Timeline

1941
Born in Ballaghaderreen, Ireland
2002
Kurt-Schwitters-Award
2002
Award of the Kulturstiftung der Stadtsparkasse Munich
Lives and works in Dublin

Exhibitions

2010
29 Bienal de São Paulo - Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo Entr'acte - Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels, Belgium
2009
La Force de l'Arte 02 - Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, France
2009
James Coleman - RHA Gallagher Gallery - Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (solo)
2009
James Coleman, Irish Museum of Modern Art, IMMA, Dublin (solo)
2009
James Coleman, Projects Arts Centre, Dublin (solo)
2008
James Coleman: Background, 1991-94, Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin (solo)
2008
James Coleman, Compton Verney, Compton Verney, Warwickshire (solo)
2007
James Coleman, Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin (solo)
2007
A Theatre Without Theatre, Bernardo Museum - Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon
2007
MACBA Im Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt
2007
9e Biennale de Lyon 2007, Le Biennale d'Arte Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon
2007
On History, curated by Gloria Moure, Fundacion Santander Central Hispano, Madrid
2007
Documenta 12, Kassel
2007
A theatre without theatre, Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona
2007
What does the jellyfish want?, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
2007
Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin (solo)
2006
Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris (solo)
2006
James Coleman – Initials 1993 – 94, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (solo)
2006
The 80’s: A Topology of Sense, Museu Serralves, Porto
2006
MACBA Collection, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona
2006
Why Pictures Now? Fotografie und Medienkunst heute, MUMOK Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna
2006
Eldorardo, opening exhibition, Mudam Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
2006
James Coleman, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
2005
James Coleman - Part 2: Premiere of New Work, MNAC - Museum do Chiado, Lisbon (solo)
2005
SlideShow Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Baltimore Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Modern Art
2004
Partners, curated by Ydessa Hendeles, Haus der Kunst, Munich
2004
How do we want to be governed? / Die Regierung, Miami Art Central, Miami, USA
2004
James Coleman Part 1: Works by James Coleman, Museu do Chiado - Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea, Lisboa (solo)
2004
James Coleman, Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal (solo)
2002
Kunstbau Lenbachhaus München, Munich (solo)
2002
documenta 11, Kassel
2002
James Coleman, Drei Filmarbeiten, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover, Germany (solo)
2002
Jurt-Schwitters-Preis der Diedersachsischen Sparkassenstiftung, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Hannover, Germany (solo)
2002
James Coleman, Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus & Kunstbau, Munich, Germany (solo)
2001
James Coleman - Charon (MIT Project), Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern (solo)
2001
Exploding Cinema: Rotterdam Film Festival, Museum Boijmans van Beunigen, Rotterdam
2001
Museum unserer Wünsche, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
2001
Neues Kunstmuseum Luzern (solo)
2000
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris (solo)
2000
Between Cinema and a Hard Place, Tate Modern, London
2000
Seeing Time: Selections from the Pamela and Richard Kramlich Collection of Media Art, ZKM, Karlsruhe
1999
Geschichten des Augenblicks, Kunstbau Lenbachhaus, Munich
1999
Fondació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona (solo)
1999
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (solo)
1997
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp (solo)
1997
Wiener Sezession, Vienna (solo)
1997
Art and Film since 1945, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome
1996
Hall of Mirrors: Art and Film since 1945, MOCA, Los Angeles
1996
Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris (solo)
1995
Kunstmuseum, Luzern (solo)
1995
L'Effet cinéma: art contemporain et cinéma, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris
1994
Dia Center for the Arts, New York (solo)
1993
Aanwinsten/Acquisitions 1989-1993, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
1992
documenta IX, Kassel
1991
Inheritance and Transformation, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
1991
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York (solo)
1991
One Five, Antwerpen (solo)
1990
The Art Gallery of York University, Toronto (solo)
1990
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerpen (solo)
1990
Lignes de mire, Fondation Cartier, Jouy-en-Josas
1989
Theater Garden Bestiarium, The Institute of Contemporary Art, P.S.1, New York / Casino des Expositions, Séville / Entrepôt-Galerie du Confort Moderne, Poitiers
1989
Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (solo)
1989
Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (solo)
1987–1988
The Analytical Theatre. New Art from Britain, ICI, New York / Akron Art Museum, Ohio / Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary / University Art Museum, Long Beach CA / Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
1987
From the Europe of Old, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Amsterdam
1987
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (solo)
1986
Institute of Contemporary Art, London (solo)
1986
Au Coeur du Maelström/In de Maalstroom, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels
1986
From the Europe of Old/Uit het Oude Europa, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1986
The Mirror and the Lamp, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh / Institute of Contemporary Art, London
1985
The Renaissance Society, Chicago (solo)
1984
David Bellman & Art Metropole, Toronto (Solo)
1984
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (solo)
1983
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (solo)
1982
Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Ulster Museum, Belfast (solo)
1981
Franklin Furnace, New York (Solo)
1980
Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London (solo)
1980
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (Solo)
1979
Galleria Schema, Florence (Solo)
1978
Project Arts Centre, Dublin (solo)
1975
Studio Marconi, Milan (Solo)
1974
Galerie ‘t Venster, Rotterdam Arts Foundation (solo)
1974
Studio Lia Rumma, Naples(solo)
1973
David Hendriks Gallery, Dublin (solo)
1972
Galleria Toselli, Milan (solo)
1970
Studio Marconi, Milan (solo)

Public Collections

Foundación La Caixa - CaixaForum, Barcelona, Spain
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland
Tate Britain, London, UK
MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA, USA
MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst, Stiftung Ludwig im MQ, Vienna, Austria
S.M.A.K. - Stedelijik Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Belgium
FRAC - Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France
Musée d'Art Contemporain Lyon, Lyon, France
Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, France
FRAC - Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-lés-Rouen, France
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin, Ireland (Republic)
MUDAM - Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Elipse Foundation, Alocoitão, Portugal

Literature

2006
James Coleman, Buchloh, Benjamin H.D., Jacinto Lageira, Pedro Lapa and Kaja Silverman, Lisbon, Portugal: Museu do Chiado, 2006
2003
James Coleman, Baker, George, Raymond Bellour and James Coleman, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003