Julian Klein is director of the Institute for Artistic Research Berlin, Germany. He studied composition, music theory, mathematics and physics. He is founding member and artistic director of the interdisciplinary performance art group a rose is. From 2003 he was member of the Young Academy at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the German National Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina. Currently he is collaborating scholar at Institute for Theatre Studies at Free University Berlin and research fellow at Concordia University, Montréal, Canada. Since 2007, he is teaching directing at the University of Arts Berlin.