Isaac Julien was born in 1960 in London, where he currently lives and works. While studying painting and fine art film at St Martin’s School of Art from which he graduated in 1984, Isaac Julien co-founded ‘Sankofa Film and Video Collective’ in which he was active from 1983–1992. He was also a founding member of Normal Films in 1991.
Julien was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2001 for his films The Long Road to Mazatlán (1999), made in collaboration with Javier de Frutos and Vagabondia (2000), choreographed by Javier de Frutos. Earlier works include Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (1996), Young Soul Rebels (1991) which was awarded the Semaine de la Critique Prize at the Cannes Film Festival the same year, and the acclaimed poetic documentary Looking for Langston (1989), which also won several international awards.
Life Between Islands
A landmark exhibition exploring and celebrating the relationship between the Caribbean and Britain in art from the 1950s to today.
01 Dec 2021 - 03 Apr 2022
Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art
The exhibition highlights artists whose works embody the possibilities and complexities of our contemporary moment, showcasing a wide range of practices and thematics, including abstraction, representation, politics, spirituality, and race. Collapsing national borders, the artists in the exhibition ally with power, representing a kaleidoscope of voices that declare their authority.
07 Nov 2021 - 06 Feb 2022
Pérez Art Museum Miami – PAMM
Mobile M+: Moving Images
Presented by M+, the new museum for visual culture in Hong Kong, Mobile M+: Moving Images is the first...
13 Mar 2015 - 26 Apr 2015
Midtown POP, Causeway Bay and Cattle Depot Artist Village, To Kwa Wan
Isaac Julien: Playtime y Kapital
An exhibition of two video installations that explores current debates on the relationships between capital,...
06 Feb 2016 - 31 Jul 2016
Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo – MUAC
Human Ecology: Isaac Julien, Lucia Koch, Eduardo Navarro
Galeria Nara Roesler | New York announces the opening of “Human Ecology” featuring works...
14 Jul 2016 - 03 Sep 2016
Nara Roesler New York
“Protest” is an exhibition of historical and contemporary works by sixteen artists concerned...
23 Sep 2016 - 05 Nov 2016
Isaac Julien: Playtime
This is the first major exhibition by the artist in South Korea. Facing issues related to society and...
22 Feb 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
PLATFORM-L Contemporary Art Center
On the occasion of the 57th Venice Biennale, International Curators Forum (ICF) and University of the...
13 May 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
Palazzo Pisani Santa Marina
The Restless Earth
La Triennale di Milano and the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi present La Terra Inquieta (The Restless Earth),...
28 Apr 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
Triennale di Milano
Light in/as Image
Around fifty artists from different countries explore light as a visual art topic, presenting around...
13 Apr 2018 - 09 Dec 2018
Hyper Visuality. Film & Video Art from the Wemhöner Collection
Within the rooms frescoed by 18th century Venetian school artists, the exhibition Hypervisuality, which...
04 Apr 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
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