Artist | Jimmie Durham (*1940)

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Biography

Biography

born 1940, Arkansas, USA
First Nations Affiliation: Cherokee

Born into a family of carvers and political activists, multidisciplinary artist Jimmie Durham also performed, wrote, and edited poetry in Houston, Texas in the late sixties. Upon completing a degree in sculpture at Geneva's École des Beaux-Arts in 1972, Durham worked full-time for the American Indian Movement, serving as head of the International Indian Treaty Committee at the United Nations (leading to the drafting of the International Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples). As part of a first generation of contemporary artists working in elite high art contexts, Durham's contribution has been compounded by his activities and lucidity as a writer, editor (Art and Artists Newspaper, 1982-86), and critic. Durham currently lives and works in Europe.

Recent Exhibitions

Recent Exhibitions

1998 Crossings. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
1998 do it. Surrey Art Gallery, British Columbia (travelling)
1996 Eurasian Project, Stage One: La Porte de l’Europe. Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Champagne-Ardenne; Calais; Anvers
1996 Transformers. Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta
1994 Economies. Une exposition, des logiques d'investissement. Galerie Roger Pailhas, Marseille, France
1994 Cocida y Crudo. Mueso National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
1994 States of Loss: Migration, Displacement, Colonialism, and Power. Jersey City Museum, New Jersey
1993 - 94 Original Re-runs. ICA, London, England
1993 - 94 A certain lack of coherence. Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
1993 Will/Power. Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
1993 On taking a normal situation and retranslating it into overlapping and multiple readings of conditions past and present. Antwerp Cultural Capital of Europe, Antwerp
1993 Biennial Exhibition. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1992 Land, Spirit, Power. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
1991 Savoir-vivre, savoir -faire, savoir-etre. Centre international d'art contemporain, Montréal, Québec
1991 Souvenirs of Site-Seeing: Travel and Tourism in Contemporary Art. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Selected Biography

Selected Biography

Bhabha, Homi K. "Beyond the pale: Art in the age of multicultural translation." Kunst & Museum Journaal 5, no. 4 (1994): 15-23.

Brentano, Robyn, and Olivia Georgia. Outside the Frame: Performance Art and the Object. Ohio: Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, 1994.

Canning, Susan. "Jimmie Durham." The New Art Examiner 23, no. 2 (1995): 39-40.

Cardinal-Schubert, Joane. "In the red." In Borrowed Power: Essays on Cultural Appropriation, eds. Bruce Ziff and Pratima V. Rao, 122-133. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1997.

Carlos, Isabel. "Jimmie Durham modulo." Flash Art 28, no. 184 (1995): 124.

Caseley, Jonathon, Karin M. Higa, and Pamela M. Lee. Souvenirs of Site-Seeing: Travel and Tourism in Contemporary Art. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1991.

Cassagnau, Pascale. "Jimmie Durham; Calais, Vienna, Reims." Art Press 214 (1996): 68-69.

Churchill, Ward. From a Native Son: Selected Essays in Indigenism, 1985-1995. With an introduction by Howard Zinn. Boston, Massachusetts: South End Press, 1996.

Churchill, Ward. Indians are Us? Culture and Genocide in Native North America. Toronto: Between the Lines, 1994.

Duncan, Ann. "Native artists are central to Savoir-Vivre exhibit." The (Montréal) Gazette, 29 September 1990, p. I.

Durham, Jimmie. "Artist's project." Blocnotes 8 (1995): 12-13.

Durham, Jimmie. "Attending to words and bones: An interview with Jean Fisher." Art and Design 10, nos. 7-8 (1995): 47-55.

Durham, Jimmie. "The centre of the world is several places (Part I)." Interview by Beverly Koski and Richard William Hill (Berlin, February 1998). FUSE Magazine 21, no. 3 (Summer 1998): 24-33.

Durham, Jimmie. A Certain Lack of Coherence: Writings on Art and Cultural Politics. Edited by Jean Fisher. London: Kala Press, 1993.

Durham, Jimmie. Columbus Day. Albuquerque, New Mexico: West End Press, 1993.

Durham, Jimmie. "On the edge of town." Art Journal 51, no. 2 (1992): 14-16.

