Isaac Julien

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Playtime, 2014

Films4Peace, 2012

Isaac Julien was born in 1960 in London, where he currently lives and works. While studying painting and fine art film at St Martin's School of Art from which he graduated in 1984, Isaac Julien co-founded 'Sankofa Film and Video Collective' in which he was active from 1983-1992. He was also a founding member of Normal Films in 1991. 

Julien was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2001 for his films The Long Road to Mazatlán (1999) and Vagabondia (2000), both made in collaboration with Javier de Frutos. Earlier works include Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (1996), Young Soul Rebels (1991) which was awarded the Semaine de la Critique Prize at the Cannes Film Festival the same year, and the acclaimed poetic documentary Looking for Langston (1989), which also won several international awards including the Panorama Teddy as part of 2016's Berlinale. Julien has pioneered a form of multiscreen installations with works such as Western Union: Small Boats (2007), Ten Thousand Waves (2010) and Playtime: Kapital (2014). 

Julien was the recipient of the Performa Award (2008), the prestigious MIT Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts (2001) and the Frameline Lifetime Achievement Award (2002). His work Paradise Omeros was presented as part of Documenta XI in Kassel (2002). In 2003 he won the Grand Jury Prize at the Kunstfilm Biennale in Cologne for his single screen version of Baltimore; in 2008, he received a Special Teddy for his film that he collaborated on with Tilda Swinton, on Derek Jarman, called Derek, at the Berlin International Film Festival. 

Isaac Julien was visiting lecturer at Harvard University's Schools of Afro-American and Visual Environmental Studies between 1998 and 2002. He was also a research fellow at Goldsmiths College, University of London (2000-2005), faculty member at the Whitney Museum of American Arts (2006-2013) and Professor of Media Art at Staatliche Hoscschule fur Gestaltung Karlsruhe, Germany (2008-2015). In 2005, Julien was the Mary Miss-Artist in-Residence at the American Academy in Rome. In April 2006, he was invited to be the Regent's Professor at University of California Berkeley. Julien is currently Chair of Global Art at University of Arts London. 

Julien has had solo shows at the Pompidou Centre in Paris (2005), MOCA Miami (2005), Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover (2006), the Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea - Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal (2009), Museum Brandhorst, Munich (2011) and SESC Pompeia in Brazil (2012). His work Ten Thousand Waves (2010) went on world tour, and has been on display in over 15 countries so far, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2013/14 and most recently at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris in 2016. Playtime and Kapital have been exhibited at El Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City and Minsheng Museum in Shanghai (both in 2016). 

Julien is represented in both public and private collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern; Centre Pompidou; Guggenheim Collection; Hirshhorn Collection, Albright-Knox; the Irish Museum of Modern Art; the National Museum of Norway; Brandhorst Collection; Fundación Helga de Alvear, Madrid; Goetz Collection; the Louis Vuitton Art Foundation; LUMA Foundation; and the Zeitz Foundation. In 2013, a monographic survey of his career to date, Riot, was published by MoMA, NY. 

Julien is currently producing a new work that is a poetic meditation on aspects of the life and architecture of Lina Bo Bardi, entitled The Seven Faces of Lina Bo Bardi. The first chapter of this work, Stones Against Diamonds (2015), was shown during 2015's La Biennale di Venezia, Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach. Julien is Chair of Global Art at University of Arts London.

ISAAC JULIEN

Born 1960
Lives and works in London

Education
1987-1989 Les Entrepreneurs de L'Audiovisuel Européen (EAVE), Brussels (Post-Doctoral).
1980-1984 Central St. Martin's School of Art, London, BA Fine Art Film (1st Class Honours).

Isaac Julien's work has featured in the following biennales:

2016
'FotoFest 2016', Houston, USA

2015
'56th Venice Biennale', Venice, Italy

2013
'La Triennale', Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2012
'Johannesburg Biennale', Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2011
'4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art', Moscow, Russia
'Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art', Gothenburg, Sweden

2010
'8th Shanghai Biennale', Shanghai, China
17th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

2008
'7th Gwangju Biennale', Gwangju, South Korea

2009
Arts in Marrakesh (AiM) International Biennale, Morocco

2004
'Whitney Biennial'. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
'Berlin Biennale 04', Germany
'Dak'Art 6éme Biennale de l'Art Africain Contemporain 2004: Nanook Cinema', Dakar, Senegal
'Busan Biennale', Busan, South Korea

2003
'Utopia Station Poster Project', 50th Venice Biennale, Italy and Haus der Kunst, Münich, Germany

2002
'Documenta 11_Platform5', Binding Building, Kassel, Germany

1997
'2nd Johannesburg Biennale', Johannesburg, South Africa

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016
'Playtime', Kramlich Foundation, Fort Mason, San Francisco, USA
'Stones Against Diamonds', Roslyn Oxley Gallery, Sydney, Australia
'Stones Against Diamonds', Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, USA
'Vintage', Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, USA
'Playtime- Kapital', Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico

