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(Ireland, 1941)

James Coleman

James Coleman was born in Ballaghaderreen (Ireland) in 1941. After his studies at the National College of Art and Design and at University College Dublin, he moved to Paris, London and Milan, where he lived for 20 years. He currently lives and works in Ireland. One of the best recognised Irish contemporary artists, for 30 years he has developed his own genre combining installation and theatrical performance, video and acting with multiple critical references to the language of mass culture. Over the years, his use of slide shows combined with synchronised audio has incorporated video. Coleman builds very ironic and hybrid narratives in diverse media. His work is held in the Musée National d’Art Moderne of Paris, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin and the Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain in Paris, among others. He has represented Ireland at the Biennale de Paris in 1973 and has participated in Documenta IX, X, XI and XII.

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