Durham, Jimmie. "Geronimo!" In Partial Recall: Photos of Native North Americans, edited by Lucy R. Lippard, 55-58. New York: The New Press, 1992.

Durham, Jimmie. Marginal Recession: An Installation by Edward Poitras. Regina, Saskatchewan: Dunlop Art Gallery, 1994.

Durham, Jimmie, Jean-Pierre Rehm, and Denys Zachropoulos. Eurasian Project, Stage One: La porte de l’Europe (Les Bourgeois de Calais, La Leon d’Anatomie. A Progress Report). Champagne-Ardenne, Calais, et Anvers: Le College Editions, Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, 1996.

Feaver, William. "Chasing the Cherokee tail." The Observer, 9 January 1994, p. 9.

Fisher, Jean, ed. Global Visions: Towards a New Internationalism in the Visual Arts. London : Kala Press in association with the Institute of International Visual Arts, 1994. [This publication brings together the papers delivered at the conference entitled A new internationalism, the first conference of the Institute of International Visual Arts held at the Tate Gallery in London on 27 and 28 April 1994]

Fisher, Jean. Ni’Go Tlung A Doh Ka. New York: State University of New York (SUNY), 1986.[Translation: We are always turning around on purpose]

Gisbourne, Mark. "Interview at the ICA." Art Monthly 173 (1994): 7-11.

Lepage, Jocelyn. "Quand l'art se fait humaniste." La Presse, 8 September 1990, D14-15.

Levin, Kim. "Jimmie Durham." The Village Voice 37, no. 48 (1 December 1992): 65.

Lippard, Lucy R. Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multi-cultural America. New York: Pantheon, 1993.

McMaster, Gerald. "Desperately seeking identity in the space of the other." In Edward Poitras: Canada XLVI Biennale di Venezia, 21-38. Hull, Québec: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1995.

Mulvey, Laura, Dirk Snauwert, Mark Alice Grant, and Jimmie Durham. Jimmie Durham. London, United Kingdom: Phaidon, 1995.

Nemiroff, Diana, Robert Houle, and Charlotte Townsend-Gault. Land, Spirit, Power: First Nations at the National Gallery of Canada. Ottawa, Ontario: National Gallery of Canada, 1992.

Pakasaar, Helga, Deborah Doxtater, Jean Fisher, and Rick Hill. Revisions. Banff, Alberta: Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre, 1992.

Papastergiadis, Nikos. "Metaphor: The energy for beginning." Art & Design 9, nos. 7/8 (1994): 19-25.

Rickard, Jolene. "Sovereignty: A line in the sand." Art and Design 10, nos. 7/8 (1995): 50-54.

Ryan, Allan J. "Postmodern parody: A political strategy in contemporary Canadian Native art." Art Journal 51, no. 3 (1992): 59-65.

Sangster, Gary, et al. States of Loss: Migration, Displacement, Colonialism, and Power. New Jersey: Jersey City Museum, 1994.

Shiff, Richard. "The necessity of Jimmie Durham's jokes." Art Journal 51, no. 3 (1992): 74-80.

Smith, Roberta. "The subversive stitch." The New York Times, 12 July 1991, C23.

Smith, Roberta. "At the Whitney, a biennial with a social conscience." The New York Times, 5 March 1993, p. C1, C27.

Walkingstick, Kay. "Indian arts and crafts act: Counterpoint." Akwe:kon Journal 11, nos. 3-4 (1994): 115-17.

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Exhibition History 

Exhibition History

 
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Venue types: Gallery / Museum / Non-Profit / Collector
Exhibitions in artist-info 104 (S 43/ G 61) Did show together with - Top 5 of 960 artists
(no. of shows) - all shows - Top 100
Adrian Piper (9)- 119
Bruce Nauman (6)- 521
Glenn Ligon (6)- 89
Martha Rosler (6)- 149
Guillermo Gómez-Peña (5)- 11
Exhibitions by type
104:   32 / 25 / 45 / 2
Venues by type
76:   17 / 20 / 37 / 2
Curators 56
artist-info records Oct 1988 - May 2017
Countries - Top 5 of 17
United States (24)
Germany (20)
United Kingdom (8)
France (7)
Belgium (6)
Cities - Top 5 of 48
New York (17)
Berlin (11)
London (6)
Los Angeles (5)
Gent (4)
Venues (no. of shows ) Top 5 of 76
Nicole Klagsbrun (8)
S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (4)
The Banff Centre - Walter Phillips Gallery (3)
Matt's Gallery (3)
Institut d'Art Contemporain - IAC (3)
Curators (no. of shows) Top 5 of 5
Jan Hoet(3), Anne Ellegood(2), Judith Welter(2), Anselm Franke(2), Candice Hopkins(2)