2015
'Stones Against Diamonds', YoungArts Foundation, Miami, USA
'Stones Against Diamonds', Rolls-Royce Motor Cars commission, Kirche Elisabethen, Basel, Switzerland 
'Playtime', The Mistake Room, Los Angeles, USA
'Stones Against Diamonds', Rolls-Royce Motor Cars commission, Palazzo Malipiero-Barnabo, Venice, Italy, Kirche Elisabethen Church, Basel, Switzerland, Goodwood, West Sussex, UK, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
'Playtime', Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain
'Riot', De Pont Museum, Tilburg, Netherlands

2014
'Playtime', Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Brazil
'Western Union: Small Boats (The Leopard)', Urban Video Project, Syracuse, New York
'Playtime', Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, Netherlands
'Ten Thousand Waves', Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden
'Playtime: Photographic Works', Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain
'Playtime', Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
'Playtime', Victoria Miro Gallery, London

2013
'Playtime', Metro Pictures, New York, USA
'Ten Thousand Waves', Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
'Isaac Julien. Western Union: Small Boats', Museum Brandhorst, Germany. In partnership with Kino der Kunst Festival
'Long Road to Mazatlan', Art Institute of Chicago, USA

2012
'Scopic Landscapes', Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Brazil
'Isaac Julien: Better Life' (Ten Thousand Waves), Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, Netherlands
'Isaac Julien: Geopoetics', SESC Pompéia, São Paulo, Brazil
'Currents 34: Isaac Julien', Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, USA
'Isaac Julien', Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio, USA
'The Leopard', Dirimart Garibaldi, Istanbul, Turkey

2011
'Ten Thousand Waves', Museum Brandhorst, Germany.
'Isaac Julien', ICA Boston, USA
'Isaac Julien', Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain
'Isaac Julien', Metro Pictures, New York, USA

2010
'Isaac Julien', Bass Museum, Miami, USA
'Isaac Julien', Victoria Miro Gallery, London, USA
'Isaac Julien', ShanghART Gallery, H-Space, Shanghai, China

2009
'Isaac Julien', Museum Brandhorst Collection, Munich, Germany
'Isaac Julien', Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2008
'Brutal Beauty: Derek Jarman' (curator), Serpentine Gallery, London, UK. Toured to: Künsthalle Zurich, Switzerland and Künsthalle Wein, Austria

2007
'Currents 99: Isaac Julien', St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri, USA
'Isaac Julien', Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2006
Isaac Julien', Kestnergesellshaft, Hanover, Germany

2005
'Isaac Julien', Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, USA
'Isaac Julien', Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
'Isaac Julien', Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
'Isaac Julien Deslocamentos', VIVO Open Air, São Paulo, Brazil

2004
'True North', Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
'Isaac Julien', Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain

2003
'Isaac Julien', Metro Pictures, New York, USA
'Isaac Julien', Bohen Foundation, New York, USA

2001
'Isaac Julien', MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Turner Prize 2001, Tate Britain, London, UK

2000
'Isaac Julien', Studio Museum, Harlem, New York, USA
'Isaac Julien', Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
'The Film Art of Isaac Julien', Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, New York, USA

1999
'Isaac Julien', Art Pace, San Antonio, Texas, USA
'Isaac Julien', Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
'Western Union: Small Boats', Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada
'Ten Thousand Waves', Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa

2016
'Ten Thousand Waves', Towner Gallery, Eastbourne
'ART of The Treasure Hunt', Tuscany, Italy
'Castle Tuessling', Bavaria, Germany
'Ten Thousand Waves', K11 Foundation, Shaghai, China
'The Shadow Never Lies', Minsheng Museum, Shanghai, China
'The 1980s. Today's Beginnings?', Eindhoven, Netherlands
'Borders, Barriers, Walls', Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia
'Things Fall Apart', Calvert 22 Gallery, London, UK
'Bentu', Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
'BLACK PULP!', Yale School of Art, New Haven, USA
'Time/Image', Blaffer Art Museum, Houston and Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, Illinois USA

2015
'Harmony and Transition', MARTa Herford, Germany
'The New Human: You and I in the Global Wonderland', Moderna Museet Malmö, Sweden
'Mobile M+: Moving Images', M+ Museum, The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hong Kong

2014
'Theatrical Fields', NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore (touring show)
'Lost in Landscape', MART Rovereto, Italy
'Art, Architecture, Design, from the 80s to Now', Pompidou Centre, Paris, France
'World Pride Exhibition', Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
'The Surface of the World', Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD), Manila, Philippines
'Man in the Mirror', Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
'Barockt', Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
'Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art 1775-2012', Whatcom Museum, USA. Will tour to: Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada

2013
'Theatrical Field', Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden
'Reading Cinema, Finding Words: Art after Marcel Broodthaers', The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan. Toured to: The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan.
'Entitled, The Cinematic Impulse', Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
'Un été Sicilien', Le Château de Nyon, Nyon, Switzerland
'Cinematic Visions: Painting at the Edge of Reality', Victoria Miro Gallery (co-curator with James Franco and Glenn Scott Wright), London, UK

