The exhibition surveys Julien’s complex, poetic film and photographic installations, across three continents, spanning eight years. Together the works explore cartographies of displacement, from the baroque to modernist architecture, from Italy, to Iceland and Brazil.
Exhibition Dates: 21 October – 19 November 2016
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Isaac Julien is one of Britain’s most influential, and critically acclaimed artists working today, who pioneered multi-screen installations. His cinematic and photographic works combine a theoretical sophistication with visual luxury and sensuality. This seminal installation artist and filmmaker has won many awards for his work, recently he received the Charles Wollaston Award (2017), and in 2018 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.
Les Entrepreneurs de L'Audiovisuel Europeen (EAVE), Brussels (Post-Doctoral)
Central St.Martin's School of Art, BA Fine Art Film (1st Class Honours)
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Isaac Julien: A Marvelous Entanglement, Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain (forthcoming)
Baltimore, Baltimore Museum of Art, USA
Isaac Julien: PLAYTIME, Los Angeles County Museum of Ar, Los Angeles, USA
Isaac Julien: Lina Bo Bardi – A Marvellous Entanglement, Victoria Miro, London
Lessons of the Hour, Metro Pictures, New York, USA
Lessons of the Hour—Frederick Douglass, Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York, USA
Isaac Julien: The Leopard (Western Union: Small Boats), The Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, IL, USA
Isaac Julien: Looking for Langston, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, USA
Isaac Julien: To the End of the Earth, Galerie Forsblom, Stockholm, Sweden
Intermezzo: Isaac Julien. ARoS Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark
Ten Thousand Waves, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
Paradise Omeros. Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, Nethlands
Western Union: Small Boats. ARos Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark
Isaac Julien: Ten Thousand Waves, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, England
Film Noir Angels: Looking for Langston, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Isaac Julien, Playtime. Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture with the Kramlich Collection and the San Francisco Art Institute, San Fransico, United States
Playtime. Platform-L Contemporary Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Other Destinies, The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada
Isaac Julien: “I dream a world” Looking for Langston, Victoria Miro, London
Looking for Langston, Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Refuge, Roslyn Oxley Gallery, Sydney, Australia
PLAYTIME, Kramlich Foundation, Fort Mason, San Francisco, USA
Stones Against Diamonds, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, USA
Vintage, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, USA
PLAYTIME- Kapital, Museo Universitario Arte ContemporÃ¡neo, Mexico City, Mexico
Stones Against Diamonds, YoungArts Foundation, Miami, USA
Stones Against Diamonds, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars commission, Kirche Elisabethen, Basel, SwitzerlandÃ
PLATIME, 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, GalerÃa Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain
RIOT, De Pont Museum, Tilburg, Netherlands
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
Ten Thousand Waves, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013-2014)
PLAYTIME, Metro Pictures, New York
Better Life (Ten Thousand Waves), Museum De Pont Project Space, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Retrospective, Kino Der Kunst, Munich
The Long Road to Mazatlán, The Art Institute of Chicago (2013-2014)
True North (Single Screen), Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, USA.
Better Life / Ten Thousand Waves II, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Currents 34: Isaac Julien, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, USA
Isaac Julien: Ten Thousand Waves, Museum of Contemporary San Diego, USA
Ten Thousand Waves, Photographs by Isaac Julien, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Singapore
The Leopard, Dirimart Garibaldi, Istanbul, Turkey
Ten Thousand Waves (3 Screen), Linda Pace Art Foundation, San Antonio
True South, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Louisiana.
Isaac Julien, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Better Life ISingle Screen with live musical performance), GL Strand, Cophenhagen Art Festival, Copenhagen
Isaac Julien: Geopoetics, SESC Pompeia, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Ten Thousand Waves 9 Screen, Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam
Ten Thousand Waves (9 screen), Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA
WESTERN UNION: Small Boats, (5 screen), Konepaja Centre, Turku, Finland
WESTERN UNION: Small Boats, (5 screen), Kunstnernes Hus. Oslo, Norway
Ten Thousand Waves, Brandhorst Museum, Munich
Ten Thousand Waves, Metro Pictures, New York
Ten Thousand Waves, Helga de Alvear, Madrid
Ten Thousand Waves, (3 screen), L'Atelier Hermes, Korea
Ten Thousand Waves, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
WESTERN UNION: Small Boats, Riso Museo d'Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
True North, Akron Art Museum, Ohio, USA
WESTERN UNION: Small Boats, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
WESTERN UNION: Small Boats, Two Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand
Isaac Julien/Creative Caribbean Network, Bass Museum, Miami
Ten Thousand Waves, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
Ten Thousand Waves, (9 screen),Helsinki Festival, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland
Ten Thousand Waves, (9 screen), ShanghART Gallery, H-Space, Shanghai, China
WESTERN UNION: Small Boats, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporanea - Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal
WESTERN UNION: Small Boats and True North, Museum Brandhorst Collection, Munich, Germany
WESTERN UNION: Small Boats, Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland (
Te Tonga Tuturu/True South, Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Isaac Julien, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
True North, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Isaac Julien, The Lab at Belmar, Lakewood, Colorado, USA (Fantôme Afrique)
Isaac Julien, kestnergesellshaft, Hanover, Germany (True North, Fantôme Afrique)
Isaac Julien, Metro Pictures, New York USA (Looking for Langston, film and photographs with Sunil Gupta)
Isaac Julien, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, USA (True North)
Isaac Julien, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK (True North, Fantôme Afrique)
Isaac Julien, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (Long Road to Mazatlán, Paradise Omeros, Baltimore)
Isaac Julien, MAK Center, Los Angeles, USA (True North photographs).
Isaac Julien: Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (Fantôme Creole, Baltimore).
Isaac Julien, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (Paradise Omeros).
Isaac Julien Deslocamentos, VIVO Open Air, São Paulo, Brazil (Paradise Omeros, Baltimore, Long Road to Mazatlán, Radioactive).
Isaac Julien, GL Strand Kunstoreningen, Copenhagen, Denmark (Paradise Omeros, Vagabondia, Radioactive).
True North, Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Canada (Baltimore, Paradise Omeros).
Black Atlantic, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany (True North, Paradise Omeros).
Baltimore, The Contemporary, Baltimore, USA.
Baltimore and Baltimore Series, Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain.
Paradise Omeros (with accompanying photo works), Three and Frantz Fanon, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Baltimore (with accompanying photo works), TENTCentrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Baltimore (single screen version). Eyebeam, New York, USA.
Isaac Julien: Baltimore and Paradise Omeros, Art Pace, San Antonio
Isaac Julien: Baltimore, Metro Pictures, New York
Isaac Julien: Baltimore and Paradise Omeros, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
Isaac Julien: Trussed, Sketch, London
Isaac Julien: Baltimore, The Aspen Art Museum, U.S.A
Isaac Julien Yvon Lambert, Paris
Isaac Julien Bohen Foundation, New York
Isaac Julien FACT, Film Art & Creative Technology, Liverpool
Isaac Julien, Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, U.S.A
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Mass.
