Jimmy Robert zoom lecture

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25 February 2021 at 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
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Jimmy Robert, born 1975 in Guadeloupe (France), lives and works in Berlin.

In recent years, Robert has exhibited at 8th Berlin Biennale of Contemporary Art, Berlin; Tate Britain, London; WIELS, Brussels; CCA Kitakiushu Project Gallery, Japan; Cubitt Gallery, London; Neuer Aachen Kunstverein, Germany; CAC Bretigny, France. Jimmy Robert was the 2009 laureate of the Follow Fluxus–After Fluxus grant. In 2012 Jimmy Robert had two solo shows one at gallery du Jeu de Paume in Paris and one at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Chicago and in June 2013 a solo show at the Power plant in Toronto. He performed at MoMA New-York in 2014 and participated to Performa 17 in 2017 and was commissioned in 2019 to do a new performance at KW in Berlin. He Participated in the recent Chicago architecture biennial and is currently working on a touring mid-career survey which will start at Nottingham contemporary then go to Museion Bolzano and then CRAC de Sète this year. He is currently professor of Sculpture and Performance at UdK, Berlin.

Jimmy Robert works with diverse media including photography, collages, objects, art books, short films and performance art. In his explorations into the relationship between images and objects, Robert draws attention to the dynamics of different surfaces. Questions of identity and its representation are his main interest, and he uses a variety of references to literature, art and music to emphasise the fragility of the materials he uses. In some performances Robert’s body becomes a projection surface, where the tension between the portrayal and the content reveal the relationship between appropriation and alienation. In previous works, Robert has explored the politics of spectatorship by reworking seminal avant-garde performances in ways that complicate their racial and gendered readings.

Emily Roysdonemily.roysdon@konstfack.se 0763915659

Department of Fine Art