Jimmie Durham  (American, 1940) 

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Jimmie Durham Biography
1940   Born in Washington, Arkansas
1960   1960s active in theater, performance, and literature in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement
1964   Since then performances, textpublications, exhibitions
1965   First solo art exhibit in Austin, Texas
1969 - 1973   Lived in Geneva, Switzerland (street actions in Geneva)
1975 - 1979   Director of the International Indian Treaty Council, New York, representative of the American Indian Movement, United Nations, New York
1973 - 1980   Director of the International Indian Treaty Council and representative at the United Nations
1973 - 1980   representative at the United Nations
1975 - 1980   Co-editor of Treaty Council News, monthly journal of the International Indian Treaty Council, many international exhibitions, videos and films
1981 - 1983   Director of the Foundation for the Community of Artists (FCA), N.Y.C.
1987   Moved to Mexico
1994   Returned to Europe
2009   Survey at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
  Lives in Berlin, Germany
Selected Exhibitions
2012 - 2013   Jimmie Durham. Streets of Rome and Other Stories. Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO), Italy (solo)
2012 - 2013   Jimmie Durham, Fondazione Morra Greco, Napoli, Italy (solo)
2012 - 2013   Crossing Bodies – Postcolonial Visions, Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico “Luigi Pigorini”, Rome, Italy
2012 - 2013   TABOO, MCA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
2012   Ja Natuurlijk, GEM Museum for Contemporary Art, The Hague / Museum of Photography / The Hague Municipal Museum, The Netherlands
2012   (d)OCUMENTA 13, Kassel, Germany
2012   A Matter of Life and Death and Singing, retrospective at M HKA, Antwerpen, Belgium (solo)
2012   kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico
2012   Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London, UK
2012   Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, Italy
2009   Lyon Biennale, France
2009   Jimmie Durham retrospective, Musée d’ Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France (solo)
2008   Manifesta 7, the European Biennial of Contemporary art, Trentino, Italy
2008   Art Basel 39, Switzerland
2007   Silvia Ocougne / Jimmie Durham, Metaphrase & Metathesis, Berlin, Germany
  Exhibited in Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst in Gent, Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, ICA London, Barbara Wien in Berlin, Documenta in Kassel, Hamburg Kunstverein, FRAC in Reims, Wittgenstein Haus in Vienna, Whitney Biennial, Kunstverein in Munich, Venice Biennale, among others.
2005   The Second Particle Wave Theory, University of Sunderland and Banff, 2005
2005   The American West, exhibition curated by Jimmie Durham and Richard Hill, Compton Verney, England, 2005
2004   Jimmie Durham, Edizione Charta, Milano, 2004
2001   Stoneheart, CCA, Kitakyushyu, 2001
2000   Jimmie Durham. Mäßige Materialfehler. 9 etchings (42x32) and a text in portfolio. Ed. of 6 arab. & 6 rom. num. & sign. copies. Wiens Verlag, Berlin 2000
2000   Jimmie Durham. (Stadtplan). Offsetprint on Tyvek, 175x119. ed. of 50 num. & sign. copies. Berlin 2000
1998   Jimmie Durham. Between the furniture and the building / between a rock and a hard place. Cologne 1998
1996   Jimmie Durham. Der Verführer und der Steinerne Gast. Wien 1996
1995   Jimmie Durham, Phaidon Press, London 1995
1995   A comprehensive survey, Jimmie Durham, has been published by Phaidon Press, London in 1995
1993   Jimmie Durham. My Book, The East London Coelacanth ... . London 1993
1993   Jimmie Durham. A Certain Lack of Coherence. Writings on Art & Cultural Politics. 256 S., 21x14,5 brosch.. London 1993