2012
'Language Games', Fundación Helga d'Alvear, Madrid, Spain
'Open End - Goetz Collection at Haus der Kunst', Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
'Expanded Cinema: Isaac Julien, Fiona Tan, Yang Fudong', EYE filmmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
'The Dwelling Life of Man', Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Netherlands
'This Will Have Been', Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA
National Museum for Art, Architecture and Design, Norway, Oslo
'Take Me Somewhere Nice', Stene Projects, Stockholm, Sweden

2011
'Collected Ritual', The Studio Museum Harlem, New York, USA
'Move: Choreographing You', Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Wesfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany
'Videosphere: A New Generation', Albright Knox Art Gallery, New York, USA
'Video, an Art, a History: 1965-2010' Singapore Art Museum in collaboration with Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
'The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image', CaixaForum, Madrid, Spain
'Move. Art and Dance Since the 1960s', Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany. Toured to: K20 Grabbeplatz. Düsseldorf, Germany. Exhibition organised by the Hayward Gallery, London, in association with Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany.

2010
'Move: Choreographing You', Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London, UK
Riso Museo d'Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
'Afro Modern', Tate Liverpool, UK
'Fast Forward 2: The Power of Motion', ZKM, Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany

2009
Guggenheim Bilbao Collection, Bilbao, Spain

2008
'The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Moving Image Part II: Realisms', Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, USA

2007
'Wrestle', CCS Bard, Hessel Museum, New York, USA
'Video: An Art, A History 1965-2005', MCA Sydney, Australia
'Light, Camera, Action: Artists' Films for Cinema', Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
'The Secret Public: The Last Days of the British Underground 1978-1988', Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK

2006
'Les Expositions de l'Eté, Magasin', Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France
'New Media Collection, 1965-2005', Centre Pompidou, The Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
'A Short History of Performance, Part VI', Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK
'Speaking with Hands'. Photographs from the Buhl Collection, Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain
'Vidéodanse 2006', Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

2005
'Temps de Vídeo', Fundació "La Caixa", works from the collection of the Pompidou, Barcelona, Spain
'The Projected Image', Tate Modern, London, UK

2004
'Territories (1984)', Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France
'Deviant Bodies', CEPA Gallery, New York, USA

2003
'Only Skin Deep', Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, USA
'Love/Hate', Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany
'East Wing Collection', Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK

2002
'Screen Memories', Art Tower Mito, Japan

2001/02
'The Short Century', Museum Villa Stuck, Munich; toured to: Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and P.S.1 Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
'Turner Prize 2001', Tate Gallery, London, UK

1999/00
'Retrace Your Steps,' Sir John Soane Museum, London, UK

1997
'Scream and Scream Again', The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

1996
'Hotter Than July', Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
'New Histories', ICA, Boston, USA

1995
'Mirage: Enigma of Race, Difference and Desire', ICA, London, UK

1993
'Abject art: Repulsion and Desire in American Art', Whitney Museum of Art, New York, USA

Selected Screenings and Film Festivals

2016
Looking for Langston, The Attendant, The Long Road to Mazatlan, Playtime, Kapital, Ten Thousand Waves, Pacific Film Archive, San Francisco, USA
Derek, Innsbruck International Biennial of the Arts, Innsbruck, Austria
The Attendant, Looking for Langston, Territories, Who Killed Colin Roach, FICUNAM film festival, Mexico City, Mexico
Kapital, The Whitworth, Manchester, United Kingdom
Derek, Towner Art Gallery, Eastborune, United Kingdom
Looking for Langston, Berlinale 66th Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin, Germany

2015
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin White Mask, Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Art, Bristol, United Kingdom
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin White Mask, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, USA
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin White Mask, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, United Kingdom
Looking for Langston, Territories, Who Killed Colin Roach, Passion of Remembrance, Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom
Looking for Langston, Young Soul Rebels, This is Not an AIDS Advertisement, New Queer Cinema, Cine Belas Artes, São Paulo, Brazil
The Attendant, Badasssss Cinema, The Darker Side of Black, Territories, Queer Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Better Life, M+ Moving Image, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong

2014
Derek, Young Soul Rebels, Baltimore, BaadAsssss Cinema, Territories, Who Killed Colin Roach, This is Not an AIDS Advertisement, Looking For Langston, The Attendant, Frantz Fanon: Black Skin White Mask, MoMA, New York
Playtime Premiere, Museum of Art and Design, Manila, Philippines

2013
Ten Thousand Waves, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

2012
Baltimore, Badass Cinema, Young Soul Rebels, Looking for Langston, Frantz Fanon, Derek, EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam
Better Life, Plymouth Art Centre, UK.
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask, EYE Film Museum, Amsterdam

2011
The Leopard, Nuit Blanche, Paris.
Baadasss Cinema, Baltimore, Territories, Frantz Fanon, Looking for Langston, Derek, Singapore Art Museum in collaboration with Centre Pompidou, Paris.

