Fri, September 30, 2005 • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM • ART 1.102 (located on the corner of 23rd and San Jacinto, across from the Winship Drama Building)
Isaac Julien was born in 1960 in London, where he currently lives and works. On graduating from St MartinÃ¢ÂÂs School of Art in 1984, where he studied painting and fine art film, Isaac Julien founded Sankofa Film and Video Collective, and was a founding member of Normal Films in 1999.Julien was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2001 for his films The Long Road to MazatlÃÂ¡n (1999), made in collaboration with Javier de Frutos and Vagabondia (2000), choreographed by Javier de Frutos. Earlier works include Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (1996), the Cannes prize-winning Young Soul Rebels (1991) and the acclaimed poetic documentary Looking for Langston (1989).
Isaac Julien was visiting lecturer at Harvard UniversityÃ¢ÂÂs Schools of Afro-American and Visual Environmental Studies and the Whitney Museum of American ArtsÃ¢ÂÂ Independent Study Programme. He is a research fellow at GoldsmithÃ¢ÂÂs University of London and a Trustee of the Serpentine Gallery. In 2001 Julien was the recipient of the prestigious MIT Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts. In 2003 he won the Grand Jury Prize at the Kunstfilm Biennale in Cologne for his single screen version of Baltimore.