Julius John Alam

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I facilitate one-on-one as well as group sessions for self-healing through the arts. Having been through my own self-healing process and continuously working on my own awareness I understand the challenges that arise through such a process. As a facilitator I have two main roles: to ensure that a safe social space is created for the participant(s); and, to hold the psychological and emotional space for inner healing to take place.

In my free time, I like painting, writing, gardening, cooking, spending time in nature and with friends, and exploring the world with my 3 year old son.

 

Contact

+41774024357

juliusjohnalam@gmail.com

Rote Fabrik, Seestrasse 395, 8038 Zürich, Switzerland

 

Education

2016 Masters in Fine Arts, The New School, New York

2013 Bachelors in Fine Arts, National College of Arts, Lahore

 

Awards

2014 Fulbright Award

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Orison of Kenosis, Sanat Gallery, Karachi

2016 Shama Jalti Rahi, Koel Gallery, Karachi

2014 And Darkness Came Over the Whole Land Until Three in the Afternoon, for the Sun Stopped Shinning, Rohtas, Lahore

 

Group Exhibitions

2017 Sleepless Constellations, 1 x 1 Gallery, Dubai

2017 Love Letters, Sanat Initiative, Karachi

2016 Lived Experiences, Twelve Gates Art Gallery, Philadelphia

2016 I Can Because You Do, Participant Inc, New York (Degree Show)

2016 Puncture, 25 East Gallery, The New School, New York

2014 Four and Other Elements, Canvas Gallery, Karachi

2014 Size and Scale are not the Same, Gallery of Light, DUCTAC, Dubai

2014 Stet, Lahore Literary Festival, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore

2013 Left, Right and Center, Taseer Art Gallery, Lahore

2012 Attic Studio, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore

2011 Correspondence, Zahoor-ul-Akhlaq Gallery, National College of Art, Lahore

2010 Overflow, Gallery 39K, Lahore

 

Residencies

2017 Rote Farbik, Zurich

 

Published Work

Alam, Julius, “Biennale: A Neo-Political Phenomenon” in Art Now Pakistan (October 2017), accessed October 7, 2017, http://www.artnowpakistan.com/biennale-a-neo-political-phenomenon/

Alam, Julius, “The Aporia of Painting” in Without (Karachi: Sanat Publications, 2017), Exhibition Catalog.

Alam, Julius, Orison of Kenosis (Karachi: Sanat Publications, 2017), Exhibition Catalog.

Alam, Julius, “Body Drawing Body” in Art Now Pakistan (June 2017), accessed October 7, 2017, http://www.artnowpakistan.com/body-drawing-body/

Alam, Julius, “The Lover’s Flight” in Art Now Pakistan (May 2017), accessed October 7, 2017, http://www.artnowpakistan.com/the-lovers-flight/

Alam, Julius, “Pain-(t)” in Art Now Pakistan (April 2017), accessed October 7, 2017, http://www.artnowpakistan.com/pain-t/

Alam, Julius, “Painting Hope” in Libas International Magazine (April 2017)

Alam, Julius, “How Artist Imran Qureshi Transforms Pain into Pleasure” in Herald Magazine (April, 20, 2017), accessed October 7, 2017, https://herald.dawn.com/news/1153724

Alam, Julius, “The Ethical Artwork” in Art Now Pakistan (March 2017), accessed October 7, 2017,  http://www.artnowpakistan.com/the-ethical-artwork/

Alam, Julius, “The Archive as an Arena for Play” in Art Now Pakistan (February 2017), accessed October 7, 2017, http://www.artnowpakistan.com/the-archive-as-an-arena-for-play/

Alam, Julius, “Dear Shama” in Love Letters (Karachi: Sanat Pubications, 2017), Exhibition Catalog.

Alam, Julius, “A Face-to-Face With Silence” in Art Now Pakistan (January 2017), accessed October 7, 2017, http://www.artnowpakistan.com/a-face-to-face-with-silence/

Alam, Julius, “Being Hopeful Together” in I Live Pakistan (Karachi: Studio Seven, 2016), Exhibition Catalog.

Alam, Julius, “Of Trees and Other Beings” in Art Now Pakistan (December 2016), accessed October 7, 2017, http://www.artnowpakistan.com/of-trees-and-other-beings/

Alam, Julius, “Rabeya Jalil: Painting’s Skin as the Site of Suffering” in Art Now Pakistan (November 2016), accessed October 7, 2017, http://www.artnowpakistan.com/rabeya-jalil-paintings-skin-as-the-site-of-suffering/

Alam, Julius, “Herman Nitsch: Sacrifice and the Crises of Performance” in Art Now Pakistan (October 2016), accessed October 7, 2017, http://www.artnowpakistan.com/hermann-nitsch-sacrifice-and-the-crises-of-performance-art-animals-have-been-depicted-in-art-for-some-40000-years-starting-with-paleolithic-cave-paintings-animals-have-continuously-appeared-in-rel/

Alam, Julius, “From the ‘Silence of Language’ to a ‘Language of Silence’ in Art Now Pakistan (July 2016), accessed October 7, 2017, http://www.artnowpakistan.com/from-the-silence-of-language-to-a-language-of-silence/

 

Press

Ahmed, Saba, “Spaces in the dark”, in Good Times (February 2014), accessed October 7, 2017, http://www.goodtimes.com.pk/my-space-spaces-in-the-dark/

Leghari, Madyha, “Julius John” in Art Now Pakistan (February 2014), accessed October 7, 2017, http://www.artnowpakistan.com/julius-john/

Mirza, Quddus, “Art of darkness”, in The News (January 12, 2014), accessed October 7, 2017, http://tns.thenews.com.pk/art-darkness/

Mirza, Quddus, “Light to Dark” in The News (August 7, 2016), accessed October 7, 2017, http://tns.thenews.com.pk/light-dark/#.WdfPomiCzIU

Mirza, Quddus, “On Art and Other Minorities” in The News (October, 23, 2016), accessed October 7, 2017, http://tns.thenews.com.pk/art-minorities/#.WdfQTmiCzIU

Rizvi, Dua Abbas, “Into the dark and out” in The Friday Times (January 31, 2014), accessed October 7, 2017, http://www.thefridaytimes.com/tft/into-the-dark-and-out/

Tareen, Seher, “Julius John”, P.S. {ART}, January 6, 2014

Tareen, Seher, “The Prodigal Son Returns” in Art Now Pakistan (August 2016), accessed October 7, 2017, http://www.artnowpakistan.com/the-prodigal-son-returns/

Taseer, Aatish, “Making Art From Pakistan’s Chaos” in The New York Times (June 27, 2016), accessed October 7, 2017, https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/27/opinion/making-art-from-pakistans-chaos.html