Vagabondia, Studio Museum, Harlem. NY
The Long Road to Mazatlan, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
The Film Art of Isaac Julien, Bard Curatorial College, Annandale on Hudson, NY, touring to: Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, Bildmuseet Umeå Sweden, Henie Onstad Museum Norway, Yerba Buena Center San Francisco
Cinerama Corner House Museum, Manchester, touring to South London Gallery
After Mazatlan, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
The Long Road to Mazatlan, Grand Arts, Kansas City
The Long Road to Mazatlan, Art Pace, San Antonio
Three, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
Fanon S.A., The Arena, Oxford Brookes University
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Art Basel Miami Beach, Metro Pictures, US
Art Basel Miami Beach, Victoria Miro, US
Playtime, Ruby City, Texas, US
Collection Exhibition, Tate Britain, UK
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2019, Royal Academy of Arts, London UK
Sydney Contemporary, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Art Cologne, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Performa Archive, Copenhagen Contemporary, Copenhagen
Hyper Visuality. Making the invisble visible. Moving images from the Wemhöner Collection, miart 2019, Palazzo Dugnani, Milan, Italy
Black Refractions: Highlights, The Studio Museum, Harlem, New York, USA. Travelling: The Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA (2019); Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC (2019); Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI (2019); Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA (2020); Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA (2020) and Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT (2020)
Groundings, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL, USA
0.10 RELOADED Avantgarde 2018, Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich, Germany
Radioactive, Frieze Art Fair, Regents Park, London
Michael Jackson: On The Wall, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Kinship, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Strata, Rocks, Dust & Stars, York Art Gallery, York, United Kingdom
Catastrophe and the Power of Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Sydney Contemporary, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Michael Jackson: On The Wall, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
more of an avalanche, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2018, Royal Academy of the Arts, London, UK
Talisman in the Age of Difference, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Biomorphic Virtuosity, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, USA
The Rebellion of Moving Image, MOCA Taipei, Taiwan
Art Basel Hong Kong, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Hong Kong
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
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
Jaguars and Electric Eels, Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin,Germany
Diaspora Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale, Italy
Isaac Julien: "I dream a world" Looking for Langston, Victoria Miro, London
WESTERN UNION: Small Boats, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada
Ten Thousand Waves, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa
Summer Exhibition 2017, Royal Academy of Arts, London UK
Into The Unknown, Barbican Art Gallery, London UK
Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Uncertain States, Akademie der KÃ¼nste, Berlin, Germany
Some Are Nights Others Stars, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
12 Rooms 12 Artists: Works from the UBS Art Collection, Tokyo Station Gallery, Japan
The Art of the Treasure Hunt: Contemporary Artists in Chianti Classico, Italy
Making & Unmaking: An exhibition curated by Duro Olowu, Camden Arts Centre, London
Made You Look: Dandyism and Black Masculinity, The Photographer's Gallery, London
The Coldest Winter, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
Borders, Barriers, Walls, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia
Things Fall Apart, Calvert 22 Gallery, London;travelling to Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth, Germany (2016); AfricCont., Lisbon (2016 -2017)
The Shadow Never Lies, 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Des artistes chinois dans la turbulence des mutations, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France (Ten Thousand Waves nine screen)
Castle Tuessling, Bavaria, Germany
Ten Thousand Waves, K11 Foundation, Shaghai, China
Protest, Victoria Miro, London
The 1980's. Today's Beguinning?, Van Abbemuseum, Eidhoven, Netherlands
Changing Circumstances, Fotofest 2016 Biennial, Houston Texas
The ART of the Treasure Hunt, Chianti Classico, Tuscany
Retrospectiva, Derek Jarman | Cinema e Liberdade, San Paulo
The Distant Unknown, OCAT, Shanghai
Innsbruck Biennial, Time/Image, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, Illinois
BLACK PULP!, 32 Edgewood Gallery, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut
Playtime & Kapital, MUAC, Mexico City
Things Fall Apart, curated by Mark Nash, Calvert 22 Foundation, London
Things Fall Apart, curated by Mark Nash, Iwalewahaus University of Bayreth, Germany.
Harmony and Transition, MARTa Herford, Germany
The New Human:You and I in the Global Wonderland, Moderna Museet Malmo, Sweden
Mobile M+: Moving Images, M+ Museum, The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hong Kong
All the World's Futures, 56th International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Venice Biennale, Venice
Urban Video Project, Syracuse, NY, The Leopard (Western Union: small boats)
"Theatrical Fields" (Touring), Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore (Vagabondia)
Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden (Ten Thousand Waves, 9 screen)
TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival), (Dungeness)
The Surface of the World", Museum of Contemporary Art & Design, Manila (Enigma)
Man in the Mirror", Vanhaerents Art Collection (Glass House, Prism)
Reading Cinema, Finding Words: Art after Marcel Broodthaers (tou, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (Fantome Afrique)
Just Images, BFI, London (Territories)
Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden (The Leopard)
Einblicke in die Sammlung Wemhoner, Osram Hofe, Berlin (Works from Playtime and Ten Thousand Waves)
MART, Rovereto, Italy (True North, 3 screen)
Queer Pagan Punk: Derek Jarman, BFI, London (Derek)
Ship to Shore, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton (The Leopard)
‘A HISTORY. Art, Architecure, Design from the 1980s until Today, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Vanishing Ice, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA (True North)
Davant LHoritzo, Fondacio Joan Miro Barcelona (True South Series)
Theatrical Fields, Bildmuseet, Umea University (Vagabondia)
Reading Cinema, Finding Words: Art after Marcel Broodthaers, The National Museum of Modern Art (MOMAK), Kyoto (Fantome Afrique)
The Art Institute of Chicago, AIC, Chicago (Long Road to Mazatlán)
Museum De Pont Project Space, De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art (Better Life, Ten Thousand Waves)
Together in Electric Dreams, BFI London Film Festival
Dialogues with the Horizon, Fundacío Joan Miró, Barcelona (True South light box)
Reading Cinema, Finding Words: Art after Marcel Broodthaers, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
The Cinematic Impulse, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, North Carolina (Encore)
A Sicilian Summer, Chateau de Nyon, Swizterland (Western Union: Small Boats)
The Insides are on the Outsides, Casa de Vitro and SESC Pompeia, Sao Paulo
Open End – Goetz Collection at Haus der Kunst, Haus der Kunst, Munich
The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image – Selections, CaixaForum, Palma
Collected. Ritual, Incognito I 2003, The Studio Museum Harlem, Harlem, New York, USA
GROUPS WHO, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
This Will Have Been, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA
This Will Have Been, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, USA
Sinopticon, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery (Ten Thousand Waves photographs).
La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo (Territories).
Johannesburg Biennale, Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (Fanon S.A. 1997 and Fantôme Créole photographs)
National Museum for Art, Architecture and Design, Norway, Oslo (Ten Thousand Waves nine-screen)
This Will Have Been, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA (Looking for Langston)
Take Me Somewhere Nice, Stene Projects, Stockholm, Sweden (True South photograph)
Border Crossing, Kunsthallen Brandts, Denmark (Western Union: Small Boats, 5 Screen)
Move: Choreographing You, Haus der Kunst, Munich (Vagabondia, 2 screen)
Move: Choreographing You, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Wesfalen, Dusseldorf (Ten Thousand Waves, 9 screen)
Territories, Centre Pompidou in collaboration with Institut Francais d'Izmir, Turkey
Video, an Art, a History: 1965-2010, Centre Pompidou in collaboration with Singapore Art Museum
4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (Ten Thousand Waves three-screen)
Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (Better Life and live performance)
Collected, Ritual, The Studio Museum Harlem (Incognito)
Videophere: A New Generation, Albright Knox Art Gallery (Western Union: Small Boats)
Screaming from a Mountain, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Norway (True North)
Expanded Cinema Part II, Moscow Centre for Culture and Art MediaLab at Garage Center of Contemporary Culture, Moscow (Derek)
Konepaja Centre, Turku, Finland (Western Union: Small Boats)
Singapore Art Museum in collaboration with Centre Pompidou, Paris (Baltimore)
The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image, CaixaForum, Madrid (Fantôme Créole)
‘WESTERN UNION: Small Boats’ (5 screen) in 21st Century: Art in the First Decade, Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
8th Shanghai Biennale, China (Ten Thousand Waves single screen collaboration with CHoP, and photographic works)
Move: Choreographing You, Hayward Gallery, London, (Ten Thousand Waves, 9 screen)
17th Biennale of Sydney, Beauty of Distance, songs of survival in a precarious age. Directed by David Elliot.
