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Julia Skopnik (*1988, Schönebeck/Elbe, Germany) 

lives and works in Magdeburg, Germany. 


she balances working at the child and adolescence psychiatry 

with being a free artist. 

2022  -
Studio scholarship 

                         Tessenow Ateliers, Magdeburg


Julia Skopnik was born in Schönebeck (Elbe), a city in the former German Democratic Republic, in 1988. Two years later, Germany celebrated the German reunification. It was a time full of changes and uncertainness. Growing up in a small town in East Germany in the 90s meant living surrounded by abandoned places and rare cultural attractions. Finding an old camera as a teenager that originally belonged to her parents sparked her fascination for film and photography. Starting out by mainly capturing her daily life with friends and the tristesse of her hometown, she began using photography to express herself.
After leaving school, Julia began to study psychology, but never lost interest in analog photography. She won the Young Talent Award of dieHO Galerie (Magdeburg, DE) in 2009 and was one of the winners of the German Youth Photography Award in 2015.
After working a few years as a psychologist in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry, Julia's desire to combine the two major topics in her life, psychology and art, grew strong enough for her to take up studying art therapy at Weißensee Academy of Arts, Berlin. At this time, she began exploring the possibilities of darkroom printing, resulting in her greatest passion so far. She experimented with a lot of different approaches and tried to find new ways to move slightly away from using traditional techniques. Her works have been shown in several exhibitions, most recently at the Urban Nation Museum, Berlin.
Currently, Julia balances working as an art therapist in the field of child and adolescence psychiatry and being a freelance artist. Both fields operate in the realm of darkness, striving to shed light by delving into the depths of the human psyche or revealing images within the seclusion of the darkroom.



 M.A. in Art Therapy, Berlin-Weissensee Art Academy 

 Diploma in Psychology, Technische Universität Dresden 

work experience

since 2018 

 art therapist at child- and adolescent psychiatry 

since 2013 

 psychologist at child- and adolescent psychiatry 


 teaching aphotography and darkroom printing workshop at 

 Art museum Kloster Unserer Lieben Frauen Magdeburg, Germany 



 winner of the German Youth Photo Award (Deutsche Jugendfotopreis), Remscheid, Germany 


 winner of the young talent award, die HO Galerie, Magdeburg, Germany 


since 2022 

 studio scholarship, Tessenow Ateliers, Magdeburg 

exhibitions (selection)


 Group exhibition: Loneliness and other false friends, Urban Nation Museum, Berlin, DE 

 Group exhibition: Transluzenz, Reflektor Neukölln, Berlin, DE


 Group exhibition: Die Kunst des Scheiterns, Peter Weiss Haus, Rostock, DE

 Group exhibition: Among bodies, Experimental Photo Festival 22, Barcelona, ESP 

 Group exhibition: WE_LOVE - 60 Jahre Deutscher Jugendfotopreis, part of EMOP Berlin, Berlin, DE


 Art Fair, Kunst Mitte, Magdeburg, DE


 Group exhibition: Deutsche Jugendfotopreis 2014, PHOTOKINA, Köln, DE


 Solo exhibition: is life delicious?, die HO Galerie, Magdeburg, DE 



SLANTED MAGAZINE 40: experimental type 2.0 


SLANTED MAGAZINE 40: experimental type 



lomography magazine ( ENG




Sept. 23: Tag des offenen Ateliers, Tessenow Ateliers ( Magdeburg / GERMANY)

Sept. 23: GROUP EXHIBITION Materialfehler II , Reflektor Galerie ( Berlin/ GERMANY )

Apr 23: GROUP EXHIBITION Loneliness and other false friends, Urban Nation Museum (Berlin / GERMANY)

MAY 23: GROUP EXHIBITION Materialfehler ( Magdeburg / GERMANY ) 


Dec 22: Group Exhibition dieHO Galerie Adventsgrillen ( Magdeburg / GERMANY)

Sept 22: Group Exhibition Draußen 22 ( Oberuzwil / SWITZERLAND)

Oct 22: Group Exhibition Station 22   ( Magdeburg / GERMANY)

Oct 22: Group Exhibition Die Kunst des Scheiterns, Peter Weiss Haus ( Rostock / GERMANY)

Jul 22: Group Exhibition Among bodies EXPERIMENTALPHOTOFESTIVAL 22  ( Barcelona / SPAIN)

Oct 21: Group Exhibition Kunstkurve ( Magdeburg / GERMANY)

Jul 19: Art Fair Kunst Mitte ( Magdeburg / GERMANY)

May 19: Group Exhibition Hoffnungshotel Perleberg (Perleberg / GERMANY)

Oct 17: Group Exhibition Es war einmal... (Abschlussausstellung Kunsttherapie -Klasse Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee) (Berlin / GERMANY)

Jun 15: Group Exhibition Kabinett der Künste: Sinnlichkeit (Magdeburg / GERMANY)

Sept 14: Group Exhibition Deutsche Jugendfotopreis 2014  PHOTOKINA (Köln / GERMANY)

Jun 13: Group Exhibition Kabinett der Künste: Mystique (Magdeburg / GERMANY)

Jul 12: Group Exhibition  Kabinett der Künste: Romantik 2.0 (Magdeburg / GERMANY)

Nov 11: Group Exhibition Kabinett der Künste: Salomon (Magdeburg / GERMANY)

Dec 10: Solo Exhibition is there a forest growing in your heart?  SAUDADE GALERIE (Frankfurt/M / GERMANY)

Oct 09: Solo Exhibition is life delicious? DIE HO GALERIE (Magdeburg / GERMANY)