Jimmie Durham (Washington (Arkansas), 1940) è un artista, saggista e poeta statunitense.

Attualmente vive e lavora a Roma. Jimmie Durham si dedicò al teatro, alle arti performative e alla letteratura relativa al movimento per i diritti civili statunitensi negli anni Sessanta. La sua prima esibizione da artista indipendente nelle arti visive si tenne ad Austin, Texas, nel 1968. Durham si stabilì a Ginevra, Svizzera, nel 1969 dove studiò a L'École des Beaux-Arts finché non fu rimandato negli Stati Uniti nel 1973 poiché attivo nell'AIM (American Indian Movement). Dal 1973 al 1980 ha lavorato come organizzatore politico con l'AIM divenendo un membro del Consiglio Centrale del movimento.

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  • de Baere, Bart. (1992) Will/Power. Ohio: Wexner Center for Visual Arts.
  • Canning, Susan. (1995) 'Jimmie Durham', The New Art Examiner. vol. 23, no. 2. pp. 31-35.
  • Durham, Jimmie. (1983) Columbus Day. Albuquerque, New Mexico: West End Press.
  • Durham, Jimmie. (1992) 'Geronimo!', Partial Recall: Photos of Native North Americans. Lucy R. Lippard, ed. New York: The New Press. pp. 55-58.
  • Durham, Jimmie. (1993) A Certain Lack of Coherence: Writings on Art and Cultural Politics. Jean Fisher, ed., London: Kala Press.
  • Durham, Jimmie. (1993) Jimmie Durham: My Book, The East London Coelacanth. London: ICA Book Works.
  • Durham, Jimmie. (1994) 'Jimmie Durham: Interviewed by Mark Gisbourne', Art Monthly February. 173. pp. 7-11.
  • Durham, Jimmie. (1995) 'Attending to words and bones: An interview with Jean Fisher', Art and Design. vol. 10, nos. pp. 7-8. 47-55.
  • Durham, Jimmie. (1996) Eurasian Project, Stage One: La porte de l’Europe (Les Bourgeois de Calais, La Leon d’Anatomie. A Progress Report). Champagne-Ardenne, Calais, et Anvers: Le College Editions, Galerie de l’ Ancienne Poste, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer.
  • Durham, Jimmie. (1998) Jimmie Durham: Between the Furniture and the Building (Between a Rock and a Hard Place). Munich: Kunstverein München.
  • Durham, Jimmie. (1998) "The Centre of the World is Several Places (Parts I & II)." Interview by Beverly Koski and Richard William Hill (Berlin, February 1998). FUSE Magazine vol. 21, nos. 3 & 4, 1998. pp. 24-33 & 46-53, respectively.
  • Durham, Jimmie. (2001) Stone Heart. Kitikyushu, Japan: Centre for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu.
  • Durham, Jimmie. (2005) The Second Particle Wave Theory. Sunderland, UK/ Banff: University of Sunderland/Walter Phillips Gallery.
  • Durham, Jimmie. (2005) 'Various Element of Cowboy Life' & 'Cherokee-US Relations' The American West. Compton Verney, Warwickshire: Compton Verney. 9 - 22 & 51 - 59 respectively.
  • Lippard, Lucy. (1993) 'Jimmie Durham: Postmodernist Savage', Art In America vol. 81, no. 2, February. pp. 62-69.
  • Mulvey, Laura, et al. (1995) Jimmie Durham (London: Phaidon).
  • Shiff, Richard. (1992) 'The Necessity of Jimmie Durham’s Jokes', Art Journal. vol. 51, no. 3. pp. 74-80.
  • Taussig, Michael. (2004) 'Jimmie Durham', On Reason And Emotion: Biennale of Sydney 2004, Isabel Carlos, ed. Sydney: Biennale of Sydney Ltd. pp. 82-85.

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