Fast forward 2. The Power of Motion, Media Art, Sammlung Goetz, ZKM / Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany (Paradise Omeros)
Afro Modern, Tate Liverpool, UK (Cast No Shadow, Western Union Series)
CUE: Artist’s Videos, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada (Vagabondia, Performing for the Camera)
The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas, USA (Long Road to Mazatlán)
I Love You, AroS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin White Mask, Bienal de Sao Paolo, Brazil
Collected. Reflections on the Permanent Collection, The Studio Museum, Harlem, New York, USA (Paradise Omeros)
Julia Stoschek Collection, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany (True North)
Installations II: Video from the Guggenheim Collections, Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain (Paradise Omeros)
The Moving Image: Scan to Screen, Pixel to Projection, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California, USA
Everywhere. Sexual Diversity Policies in Art: This is not an AIDs advert, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
The Margulies Collection, WAREhOUSE, Miami, Florida, USA (WESTERN UNION: Small Boats)
Race to the Top: Arctic Inspirations 1909 & Today, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
Collected. Propositions on the Permanent Collection, Studio Museum, Harlem, New York, USA (Incognito)
Exposition Video, Un Art, Une Histoire (1965-2007), Musee Fabre, Montpellier, France
The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Moving Image, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington (FantÃ´me Creole)
Tastes, Collections and Video Tape, Dos De Mayo, Madrid, Spain (True North)
Derek Jarman: Brutal Beauty, Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland (Derek)
Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea (WESTERN UNION: Small Boats)
EXISTENCIAS, MUSAC, Leon, Spain (Baltimore photographs)
True Romance - Allegories of Love from the Renaissance to the Present, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria
Derek Jarman, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK (Derek)
Print the Legend, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UK (Long Road to MazatlÃ¡n)
Fiction vs Realite, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal (Fantôme Afrique)
Auckland Triennial, Auckland, New Zealand
The Secret Public. The Last Days of the British Underground 1978-1988, The British School at Rome, Rome, Italy
From Chelsea to Caochangdi, Chambers Fine Art Beijing (True North)
Les Expositions de l’Eté, Magasin – Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France (Trussed).
Rethinking Nordic Colonialism – A Postcolonial Exhibition Project in Five Acts, Iceland, Greenland, The Faroe Islands, Sápmi and Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden (Looking for Langston).
New Media Collection, 1965–2005, Centre Pompidou, The Taipei Fine Arts Museum, TW (Baltimore triple screen).
40 years Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, France, (Long Road to Mazatlán).
Video collection of Jean-Conrad and Isabelle Lemaître, Le Maison Rouge, Paris, France (Territories).
A Short History of Performance, Part VI, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK (Baltimore triple screen).
Contemporary Commonwealth, ACMI (Australian Centre of Moving Image), Melbourne, Australia (Paradise Omeros triple screen).
Speaking with Hands. Photographs from the Buhl Collection, Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain.
Making History: Art and Documentary in Britain from 1929 to Now, Tate Liverpool, UK (Paradise Omeros single screen, Territories). Vidéodanse 2006, Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (Fantôme Afrique single screen).
Temps de Vídeo, Fundació “La Caixa”, works from the collection of the Pompidou, Barcelona (27 September ‘05–8 January ’06).
Emergencies, MUSAC, Léon, Spain, (Paradise Omeros single screen) (1 April).
Deutsche Bank 25th Anniversary Collection, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany (30 April–19 June).
The Projected Image, Tate Modern, London, UK (Encore: Paradise Omeros).
3’, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Spain (Encore II: Radioactive) (1 April–30 May).
ShowCASe Contemporary Art for the UK, City Art Centre & Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, UK (After Mazatlán) (22 January–12 March).
Stranger Than Fiction, Leeds City Art Gallery, touring to: Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Usher Gallery, Lincoln, Nottingham Castle and Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.
Whitney Biennial. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Berlin Biennale 04, Germany. Baltimore (triple screen version)
3', Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany (Encore: Radioactive).
Spread in Prato, Drypoint Arte Contemporanea, Prato, Italy (Paradise photoworks).
DAK'ART 6eme Biennale de l'Art Africain Contemporain 2004: Nanook Cinema curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist,(Frantz Fanon, Baltimore single screen).
Permanent Collection, Territories (1984), Pompidou, February-December, curated by Christine van Assche.
Busan Biennale, Korea (Baltimore).
Deviant Bodies, CEPA Gallery, New York, USA (The Attendant)
Art, Lies and Videotape : Exposing Performance, Tate Liverpool.
Only Skin Deep, International Center of Photography, New York, touring to Seattle Art Museum (Mar25 - June 13, 2004).
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Love/Hate Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Germany
East Wing Collection, Courtauld Institute of Art, London
Edinburgh International Film Festival. Edinburgh College of Art. Scotland
Utopia Station Poster Project, 50th Venice Biennale, Italy and Haus der Kunst, MÃ¼nich, Germany
Independence, South London Gallery, London
Double Vision, Photo Espana, Madrid, Spain
Documenta 11_Platform5: Ausstellung/Exhibition, Binding Building, Kassel Germany
The Gap Show, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany
Screen Memories, Art Tower Mito, Japan
New Narratives in Contemporary Photography and Video, Rose Art Musuem, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
The Future of Cinema ZKM, Germany (cat)
Les Enfants du Paradis, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris
Unpacking Europe, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Museum Boijmans Von Beuningen, Rotterdam
The Short Century, Museum Villa Stuck Munich,touring to House of World Cultures in the Martin Gropius-Bau Berlin, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and The Museum of Modern Art New York
Enduring Love, Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert Inc., New York
Turner Prize Tate Gallery, London
Strength and Diversity: African American Artists, Harvard University, Cambridge.
Raw, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK
Retrace Your Steps, Sir John Soane Museum, London
Rhapsodies in Black, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Rhapsodies in Black, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington,
Rhapsodies in Black, The California Palace of the Legion of Honour, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
Rhapsodies in Black, The Hayward Gallery, London
Scream and Scream Again, The Irish Museum of Modern Art (cat.)
Scream and Scream Again, Helsinki Museum of Contemporary Art
2nd Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg (cat)
The Look Of Love, The Approach, London & Southampton City Art Gallery
Beauty and the Beast, Banff Centre for the Arts, Vancouver
Hotter Than July, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
Scream and Scream Again, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
British Art Now, Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Sydney
New Histories, ICA, Boston (cat.)
AIDS World, Centre d'Art Contemporain Geneve (cat.)
