Isaac Julien

Born: 1960

Hometown: London, England

Lives and Works: London, England


Twitter: @isaacjulien

Education: Les Entrepreneurs de L'Audiovisuel Europeen (EAVE), Brussels (Post-Doctoral), 1989
BA Fine Art Film, University of the Arts London- Central St. Martins School of Art, London, England, 1984

Isaac Julien Bio

About The Artist

Isaac Julien emerged in the 1980s as a filmmaker, and is now a film and video installation artist of international renown. His early works such as Looking for Langston (1989), a documentary about the Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes, revolve around the formation of black and gay identity. More recent projects include the nine-screen film installation Ten Thousand Waves, a sweeping, non-linear look at Chinese rural culture and mythology.

Julien, who is based in Britain, has been shortlisted for the Turner Prize (2001). He has had solo shows at the Pompidou Center in Paris (2005), MoCA Miami (2005), and the Kerstner Geselleschaft in Hanover (2006), and has participated in the Venice, Sydney, Gwangju, and New Orleans Biennials.

Isaac Julien Gallery Art


Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England
Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain
Metro Pictures Gallery, New York, NY
Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Isaac Julien Permanent Collections

Select Permanent Collections

Tate Modern, London, England
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC


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