Offers/Requests Exhibition Announcement S / G Solo/Group Exhibitions   (..) Exhibitions + Favorites
Exhibition Title

Jimmie Durham

 - At the Center of the World
Hammer Museum / UCLA S Jan 2017 - May 2017 Westwood (191) +0
Stevens, MacKenzie (Curator)       +0
Serpentine Galleries S Oct 2015 - Nov 2015 London (90) +0
Exhibition Title

Jimmie Durham

 - Here at the Center
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein - NBK S Jun 2015 - Aug 2015 Berlin (335) +0
Babias, Marius (Curator)       +0
Exhibition Title

America Is Hard to See

Whitney Museum of American Art - America Is Hard to See S May 2015 - Sep 2015 New York (1) +0
Deutsche Bank Collection - Artists S Apr 2015 - Apr 2015 Frankfurt am Main (1) +0
8. Berlin Biennale S May 2014 - Aug 2014 Berlin (1) +0
Exhibition Title

Whitney Biennial 2014

Whitney Biennial 2014 - Whitney Museum of American Art S Mar 2014 - May 2014 New York (1) +0
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst - Zürich G Feb 2014 - May 2014 Zürich (121) +0
Welter, Judith (Curator)       +0
Exhibition Title

Take It or Leave It

 - Institution, Image, Ideology
Hammer Museum / UCLA G Feb 2014 - May 2014 Westwood (191) +0
Kunsthalle Bielefeld G Aug 2013 - Oct 2013 Bielefeld (241) +0
De Vleeshal S Jul 2013 - Sep 2013 Middelburg (179) +0
Benedetti, Lorenzo (Curator)       +0
Parc Saint Léger G Jun 2013 - Sep 2013 Pougues-les-Eaux (35) +0
Parkett Publishers S Jun 2013 - Jun 2013 New York (93) +0
BlainISouthern - London G Apr 2013 - May 2013 London (18) +0
Codognato, Mario (Curator)       +0
kurimanzutto S Feb 2013 - Mar 2013 Mexico City (3) +0
Wien Lukatsch - Galerie und Buchhandlung G Jan 2013 - Apr 2013 Berlin (Mitte) (32) +0
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst - Zürich G Nov 2012 - Jan 2013 Zürich (121) +0
Welter, Judith (Curator)       +0
Exhibition Title

In the Holocene

MIT List Visual Arts Center G Oct 2012 - Jan 2013 Cambridge (258) +0
Tate Liverpool G Sep 2012 - Apr 2013 Liverpool (83) +0
Nicole Klagsbrun G Jun 2012 - Aug 2012 New York (191) +0
Exhibition Title

documenta XIII

documenta XIII S Jun 2012 - Sep 2012 Kassel (1) +0
Galerie Christine König G Mar 2012 - Apr 2012 Wien (26) +0
Bétonsalon G Nov 2011 - Jan 2012 Paris (3) +0
Generali Foundation G Sep 2011 - Jan 2012 Wien (56) +0
Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art - GIBCA G Sep 2011 - Nov 2011 Göteborg (12) +0
Ellipse Foundation Contemporary Art Collection S Apr 2011 - Dec 2011 Cascais - Alcoitão (1) +0
EAC – Espacio Arte Contemporáneo G Mar 2011 - Apr 2011 Montevideo (6) +0
Kunsthaus Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum G Feb 2011 - May 2011 Graz (24) +0
Pakesch, Peter (Curator)       +0
The Cooper Union - 41 Cooper Gallery G Oct 2010 - Nov 2010 New York (2) +0
Lam, Steven (Curator)       +0
Exhibition Title

Hareng Saur

 - Ensor en de hedendaagse kunst
S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst G Oct 2010 - Feb 2011 Gent (347) +0
daadgalerie G Oct 2010 - Dec 2010 Berlin (141) +0
Exhibition Title