AIDS World, Centro d'Arte Contemporanea Ticino
Mirage:Enigma of Race, Difference and Desire, ICA, London (cat.)
Abject art: Repulsion and Desire in American Art, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, (cat.)
Cabaret, Walker Art Gallery, Minneapolis
Edge 90, Various Sites: London and Newcastle (cat.)
SELECTED SCREENINGS / FESTIVALS
The Attendant, Berlinale Film Festival, Panorama40, Berlin, Germany
Frantz Fanon, Black Skin White Masks, Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland
Young Souls Rebels, BFI Southwark, London, UK
Young Souls Rebels, Outfest, at the Bill Wilder Theatre, LA, USA
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
Looking for Langston, The Attendant, The Long Road to Mazatlan, Playtime, Kapital, TenThousand 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, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Looking for Langston, Berlinale 66th Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
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, BaadAsssss Cinema, The Darker Side of Black, Territories, Queer Lisbon, Lisbon,Portugal
Derek, Young Soul Rebels, Baltimore, BaadAsssss Cinema, Territories, Who Killed ColinRoach, This is Not an AIDS Advertisement, Looking For Langston, The Attendant, Frantz Fanon:Black Skin White Mask,MoMA, New York
Dungeness Redux, Teatro La Fenice, Venice, Italy
Derek: Dungeness, Toronto
International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
Playtime Premiere, Museum of Art and Design, Manila, Philippines
Together in Electric Dreams, BFI London Film Festival
Better Life, Plymouth Art Centre, UK.
Born in Flames: New Queer Cinema, BAM Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York
Kino der Kunst, Goetz Collection, Munich
Baltimore, Badass Cinema, Young Soul Rebels, Looking for Langston, Frantz Fanon, Derek, EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam
Kiasma presents: Eija-Liisa Ahtila and Isaac Julien / ARS11, Turku 2011, Konepaja Centre, Turku,
Fantôme Créole, Fundació la Caixa, Barcelona
WESTERN UNION: Small Boats and Fantôme Créole, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
Ten Thousand Waves, Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio
The Leopard, Nuit Blanche, Paris.
Baadasss Cinema, Baltimore, Territories, Frantz Fanon, Looking for Langston, Derek, Singapore Art Museum in collaboration with Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Ten Thousand Waves (collaboration with composer Maria de Alvear), Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Ten Thousand Waves, Helsinki Festival, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland
Geneva Film Festival (Looking for Langston)
'Better Life' and `The Leopard' screening, Venice Film Festival (67th Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinemato), Venice, Italy
Derek, Portland Art Museum, NW Art Center, Oregon
Derek, Istanbul Film Festival
Derek, Gaze Film Festival, Dublin
Derek, Melbourne Film Festival, Melbourne
Derek, Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Miami, Florida, USA
Derek, P.O.P. Cinema at SPOT - Taipei Film House
Derek, Inside Out, Toronto, Canada
Derek, Sydney Film Festival, Sydney, Australia
Derek, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Derek, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
Seminars at the Whitney Independent Study Programme, New York, USA
Derek, Mix Brasil Film and Video Festival of Sexual Desire, Sao Paolo, Brazil
True North, Barnard Centre for Research on Women, Gender on Ice, New York, USA
True North, EXPO Zaragoza, Spain
Derek, Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada
Derek, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA
Derek, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii, USA
Derek, Vienna International Film Festival
Derek, Bergen International Film Festival
WESTERN UNION: Small Boats, Aim Biennale, Marrakech, Morocco
Derek, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Looking for Langston and Derek, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
Baltimore, Kino Eye Festival, Antwerp, Belgium.
Looking for Langston, 20th Gay and Lesbian film Festival London, UK.
True North, FantÃ´me Afrique, Sundance Film Festival 2006, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Paradise Omeros, Baltimore, True North, Locarno International Film Festival, Locarno, Switzerland.
Three, Long Road to Mazatlán. Outfest, Los Angeles, USA.
Territories, Looking for Langston, Franz Fanon: Black Skin White Mask. Museum Ludwig, Cologne.
Three. Long Road to Mazatlán. Vagabondia, Paradise Omeros. La Rochelle, France.
Baadasssss Cinema. ZKM, Fate of Alien Mides, Germany.
Baltimore (single screen). KunstFilmBiennale tour of Latin America: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires.
Frantz Fanon. Åarhus Festival of Contemporary Art, Denmark.
The Long Road to Mazatlán. Pink Screens, Brussels, Belgium.
Frantz Fanon, Dakar Biennale, Senegal.
Baltimore and Paradise Omeros, Jeonju International Film Festival, Korea.
Paradise Omeros, Be-bop Sessions Festival, Exeter.
Paradise Omeros. Museé du Louvre, Paris
Baltimore (triple screen version) 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).
The Attendant, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool.
Frantz Fanon, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri.
Paradise (single screen version), Raindance Film Festival/Dazed & Confused, London
Baltimore (single screen version), KunstFilmBiennale, Cologne, Germany
Territories, A Century of Artists' Film in Britain, Tate Britain, London
Vagabondia, The Long Road to MazatlÃ¡n, Baadasssss Cinema, Three, The Attendant, Looking for Langston, MOMA, New York
Baadasssss Cinema, The Jeonju International Film Festival, Korea
Three, Electromediascope, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas
The Attendant, Nuit Blanche/Nuit Video, Paris
Paradise Omeros, Vagabondia, The Long Road to Mazatlan, Three, The Attendant, Territorie, Brief Encounters Film Festival, Arnolfini, Bristol
The Long Road to Mazatlán, The Attendant, Three, Looking for Langston, Contemporary Film and Video, Moderna Museet, Stockholm. Touring to: Borås Kunstmuseum, Sweden (12th Sept) and Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul (27th Sept)
Franz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask Malmö Film Festival, Sweden
Paradise Omeros, Tate Britain
Looking for Langston, The Attendant, Trussed, Vagabondia, Future Past of Visual Culture, Tate Britain
Looking for Langston, The Long Road Mazatlán, Fierce & Warwick Arts Centre
Umeå Film Festival, Bildmuseet, Sweden
Franz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask, Looking for Langston, The Attendant Künslterhaus, Stuttgart
Three, International Film Festival Rotterdam
Three, Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, London
Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Tate Collection, London, UK
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, USA
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
MUSAC, Léon, Spain
Deutsche Bank Art Collection, Frankfurt, Germany
Government Art Collection, London, UK
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
LUMA Foundation, Arles
Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art (Zeitz MOCAA), Cape Town
Towner Art Gallery Collection (Eastbourne, UK)
Lessons of the Hour: Frederick Douglass, Ten-screen film installation
Isaac Julien: Looking for Langston, Victoria Miro & Isaac Julien Studio
Stones Against Diamonds, 10-screen installation, HD Playback, with stereo sound, 58”28
Playtime: Kapital, Seven-screen installation, 7.1 sound
TEN THOUSAND WAVES, nine screen projection, colour 35mm, transferred to High Definition, 9.2 surround sound, 49 mins 41 secs.
True South, photographic series.
Derek: Dungeness, two screen projection, colour digital video, 5.1 sound, 8 min
WESTERN UNION: small boats, five screen projection, Super 16mm colour film, transferred to High Definition, 5.1 sound, 18 mins 22 secs.
Fantôme Créole, four screen projection, 16mm colour film, DVD transfer, 5.1 sound, 23”27’
True North, Triple screen projection, 16mm black & white/colour film, DVD transfer, sound, 14”20'.
