Isaac Julien


© Isaac Julien, photograph by Thorsten Henn

Isaac Julien was born in 1960 in London, where he currently lives and works. After graduating from St Martins School of Art in 1984, where he studied painting and fine art film, Isaac Julien founded Sankofa Film and Video Collective (1982–1992), and was a founding member of Normal Films in 1991.

 

Julien was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2001 for his films The Long Road to Mazatlán (1999) and Vagabondia (2000). Earlier works include Frantz Fanon, Black Skin White Mask (1996), Young Soul Rebels (1991), which was awarded the Semaine de la critique prizeat the Cannes Film Festival the same year, and the acclaimed poeticdocumentary Looking for Langston (1989), which also won several internationalawards. His work Paradise Omeros was presented as part of Documenta11 in Kassel (2002).

 

Currently, Julien is a professor of Media Art at Staatliche Hochschule fur Gestaltung Karlsruhe, Germany. He was the recipient of the Performa Award (2008), the prestigious Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts (2001) and the Frameline Lifetime Achievement Award (2002).

 

In 2011 and 2012, Ten Thousand Waves, the nine-screen installation went on world tour and was shown at important public institutions including The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (2012), Hayward Gallery, London; Bass Museum, Miami; ICA, Boston; Kunsthalle, Helsinki; and Sydney Biennale (2011).

 

Julien is represented in museum and private collections throughout the world, including Tate; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Pompidou; the Guggenheim Museum, in New York; the Hirshhorn Museum, in Washington; and the Brandhorst Museum, in Munich.

 

艾薩克·朱利安1960年出生在倫敦,現在他依然在倫敦生活和工作。他曾經就讀於聖馬丁藝術學院,主修繪畫和藝術電影,1984年畢業後,他創建了Sankofa電影和視頻合作社(1982-1992年),在1991年,他作為創建者之一組建了“普通電影”製作公司。

 

2001年,朱利安的電影《通往馬薩特蘭的漫漫長路》(1999)和《Vagabondia》(2000)獲得英國特納奬提名。此前的作品包括《弗朗茨·法農,黑皮膚白麵具》(1996年),《年輕的靈魂反叛者》(1991年)曾在同年獲得戛納電影節影評人獎,另外他的著名的充滿詩意的紀錄片《尋找蘭斯頓》(1989)也獲得了很多國際獎項,其作品《天堂Omeros》也曾在2002年第11屆卡塞爾文獻展中展出。

 

目前,朱利安在德國國家設計學院任媒體藝術教授。曾經獲得過著名的尤金·麥克德莫特藝術獎(2001),Frameline終身成就奬(2002)以及Performa奬(2008年)。

 

在2011年和2012年,《千重浪》這件九屏幕影像裝置,在世界範圍內進行了巡回展出,其中包括很多非常重要的公共機構和當代藝術博物館,比如聖地亞哥當代藝術博物館(2012),倫敦海沃德畫廊,邁阿密巴斯博物館,波士頓當代藝術中心,赫爾辛基美術館和悉尼雙年展(2011)。

 

朱利安的作品被世界各地的博物館和私人藏家收藏,包括泰特當代藝術館,紐約當代藝術博物館,法國蓬皮杜藝術中心,紐約古根海姆博物館和慕尼黑布蘭德霍斯特博物館。