Julija Goyd was born 1979 in Vilnius, Lithuania. She currently lives and works in Berlin.

After her graduation in economics Julija has been working as a financial manager during 2003-2006. In 2006 she switched to the domains of advertisement and fashion, where she met Lithuanian film directors Ignas Jonynas and Valdas Navasaitis. She worked with both as an actress in their movies Dancing Worm (2006) and Perpetuum Mobile (2008) and was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role during 2008 Lithuanian Film Awards "Sidabrinė Gervė Award". In 2010 she expanded her career into the world of fine arts: starting with photography and video and pursuing this ever since.  

Her photography work was featured in the book The Naked & The Nude curated by Peter Weiermair and published in 2013 by Stockmal and Martel. The book is an anthology of international nude photography, which features works by some of contemporary art's best-known names like Wolfgang Tillmanns, Nobuyoshi Araki, Ralph Gibson, Vanessa Beecroft and Jeff Bark. Following the success of the first book, Peter Weiermair curated another edition titled Faces (2015) and Julija's photographs were featured for a second time alongside works by Robert Mapplethorpe, Juergen Teller, Anton Corbijn, Antoine D'Agata and Pieter Hugo.

One of her major film projects, a documentary about the research institute Rework, was successfully premiered in Berlin during The Long Night of Sciences (2013).

In 2016 she started a collaboration with &editions  - a non-profit initiative supporting both art institutions and artists. That is the first project of this kind covering the Baltic region. As a result Julija's work has been showcased during Printed Matter's LA Art book Fair (2017), Offprint London at Tate Modern (2017), Printed Matter's NY Art book Fair at MoMAPS1 (2017) and Offprint Paris at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts (2018).

Her video work "Decadentia" was programmed as part of Art Biennale Glasgow International 2018.

In 2020, Julija's work was included in the list of best emerging European photographers, selected by GUP Magazine.




2020 Fresh Eyes Photography Talents, Westergas, Amsterdam

2020 Terpė, AV17 Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

2020 50/50. The matter of duality, Paul-Fleischmann-Haus und Studio Grigori Dor, Berlin

2020 Liquid Lunch, BAS Gallery, Berlin

2019 Photospiel, Karl Oskar Gallery, Berlin

2019 Boobs, Raum linksrechts, Hamburg

2019 5 years of the Ballery, The Ballery, Berlin

2019 Half the world belongs to us!, Alpha Nova & Galerie Futura, Berlin

2019 Boobs, Karl Oskar Gallery, Berlin

2019 12+1, Meno Parkas Galerija, Kaunas

2018 A beam of light for boundary sight, Panke, Berlin

2018 La Nuit de l'Instant, Street Level Photoworks (programmed as part of Glasgow International 2018), Glasgow

2018 Artists in resonance, The Ballery, Berlin

2018 Keep your eyes peeled, Aff Galerie, Berlin

2018 Not everything is black and white, The Ballery, Berlin

2018 Bitch Material, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin

2018 Infinitude of me, Galerie Bruderstrasse, Gorlitz

2017 Dausuva, M.Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania, Vilnius

2017 In Between Beyond, Art Loft Berlin, Berlin

2016 Erections&Elusive spaces, The Ballery, Berlin

2016 What's NEXT? 2016, Loftas, Vilnius

2016 Man reiche mir Trost, Schau Fenster, Berlin

2015 Equinox - The astronomical fall, The Ballery, Berlin

2015 UNI-form, The Ballery, Berlin

2015 Nude, The Ballery, Berlin

2014 Black Market Berlin, Lehrter Siebzehn, Berlin

2013 The story of the creative, Angel Orensanz, Foundation For Contemporary Art, New York

2013 Shooting Kitty, Carpentier Gallery, Berlin

2010 Galerie im Regierungsviertel/Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin

2010 Gallery-shop "Hotel of things", Vilnius

2010 White Nights Contemporary Art Forum, Art space at „Dirty Deal Café“, Riga

2010 Ban-Parents Art Biennial, Travelling exhibition from: Oslo, Tråmso, Rovaniemi, Murmansk, Moscow and Helsinki (Julija Goyd&Eemil Karila)

2009 Smart, Christmas viewing, Gallery Korjaamo, Helsinki Finland (Julija Goyd&Eemil Karila)

2009 Artscape, Gallery Vartai, Vilnius (collaboration with Eemil Karila)