Encore II (Radioactive), 16mm Super 8/Digital Betacam, 3”00'
Baltimore, Triple screen projection. 16mm black&white/colour film, DVD transfer. Sound. 11.36min.
Paradise Omeros, Triple screen projection. 16mm black&white/colour film, DVD transfer. Sound. 20.29 min.
Vagabondia, Double screen rear projection. 16mm, colour film, video transfer. Sound.7min
Long Road to Mazatlan, Triple screen rear projection. 16mm, sepia/colour film, video transfer.Sound.20min
Conservators Dream, Triple screen projection. 16mm, sepia/colour film, video transfer. Sound. 6 min.
Three, Single screen projection.16mm, sepia/colour film, sound 20min
Fanon SA, Double screen projection. 16mm, colour film, video transfer. Sound. 10 min.
Trussed, Double screen projection 16mm, black & white film, video transfer. Sound. 10 min
Cartooned Life, Series of seven photographs, linotronic print.
Lessons of the Hour: Frederick Douglass, Ten-screen film installation
Looking for Langston, 2016, 16 mm print on Kodak black and white stock, Duration: 45 mins.
Better Life, 35mm film, transferred to High Definition, 5.1 sound, 55 mins.
Derek, colour digital video, 5.1 sound, 78 mins.
The Leopard (Western Union: Small Boats single screen), Super 16mm colour film, DVD transfer, 5.1 sound, 18 mins 22 secs.
Fantôme Afrique, (single screen), 16mm, colour film, DVD transfer, 5.1 sound, 17’’.
True North (single screen), 16mm black & white/colour film, DVD transfer, sound, 14’’20’.
Encore II (Radioactive), 16mm, Super 8/Digital Betacam, 3”00'.
True North (single screen), 16mm black & white/colour film, DVD transfer, sound, 14”20'.
Baltimore, (single screen) - 16mm black&white/colour film, DVD transfer. Sound. 12.43min.
BaadAsssss Cinema - DVD 56 min.
Paradise Omeros, (single screen) - 16mm black&white/colour film, DVD transfer. Sound. 18.51min.
Vagabondia, - 16mm, colour film, video transfer. Sound.7min
Long Road to Mazatlan, - 16mm, sepia/colour film, video transfer.Sound.20min
The Conservators Dream, - 16mm, sepia/colour film, video transfer. Sound. 4 min
Three, - 35mm, sepia/colour film. Sound. 14 min.
Frantz Fanon, Black Skin White Mask , - 35mm, colour film. Sound 73 min.
That Rush!, - 16mm, colour film, video transfer. Sound. 7 min.
The Darker Side of Black, - 16mm, colour film. Sound. 59 min.
The Attendant, - 35mm, colour film. Sound. 10 min.
Young Soul Rebels, - 35mm, colour film. Sound. 105 min
Looking For Langston, - 16mm, black & white film. Sound 40 min.
This is Not an AIDS Advertisement, - Super 8 colour film, video transfer. Sound 14 min.
The Passion of Remembrance, - 16mm, colour film. Sound 95 min.
Territories, - 16mm, colour film. Sound. 25 min
Riot: Isaac Julien, Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Isaac Julien: Geopoetics, SESC Pompeia, Brazil.
Isaac Julien (ed), 'Ten Thousand Waves', Victoria Miro Gallery & Isaac Julien Studio.
Isaac Julien (ed), 'WESTERN UNION: Small Boats', CCA Warsaw; Koenig Books & Isaac Julien Studio.
Isaac Julien (ed), 'Derek Jarman: Brutal Beauty', Koenig Books, Serpentine Gallery, London (curator).
Isaac Julien, True North – Fantôme Afrique, Kestnergesellshaft, Hanover, Germany.
Isaac Julien, True North, MoCA, Miami and MAK Center of Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, USA.
Isaac Julien, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.
Isaac Julien, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland.
Isaac Julien Deslocamento, VIVO Open Air, Brasil.
Isaac Julien, GL Strand Kunstoreningen, Denmark.
3', Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany.
True North, Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal, Canada.
Black Atlantic, House of World Cultures, Berlin.
Experiments with Truth, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, USA.
Berlin Biennale 04, Berlin, Germany, Baltimore (triple screen).
Stranger Than Fiction, Leeds City Art Gallery, touring to: Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Usher Gallery, Lincoln, Nottingham Castle, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, UK.
Love/Hate, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Germany
Creolite and Creolization, Documenta 11_Platform 3"
Documenta 11 Kassel, Germany
The Gap Show, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund
Screen Memories, Art Tower Mito, Japan
Unpacking Europe, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Isaac Julien, Ellipsis Minigraph, London
Turner Prize, Tate Gallery, London
The Film Art of Isaac Julien, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, U.S.A
Frantz Fanon (French text) K Films Edition
Rocardo Mor, 'WHAT STUCK AT ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH', Cultured, 12 June 2019
SEDITION, 'Isaac Julien -A Marvellous Entanglement', SEDITION, 23 July 2019
Nick Compton, 'Artist Isaac Julien celebrates Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi on film', Wallpaper, 21 June 2019
Nick Curtis, 'Isaac Julien interview: “I didn't think my identity as a black British person would be challenged in 2019”’, Go London, 1 October 2019
Ciarán Finlayson, ‘Subject Lessons’, ArtForum, May 06, 2019
Nadja Sayej, 'Isaac Julien on Frederick Douglass - It's an extraordinary story', The Guardian, 15 Mar 2019
'Isaac Julien and Mark Nash Join Faculty of University of California, Santa Cruz', Art Forum, March 29, 2019
Aruna D’Souza, Isaac Julien, 4Coumns, 3 March 2019
Diana McClure, “ISAAC JULIEN FILM EXPLORES FREDERICK DOUGLASS’ ‘LESSONS’”, AfroPunk, 28 March 2019
Isaac Julien’s “‘Lesson of the Hour – Frederick Douglas’ at Metro Pictures”, New York, Blouin ArtInfo, 15 March 2019
Rebecca Rafferty, ‘Lesson of the Hour’ brings Frederick Douglass to MAG’, City Newspaper, 5 March 2019
Nick Mirzoeff, ‘Lessons Learned at the Feet of Frederick Douglass’, Hyperallergic, 11 April 2019
Aruna D'Souza, Isaac Julien, 4Coumns, 3 March 2019
Diana McClure, “ISAAC JULIEN FILM EXPLORES FREDERICK DOUGLASS' `LESSONS'”, AfroPunk, 28 March 2019
Isaac Julien's “'Lesson of the Hour - Frederick Douglas' at Metro Pictures”, New York, Blouin ArtInfo, 15 March 2019
Rebecca Rafferty, 'Lesson of the Hour' brings Frederick Douglass to MAG', City Newspaper, 5 March 2019
Nick Mirzoeff, 'Lessons Learned at the Feet of Frederick Douglass', Hyperallergic, 11 April 2019
Neha Kale, 'Politics and Poetics,' Vault, issue 23, August to October 2018, pp. 86 - 89
Gelnn Dunks, 'It's another watershed moment for history of queer rights', The Guardian, 17 Feb 2018
Art News, 'Isaac Julien wins Royal Academy's Charles Wollaston award, Apollo International Art Magazine, 12 June, 2017
Ben Luke, 'Summer Exhibition at Royal Academy, review - Seeking calm amid the chaos of colour, Evening Standard, London, 8 June, 2017
Fran Schechter, 'Isaac Julien trusts ROM with fiercely political video', NOW Magazine, January 25, 2017
Hannah Sung, 'British artist Isaac Julien on selfies, race and working with a global perspective,The Globe and Mail, April 12, 2017
Himali Singh Soin, Isaac Julien, Art Forum, September 2017
Javier Pes, 'Artist Eileen Cooper to step down as Keeper of Royal Academy Schools', The Art News Paper, 9 June, 2017