2010
Better Life, Venice Film Festival, Italy.
The Leopard, Venice Film Festival, Italy.
Ten Thousand Waves, collaboration with composer Maria de Alvear, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Looking for Langston, FACT, Liverpool, UK.
Looking for Langston, Geneva Film Festival, Switzerland.
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin White Mask, Biennale de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

2009
The Darker Side of Black, The Attendant, BaadAsssss Cinema, Secretaria Municipal da Cultura, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Looking for Langston, This is not an AIDs Advert, CGAC, Santiago, Spain.

2008
Derek, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA.
Derek, Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada.
Derek, Bergen International Film Festival, Bergen, Norway.
Derek, Vienna International Film Festival, Vienna, Austria.
Derek, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA.
Derek, Espoo Ciné, Espoo, Finland.
Derek, Melbourne Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia.
Derek, New Horizons, Warsaw, Poland.
Derek, Collection Studio 54, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf, Germany.
Derek, Sydney Film Festival, Sydney, Australia.
Derek, IndieLisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.
Derek, Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Miami, Florida, USA.
Derek, Istanbul Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey.
Derek, AFI Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Derek, London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, London, UK.
Derek, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK.
Derek, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA.
Derek, Tate, London, UK.
Derek, Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Derek, Berlin Film Festival, Berlin, Germany.

2007
The Attendant, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA.
The Ice Project at Works and Process (PERFORMA), Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA.

2006
Baltimore, Kino Eye Festival, Antwerp, Belgium.
Looking for Langston, 20th Gay and Lesbian Film Festival London, UK.
True North, Fantôme Afrique, Sundance Film Festival 2006, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

2005
Paradise Omeros, Baltimore, True North, Locarno International Film Festival, Locarno, Switzerland.
Three, Long Road to Mazatlán. Outfest, Los Angeles, USA.
Territories, Looking for Langston, Frantz Fanon: Black Skin White Mask, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany.
Three, Long Road to Mazatlán, Vagabondia, Paradise Omeros, La Rochelle, France.

2004
Baadasssss Cinema, ZKM, Fate of Alien Mides, Germany.
Baltimore (single screen), KunstFilmBiennale tour of Latin America: São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Frantz Fanon, Åarhus Festival of Contemporary Art, Denmark.
Long Road to Mazatlán, Pink Screens, Brussels, Belgium.
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask, Dakar Biennale, Senegal.
Baltimore and Paradise Omeros, Jeonju International Film Festival, Korea.
Paradise Omeros, Be-bop Sessions Festival, Exeter, UK.
Paradise Omeros, Museé du Louvre, Paris, France.
Baltimore (three screen), Berlin Biennale 04, Germany.
Artist in Focus at Rotterdam Film Festival, showing Baltimore (singlescreen), Paradise Omeros (single Screen, Vagabondia (single screen), The Long Road to Mazatlán (single screen), Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

2003
The Attendant, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.
Frantz Fanon, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Paradise (single screen version), Raindance Film Festival/Dazed & Confused, London, UK.
Baltimore (single screen version), KunstFilmBiennale, Cologne, Germany.
Territories, A Century of Artists' Film in Britain, Tate Britain, London, UK.
Vagabondia, Long Road to Mazatlán, Baadasssss Cinema, Three, The Attendant, Looking for Langston, MOMA, New York, USA.
Baadasssss Cinema, The Jeonju International Film Festival, Korea.
Three, Electromediascope, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas, USA.

2002
BadAsssss Cinema, Toronto Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
The Attendant, Nuit Blanche/Nuit Video, Paris, France.
Paradise Omeros, Vagabondia, Long Road to Mazatlán, Three, The Attendant, Territories, Brief Encounters Film Festival, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK.
Long Road to Mazatlán, The Attendant, Three, Looking for Langston, Contemporary Film and Video, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden. Toured to: BorÅs Kunstmuseum, Sweden and Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey.
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask, Malmö Film Festival, Sweden.
Paradise Omeros, Tate Britain, London, UK.
Looking for Langston, The Attendant, Trussed, Vagabondia, Future Past of Visual Culture, Tate Britain, London, UK.
Looking for Langston, Long Road to Mazatlán, Fierce & Warwick Arts Centre, UK.

2001
UmeÅ Film Festival, Bildmuseet, Sweden.
Territories, Looking for Langston, Young Soul Rebels, The Darker Side of Black, Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask, Neue Galerie Graz, Austria

2000
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask, Looking for Langston, The Attendant, Künslterhaus, Stuttgart, Germany.
Three, International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Three, Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, London, UK.

1999
Three, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK.

1997
Fanon S.A, Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa.
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask, Sundance Film Festival, USA; Berlin International Film Festival, Germany; UK Cinema Premiere ICA London, UK; Hong Kong International Film Festival

1996
Trussed, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston.
Trussed, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK

1995
We Feel Your Pain, That Rush!, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, UK..

1993
The Attendant: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA.

1991
Young Soul Rebels: Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Filmfest Munich, Toronto Film Festival, Theatrical release in Germany, UK, Japan the Netherlands, United States, Australia, Belgium and Spain.

