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Jimmie Durham


Biography

Jimmie Durham (1940-2021).

Born in USA, Jimmie Durham has worked as a visual artist, performer, essayist, and poet for more than forty-five years. Predominantly a sculptor, Durham often combines found objects and natural materials and incorporates text to expose Western-centric views and prejudices hidden in language, objects, and institutions. Calling himself an «interventionist» Durham is oftentimes critical in his analysis of society but with a distinctive wit that is simultaneously generous and humorous.


In 2017-2018, Jimmie Durham has benefited from an itinerant retrospective at Remai Modern (Saskatoon), Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), Whitney Museum of American Art and The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis).

Jimmie Durham has participated to major international events including Documenta : 1992, 2012, 2022 and the Venice Biennal : 1999, 2001, 2003, 2013, 2019 during which he received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.

Jimmie Durham's work has been exhibited at Hammer Museum (Los Angeles) ; Walker Art Center (Minneapolis) ; Whitney Museum of American Art (New York) ; MoMA - Museum of Modern Art (New York) ; Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Zürich) ; MAXXI - Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXIsecolo (Roma) ; Serpentine Gallery (London) ; Museo della Fondazione Querini Stampalia (Venice) ; Neuer Berliner Kunsteverein ; Parasol Unit foundation for contemporary art (London) ; MARCO - Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo ; M HKA Antwerp ; Musée d'art moderne de Paris, MCA - The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago ; Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (The Hague) ; MIT Liste Visual Arts Center (Cambridge) ; Centre Georges-Pompidou (Paris) ; SMAK - Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst Gent ; Reykjavík Art Museum.

His work is part of prestigious collections as Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris) ; Musée d'art moderne de Paris ; MoMA - Museum of Modern Art (New York) ; SMAK - Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst Gent ; Tate Modern (London) ; Whitney Museum of American Art (New York) ; Hammer Museum (Los Angeles) ; Denver Art Museum ; M HKA Antwerp ; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego ; SMAK (Ghent)...


Selected works

Verre en plein air 2, Jimmie Durham
Verre en plein air 1, Jimmie Durham
Yellow Higgs Transmitting Apparatus, Jimmie Durham
Sweet, Light, Crude, Jimmie Durham
Sans titre (5), Jimmie Durham
Sans titre (20), Jimmie Durham
Do not waste words, Jimmie Durham
Carta canta, Jimmie Durham
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Museum exhibitions

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Jimmie Durham installation, Beaufort Triennale 2021, Thinking of you , De Haan, Belgium, 2021 ph : Filip Claessens

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Jimmie Durham installation, Beaufort Triennale 2021, Thinking of you , De Haan, Belgium, 2021 ph : Filip Claessens

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Jimmie Durham installation, Arsenal Pavilion, Bienniale di Venezia, Italy, 2019

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Jimmie Durham installation, Arsenal Pavilion, Bienniale di Venezia, Italy, 2019

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Maria Thereza Alves & Jimmie Durham, The Middle Earth, IAC - Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France, 2018

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Maria Thereza Alves & Jimmie Durham, The Middle Earth, IAC - Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France, 2018

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Maria Thereza Alves & Jimmie Durham, The Middle Earth, IAC - Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France, 2018

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Maria Thereza Alves & Jimmie Durham, The Middle Earth, IAC - Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France, 2018

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Aphrodite Unchained, 2014, Tous des sangs-mélés, MAC/VAL Vitry-sur-Seine, 2017

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Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World, (cur. Anne Ellegood and Vincenzo de Bellis) Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA, 2017

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Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World, (cur. Anne Ellegood and Vincenzo de Bellis) Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA, 2017

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Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World, (cur. Anne Ellegood and Vincenzo de Bellis) Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA, 2017

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Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World, (cur. Anne Ellegood and Vincenzo de Bellis) Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA, 2017

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Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World, cur. Anne Ellegood, Hammer museum, Los Angeles, USA, 2017

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Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World, cur. Anne Ellegood, Hammer museum, Los Angeles, USA, 2017

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Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World, cur. Anne Ellegood, Hammer museum, Los Angeles, USA, 2017

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Still life with spirit and xitle, 2007, Mexico City, commission Cesar Cervantes

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Thinking of You, 2008, Sèvres Outdoor, Sèvres, France, 2014

