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Jimmie Durham

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Washington, Arkansas

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Sep, 2016 do it
Montclair Art Museum

Jimmie Durham Biography

1940 Born in Washington, Arkansas

1960 1960s active in theater, performance, and literature in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement

1964 Since then performances, textpublications, exhibitions

1965 First solo art exhibit in Austin, Texas

1969 - 1973 Lived in Geneva, Switzerland (street actions in Geneva)

1975 - 1979 Director of the International Indian Treaty Council, New York, representative of the American Indian Movement, United Nations, New York

1973 - 1980 Political organizer in the American Indian Movement

1973 - 1980 representative at the United Nations

1975 - 1980 Co-editor of Treaty Council News, monthly journal of the International Indian Treaty Council, many international exhibitions, videos and films

1981 - 1983 Director of the Foundation for the Community of Artists (FCA), N.Y.C.

1987 Moved to Mexico

1994 Returned to Europe

2009 Survey at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Lives in Berlin

Selected Exhibitions

2009 Jimmie Durham retrospective, Musée d’ Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France

2008 Manifesta 7, the European Biennial of Contemporary art, Trentino, Italy

2008 Art Basel 39, Switzerland

2007 Silvia Ocougne / Jimmie Durham, Metaphrase & Metathesis, Berlin, Germany

Exhibited in Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst in Gent, Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, ICA London, Barbara Wien in Berlin, Documenta in Kassel, Hamburg Kunstverein, FRAC in Reims, Wittgenstein Haus in Vienna, Whitney Biennial, Kunstverein in Munich, Venice Biennale, among others.


2005 The Second Particle Wave Theory, University of Sunderland and Banff, 2005

2005 The American West, exhibition curated by Jimmie Durham and Richard Hill, Compton Verney, England, 2005

2004 Jimmie Durham, Edizione Charta, Milano, 2004

2001 Stoneheart, CCA, Kitakyushyu, 2001

2000 Jimmie Durham. Mäßige Materialfehler. 9 etchings (42x32) and a text in portfolio. Ed. of 6 arab. & 6 rom. num. & sign. copies. Wiens Verlag, Berlin 2000

2000 Jimmie Durham. (Stadtplan). Offsetprint on Tyvek, 175x119. ed. of 50 num. & sign. copies. Berlin 2000

1998 Jimmie Durham. Between the furniture and the building / between a rock and a hard place. Cologne 1998

1996 Jimmie Durham. Der Verführer und der Steinerne Gast. Wien 1996

1995 Jimmie Durham, Phaidon Press, London 1995

1995 A comprehensive survey, Jimmie Durham, has been published by Phaidon Press, London in 1995

1993 Jimmie Durham. My Book, The East London Coelacanth ... . London 1993

1993 Jimmie Durham. A Certain Lack of Coherence. Writings on Art & Cultural Politics. 256 S., 21x14,5 brosch.. London 1993
Recent Exhibits

Jimmie Durham participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2016 Life of Forms
Mary Boone Gallery - 24th St.
Feb, 2016 Fétiche
Venus Over Manhattan
Oct, 2015 Various Items and Complaints
Serpentine Gallery
Jun, 2015 Here at the Center
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
Jun, 2015 Summer Reading
Peter Freeman, Inc.
Apr, 2015 Carambolages (Exposition collective)
Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois
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Jimmie Durham has Exhibited at these venues:

Montclair Art Museum Mary Boone Gallery - 24th St.
Venus Over Manhattan Serpentine Gallery
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein Peter Freeman, Inc.
Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois galerie du jour agnès b.
Serpentine Sackler Gallery 21er Haus
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art Rockbund Art Museum
Whitney Museum of American Art Hammer Museum
Sprovieri Michel Rein Brussels
Aanant & Zoo MuHKA Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp
La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) Turner Contemporary
The Museum of Modern Art Warsaw Secession Vienna
ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art Blain|Southern - London Hanover Square
Mass MOCA Galerie Michel Rein
Haus der Kulturen der Welt Appartement Elisa Platteau
Wien Lukatsch Galerie und Buchhandlung für Kunstbücher MCA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Macro - Museum of Contemporary Arts MOCA Geffen Contemporary
La Maison Rouge Nicole Klagsbrun
Exit Art Swiss Institute
Museum Ludwig Köln BÉTONSALON
Regen Projects (West Hollywood) daadgalerie
The Cooper Union - 41 Cooper Gallery National Center for Contemporary Arts
Hyde Park Art Center Stedelijk Museum (Bureau Amsterdam)
Galerie Opdahl Lumen Travo
CAPC, Musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux Wilkinson Gallery
de Pury & Luxembourg Galerie Nordenhake GmbH - Berlin
Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris / ARC CIFO (Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation)
MoMA PS1 castillo/corrales
Galerie Yvon Lambert Plug In ICA
Marta Herford Crawford Art Gallery
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