New York Times, 9 December
    Monika Szewczyk, ‘Departures from Death’, Fillip, No. 2, Winter
    Earl Miller, ‘Law and Ordering: On Evaluating Recent Canadian Neoconceptualism’, C Magazine, No. 91, Autumn
    Julia Dault, ‘A Room of One’s Own’, The National Post, 15 June
    Clint Burnham, ‘Artworks challenge and intrigue’, The Vancouver Sun, 3 June
  • 2005 Clint Burnham, ‘Art’s narrative of discovery in 2005’, The Vancouver Sun, 31 December
    Clint Burnham, ‘A body of work that somehow makes us forget it’s art at all’, The Vancouver Sun, 5 November
    Michèle Faguet, ‘Downes Point and So Departed (Again)’, C Magazine, Issue 88, Winter
    Vanessa Kwan, ‘Radul lenses odd auditions’, The Georgia Straight, 13 October
    Clint Burnham, ‘Images yield poetry in motion pictures’, The Vancouver Sun, 22 September
  • 2004 Marina Roy, ‘How to do things with art: “performative utterances” in photography’, Prefix Photo, Issue 9, May
  • 2003 André Loiselle, ‘Death in Performance: Judy Radul’s And So Departed (Again)’, YYZ, April
  • 2002 Karen Love, ‘Portraits from Vancouver’, Paris Photo, Vol. 20/21
  • 1998 Robin Laurence, ‘Performance Art Documents Capture the Ephemeral’, The Georgia Straight, 18 June

Published Writing by the Artist

  • 2021 Judy Radul, ‘Video Temporality and Hindsight Evidence’ (reprint), QOQQOON, Issue 5, March
  • 2020 Judy Radul, ‘As the Page Turns’, OEI, Issue 86/87
  • 2019 Judy Radul, Daniel Young, Christian Giroux, et al., A-Book-That-Is-A-Website-For-A-Film-That-Is-A-Sculpture.CGDY.com, Broken Dimanche Press, Berlin, Germany
  • 2017 Judy Radul, ‘Video Temporality and Hindsight Evidence’, Hearings, Contour Biennale 8, 23 February
    Judy Radul, ‘Video Chamber’ (reprint), Process 4: Observation, V-A-C foundation and the Gulag History Museum, Moscow, Russia
  • 2014 Judy Radul, ‘Marquee Moon’, Glänta, April
  • 2007 Judy Radul, ‘What was behind me now faces me’, Glänta, May
  • 2004 Judy Radul, ‘Stage Fright: The Theatricality of Performance’, in Videodreams: Between the Cinematic and the Theatrical, ed. Peter Pakesch, Verlag der Buchhandlung, Walther König, Cologne, Germany
  • 2003 Judy Radul, ‘Introduction: Peaches and Pickles’, in Eternal Network: Videos from the Western Front Archives, 1973-2001, Western Front, Vancouver
  • 2002 Judy Radul, ‘Just Try It: Thoughts on Art and Science Experiments’, Public, Issue 25
  • 2001 Judy Radul, ‘Learning Performance’, in Art Is All Over, ed. Karen Henry, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver
  • 2000 Judy Radul, ‘Stage Fright: The Theatricality of Performance Art’, in Live at the End of the Century: Aspects of Performance Art in Vancouver, ed. Brice Canyon, grunt gallery, Vancouver

Artists’ Books and Special Projects

  • 1988 Judy Radul, Rotating Bodies: Alexis, Crystal and Blake, Petarade Press
    The Body of Knowledge, Acts of Transfer, Western Front, Vancouver, BC


  • 2012 Artists-in-Berlin Program, DAAD, Berlin, Germany
  • 2008 Research in Residence, Basis voor Actuele Kunst (BAK), Utrecht, the Netherlands


  • 2011 World Rehearsal Court, seminar, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway
  • 2010 Urban Images: Reimagining the City Through Moving Images, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway


  • 1999 VIVA Award, Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation for the Visual Arts, Vancouver, BC