1989
Looking for Langston: Berlin International Film Festival, International Film Festival Barcelona, Copenhagen Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.

1985
Territories, Oberhausen Film Festival, Germany.

1984
Who Killed Colin Roach, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK.

1983
Who Killed Colin Roach, Rio Cinema Dalston, London, UK.

1982
Where Do We Go Now, The London Filmmakers' Co-op, UK.

Installations

2015
Stones Against Diamonds, 10-screen installation, HD Playback, with sterio sound, 58"28

2014
PLAYTIME; 7-screen installation, 7.1 sound, 66' 57"

2013
KAPITAL; Double-monitor high-definition video installation with stereo sound, 31'16"

2010
Ten Thousand Waves; 9-screen installation, colour 35mm film, 9.2 sound, 49'41"

2008
Dungeness; Two-screen installation, super-8mm and 16mm colour film, sound, 16'10"

2007
Western Union: small boats; Five-screen installation, super 16mm colour film, 5.1 sound, 18'22"

2005
Fantôme Afrique; Three-screen installation, 16mm colour film, 5.1 sound, 17'12"
Fantôme Créole; Four-screen installation, 16mm colour film, 5.1 sound, 23'27"

2004
True North; Three-screen installation, 16mm colour film, 5.1 sound, 14'20"
Encore II (Radioactive); Super-8mm and 16mm colour film, 3'00"

2003
Baltimore; Three-screen installation, 16mm colour film, 5.1 sound, 11'36"

2002
Paradise Omeros; Three-screen installation, 16mm colour film, sound, 20'29"

2000
Vagabondia; Two-screen installation (rear projection), 16mm colour film, sound, 7'00"

1999
Long Road to Mazatlán; Three-screen installation (rear projection), 16mm colour film, sound, 20'00"
The Conservator's Dream; Three-screen installation, 16mm colour film, sound, 6'00"
Three; Single-screen installation, 16mm colour film, sound, 28'19"

1997
Fanon S.A; Two-screen installation, 16mm colour film, sound, 5'10"

1996
Trussed; Two-screen installation, 16mm b&w film, sound, 21'23"

1995
That Rush! / Cartooned Life; Colour 16mm film, sound, 7'13" with a series of seven linotronic photographic prints

Films

2013
PLAYTIME (single screen version); double projection, edge blended, single screen ultra high definition, 5.1 sound, 66'27"

2010
Better Life (single screen version of 'Ten Thousand Waves'); 35mm film transferred to high definition, 5.1 sound, 55'00"

2008
Derek; Super-16mm and 35mm colour film, 5.1 sound, 78'00"

2005
Fantôme Afrique (single-screen version); 16mm colour film, 5.1 sound, 17'00"
True North (single-screen version); 16mm colour film, sound, 14'20"

2002
BaadAsssss Cinema; Super-16mm and 35mm colour film, 56'00"
Paradise Omeros (single-screen version); 16mm colour film, sound, 18'51"

2000
Vagabondia; 16mm colour film, sound, 12'21"

1999
Long Road to Mazatlan; 16mm sepia / colour film, sound, 14'35"
The Conservator's Dream; 16mm sepia / colour film, sound, 4'00"

1996
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin White Mask; 35mm colour film, sound, 68'35"

1994
The Darker Side of Black; 16mm colour film, sound, 58'38"

1993
The Attendant; 35mm colour film, sound, 7'59"

1991
Young Soul Rebels; 35mm colour film, sound, 105'00"

1989
Looking for Langston; 16mm b&w film, sound, 44'29"

1987
This is Not an AIDS Advertisement; Super-8mm colour film, sound, 10'26"

1986
The Passion of Remembrance; 16mm, colour film, sound, 80'16"

1984
Territories; 16mm colour film, sound, 24'12"

1983
Who Killed Colin Roach?; Super-8mm colour film, sound, 34'42"

Selected Photographic Works

2014
Playtime. Series of twenty-four Endura Ultra photographs, ranging from 160 x 240 cm to 90 cm diameter

2010
Ten Thousand Waves. Series of twenty-two Endura Ultra photographs, ranging from 47 1/4 x 63 in. (120 x 160 cm) to 70 7/8 in. x 16 ft. 4 7/8 in. (180 x 500 cm)

2007
Western Union Series. Series of twelve Duratrans images in lightboxes, ranging from 47 1/4 x 47 1/4 in. (120 x 120 cm) to 47 1/4 in. x 9 ft. 10 1/8 in. (120 x 300 cm)

2005
Fantôme Créole. Series of ten Lambda prints on gloss paper, ranging from 47 1/16 x 47 1/16 in. (119.5 x 119.5 cm) to 47 1/16 in. x 7 ft. 10 1/16 in. (119.5 x 239 cm)

2004
True North Series. Series of twelve digital prints on Epson Premium Photo Glossy paper, ranging from 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in. (100 x 100 cm) to 39 3/8 in. x 9 ft. 10 1/8 in. (100 x 300 cm)