Murray Whyte, 'Isaac Julien at the ROM_ an expedition in the here and now, Toronto Star, January 31, 2017
Sara Faith, 'RA Summer Exhibition 2017 Twelve Highlights', Artlyst, 12 June, 2017
Ros Brennan, 'Stones Against Diamonds the exhibition filmed inside Europe's largest glacier', Buro Australia
Brown, Mark. 'Film on Morecambe cockle picker disaster disaster bought for UK art collections,' The Guardian online, 22 March 2016
Braeley, Ralph. 'Tangles of the western psyche,' Financial Times, 1 October 2016
'Major moving image works acquired through Artfund's scheme,' Art Fund online, 22 March 2016
Mike Cummings, 'Yale School of Art exhibit explores the `pulp' challenge to racial injustice', YaleNews, 11 January 2016
Nick Compton, 'Ice or diamonds? Isaac Julien presents his glacial film in Miami,' Wallpaper, 8 December 2015
Steven Henry Madoff, 'Beyond Misery, Considering the 56th Venice Biennale', Modern Painters via Blouin Artinfo, 19 September 2015
Nick Compton, 'Screen time: digital displays bring art to your home at the touch of a button', Wallpaper Magazine, 7 August 2015
Barry Bergdoll, 'The Non-Conformist, Barry Bargdoll on the Architecture of Lina Bo Bardi,' Artforum International, Summer 2015, pp. 335 - 341
Virginie Syn, 'London Descends On Art Basel The Mecca of Contemporary Art,' Artlyst, 19 June 2015
Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop, 'Review: Isaac Julien Unveils Jewel with 'Ice Cave' Film Installation at Art Basel,' Blouin ArtInfo, 16 June 2015
Ernest Hardy, 'EXHIBIT: “Shout Out! UK Pirate Radio in the 1980s” at London ICA,' Crave Online, 15 June 2015
'Isaac Julien's Venice Biennale Video Installation To Feature At Art Basel,' Artlyst, 9 June 2015
Adrian Searle, 'Venice Biennale the world is more than enough,' Mail and Guardian, 13 May 2015
Charlotte Higgins, 'Das Kapital at the Arsenale how Okwui Enwezor invited Marx to the Biennale,' The Guardian, 8 May 2015
Nicola Harvey and Rachel Storey, 'Playing the art world game with Isaac Julien and James Franco,' ABC Arts, 1 April 2014
Andrew Frost, 'Capital,' The Art Life, 21 March 2014
Annie Murney, 'Isaac Julien: PLAYTIME,' Concrete Playground, March 2014
Sarah Thomas, 'James Franco plays to the gallery in his latest role,' Sydney Morning Herald, March 17 2014
Makiguchi, Chinatsu, ed. Reading Cinema, Finding Worlds: Art After Marcel Broodthaers. The National
Museum of Art, Kyoto: 158-167.
Peyton-Jones, Julia. “Best of 2013: #9 Isaac Julien (SESC Pompeia, São Paulo),” Artforum (December):
Lescaze, Zoë. “On you Marx: Isaac Julien on His Shows at Metro Pictures, MoMA,” Gallerist NY
Molesworth, Helen (ed.). This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, Museum of
Contemporary Art Chicago and Yale University Press, New Haven: 348-351.
Jeffrey Gantz, 'Julien's painterly approach probes the edges of cinema', The Boston Sunday Globe, January 29, 2012
Geoff Edgers, 'Video piece that comes at you in Waves', The Boston Globe, March 4, 2012
James Chute, 'Isaac Julien's Powerful Waves', U-T San Diego, March 31, 2012
Defining Contemporary Art: 25 Years in 200 Pivotal Artworks, Phaidon Press Limited, London, pp. 64-65
Tom Austin, “Mixing it up at the Bass,” The Miami Herald, February 20
Mathieu Borysevicz, 'Screenings: China Imagined', Art in America, September 2010, pp. 56-70
Andrew Frost, SMH Spectrum, West Meets East, July 10-11
Keiko Okamura, Isaac Julien: Ten Thousands Waves, Flash Magazine, XLII,October 2010
Stuart Jeffries, 'The Angel of Morecambe', The Guardian, September 30, 2010, pp20
David Gritten, 'Odyssey that ended in tragedy', The Telegraph, October 2, pp.12
Mark Rappolt, 'Isaac Julien-10 Thousand Waves in Move: Choreographing You, Hawyward Gallery', Art Review. http://images.metropicturesgallery.com/metropictures/IJ_ArtReview_2010.pdf
Andrew Maerkle, 'Isaac Julien; Not Global, Trans Local', Art-it.com, July 2. 2010
Gao Shiming, “Inextricable Entanglements: On Isaac Julien's Ten Thousand Waves,” Artit.
com, July 2
Timo Valjakka, “Critics' Picks: Isaac Julien Kunsthalle Helsinki,” Artforum.com, September 15, 2010
Ingvild Goetz and Stephan Urbaschek (ed.), `Fast Forward 2: The Power of Motion Media
Art Sammlung Goetz', ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art and Hatje Cantz Verlag,
Ostfildern, pp. 10-11, 96-107, 276-277
Rosa Olivares, 100 Video Artists, Exit Publications, Madrid, pp. 242-245
Sam Gaskin, 'Making Waves: Isaac Julien' , Shanghai Talk Magazines, June 2010
Isaac Julien/Creative Carribean Network, Bass Museum of Art Exhibition Catalogue, December 2, 2010 -March 6, 2011
Rachel Kent, Art World, (AUS/NZ Edition), Isaac Julien: Boundary Rider, February 2009
Sue Gardiner, Art News New Zealand, A visit to the land of mist, Winter 2008
Flash Art, Review, May/June 2008
Brian Sholis, Artforum.com, There is a light that never goes out, 9 June 2008
Elena Kane, Contemporary. Preview, No.95
Sandra Rehme, Artforum, Critics' Picks, 12 March 2008
Waldemar Januszczak, The Sunday Times, His Blue heaven, 2 March 2008
Charles Darwent, The Independent on Sunday, The painful history of a modern martyr, 2 March
Laura Cumming, The Observer, Jarman's Rhapsody in Blue, 2 March 2008
Brian Sewell, The Evening Standard, Where's the Jarman I knew?, 29 February 2008
Colin McCabe, The New Statesman, Life After Death, 25 February 2008
James Christopher, The Times, How to Repeat the Unique, 20 February 2008
Karen Wright, The Independent, For the love of Derek, 19 February 2008
Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton, RA, Pick of the Bunch, Spring 2008
Jon Savage, Guardian, Against the tide, 14 February 2008
Dave Calhoun, Time Out, Bohemian Rhapsody, 6 - 12February 2008
David Frankel, Artforum, Isaac Julien, February 2008
John Hurrell, “Mixed commotions: Turbulence: the 3rd Auckland Triennial”, Art Monthly Australia, July, Number 201, pp. 24 - 28
Jennifer Higgie, Frieze, Her (his)tory, November-December 2007
Martha Schwendener, New York Times, Western Union: Small Boats, 2 November 2007
Claudia La Rocco, New York Times, Journeys That Leave the Traveler Changed, 8 November 2007
Time Out, Isaac Julien, 25 - 31 October 2007
Martina Kudlacek, Bomb, Isaac Julien, Fall 2007
Nadine Meisner, The Sunday Times, The net result is disappointment, 14 October 2007
Zoe Anderson, The Independent, Cast No Shadow, 8 October 2007
Luke Jennings, The Observer, The real movers and shakers, 7 October 2007
Judith Mackrell, The Guardian, Isaac Julien and Russell Maliphant, 5 October 2007
Sarah Crompton, The Daily Telegraph, Collaboration between dance and film goes goes swimmingly, 5 October
Debra Craine, The Times, The moves in movies, 5 October 2007
Sarah Crompton, The Daily Telegraph, A dance in the world's most beautiful room, 29 September
Debra Craine, The Times, A marriage of jigs and reels, 24 September 2007
Roselee Goldberg, Art Asia Pacific, The World is Flat: Isaac Julien, No. 55, September/October 2007, pp 150 - 1
Jacqueline Millner, “The Afterlife of Images-An Interview with IsaaceJulien”, Art and Australia, Vol. 45, No.2, Summer, pp.210-211
Martin Herbert, “Pole Positions: Art's Artic Adventures”, Modern Painters, London, April (True North).
