In his artistic research, Jimmie Durham is interested in what happens “away from language”, in the relationship between forms and concepts. Working against Western rationalism, his practice is rooted in uncertainty and paradox. Durham creates in an array of mediums: drawings, installations, video —which he uses to document his performances—,  and sculptural constructions often combined with written messages, photographs, and objects.

Jimmie Durham
Jimmie Durham
Houston, 1940

Past Exhibitions

On the Spiritual Matter of Art

Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo – MAXXI
17/10/2019 — 08/03/2019

The Street. Where the World is Made

Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo – MAXXI
07/12/2018 — 28/04/2019

Pedro Cabrita Reis, Jimmie Durham, Cildo Meireles

02/10/2018 — 23/11/2018

The Third Day

Palazzo del Governatore 20/04/2018 — 01/07/2018

Jimmie Durham: Labyrinth

Fondazione Adolfo Pini
10/04/2018 — 29/06/2018

Solo Shows

Pedro Cabrita Reis, Jimmie Durham and Cildo Meireles, SPROVIERI, London
Parasol unit Limited Editions, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London
Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Jimmie Durham: Various Items and Complaints, Serpentine Galleries, London
Jimmie Durham: Traces and Shiny Evidence, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London

Group Shows

MOEBEL UND, Christine König Galerie, Vienna
Jimmie Durham, Jone Kvie – Glass, Michel Rein Paris/Brussels, Paris
books + papers, Christine König Galerie, Vienna
REVUE 25, Christine König Galerie, Vienna
Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
EXPostition of mythology – ELectronic technology, Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Houston Country of birth: USA Date of birth: 1940 Lives in: Berlin, Germany