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Labyrinth, (cur. Paul Hervé Parsy), Château d'Oiron, France, 2007

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Labyrinth, (cur. Paul Hervé Parsy), Château d'Oiron, France, 2007

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Labyrinth, (cur. Paul Hervé Parsy), Château d'Oiron, France, 2007

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Labyrinth, 2007, Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris (MAMVP), Paris, France, 2013 (MAMVP collection)

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Labyrinth, 2007, Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris (MAMVP), Paris, France, 2013 (MAMVP collection)

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Labyrinth, 2007, Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris (MAMVP), Paris, France, 2013 (MAMVP collection)

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Smashing, video, 92', 2004, Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris (MAMVP), Paris, France, 2013 (MAMVP collection)

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A Sweet light crude, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France, 2013 (Les Abattoirs collection)

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Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany, 2012

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Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany, 2012

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Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany, 2012

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Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany, 2012

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Crisis: America Latina, arte y confrontaction, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico DF, 2011

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Jimmie Durham: A Matter of Life and Death and Singing, MUKHA, Antwerp, Belgium, 2011 - solo show

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Jimmie Durham: A Matter of Life and Death and Singing, MUKHA, Antwerp, Belgium, 2011 - solo show

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Jimmie Durham: A Matter of Life and Death and Singing, MUKHA, Antwerp, Belgium, 2011 - solo show

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Jimmie Durham: A Matter of Life and Death and Singing, MUKHA, Antwerp, Belgium, 2011 - solo show

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MAC, Marseille, France, collection-permanente

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The Good the Bad & the Ugly, Cultureel Center Strombeek, Belgium, 2010

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Jimmie Durham: rocks encouraged, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany, 2010 - solo show

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Jimmie Durham: rocks encouraged, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany, 2010 - solo show

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Mediacity, Seoul, South Korea, 2010

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Jimmie Durham: Universal Miniature Golf (The Promised Land), Glasgow Sculptures Studios, UK, 2010 - solo show

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Biennal Sao Paulo, 2010

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Jimmie Durham: Pierres rejetées, Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris (MAMVP), Paris, France, 2009 - solo show

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Jimmie Durham: Pierres rejetées, Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris (MAMVP), Paris, France, 2009 - solo show

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Jimmie Durham: Pierres rejetées, Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris (MAMVP), Paris, France, 2009 - solo show

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Jimmie Durham: Pierres rejetées, Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris (MAMVP), Paris, France, 2009 - solo show. Coll. MAMVP

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Jimmie Durham: Pierres rejetées,Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris (MAMVP), Paris, France, 2009 - solo show

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Biennale de Lyon, France, 2009

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Biennale de Lyon, France, 2009

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Before the Law, Ludwig Museum, Köln, Germany, 2011 (Building a Nation, 2006, Ludwig Museum collection)

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Before the Law, Ludwig Museum, Köln, Germany, 2011 (Building a Nation, 2006, Ludwig Museum collection)


Videos

CONVERSATION

Jimmie Durham in conversation with Dirk Snauwaert I Museum MMK für Moderne Kunst

EXHIBITION

Jimmie Durham: A Matter of Life and Death and Singing I Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp

INTERVIEW

Jimmie Durham winner of the Golden Lion I Biennale Arte 2019

TALK

Jimmie Durham I Parasol unit foundatin for contemporary art


Press

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Publications

Jimmie Durham

Jimmie Durham

Publisher: Phaidon

2017

Jimmie Durham: At the center of the world

Jimmie Durham: At the center of the world

Publisher: Prestel

2017

Sound and Silliness

Sound and Silliness

Publisher: MAXXI ; Nero

2016

Jimmie Durham : Venice, work and tourism

Jimmie Durham : Venice, work and tourism

Publisher: Mousse Publishing

2015

Talking Art 1, Art Monthly interviews with artists since 1976

Talking Art 1, Art Monthly interviews with artists since 1976

Publisher: Patricia Bickers and Andrew Wilson

2013

 A Matter of Life and Death and Singing

A Matter of Life and Death and Singing

Publisher: Anders Kreuger

2012

Amoxohtli, Libro de carretera, A road book

Amoxohtli, Libro de carretera, A road book

Publisher:

2011

Rejected Stones

Rejected Stones

Publisher:

2009

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