Visual Arts

James Coleman

Born in Ballaghadereen, Co. Roscommon, in 1941, James Coleman has worked in multimedia and film for more than 30 years, and pioneered the use of the “slide-tape” presentation format (multiple transparencies projected with synchronized audio tape).

Recent solo exhibitions include Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1996); Wiener Secession, Vienna (1997); Fundacio Antoni Tapies, Barcelona (1999); Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (1999); Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (1999); Marian Goodman Galleries, Paris and New York (2000); Neues Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland (2001); and Kunstbau Lenbachhaus, Munich (2002), Sprengel Museum, Hannover (2002); Musée du Louvre, Paris: Project for Léonard de Vinci dessins et manuscrits (2003); Museu do Chiado, Lisbon (2004-05).

He has held international solo shows since 1970, across Italy, France, Germany, Holland, the U.S. and Canada. He won an Italian government student fellowship in 1967-68; the Irish-American Cultural Institute Award in 1977; and has received several Arts Council grants.


Image details:

Untitled : Philippe VACHER. 1991

Projected 35 mm film. Colour, silent.

© James Coleman


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