2003
Baltimore Series. Series of seventeen framed digital prints on Epson Premium Photo Glossy paper, ranging from 40 1/8 x 40 1/8 in. (102 x 102 cm) to 43 7/8 x 53 1/8 in. (111.5 x 135 cm)
Love/Hate. Series of two digital prints on Hannemuhle Photorag, each: 17 11/16 x 24 in. (45 x 61 cm)

2002
Before Paradise. Series of ten pigment-ink-printed triptychs, each: 39 3/8 in. x 9 ft. 10 1/8 in. (100 x 300 cm)

2001
Untitled (from Mazatlàn). Series of six Duratrans images in lightboxes, each: 20 1/4 x 15 1/2 x 4 7/8 in. (51.5 x 39 x 12.5 cm)

2000
Untitled (from Vagabondia). Series of four digital prints on Arches paper, 15 1/4 x 74 13/16 in. (40 x 90 cm)

1999
After Mazatlán. Series of eight black and white photogravures, 13 x 17 in. (33 x 43.2 cm) to 14 x 18 3/4 in. (35.6 x 47.6 cm)
Untitled (Three). Series of ten Micro Piezo prints, 15 x 26 in. (38 x 66 cm)

1996
Trussed Series (Angel). Series of four black and white photographs, 30 x 40 in. (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
Trussed Series (Double Lives). Diptych of Micro Piezo prints mounted with plexiglass and aluminium, 15 x 49 7/16 x 3 1/8 in. (38 x 125.5 x 8 cm)

1995
Cartooned Life. Series of seven photographs, linotronic prints, each: 39 3/4 x 29 1/2 in. 101 x 75 cm.

1989
Looking for Langston Series (with Sunil Gupta). Series of twenty-six prints on glossy paper, each 7 7/8 x 9 7/16 in. (20 x 24 cm)

Selected Monographs and Exhibition Catalogues

2013
Isaac Julien, 'RIOT', Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

2012
'Isaac Julien: Geopoetics', Edições SESCSP, São Paulo, Brazil
'This Will Have Been', The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

2011
Isaac Julien, 'Expeditions', Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, USA

2010
Isaac Julien, 'Ten Thousand Waves', Victoria Miro Gallery, Metro Pictures, New York and Galerìa Helga de Alvear, Madrid & Isaac Julien Studio, UK

2009
Isaac Julien, 'Western Union: small boats', CCA Warsaw; Koenig Books & Isaac Julien Studio, UK

2008
Isaac Julien (curator), 'Derek Jarman: Brutal Beauty', Koenig Books, Serpentine Gallery London, UK

2006
Isaac Julien, 'True North - Fantôme Afrique', Kestnergesellshaft, Hanover, Germany
'Making History, Art and Documentary in Britain from 1929 to Now', Tate Publishing, London, UK

2005
Isaac Julien, 'True North', MoCA, Miami and MAK Center of Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, USA
Isaac Julien, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Isaac Julien, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Isaac Julien (curator), Deslocamento, VIVO Open Air, Brazil

2004
Isaac Julien, GL Strand Kunstoreningen, Denmark
Isaac Julien, 'True North', Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal, Canada
Whitney Biennial, New York, USA

2003
'Creolite and Creolization', Documenta 11, Platform 3, Kassel, Germany

2002
'Documenta 11', Kassel, Germany
'Screen Memories', Art Tower Mito, Japan

2001/02
'Unpacking Europe', Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

2001
Isaac Julien, 'Ellipsis Minigraph', London, UK
'Turner Prize', Tate Gallery, London, UK
'ARS01', Kiasma/The Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki

2000
'The Film Art of Isaac Julien', Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, New York, USA

1999
'Rhapsodies in Black', Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

1998
'Frantz Fanon: Black Skin White Mask' (French text), K Films Edition

1996
'New Histories', The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston, USA
'Scream and Scream Again', Museum of Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK

1993
'Abject Art: Repulsions and Desire in American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Programme, New York, USA

Selected Bibliography

2014
Sarah Thornton, 33 Artists in 3 Acts (Granta Publications), pp. 352-360
Twenty First Centuty Art Book (Phaidon) p. 136

2013
Giuliana Bruno, Surface: Matters of Aesthetics, Materiality, and Media (University of Chicago Press)
B. Ruby Rich, New Queer Cinema: The Director's Cut (Duke University Press)

2012
Ian Aitken, ed., The Concise Routledge Encyclopaedia of the Documentary Film (Routledge)
Isaac Julien: Geopoetics (Edições SESCSP/ Associação Cultural Videobrasil)

2010
Lisa E. Bloom, 'Arctic Spaces: Politics and Aesthetics in True North and Gender on Ice', NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art No. 26. (Spring)
Mathieu Borysevicz. "Screenings: China Imagined." Art in America 98, no. 8 (September).
Christina Elizabeth Sharpe, Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-slavery Subjects (Perverse Modernities) (Duke University Press)
Andrew Maerkle, 'Not Global, Trans-Local', ART iT (July)
Gao Shiming, 'Inextricable Entanglements', ART iT (July)

