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Biografy Julia Kaergel

When I was a child, I wanted to be first astronaut, polar explorer and later be dressmaker, to go to the theater. But it was different. I became an artist.
I love Hamburg and had my studio for 10 years in a former Margarinefabrik, nearby  the Freihafen. Since 2008 I live in the countryside, just outside Hamburg, in a small town in Schleswig-Holstein, near a beautiful lake. Here I paint and draw and develop different book projects, images for animated films or computer games. Also, I'm happy to travel. Especially when I'm working together with artists in my workshops around the world and when I can also explore the world.

pictures from my workshops
2013 "Contemporary Picture Book Illustration in Germany" by Julia Kaergel, Public Lecture and Discussion, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC).
2013 Illustration-workshop in Bangkok for professional illustrators and students of Srinakarinwirot University. (Organisation by Goethe Institut Bangkok)
2013 Invitation to 4. Asian Festival of Children's Content AFCC 2013 in Singapore, by National Book Development Council of Singapore - Writers and Illustrators Conference. 2 panels - speaking about "THE ART OF A PICTURE BOOK"
2012 4-weeks workshop-Asia trip to Seoul, Beijing, Donnguan, Guangzhou, Hong Kong. Workshops for students of different Universities, department fine-art and illustration. Organised by Goethe-Institut. Finally there are presentations, exhibitions or a catalog. find more information in workshops.
2012 book-cover-design workshop for local artists in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Goethe Institut Dhaka) Finally exhibition at Goehte-Institut and Dhaka book fair.
2011 workshop in Yogyakarta, ISI, for students of fine-art departments, Finally exhibition at the gallery Katamsi
2011 got with female artists group m.art.a Residence Scholarship for Fine Arts at the K├╝nstlerhaus Lauenburg
2011 2-week stay in Dhaka, The world in four colors, workshop for professional illustrators and artists, Finally exhibition at the Goethe-Institut
2010 2-week stay in Jakarta for illustration workshop with students at the Institute Kesenian Jakarta / Goethe-Institut and Exhibition (e)
2008 6-week teaching assignment in Sudan for local artists. Poster art for Sudanese aid organizations and joint labor-trip along the Nile (UNDP / Goethe-Institut)
2004 Founding of the artists' group m.art.a
2003 painting workshop for children in Beirut and editors (Goethe Institut)
since 2001 painting workshops with children and adults in kindergarten, schools, teacher training and in museums
since 1998 freelance artist
1992 - 1999 Studies at the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg HAW, Department of Design, Illustration and Communication Design, Illustration by R├╝diger Stoye, painting with Eun Nim Ro and Dieter Glasmacher diploma
1965 born in Hamburg, Germany