Jimmie Durham

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© Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris / ARC
© Courtesy of the artist & Galerie Opdahl
Late Last Night (installation shot), Galerie Barbara Wien, 2010 Mixed Media © Courtesy the artist and Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin
Second Life (detail), 2010 © Courtesy of the Artist and Sprovieri
Thinking of you , 2008 Acier Et Aluminium H: 300 X W: 150 X D: 150 Cm © Galerie Michel Rein
Untitled 2000/II , 2000 Drawing, Graphite On Paper H: 107 X W: 78 Cm © Barbara Wien Wilma Lukatsch
Notwithstanding , 2000 Drawing, Graphite On Paper H: 107 X W: 78 Cm © Barbara Wien Wilma Lukatsch
Resurrection , 1995 Tv, Stone, Glass, Wire H: 45 X W: 66 X D: 45 Cm © Barbara Wien Wilma Lukatsch
Sweet, Light, Crude , 2009 25 Barrels Of Oil © Galerie Michel Rein
10 Voyages conceptual , 1996 Silkscreen On Paper H: 60 X W: 84 Cm © Barbara Wien Wilma Lukatsch
dirt & hair on french linen , 2010 Dirt, Hair, Acrylic Paint On French Linen H: 188 X W: 42 Cm © Barbara Wien Wilma Lukatsch
dedicated to the few , 2010 Ink, Paper Collage On Paper H: 111 X W: 76 Cm © Barbara Wien Wilma Lukatsch
© Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Michel ReinSultana
Maquette for a Museum of Switzerland, 2011 © Courtesy Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zurich and Opdahl Gallery Berlin/Stavanger
© Courtesy of the Artist and MuHKA Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp
© photo M HKA
The Piece of Wood , 2005 Digitaldruck Auf Papier, Wood Paper, (154x40cm), Wood (Ca. 20x5x2cm) © Courtesy of the artist & Wien Lukatsch Galerie und Buchhandlung für Kunstbücher
Exhibition view, 2013 © Appartement Elisa Platteau
exhibition view, 2013 © Appartement Elisa Platteau
exhibition view, 2013 © Appartement Elisa Platteau
Sans titre 17 ("Atelier Calder" series), 2007 , 2007 70 X 49,5 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Michel Rein
© Courtesy of the Artist and Sprovieri
Installation View, Art Unlimited, 2012 Mixed Media © © Kurimanzutto, Mexico city
long hope, 2012 © Courtesy of the Artist and Sprovieri
Bedia's Stirring Wheel, 1985 Aluminum, Leather, Fur, Paint, Feathers, Skull, String, Cloth, Steering Wheel 42 1/4 X 18 In. (107.3 X 45.7 Cm) © Collection of Karen and Andy Stillpass, Cincinnati. Photo by Tony Walsh, Courtesy of Andy Stillpass
© Courtesy Jimmie Durham. Photo Kai Vollmer
Various Elements from the Actual World, 2009 Mixed Media 300 X 250 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico
Various Items and Complaints Installation View, Serpentine Gallery, London (1 October – 8 November 2015) Image © Luke Hayes 2015
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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
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