Julian Billmair (b. 1987) lives and works in Munich, Germany. He studied film and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich with Julian Rosefeldt, Philip Gröning and Klaus vom Bruch. Billmair’s interdisciplinary artistic practice encompasses film, photography and sculpture. His particular interest lies in foregrounding complex relationships between humanity, nature, and technology, how language constitutes matter as well as the transience of the human body. Furthermore, his practice reflects on the conditions and processes of value creation, specifically within the cultural, social and economic field of contemporary art. Found objects, such as stones, recurring songs, literature, artifacts or fragments from previous works are often framed into new, site-and-time specific videos, installations and objects. Billmair pulls from organic and inorganic objects and materials to negotiate the implications of visibility and opacity for value extractions.