Julia Gelezova is a Cultural Producer and Curator, based in Dublin, specialising in contemporary lens-based practices. She is General and Project Manager for PhotoIreland, co-running The Library Project (gallery, Photobook library, and Art bookshop in Dublin), producing events throughout the year like the annual PhotoIreland Festival and Critical Academy, while collaborating on ambitious projects like Creative Europe Photography Platforms—Parallel and Futures. As of July 2020, Julia is co-editor of OVER Journal: The Critical Journal of Photography and Visual Culture for the 21st Century. She is a recipient of the Visual Arts (Curatorial Strand) Bursary from the Arts Council of Ireland 2020 and the Agility Award 2021.
She enjoys vast experience in producing many exhibitions and events, including curatorial work and project management with EU photographic projects and platforms. She has participated in portfolio reviews and acted as visiting lecturer, and also worked in an editorial capacity and translation for artists and other arts professionals, including work on The Routledge Guide to Photography and Visual Culture. Most recently, she was on the jury for the International Photography Grant and Le Mois de la Photo Grenoble.
- Curator for PhotoIreland Festival 2021
- Research into Ireland’s relationship with, and the construction of its identity, through food, its history, legacy, and representation within contemporary visual art. Research funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.