Isaac Julien

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Playtime, 2014

Films4Peace, 2012

Filmmaker and installation artist, Isaac Julien CBE RA, was born in 1960 in London, where he currently lives and works. His multi-screen film installations and photographs incorporate different artistic disciplines to create a poetic and unique visual language. His 1989 documentary-drama exploring author Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance titled Looking for Langston garnered Julien a cult following while his 1991 debut feature Young Soul Rebels won the Semaine de la Critique prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Having recently worked on conserving and restoring Looking for Langston images from his extensive archive, he exhibited of photographic works at Victoria Miro Gallery, London (2017), Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco (2016) and Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam (2016) with a screening of the film in its original 16mm print at Tate Britain.

Julien’s solo exhibitions and presentations include Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), Cape Town (2017); Platform-L Contemporary Art Centre, Seoul (2017); The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto (2017); Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2016); MAC Niterói, Rio de Janeiro (2016); Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City (2016); De Pont Museum, Netherlands (2015); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013); Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago (2013); The Bass Museum, Miami (2010); Museum Brandhorst, Munich (2009); Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2005); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2005) and Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2005). His latest work, Stones Against Diamonds, was shown in 2015 as part of the Rolls-Royce Art Programme at the Venice Biennale, at Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach.

Julien participated in the Venice Biennale at the inaugural Diaspora Pavilion at the 57th edition in 2017 with Western Union: Small Boats. Previously, he presented Kapital and directed Das Kapital Oratorio in the 56th edition of the Venice Biennale, curated by Okwui Enwezor, in 2015. His work has also been exhibited in the 7th Gwangju Biennial, South Korea (2008); Prospect 1, New Orleans (2008); Performa 07, New York (2007) and in documenta 11, Kassel (2002).

Julien’s work is held in collections that include: Tate, London; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; the LUMA Foundation, Arles; the Kramlich Collection; the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art (Zeitz MOCAA), Cape Town. In 2016 the Towner Art Gallery Collection (Eastbourne, UK) acquired Ten Thousand Waves (2010) as part of a Moving Image Fund program. Ten Thousand Waves, a globally acclaimed multiple screen installation work, premiered at the 2010 Sydney Biennale and has gone on to be exhibited extensively - recently at Platform-L in Seoul (2017) and Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris (2016) as well as the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2013, with whom he also published a comprehensive monographic survey of his life and work, titled ‘Riot’.

Julien has taught extensively, holding posts such as Chair of Global Art at University of Arts London (2014-2016) and Professor of Media Art at Staatliche Hoscschule fur Gestaltung, Karlsruhe, Germany (2008 – 2016). He is the recipient of the James Robert Brudner ‘83 Memorial Prize and Lectures at Yale University (2016). Most recently he received the Charles Wollaston Award (2017), for most distinguished work at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and in 2018, he was made a Royal Academician. Julien was awarded the title Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s birthday honours, 2017.

 

ISAAC JULIEN

Born 1960 in London, UK
Lives and works in London, UK

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).

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019
Isaac Julien: Frederick Douglass: Lessons of the Hour , SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, USA
Isaac Julien: Playtime, The Linda Pace Foundation Gallery / Ruby City, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Isaac Julien: Lina Bo Bardi – A Marvellous Entanglement, Victoria Miro, London, UK
Looking for Langston, Tate Britain, London, UK
Isaac Julien: Playtime, LACMA, Resnick Pavillion, Los Angeles, USA
The Leopard (Western Union: Small Boats), Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA
Looking for Langston, The Linda Pace Foundation Gallery / Ruby City, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Lessons of the Hour, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA
Lessons of the Hour - Frederick Douglass, Metro Pictures Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Stones against Diamonds, Paco Des Artes, Sao Paul, Brazil
Western Union, Small Boats, Neuberger Museum, New York USA
Love and Ethnology, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

