Julian Hetzel works as performance maker, musician and visual artist. He develops works along the intersection of theatre, music and media that have a political dimension and a documentary approach. He is artistic director of Studio Julian Hetzel, an Utrecht based organisation that realises and produces his artistic work. Hetzels creations are produced internationally. His work has been presented in more than 20 countries all around the world. In 2017 Hetzel received the VSCD-Mimeprijs for The Automated Sniper (by Frascati producties and Ism & Heit). All Inclusive (2018, co-produced with CAMPO) was part of the official selection of the Dutch Theatre Festival 2019 and Mount Average (2020, co-produced by CAMPO) was part of the official selection of the Dutch Theatre Festival 2021. SELF by Julian Hetzel was the national entry of the Netherlands at the Prague Quadrennial 2019. In August 2019 Hetzel presented three works at the Venice Biennale del Teatro. Julian Hetzel is associated artist at Kunstencentrum CAMPO Gent (BE). Since 2021 Studio Julian Hetzel receives structural funding from Fonds Podiumkunsten (FPK) and the City of Utrecht.
Julian Hetzel is Born in the Black Forest (DE), currently based in Utrecht (NL). He studied at Bauhaus University Weimar with a focus on visual communication. He graduated from DasArts Amsterdam, an artistic research laboratory for new forms of theatre and performing arts in 2013. He is founding member of the electro-pop band Pentatones.