Program of the 20th Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, London, March-April (Looking for Langston).
Carly Berwick and Eileen Kinsella, ARTnews, New York, February (True North).
Jonathan Kahana, “Cinema and the Ethics of Listening: Isaac Julien's Franz Fanon”, Film Quarterly, Bd. 59, No. 2 (Franz Fanon).
Holly Willis, “Art meets cinema: celluloid and highbrow ideas converge at pic fest” (Sundance Film Festival), Daily Variety, 19.01.2006.
MOCA at the moment, MOCA, Miami, Winter (True North and performance).
Fréderic Bonnet, “Noire Elégance”, Vogue, May (Baltimore and Fantôme Créole).
Christine van Assche, “Black Remix”, Africa Remix, l’art contemporain d’un continent, Centre Pompidou, Paris (Baltimore and Fantôme Créole).
Nicolas Thély, “Isaac Julien: Cinéaste en Noir et Blanc”, Beaux-Arts Magazine, No. 253, July.
Siobhan Murphy, “Looking for Langston”, Metro (IE), July.
Isaac Julien, “Whose Black World?”, Time Out, London, London, May–June.
“Chilly Image of an Icy Beyond”, Los Angeles Times, August (True North).
Anna Lockward, “The Black Atlantic, Paradoxes and Certainies”, art.es, Madrid, No. 7, February.
Heinz Peter Schwerfel, “Die Ausdehnung des Bildes in Raum und Zeit”, Art, Hamburg, Issue 3, March (True North).
Catalina Serra, “Una exposición en Caixforum Permite Poner en Pausa la Trepidante Historia del Vídeo de Creación”, El Paris, Madrid, September (Baltimore).
Olga Spiegel, “Videoarte, 40 Anos de Historia”, La Vanguardia, Barcelona, September, Blind Spot, Issue 30.
Isaac Julien, “Oedipus Directs, Isaac Julien on Baadasssss!”, Artforum, Summer Issue.
Mariano Navarro, “Isaac Julien y el cine de lo real”, El Cultural, 27 May.
Javier Hontoria, “Isaac Julien”, El Cultural, 13 May.
Calvin Reid, “Funk Renaissance”, Art in America, March.
Morgan Falconer, Frieze, November, 2003
Richard Cork, New Statesman, The Black Half, 6 October 2003
Armond White, New York Press, Badass is Back, vol 16 Issue 47, October 2003
Sukhder Sadhu, The Daily Telegraph, Odyssey of a Lost Soul, 24 September 2003
Charles Darwent, Independent on Sunday, The truth is rarely black and white, 7 September 2003
John Russell Taylor, 'The Times, Is it a film? Is it a video installation?', The Times, 17 September 2003
Adrian Searle, The Guardian, Reviews - Art, Adrian Searle, 8 September 2003
Roberta Smith New York Times, Paradise Omeros, Bohen Foundation, July 11 2003
Carly Berwick, Isaac Julien, Vogue Homme International, Winter 2002 - 2003
Chris Kaltenbach, You could call Him a Renaissance Man, Los Angeles Times
Louisa Buck, Issac Julien: Baltimore Fact, Liverpool, The Art Newspaper, March
John Russell Taylor, The Matter of Fact, The Times, March 12th
Answer the Questions, Isaac Julien, The Independent on Sunday March 9th
Alfred Hickling Isaac Julien: Fact Liverpool. Guardian Unlimited March
Essay from Documenta 11, Exhibition Catalogue - 2002, Paradise Omeros
James Poniewozik, Can you Dig it? Right on!, Time, August 19th
Hal Hinson, Birth of a Genre: The Black Hero Who Talks Back, The New York Times, Sunday August 11th (On Baadasssss Cinema)
Tunku Varadarajan, Shaft and Foxy Revisited, The Wall Street Journal, Friday August 9th (on Baadassss Cinema)
James Poniewozik, Can You Dig It? Right On!, Time, August 19th (On Baadasssss Cinema)
Edward Guthmann, 'Baad' Company San Francisco Chronicle, Tuesday August 13th (On Baadasssss Cinema)
Michael Freidson, Getting the Shaft, Time Out New York, August 8-15th (On Baadasssss Cinema)
B. Ruby Rich, The Long Road: Isaac Julien in conversation with B. Ruby Rich , Art Journal, Summer 2002
B, Ruby Rich, Still A Soul Rebel, The Advocate, May 14th
Maite Lores, Isaac Julien, Contemporary, June July August 2002
Constanze Ruhm, Spaces of Translation: Speaking One Language, Understanding Another, A Conversation with Isaac Julien, Camera Austria 79, pp. 17-28
Mark Nash, Wait Until Dark, Tate, November/December (on Paradise Omeros)
James Meyer, Tunnel Visions, Artforum, September pp. 168-169
Linda Nochlan, Documented Success, Artforum, September pp. 161-163
Eleanor Heartney, A 600-Hour Documenta, Art in America no.5, September 2002, pp. 87-95
Vasanthi Dass, Vagabondia: Archiving the Archive, in Unpacking Europe: Towards a Critical Reading, p. 350 - 355.
Dick Hebdige, Isaac Julien, The Great Divide: Territories, Prince Claus Fund, Journal #7, p.20-21.
Lilly Wei, Isaac Julien at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Art in America, May 2001 pp168.
Lisa Katzman, A World of Double Outsiders: Gay as Well as Black, The New York Times, Sunday, November 26
Holland Cotter, Eros Cruises the Museum In a Filmmaker's Dreams, The New York Times, November 24
John L Walters, Noises at an Exhibition, The Guardian, September 29
Judith Palmer, Once upon a time in the West, The Independent, September 19
Adrian Searle, Winsome Cowboys, The Guardian, August 22
Susan Corrigan, Dancing with Dudes, The Times, Metro, August 12 - 18
Erika Muhammad, Reel Stories: Isaac Julien, Index, June / July
Heather Lustfeldt, At Play in the Fields of the American West, Review, April
Okwui Enwezor, Towards a Critical Cinema: The Films of Isaac Julien, February, The Long Road to Mazatlan, Grand Arts, Kansas City,
Alice Thornson, Lonesome Cowboy: Issac Julien disrupts the western canon with gay-themed film at Grand Arts. The Kansas City Star. March 19th
Still moving. Hotshoe International. Jan/Feb
Catherine Elwes, Isaac Julien, Art Monthly, June pp35-37.