Jimmie Durham

 - Rocks Encouraged
Portikus S Jun 2010 - Aug 2010 Frankfurt am Main (215) +0
Kunsthalle Bern G May 2010 - Jul 2010 Bern (433) +0
Pirotte, Philippe (Curator)       +0
Exit Art / The First World G Mar 2010 - May 2010 New York (7) +0
De Kabinetten van de Vleeshal G Feb 2010 - Apr 2010 Middelburg (50) +0
Benedetti, Lorenzo (Curator)       +0
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea - CGAC G Jan 2010 - May 2010 Santiago de Compostela (162) +0
S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst G Dec 2009 - Jan 2010 Gent (347) +0
Gauthier, Léa (Curator)       +0
10e Biennale de Lyon S Sep 2009 - Jan 2010 Lyon (1) +0
Nam June Paik Art Center G Jun 2009 - Nov 2009 Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do (5) +0
Modern Art Oxford G Apr 2009 - Jun 2009 Oxford (118) +0
Centre d'art contemporain d'Ivry - Crédac G Feb 2009 - Mar 2009 Ivry-sur-Seine (24) +0
Restif, Claire de (Curator)       +0
Galerie Nordenhake - Berlin G Jan 2009 - Feb 2009 Berlin (Mitte) (94) +0
Exhibition Title

Jimmie Durham

 - Pierres rejet
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris - MAM S Jan 2009 - Apr 2009 Paris (796) +0
Garimorth, Julia (Curator)       +0
MoMA PS1 G Oct 2008 - Jan 2009 Long Island City (289) +0
The Menil Collection G Jul 2008 - Sep 2008 Houston (98) +0
Exhibition Title

Ad Absurdum

 - Energien des Absurden von der klassischen Moderne zur Gegenwart
Marta Herford G Apr 2008 - Jul 2008 Herford (62) +0
Institut d'Art Contemporain - IAC G Feb 2008 - Apr 2008 Villeurbanne (156) +0
Ergino, Nathalie (Curator)       +0
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea - CGAC G Nov 2007 - Jan 2008 Santiago de Compostela (162) +0
The Banff Centre - Walter Phillips Gallery G Jun 2007 - Sep 2007 Banff (53) +0
Atelier Calder S Jan 2007 - Jun 2007 Saché (51) +0
Matt's Gallery S Nov 2006 - Dec 2006 London (121) +0
Kunsthalle Basel G Oct 2006 - Nov 2006 Basel (231) +0
Matt's Gallery S Oct 2006 - Oct 2006 London (121) +0
Exhibition Title

Whitney Biennial 2006

Whitney Biennial 2006 - Whitney Museum of American Art S Mar 2006 - May 2006 New York (1) +0
The Banff Centre - Walter Phillips Gallery S Nov 2005 - Mar 2006 Banff (53) +0
Hopkins, Candice (Curator)       +0
7hours.com S Oct 2005 - Nov 2005 Berlin-Charlottenburg (27) +0
Exhibition Title

Julia Bornefeld Jimmie Durham Michael Kienzer Franz West Erwin Wurm

 - sculpture
Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman - Innsbruck G May 2005 - Jul 2005 Innsbruck (88) +0
Nicole Klagsbrun G Jan 2005 - Feb 2005 New York (191) +0
Institut d'Art Contemporain - IAC G Jul 2004 - Sep 2004 Villeurbanne (156) +0
Institut d'Art Contemporain - IAC G May 2004 - Jul 2004 Villeurbanne (156) +0
The Banff Centre - Walter Phillips Gallery G Apr 2004 - May 2004 Banff (53) +0
Hopkins, Candice (Curator)       +0
Exhibition Title

Lies, Lust, Art & Fashion

 - Signale der Kleidung
PODEWIL G Jan 2004 - Jan 2004 Berlin (Mitte) (28) +0
Exhibition Title

