"Playtime & Kapital," MUAC, Mexico City. February 6 - July 31, 2016
"Man in the Mirror," Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels. May 3, 2014 – October 30, 2017 (group show)
"Ten Thousand Waves," Julien's nine-screen film installation, Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris. January 27 – September 5, 2016
"A History: Contemporary Art from the Centre Pompidou," Haus der Kunst, Munich. March 25 - November 4, 2016 (group show)
"Borders, Barriers, Walls," Monash University Museum of Art, Australia. April 30 - July 2, 2016 (group show)
Filmmaker and installation artist Isaac Julien was born in 1960 in London, where he currently lives and works. His multi-screen film installations and photographs incorporate different artistic disciplines to create a poetic and unique visual language. His 1989 documentary-drama exploring author Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance titled Looking for Langston garnered Julien a cult following while his 1991 debut feature Young Soul Rebels won the Semaine de la Critique prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Julien’s work is held in collections that include: Tate, London; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC. His most recent film Ten Thousand Waves premiered at the 2010 Sydney Biennale and has gone on to be exhibited at venues throughout the world. Julien has participated in the Venice Biennale (2009); the 7th Gwangju Biennial, South Korea (2008); Prospect 1, New Orleans (2008); and Performa 07, New York. He has had one-person exhibitions at: the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston (2011); L’Atelier Hermès, Seoul (2011); Kunstnernes Hus. Oslo (2011); The Bass Museum, Miami (2010); Helsinki Festival, Kunsthalle Helsinki (2010); Museum Brandhorst, Munich (2008); Kestnergesellschart, Hannover, (2006) Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2005); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2005); and Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2005).
Containing essays by Christopher Connery, Mark Nash, Tokyo-based writer Andrew Maerkle, and curator of the current Shanghai Biennale, Gao Shiming, as well as the poems of Wang Ping.