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Institute of Contemporary Art Miami

ICA Speaks: Isaac Julien

ICA Miami welcomes Isaac Julien, one of today’s most prominent and influential figures in media art and film, to ICA Speaks for a lecture on recent work.

Isaac Julien creates audiovisual installations, documentaries, and photographs that explore Black and queer histories and identities. Julien gained international attention for his iconic film Looking for Langston (1989), a montage that reimagines the life of poet, novelist, and playwright Langston Hughes during the Harlem Renaissance. Julien’s works emerge from in-depth investigations of history, blurring the barriers between film, dance, photography, music, theater, painting, and sculpture.

Isaac Julien (b. 1960, London) has been honored with solo shows at the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York (2021); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2019); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013); Art Institute of Chicago (2013); Museum Brandhorst, Munich (2009); and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2000); among many others. His work is represented in prestigious collections the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern; UK Government Art Collection; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Museum Brandhorst, Munich; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; and de la Cruz Collection, Miami.