Jimmie Durham

 - Semi-Specific Objects and Almost-Related Words
Leopold-Hoesch-Museum S Nov 2003 - Feb 2004 Düren (78) +0
Galerija Škuc S Mar 2003 - May 2003 Ljubljana (50) +0
Galerie Nordenhake - Berlin G Jun 2002 - Jul 2002 Berlin (Mitte) (94) +0
Kunstverein Arnsberg e. V. S Apr 2002 - Jun 2002 Arnsberg (39) +0
Nicole Klagsbrun G Mar 2002 - Apr 2002 New York (191) +0
Center for Contemporary Art - CCA Kitakyushu G Mar 2002 - Apr 2002 Kitakyushu (40) +0
Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil - MACG G Nov 2001 - Feb 2002 San Ángel (4) +0
Galerie Nordenhake - Stockholm S Nov 2000 - Dec 2000 Stockholm (103) +0
Center for Contemporary Art - CCA Kitakyushu S Oct 2000 - Nov 2000 Kitakyushu (40) +0
Wien Lukatsch - Galerie und Buchhandlung S Sep 2000 - Oct 2000 Berlin (Mitte) (32) +0
S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst G Apr 2000 - Jun 2000 Gent (347) +0
Galerie Christine König S Feb 2000 - Mar 2000 Wien (26) +0
Biennale Di Venezia - Arsenale '99 G Jun 1999 - Nov 1999 Venezia (1) +0
Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst Bremen (GAK) S Feb 1999 - Apr 1999 Bremen (36) +0
daadgalerie S Nov 1998 - Jan 1999 Berlin (141) +0
Kunstverein München e. V. S Oct 1998 - Nov 1998 München (64) +0
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer S Dec 1997 - Jan 1998 Antwerp (217) +0
Galerie Nordenhake - Stockholm S Dec 1997 - Dec 1997 Stockholm (103) +0
Book Works Ltd. S Jun 1997 - Jun 1997 London (2) +0
Villa Mazzanti G Jun 1997 - Jun 1997 Roma (1) +0
Nicole Klagsbrun G Feb 1997 - Feb 1997 New York (191) +0
De Vleeshal S Oct 1995 - Dec 1995 Middelburg (179) +0
Braak, Lex ter (Curator)       +0
L.A. Louver Galleries G Aug 1995 - Sep 1995 Los Angeles - Venice / Santa Monica (368) +0
Nicole Klagsbrun S Apr 1995 - May 1995 New York (191) +0
Museo Nacional. Centro de Arte Reina Sofía G Dec 1994 - Mar 1995 Madrid (32) +0
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer S Oct 1994 - Dec 1995 Antwerp (217) +0
Nicole Klagsbrun G Oct 1994 - Nov 1994 New York (191) +0
Kunstverein in Hamburg G Sep 1994 - Nov 1994 Hamburg (131) +0
nbk - neue bildende kunst S Jun 1994 - Jul 1994 Hamburg (798) +0
Exhibition Title

Mistaken Identities

Louisiana Museum for moderne kunst G Sep 1993 - Nov 1993 Humlebæk (278) +0
L.A. Louver Galleries S Aug 1993 - Oct 1993 Los Angeles - Venice / Santa Monica (368) +0
Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst G Jun 1993 - Aug 1993 Bremen (120) +0
S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst G Apr 1993 - Jun 1993 Gent (347) +0
Forum Stadtpark G Apr 1993 - May 1993 Graz (17) +0
Exhibition Title

Mis/Taken Identities

 - Fotografische Konzepte aus den USA und GB
Museum Folkwang G Feb 1993 - Mar 1993 Essen (400) +1
Exhibition Title

Whitney Biennial 1993

Whitney Biennial 1993 - Whitney Museum of American Art S Feb 1993 - Jun 1993 New York (1) +0
Nicole Klagsbrun S Nov 1992 - Dec 1992 New York (191) +0
Santa Barbara Museum of Art - SBMA G Nov 1992 - Dec 1992 Los Angeles - Santa Barbara (77) +0
Brown, Elisabeth A. (Curator)       +0
Nicole Klagsbrun G Jul 1992 - Jul 1992 New York (191) +0
Exhibition Title

documenta IX

documenta IX S Jun 1992 - Sep 1992 Kassel (1) +0
Exhibition Title

The Interrupted Life

New Museum of Contemporary Art G Sep 1991 - Dec 1991 New York (160) +0
Matt's Gallery S Oct 1988 - Oct 1988 London (121) +0