Julia Curl



Julia Curl is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Art & Archaeology. Her research focuses on 20th-century avant-garde photography and film, particularly related to literature. She received a B.F.A. in photography from Parsons School of Design and a B.A. in literary studies from Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School.

Curl currently serves on the Board of Directors for the New York Film-Makers’ Cooperative, where she regularly curates film screenings. She also programs screenings for William Burroughs’ former apartment, The Bunker, in collaboration with the John Giorno Foundation. She writes art criticism and book reviews for Hyperallergic.

Selected Publications

“Justine Kurland Cuts the Male Canon to Pieces,” Hyperallergic, July 14, 2022.

“Street Photography that Highlights the Female Gaze,” Hyperallergic, March 16, 2022.

“Challenging the Perception that Photographs Present an Objective Vision,” Hyperallergic, January 13, 2022.

Through a Glass, Enviously: Yuri Olesha’s Photographic Distortion of Reality,” The Macksey Journal, Johns Hopkins University, September 1, 2020.

Contemporary Art
Modern Art