Julie Niemi (b. 1988, Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an independent curator, writer, editor, and occasional wine merchant currently living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Through research, design, writing, and exhibition making, Julie creates projects that foreground underrepresented histories that have potential for community-building and conversation. These projects typically look to the built-environment as a starting point for inquiry, utilizing scraps of local archives to tell a longer story of unknown persons, regional places, nameless figures, and collectives. 

Currently, she co-runs Diagram Press, is part of the working group Collective Question, and a recent recipient of a 2018 grant from the Foundation for Arts Initiatives.

Julie received an M.A. from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, where she was commissioning editor of aCCeSsions. Her thesis at CCS Bard was on Tolstoy College, an anarchist educational community active at the University at Buffalo in the 1970s and ‘80s. From 2013–2015, she was co-founder and editor of VIA Publication. Her writing has appeared in Frieze, Temporary Art Review, CAS, and Art21 Magazine

Her recent exhibitions and projects include:
The Autotopographers 
The Barn
K8 Hardy: Undergirding Heroine Ensemble
Studies from the Bottom Up

Previously, she held positions as Assistant Curator at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Curatorial Fellow at the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway, and as Communications Associate at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

She has provided editorial and marketing support for: RAM Publications, Los Angeles; Project Projects, New York; Inventory Press, New York; and East of Borneo, Los Angeles. She has given talks at the Centre Pompidou, University of California, Los Angeles, Independent Curators International, and Threewalls