Julie Rrap has been a major figure in Australian contemporary art for over thirty-five years. Since the mid-1970s, she has worked with photography, painting, sculpture, performance and video in an ongoing project concerned with representations of the body. Between 1986 and 1994 Rrap lived and worked in Europe. This opportunity grounded her work in a more international context, and she exhibited in Belgium, Switzerland, France, Holland, Germany and Italy as well as many national exhibitions including four Sydney Biennales.
In the Pacific Region, her work has appeared in the Auckland Triennale, Jakarta Biennale, Gyeonggi Museum, Korea and numerous Museums in Japan. In 1995, she held a survey of her work at ACCA, Melbourne and in 2007, a publication and 25-year survey Body Double was curated for the MCA, Sydney by Victoria Lynn. In 2015 Rrap was awarded the Vizard Foundation Contemporary Artist Project grant for a major exhibition, Remaking the World at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne. Her major new installation Write Me was commissioned for the Adelaide Biennale by curator Sebastien Goldspink as part of the 2022 Adelaide Festival.
Rrap’s works are held in major public collections in Australia as well as many private collections in Australia and overseas.
She exhibits with Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and Arc 1 Gallery, Melbourne.