The author of a doctoral thesis, Julie Enckell Julliard studied in Lausanne, Rome, and Paris. In 2001, she obtained a postgraduate degree from the Art Criticism, Curatorial and CyberMedia center at the University of Art and Design in Geneva. After having taught at the university, Julliard held the position of Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Musée Jenisch Vevey, from 2007 to 2012. Since 2013, she has been this establishment’s director. Member of the Federal Art Commission and the Swiss Society of Engraving, Julliard is also an art advisor for the Nestle Art Collection.
For ten years now, she has been undertaking extensive research centered on drawing, in the form of exhibitions and publications. Her favored subjects concern the development of drawing since the 1950s, and she has curated twenty exhibitions with artists such as Alain Huck, Pierrette Bloch, Ante Timmermans, and Markus Raetz. In 2010-2011, she organized the exhibition ‘Here is a Swiss Drawing’ (Voici un dessin suisse), held at the Rath Museum in Geneva and at Aargauer Kunsthaus in Aarau. She is the author of some fifty written pieces concerning a number of artists, as well as the links between drawing and photography, and the use of paper in contemporary art. In 2014, she published ‘Towards the visible – Exhibiting contemporary drawing 1964-1980’ (Vers le visible – Exposer le dessin contemporain 1964-1980) at ROVEN publishing.