(1940 – 2021), USA

Jimmie Durham Exhibitions

Exhibiting internationally since the 1980s, Jimmie Durham also participated regularly in numerous international art festivals including Documenta, the Venice Biennale, the Sydney Biennale, and the Sharjah Biennial.

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In 2017, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles presented a major retrospective exhibition of Durham's work, titled Jimmie Durham: At the Centre of the World, that later travelled to the Walker Art Centre in Minneapolis and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

Recent solo exhibitions of Durham's work include Did you say I am Lying? (Acha que minto?), Fidelidade Arte, Lisbon (2019); The Middle Earth (with Maria Thereza Alves), Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes (2018); Jimmie Durham: God's Children, God's Poem, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (2017); Jimmie Durham: Sound and Silliness, The National Museum of XXI Century Arts (MAXXI), Rome (2016); A Machine Needs Instructions as a Garden Needs Discipline, Museum of Contemporary Art Vigo, Spain (2013).

Select group exhibitions include Sleepless. The bed in history and contemporary art, Belvedere 21. Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna (2021); Hospitalités, Barbara Wien, Berlin (2020); Yorkshire Sculpture International, The Hepworth Wakefield (2019); Recollection — A Journey After 28 Years, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City (2018); Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs, Para Site, Hong Kong and Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok (2017); Punk. Sus rastros en el arte contemporáneo, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City (2016); Surrealism: The Conjured Life, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2015).