Julie Niemi (b.1988, Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an independent curator, writer, and editor currently based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Through research, design, writing, and exhibition making, Julie creates projects that are material ruminations on underrepresented, or minor histories, in the United States that have potential to bring forth new proposals for community-building and conversation. Currently, she co-runs Diagram Press. 

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. She is part of the working group Collective Question and a current recipient of the 2018 Foundation for Arts Initiatives grant.