2008
Oliver Basciano, 'Two Divided by Zero: Isaac Julien & Derek Jarman', Art Review (February)
David, Frankel, 'Isaac Julien', Artforum 46, no. 6 (February)

2009
Rachel Kent, 'Isaac Julien: Boundary Rider.', Art World (Australian/New Zealand ed.) no. 7 (February-March)
Louise, Yelin, 'Callin' Out Around the World: Isaac Julien's New Ethnicities', Atlantic Studies 6, no. 2 (August)

2007
Giuliana Bruno, Public Intimacy: Architecture and the Visual Arts (MIT)
Sarah Phillips Casteel, Second Arrivals: Landscape and Belonging in Contemporary Writing of the Americas (New World Studies) (University of Virginia Press)
David Marriott, 'Black Narcissus: Isaac Julien', Haunted Life: Visual Culture and Black Modernity (Rutgers University Press)
Greg Thomas, "Isaac Julien: 'Darker Sides' and 'Snow Queens."" The Sexual Demon of Colonial Power: Pan-African Embodiment and Erotic Schemes of Empire. Blacks in the Diaspora. (Indiana University Press)

2000
Gen Doy, Black Visual Culture: Modernity and Postmodernity (I.B. Tauris)
Okwui Enwezor, 'Towards a Critical Cinema: The Films of Isaac Julien', in Isaac Julien, exhibition brochure (Kansas City, Missouri: Grand Arts)

1999
Christy Adair and Ramsay Burt, 'Two into the Making of Three', Dance Theatre Journal Vol. 15, No. 2, p.20
Isaac Julien, 'In Two Worlds: An Interview with Isaac Julien', Sight and Sound Vol. 7 (July), p.33

1998
Roselee Goldberg, Performance: Live Art Since the 60s (Thames and Hudson), p.143
Isaac Julien, 'Only Angels Have Wings', Lynne Cook and Karen Kelly (eds.), Tracey Moffatt: Free-Falling (Dia Center for the Arts), pp.9-21
Isaac Julien and Mark Nash, Frantz Fanon: Peau Noire, Masque Blanc (K Films Editions)
Richard J. Powell, Black Art and Culture in the Twentieth Century (Thames and Hudson), pp.212-213

1997
Robert Stam, 'Permutations of the Fanonian Gaze: Isaac Julien's Black Skin, White Mask', Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire Vol. 1, No. 2 (Summer/Fall), pp.186-192

1996
Warren E. Crichlow, 'Against the Grain: Popular Music, Pedagogy and Cultural Politics in the Films of Isaac Julien', Discourse Vol. 16, No. 3
bell hooks, 'Thinking through Class: Paying Attention to The Attendant', Reel to Real: Race, Sex and Class at the Movies (Routledge), pp.91-97
Kaja Silverman, 'The Ceremonial Image', The Threshold of the Visible World (Routledge), pp. 104-121

1995
Kobena Mercer, 'Busy in the Ruins of a Wretched Phantasia', in Kobena Mercer and David A. Bailey (eds.) Mirage: Enigmas of Race, Difference and Desire, exhibition catalogue (inIVA), pp.15-55

1994
Isaac Julien and Jon Savage, 'Queering the Pitch: A Conversation', Critical Quarterly Vol. 36, No.1 (Spring), pp.1-12
Kobena Mercer, Welcome to the Jungle: New Positions in Black Cultural Studies (Routledge)

1993
Henry Louis Gates Jr, 'The Black Man's Burden', in Michael Warner (ed.), Fear of a Queer Planet (University of Minnesota Press), pp.230-238
Paul Gilroy, 'Climbing the Racial Mountain: a Conversation with Isaac Julien', in Small Acts: Thoughts on the Politics of Black Cultures (Serpent's Tail), pp. 166-172
Craig Houser, 'I Abject', in Craig Houser, Leslie C. Jones, and Simon Taylor (eds.), Abject Art: Repulsion and Desire in American Art (Whitney Museum of American Art), pp.85-99
Isaac Julien, 'Performing Sexualities: An Interview', in Victoria Harwood and David Oswell (eds.), Pleasure Principles, Politics, Sexuality and Ethics (Lawrence and Wishart)
Isaac Julien, 'Confessions of a Snow Queen: Notes on the Making of The Attendant', Cineaction! Vol. 32 (Fall), p.5 Reprinted in Critical Quaterly Vol. 36, No.1 (Spring 1994), pp.120-126

1992
Hilton Als, 'Letter to a Soul Rebel', Village Voice, p.62, 07.01.92
Isaac Julien, 'Black Is, Black Ain't: Notes on De-Essentializing Black Identities', in Michele Wallace and Gina Dent (eds.), Black Popular Culture (Seattle Bay Press), pp.255-263

