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Isaac Julien

Born in 1960, in London (United Kingdom)

Lives and works in London (United Kingdom)

A British artist with Caribbean roots, Isaac Julien examines the black and Asian diasporas since the Thatcher years through his favoured medium, film.

In 1983 he cofounded the British Sankofa Film and Video Collective. In 1995 he made a documentary series for television, The Question of Equality, about the history of the gay and lesbian movement in the United States. As well as looking at issues of gender and race, Julien uses different film and music sources in his work, which he recycles and remixes. He also interprets the exhibition format using multiple screens and special sound effects, creating a fluid space in which images and sound transcribe migration and the diaspora.

Selected Bibliography

Wang Ping ; Ruthann Godollei. Ten thousand waves : poems. Texas : Wings Press, 2014

Frankel, David ; Julien, Isaac ; Rose, Cynthia... [et al.]. Isaac Julien : Riot [Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 25, 2013 - February 17, 2014]. New York NY : Museum Of Modern Art, 2013. 

Julien, Isaac ; Mazur, Krystyna ; Mazur, Krystyna . Isaac Julien, western union : small boats : [Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, 28.04 - 14.06,2009]. Köln : König, 2009. 

Van Assche, Christine ; Julien, Isaac ; Zabunyan, Elvan... [et al.]. Isaac Julien : [exposition, Centre Pompidou, espace 315, Musée national d'art moderne, Nouveaux Médias, Paris, 25 mai - 15 août 2005]. Paris : Centre Pompidou, 2005. (315 ; livre n° 8).

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