Francesco Bonami & Hans Ulrich Obrist, Dreams, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Per L'Arte
Christy Adair & Ramsay Burt, Two into the making of Three, Dance Theatre Journal, Vol 15 No2.
David Frankel, Isaac Julien, The Long Road to Mazatlan, Art Pace, San Antonio
Face to Interface: Isaac Julien, Sight and Sound, SeptemberÏÏ
Michael Corris, Art and Text Issue 63, Nov 98-Jan 99, pp54-59
Manthia Diawara, Moving Company - The Second Johannesburg Biennale, ArtForum vol XXXVI, March 1998, pp87-89.
Isaac Julien & Mark Nash, Frantz Fanon: Peau Noire, Masque Blanc
Isaac Julien, Only Angels Have Wings for DIA Centre of The Arts AIDS WORLD: Between Resignation and Hope, pp142-147
Richard J Powell, Black Art and Culture in the Twentieth Century, Thames and Hudson, pp212-213
Roselee Goldberg, Performance and Live Art Since the 60's, Thames and Hudson, p143
Isaac Julien, MOMA Chicago, Program Catalogue. Spring.
Robert Stam, Permutations of the Fantonian Gaze; Isaac Julien's `Black Skin White Mask', Black Renaissance Noire vol 1 no 2 Summer/Fall pp186-192
Richard Cork, Mirage, The Times June 27
Izi Glover, The Look of Love, Frieze Sep/Oct
Die Beute, Edition id-Archive, Summer pp62-66 (interview about Frantz Fanon)
Warren E Crichlow, Popular music, Pedagogy and Cultural Politics in the Films of Isaac Julien, Discourse vol.16 no 3
Kaja Silverman, The Ceremonial Image, The Threshold of the Visible World pp104-121 on Looking For Langston
Charles Gaines, Hotter Than July, Art and Text Issue 55 p84
Richard Cork, Scream and Scream Again, The Times August 6
Isaac Julien & Kobena Mercer, De Margin and De Centre, Black British Cultural Studies pp194-210
Manthia Diawara, Black British Cinema and Identity Formation in Territories, Black British Cultural Studies, pp293-306
Bell Hooks, Thinking Through Class: Paying Attention to The Attendant, Reel to Real: Race Sex and Class at the Movies pp91-97
Isaac Julien, Black British Cinema - Diaspora Cinema, New Histories pp60-64
Alan Read (ed), Film-makers' Dialogue, The Fact of Blackness: Frantz Fanon and Visual Representation
Catherine Elwes, The Big Screen, Art Monthly Issue 199 pp11-16 (on Trussed)
Eddie Chambers, Johannesburg Biennale, Art Monthly Issue 212 pp14-18
Kobena Mercer, Busy in the Ruins of a Wretched Phantasia, Mirage: Enigmas of Race, Difference and Desire, ICA.
Bruce Morrow, The Isaac Julien Interview, Callaloo vol 18 no 2 pp406-415
Roy Grundmann, Black Nationhood and the Rest in the West, Cineaste vol XXI nos1-2 pp28-31 (interview)
David Curlis, A Directory of British Film and Video Artists pp86-87
Kobena Mercer & Isaac Julien, True Confessions, Black Male Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art pp191-200
Isaac Julien & Jon Savage (ed),Critically Queer, Critical Quarterly vol 36 No 1 Spring
Isaac Julien, Confessions of a Snow Queen: notes on the making of The Attendant, Critical Quarterly vol 36 no 1 Spring
Jorg Heiser,Batty Boys in Babylon, Spex, Germany pp49-51
Henry Louis Gates Jr., The Black Man's Burden, Fear of a Queer Planet, Queer Politics and Social Theory (on Looking For Langston)
Craig HauserI, Abject, Abject Art, Repulsion and Desire in American Art, Whitney Museum (on The Attendant)
Paul Gilroy, Climbing the Racial Mountain, a Conversation with Isaac Julien, Small Acts : Thoughts on the Politics of Black Cultures
Jose Arroyo, Look Back and Talk Black: The Films of Isaac Julien, Jump Cut no 36, translated into Japanese for ImageForum April pp88-97
James Saynar, Interview Magazine, January p24
Manthia Diawara, The Absent One: The Avant-Garde and the Black Imaginary in Looking For Langston, Wide Angle vol13 nos 3 & 4 (July -October)
Kobena Mercer, Dark and Lovely, Ten Photo Paperback vol 2 No 1 pp78-86
Adrian Searle, Thumping Pleasure, Artscribe Issue 89 Nov/Dec (on Young Soul Rebels)
Tony Fisher, Looking for Langston. Montageof a Dream Deferred.
Coco Fusco, Young British and Black, a monograph on the work of Sankofa Film/Video Collective and Black Audio Collective, Discourses, Conversations in Postmodern Art and culture, The New Museum of Contemporary Art NYC
Armond White, Racing Ahead, Film Comment, pp2-4
Black Film, British Cinema, ICA Documents 7, pp53-57
Jacqueline Rose, Sexuality and Vision: some Questions, Vision and Visuality, Dia Art Foundation No 2
Douglas Crimp, How To Have Promiscuity in an Epidemic, pp270-271 (on This Is Not An AIDS Advertisement).
Royal Academician of Arts, Royal Academy of Arts, United Kingdom
Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the Arts, Queen's Birthday Honours List
Panorama TEDDY 30 for Looking for Langston, Berlinale 66th Berlin International , Berlin, Germany
2016-17 James Brudner Memorial Prize in LGBT Studies, Yale University
Golden Gate Persistence of Vision Award, San Francisco, International Film Festival
Off Festival Award from PHotoEspaÃ±a for Ten Thousand Waves at GalerÃa Helga de Alvear, Madrid.
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.
Aurora Award, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, Textas, USA
Surrey Institute of Art and Design, London, UK, Master of Arts (Honorary Degree).
Grand Jury Award, KunstFilmBiennale, Cologne, Germany.
6th Festival International de Cortometraje y Cine Alternativo de Benalmadena (ficcab), Prize for outstanding career in cinematography, Benalmadana.
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.
The McDermott Award, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Art Pace, International Artist in Residence, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Jerome Foundation Award, USA.
Andy Warhol Foundation Award, USA.
Pratt and Whitney Canada Grand Prize, 15th International Festival of Films on Art for Frantz Fanon, Black Skin White Mask.
Wexner Museum Fine Arts International Artist Award, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Rockefeller Humanities Fellowship Award, New York University, Centre for Media, Culture and History, USA.
John McKnight International Artist Award, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Semaine de la Critique Prize, for Young Soul Rebels, Cannes Film Festival.
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Visiting lecturer at Harvard University
Visiting lecturer Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Programme
Research Fellow at Goldsmiths College University of London
Editorial Board of Critical Quarterly (Blackwell, Oxford)
Trustee of InIVA, London
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