Born 1969 in Los Angeles (United States), CAMERON JAMIE lives in Paris (France). With his video works, photographs, performances, sculptures and drawings, Jamie has been a major figure on the international arts scene for the last thirty years. His practice, enriched by appropriations and collaborations, has often been compared to anthropology, and continues to stretch the notion of identity, highlighting the resurgences of myth and fantasy in everyday life and popular culture. His investigations into ritualistic practice in marginal or underground cultures deconstruct the overarching processes of normalization. His most recent work, however, forces us to rethink his role as the amateur documenter of backyard and urban culture that he has been assigned. Kamel Mennour and Cameron Jamie have been working together since 2018.
Major solo exhibitions and screenings of his work have been organized, notably at Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne; Kunsthalle Zurich; Cineteca Nacional Mexico City; Berlin Biennale; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Salzburger Kunstverein; Centre Pompidou in Paris; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. He has also participated in group exhibitions at Wiels in Brussels, at the Collection Lambert in Avignon, Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Château de Versailles, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Palais De Tokyo in Paris, Kunsthalle Wien, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Frac Champagne-Ardenne in Reims, Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, MoMA PS1 in New York, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Museum of Modern Art in Antwerp, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv, the CAPC in Bordeaux, the Institute of Art Contemporary Art in Boston. He participated in the 58th Venice Biennale.