Yishan Island, Voyage (Ten Thousand Waves)

About Isaac Julien

Accomplished filmmaker and video installation artist Isaac Julien is well-known for films like Looking for Langston (1989), a poetic treatment of gay black poet Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance, and other ground-breaking studies of racial and sexual identity, voyages, and cultural displacement. His multi-screen installations and accompanying photographic works for museums and galleries explore fractured narratives of memory and desire, often uniting elements from dance, painting, sculpture, theater, and music. The nine-screen installation Ten Thousand Waves (2010) investigates China's ancient past and changing present through interwoven narratives.

British, b. 1960, London, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Isaac Julien, Refuge, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
2016
Vintage, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
2015
PLAYTIME, Helga de Alvear, MADRID
2014
Playtime, Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo
2014
Isaac Julien: Playtime, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Isaac Julien | Looking for Langston, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam
2016
Isaac Julien, Refuge, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
2016
Vintage, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
2015
PLAYTIME, Helga de Alvear, MADRID
2014
Playtime, Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo
2014
Isaac Julien: Playtime, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
2013
Isaac Julien: Playtime, Metro Pictures, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Human Ecology, Galeria Nara Roesler, New York
2015
Within/Without, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore
2015
Swim with the Current, Stand like a Rock, International Manifesta Foundation, Amsterdam
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