2018
Isaac Julien, York Art Gallery, York, UK
Western Union: Small Boats, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark
To the End of the Earth, Galerie Forsblom, Stockholm, Sweden
Ten Thousand Waves, The Whitworth, Manchester, UK
Ten Thousand Waves Photographs, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
Isaac Julien: ‘Film Noir-Angels’ Looking for Langston, Roslyn Oxley9, Sydney, Australia; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Playtime, Amerborgh, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Paradise Omeros, Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2017
“I dream a world” Looking for Langston, Victoria Miro, London, UK Playtime, Platform-L Contemporary Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Other Destinies, The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada
The Leopard, International Centre for Photography, Palermo, Italy Playtime, Fort Mason Centre for Arts and Culture, San Francisco, USA

2016
Looking for Langston, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2016 – 2017) Refuge, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Stones Against Diamonds, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, Colorado
Vintage, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, California
Playtime & Kapital, MUAC (Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo), Mexico City, Mexico Ten Thousand Waves, MAC Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 


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

2019
Rock My Soul (Curated by Isaac Julien), Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK
Migrating Worlds: The Art of the Moving Image in Britain, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, USA
Jewels in the Concrete, Studio at Ruby City San Antonio, Texas, USA (2019-2020)
When Home Won't Let you Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art, ICA Boston, Boston, USA (2019-2020); travelling to Minneapolis Institute of Art (2020) and Cantor Arts Center (2020-2021)
ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL...,Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa – MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa
The Sea Is History, The Museum of Cultural History, Oslo, Norway
Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA; travelling to Gibbes Museum, Charleston (2019); Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI (2019); Smith College Museum of Art, MA (2020); Frye Art Museum, Seattle (2020); Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Sat Lake City (2020)
Ecos do Atlântico Sul, Galeria Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil
Hypervisuality. Making the invisble visible.Moving images from the Wemhöner Collection, curated by Philipp Bollmann, Palazzo Dugnani, Milan, Italy
Videoland - Eternity Goes Before The Moment, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Netherlands
Every Day: Selections from the Collection, Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, Baltimore, USA
Reflections on Space and Time, Galleria Nara Rosler, Rio de Janeiro

2018
Art Rio 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
All Things Being Equal, Zeitz MoCA, Cape Town, South Africa
Catastrophe and the Power of Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2018-2019)
Ecos do Atlântico Sul, Galeria Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil
Groundings, MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago), Chicago, USA (2018-2019)
0.10 Reloaded Avengarde 2018, Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich, Germany
Catastrophe and the Power of Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2018-2019)
I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, USA (2018-2019) Kinship, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA, US
Light in/as Image, Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart, Germany (2018-2019)
Michael Jackson: On the Wall, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK; Grand Palais, Paris, France; Bundekunsthalle, Bonn, DE; Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki, Finland (2018-2020)
More of an avalanche, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK
The Rebellion of Moving Image, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
Biomorphic Virtuosity, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, USA
The Lore of the Land, Churgate Gallery, Porlock, Somerset, UK
Höhenrausch 2018, OK Centre for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria
Taisman in the Age of Difference, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
The Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Strata, Rock, Dust, Stars, York Art Gallery, York, UK; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Panama MAC, Panama
Into the Unkown: A Journey through Science Fiction, Brandts Museum of Visual Culture, Odense Denmark;
Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece
I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, USA
Common Ground, AkzoNobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2018-2019)

2017
Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Summer Exhibition 2017, Royal Academy of Arts, London
All Things Being Equal, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art, Cape Town, South Africa (ends 19th February 2018)
Diaspora Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction, Barbican Art Gallery, London
The Restless Earth, La Triennale di Milano, organised by the Trussardi Foundation, Milan, Italy
The Place is Here, Nottingham Contemporary, United Kingdom; travelling to South London Gallery (2017) Jaguars and Electric Eels, Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin, Germany
Commissions from Performa’s Archives, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (ends 4th March 2018)
The Time. The Place. Contemporary Art from the Collection, Henry, Washington D.C, USA

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.

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

Selected Awards

2017
The Royal Academy of Arts Charles Wollaston Award
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the Arts (Queen’s Birthday Honours List)

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

Selected Biennials

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

2009
Arts in Marrakesh (AiM) International Biennale, Morocco

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

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

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 Monographs and Exhibition Catalogues

2017
Isaac Julien: Looking for Langston, Victoria Miro & Isaac Julien Studio

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 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)