1991
Manthia Diawara, 'The Absent One: The Avant-Garde and the Black Imaginary in Looking For Langston', Wide Angle Vol. 13, Nos. 3 & 4 (July-October)
Isaac Julien and Colin MacCabe (eds.), Diary of a Young Soul Rebel (BFI Publishing)
Kobena Mercer, 'Dark and Lovely', Ten Photo Paperback Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 78-86

1989
Reece Auguiste with Black Audio Film Collective, 'Black Independents and Third World Cinema: The British Context' in Jim Pines and Paul Willemen (eds.), Questions of Third Cinema (London: BFI Publishing; Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press)

1988
Coco Fusco, 'Young British and Black, a monograph on the work of Sankofa Film/Video Collective and Black Audio Collective' in Discourses, Conversations in Postmodern Art and Culture (The New Museum of Contemporary Art)
Isaac Julien and Kobena Mercer, 'De Margin and De Center', Screen vol. 29, no. 4 (Autumn), pp. 2-10
Jacqueline Rose, 'Sexuality and Vision: Some Questions' in Hal Foster (ed.), Vision and Visuality: Discussions in Contemporary Culture No. 2 (Dia Art Foundation)

1987
Douglas Crimp, 'How To Have Promiscuity in an Epidemic', October Vol. 43, AIDS: Cultural Analysis/Cultural Activism (Winter), pp.237-271

Selected Collections

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, USA
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Bard College, Centre for Curatorial Studies Museum, New York, USA
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Colleciòn Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain
De La Cruz Collection, Miami, Florida, USA
De Pont Museum Collection, Tilburg, Netherlands
Deutsche Bank Art Collection, Frankfurt, Germany
Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany
Government Art Collection, London, UK
Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian, Washington, USA
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Linda Pace Foundation Collection, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris, France
LUMA Foundation, Arles, France
Margulies Collection, Miami, Florida, USA
Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Musac, (Castile and León Museum of Contemporary Art) León, Spain
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany
National Museum of Art, Architecture & Design, Oslo, Norway
Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany
Tate Modern, London, UK
Towner Eastborune and The Whitworth, United Kingdom (Moving Image Art Fund)
The Wonderful Fund Collection, UK
The Zeitz Foundation Collection Germany
Wemhöner Collection, Herford, Germany

Selected Awards

2016
Panorama TEDDY 30 for Looking for Langston, Berlinale 66th Berlin International , Berlin, Germany.

2014
The Golden Gate Persistence of Vision Award, San Francisco Film Festival, San Francisco, USA.

2011
Off Festival Award from PhotoEspaña for Ten Thousand Waves at Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain.

2008
Special Teddy for Derek, Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin, Germany.
Documentary Prize for Derek, 34th Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle, USA.
Best Documentary for Derek, Milan International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Milan, Italy.
Honorary Fellow, University of Arts, London, UK.

2005
Aurora Award, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, Texas, USA.

2003
Master of Arts (Honorary Degree), Surrey Institute of Art and Design, London, UK.
Grand Jury Award, KunstFilmBiennale, Cologne, Germany.
Prize for outstanding career in cinematography, Benalmadana, 6th Festival International de Cortometraje y Cine Alternativo de Benalmadena (ficcab).

2002
Frameline Lifetime Achievement Award, San Francisco, USA.
Bohen Foundation Commission, New York, USA.
Eyebeam's Moving Image Commission program, Artist in Residence, New York, USA.
Ford Foundation Commission, New York, USA.

2001
The McDermott Award, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

1999
Art Pace, International Artist in Residence, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

1998
Jerome Foundation Award, USA.
Andy Warhol Foundation Award, USA.

1997
Pratt and Whitney Canada Grand Prize for Frantz Fanon: Black Skin White Mask, 15th International Festival of Films on Art.

1996
Wexner Museum Fine Arts International Artist Award, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

1995
Rockefeller Humanities Fellowship Award, New York University, Centre for Media, Culture and History, USA.

1991
John McKnight International Artist Award, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

1991
Semaine de la Critique Prize for Young Soul Rebels, Cannes Film Festival, France.

Selected Academic Posts and Trusteeships

Regents Professor at University of California Berkeley (April 2016)
Trustee of Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa (2015- present)
Trustee of Parasol Unit, London, UK (2015 - present)
Patron of Stuart Hall Foundation, London, UK (2014- present)
Chair, Professor of Global Art, University of the Arts, London, UK (2014-present)
Professor of Media Art at Staatliche Hoscschule fur Gestaltung, Karlsruhe, Germany (2008 - present)
Trustee of Art Pace Foundation, San Antonio, USA (1999-present)
Faculty member at the Whitney Museum of American Art's Independent Study Program, New York, USA (2006-2013)
Trustee of Serpentine Gallery, London, UK (1999-2009)
Visiting Mellon Professor of English, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (2006-2007)
Research Fellow at Goldsmiths College University of London, UK (1998-2003)
Visiting lecturer at Harvard University's Schools of Afro-American and Visual Environmental Studies, Cambridge, Massachusetts USA (1998-2002)