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Born 1940 in Washington, Arkansas. Lives and works in Rome, Italy and Berlin, Germany.


At the Center of the World, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming)

Concrete Islands, Curated by Douglas Fogle and Hanneke Skerath, Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles, CA
Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila, The Philippines
A Sense of History, n.b.k., Berlin, Germany
50 JOURS POUR LA PHOTOGRAPHIE À GENÈVE, Centre de la photographie Genève, Geneva

Now, At The Latest. Videos und andere Sehenswürdigkeiten aus der evn sammlung, Kunsthalle
Krems, Krems, Austria
Les mondes inversés, Hainaut Province's Art Museum, Belgium
Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Pavilion No. 1 of VDNKh, Moscow, Germany
A Space Is A Space Is A space, Deutsches Architektur Zentrum, Berlin, Germany
Various Items and Complaints, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
KölnSkulptur #8, Skulpturenpark Köln, Köln, Germany
DER APFEL. EINE EINFÜHRUNG. (immer und immer und immer wieder), Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
America is hard to see, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Venice: Objects, Work and Tourism, Fondazione Querini Stampalia Carlo Scarpa Area, Venice, Italy
Prophetia, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain
Jimmie Durham. Here at the Center, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
Jimmie Durham, KölnSkulptur #7, Skulpturenpark Köln, Germany

Was Modelle können, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen, Germany
A machine desires instructions as a garden desires discipline, Frac Lorraine, Metz, France
Collection on Display, MIGROS Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland

Whitney Biennial, New York, NY
Collection / The Tour, Musée d'Art de la ville de Paris, Paris, France
Berlin Documentary Forum 3, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

DO IT curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Prishtina, Kosovo
The Mediterranean Experience: The Mediterranean as a spatial paradigm for the circulation of ideas and
, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
One Minute Film Festival 2003 – 2012, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary, North Adams, MA
Material Conceptualism - The Comfort of Things, Galerie Aanant&Zoo, Berlin, Germany
The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennial
Works of Science and Yellowness, Galerie Michel Rein, Brussels, Germany
Tell Me Whom You Haunt: Marcel Duchamp and the Contemporary Readymade, Blain|Southern, London, UK
Works on paper: the Saché series, Galerie Michel Rein, Brussels, Germany
Elipsis Arquitectònica, Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco, Mexico City, Mexico
Varios y Diversos, Kurimanzutto, Mexico
Ja Natuurlijk, GEM Museum of Contemporary Art, Den Haag, The Netherlands
The Man Who Had A Beautiful House, Appartement Elisa Platteau, Brussels, Belgium
KölnSkulptur #7 (2013-2015), Skulpturenpark Köln, Germany

What Does a Drawing Want?, Beirut, Cairo, Egypt
TABOO, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Crossing Bodies – Immaginari Postcoloniali. A cura di Routes Agency, Cura of Contemporary Arts, Installazione– Spazio Vetrata, Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico „Luigi Pigorini“, Rome, Italy
Jimmie Durham. Napoli, Palazzo Reale – Sala Dorica, Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, Italy
Jimmie Durham. Streets of Rome and Other Stories, Museo d´Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome
Taipei Biennial 2012 – Modern Monsters / Death and Life of Fiction, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Collection on Display, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
TOO LONG AND DRAWN OUT, Wien Lukatsch Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Art Unlimited, Art Basel 42, Basel, Switzerland
dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany
A Matter of Life and Death and Singing (Retrospective), M HKA Antwerp, Belgium
RICARDO BREY / JIMMIE DURHAM, looking at my own work (and his), Christine König Galerie, Vienna
Animismus, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
CAR CULTURE. Medien der Mobilität, Lentos Museum, Linz, Austria
Vor dem Gesetz, Ludwig Museum, Köln, Germany
Maquette for a Museum of Switzerland, Swiss Institute - Contemporary Art, New York, NY

Collector – Oeuvres du Cnap, Tripostal, Lille, France
Animism. Modernity through the Looking Glass, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austia
Collected Stones (2002), The Artist’s Institute, New York, NY
The Last First Decade, Ellipse Foundation, Cascais, Portugal
¿TIERRA DE NADIE? Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spanien
The Way it Wasn't (Celebrating Ten Years of castillo/corrales, Paris), Culturgest Porto, Portuga
Über Dinge, kunsthaus muerz, Mürzzuschlag, Austria
Under Deconstruction II, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art New York, NY
Pour une République des Rêves, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France
Zwei Sammler – Thomas Olbricht und Harald Falckenberg, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
Welttheater. Die Sammlung migros museum für gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

