Parkett Editions, Zurich

Jimmie Durham

(American, born 1940)

look ahead by jimmie durham

Jimmie Durham

Look Ahead, 2013

1,000–5,000 USD



Born in Washington, Arkansas
1960s active in theater, performance, and literature in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement
Since then performances, textpublications, exhibitions
First solo art exhibit in Austin, Texas
1969 - 1973
Lived in Geneva, Switzerland (street actions in Geneva)
1973 - 1980
Director of the International Indian Treaty Council and representative at the United Nations
representative at the United Nations
1975 - 1979
Director of the International Indian Treaty Council, New York, representative of the American Indian Movement, United Nations, New York
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.


2012 - 2013
Jimmie Durham. Streets of Rome and Other Stories. Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO), Italy (solo)
Jimmie Durham, Fondazione Morra Greco, Napoli, Italy (solo)
Crossing Bodies – Postcolonial Visions, Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico “Luigi Pigorini”, Rome, Italy
TABOO, MCA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Ja Natuurlijk, GEM Museum for Contemporary Art, The Hague / Museum of Photography / The Hague Municipal Museum, The Netherlands
(d)OCUMENTA 13, Kassel, Germany
A Matter of Life and Death and Singing, retrospective at M HKA, Antwerpen, Belgium (solo)
kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London, UK
Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, Italy


The Second Particle Wave Theory, University of Sunderland and Banff, 2005
The American West, exhibition curated by Jimmie Durham and Richard Hill, Compton Verney, England, 2005
Jimmie Durham, Edizione Charta, Milano, 2004
Stoneheart, CCA, Kitakyushyu, 2001
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
Jimmie Durham. (Stadtplan). Offsetprint on Tyvek, 175x119. ed. of 50 num. & sign. copies. Berlin 2000
Jimmie Durham. Between the furniture and the building / between a rock and a hard place. Cologne 1998
Jimmie Durham. Der Verführer und der Steinerne Gast. Wien 1996
Jimmie Durham, Phaidon Press, London 1995
A comprehensive survey, Jimmie Durham, has been published by Phaidon Press, London in 1995