arts, media and sports, Sprovieri Gallery, London, UK
The Crude and the Rare, The Cooper Union, New York, NY
The New Décor, Garage, Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia
The New Décor, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Sounds of Architectural Space - Vito Acconci/Jimmie Durham/Alberto Garutti/ H.H.LIM/Michelangelo
Pistoletto/Anne Ratti
, Venice Architectural Biennale 2010, Venice, Italy
1st Ural Industrial Biennial for Contemporary Art. Shockworkers of the Mobile Image, Ekaterinburg, Russia
29th Bienal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Late Last Night, Galerie Opdahl, Berlin, Germany
Rocks Encouraged, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany
Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Spatial City: An Architecture of Idealism (First Exhibition of the Frac Collections in the United States - 2010)
Institute of Visual Arts (Inova)
, Milwaukee, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI
Production Residency, Supported by the Henry Moore Foundation, Glasgow Sculpure Studios, Glasgow, Scotland
Dominó Caníbal, Proyecto de Arte Contemporáneo Murcia, Spain
Animism, Extra City, Antwerp, Belgium
Animism, Kunsthalle Bern

Faux Jumeaux 15, S.M.A.K., Gent, Belgium
Obsidiana, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico
Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France
Detour over Rome, Casa dell`Architettura - Acquario Romano, Rome, Italy
effet miroir, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France
Everything has a name, or the potential to be named, Gasworks, London, UK
Be sure to attend very carefully to what I have to say to you, Centre d´Art de Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland
Transmission Interrupted, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK
Time of the Signs, de PURY & LUXEMBOURG, Zurich, Switzerland
Pierres rejetées... , Musée d´Art moderne de la Ville de Paris / ARC, Paris, France
Dog Star Man, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany
Obsidiana,Galerie Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico

La Féte est permanente/The Eternal Network, Frac Champagne-Ardenne/Fonds regional d´art contemporain, Rheims, France
Listen Darling the World is Yours, Ellipse FOUNDATION, Alcoitão, Portugal
NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
Come, come, come into my world, Ellipse Foundation, Alcoitão, Portugal
Italia italie italien italy wlochy, ARCOS - Museo di Arte Contemporanea del Sannio, Benevento, Italy
Topoi, An Exhibition, an Approach, a Museum, a History, MMCA Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
Experiment Marathon Reykjavik, Reykjavík Art Museum - Kjarvalssta›ir, Reykjavik, Iceland
Ad Absurdum, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
CAMERE #6, Teatralità Nomade, RAM radioartemobile, Rome, Italy
Museo d’arte contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples, Italy
Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
Tiempo al Tiempo, MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporanea, Vigo, Spain

Essence, de Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich, Switzerland
(C)artography:Map-Making as Artform, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Metaphase und Metathesis, St. Elisabeth-Kirche, Berlin, Germany
From 60 to 7, Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden, Norway
Habitat / Variations, CECCH – Centre d`edition contempraine, Geneva, Austria
Labyrinth, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France
Jimmie Durham en residence à l`Atelier Calder, Atelier Calder, Sachè, France
Ironie der Objekte, MUSEION – Museo d`arte moderna e contemporanea, Bolzano, Italy
Research and Invention. Investigations with Images in Contemporary Photography, Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland
Labyrinth, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France
The 1980s - A Topology, Museu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto, Portugal

Jimmie Durham - Jannis Kounellis, RAM, Rome, Italy
Bestiary, Lumen Travo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Building a Nation, Matt`s Gallery, London, UK
Glass, Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria
Quauhnahuac – Die Gerade ist eine Utopie, Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland
Academy. Learning from Art, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, Belgium
Saudades - Collection Museum Het Domein Sittard, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France
Carnets du Sous-Sol, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France
Day for Night, Whitney Biennial 2006, New York, NY
LESS - Strategie alternative dell`abitare, PAC - Padiglione d`Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

the imaginary number, KW institute for contemporary art, Berlin, Germany
51.Biennale, Arsenale, Venice, Italy

100 Artists See God, ICA London
Artissima 11 - The International Fair of Contemporary Art in Turin Artissima, Turin, Italy
Utopia Station, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Biennale of Sydney
collection summer 2004
, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, Belgium
COMMUNAUTÉ, Institut d´art contemporain - Frac Rhône Alpes, Villeurbanne, France
Mobilien | Movables, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria
Lies, Lust, Art & Fashion - Signale der Kleidung, Podewil, Berlin, Germany

50. Biennale, Venice, Italy
Jimmie Durham - Semi-Specific Objects and Almost-Related Words, Leopold Hoesch Museum,
Düren, Germany

Kunst nach Kunst, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany

Stones at Home, Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria
Over The Edges, SMAK Ghent, Belgium

48. Biennale, Venice, Italy

documenta 9, Kassel