Cameron Jamie 2014 press release


February 27– April 5, 2014 | Athens

The Bernier-Eliades Gallery is pleased to present the third solo exhibition by the American artist Cameron Jamie (b. 1969, Los Angeles). The practice of Cameron Jamie has a distinct place of its own in the contemporary art scene. Through a wide range of media: performance, video, sculpture, installation, photography and drawing, his work embodies an ongoing investigation into the unselfconscious folklore of suburban culture, exploring marginal realities, amateur and vernacular traditionns and revealing a hidden face of our society.


Hailing originally from LA, the American artist directs a sharp critical gaze on the cultural and historic anchorage of popular imagery, its social trajectory and daily impact. His past pictographic subject-matter ranges from rock music, suburban teen wrestling, comic-books, catch, eating contests, gothic aesthetics and spook houses to Michael Jackson impersonators and Aurstrian folk rituals.  His oevre investigates folkloric myths and contemporary suburban cultures, focusing on the impact of mythological structures in modern societies and individuals. In his new body of work, the artist will present ceramic sculptures and ink drawings exploring the layer of the body as a territory of analysis and investigation.


Cameron Jamie’s solo exhibitions include the Kunsthalle Zürich (2013), the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2011), the Cineteca National Mexico (2011), the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge MA (2007), the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2006), and the Teatro Goldoni at the Venice Biennale (2005). Group shows include Salon of Fear at the Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2013), Antigrazioso at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013), Animal Spirits, at the Deste Foundation Project Space, Slughterhouse, Hydra, Greece (2012), Voice of Images, at the Palazzo Grazzi, François Pinault Foundation,Venice, Italy (2012), Traces du Sacré at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2008), Amateurs at the CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco (2008), Time Crevasse at the Yokohama Triennale, Japan (2008), Panic Room – Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation, Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens (2007) the Biennial Exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY (2006).


Cameron Jamie Bio

Born 1969 in Los Angeles, California
Lives in Paris, France


Selected One Person Exhibitions


“Cameron Jamie,” Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
“Cameron Jamie: Inner Planets,” Palmenhaus, Alter Botanischer Garten, Zürich, Switzerland
“Artist Books by Cameron Jamie selected by Walther König,” Antiquariat Buchholz, Cologne Germany
“Cameron Jamie: Drawings, Figures & Compression Fracture Paintings,” Galerie Buchholz, Cologne, Germany


“BB, Spook House, Kranky Klaus, Massage the History,”  Museum of Modern Art, New York
“Cameron Jamie Film Retrospective,” Cineteca Nacional Mexico, Mexico City
“Cameron Jamie: Statuettes and Drawings,” Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris


“Cameron Jamie – Four Films: BB, Spook House, Kranky Klaus, Massage the History,” Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham,          UK; Kunsthalle Zürich im Arthouse Kino Movie 2, Zürich; Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theater, Los Angeles; CPX:DOX 2010,          Copenhagen
“Cameron Jamie,” Mehringdamm 28, Berlin Biennale, Berlin
“Cameron Jamie,” Gladstone Galley, New York


“JO,” Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy
“Cameron Jamie: Barking Tar – New Ink Works,” Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens
“Cameron Jamie: Ink Works,” Musée de Beaux-arts des Nantes, Nantes, France


“Cameron Jamie: Film Work Retrospective,” 46th Festival International de Cine de Gijon, Gijon, Spain
“Cameron Jamie: Carved Ink,” TENT, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
“Artist in Focus: Cameron Jamie,” Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
“JO,” Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany


“Cameron Jamie,” MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts
“Cameron Jamie: Carved Ink,” Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris


“Cameron Jamie,” Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Catalogue)
“Cameron Jamie: JO,” Festival d’Automne, Paris


“Cameron Jamie: JO,” Venice Biennial, Teatro Goldoni, Venice, Italy
“Studies for Three Films: BB/Spook House/Kranky Klaus & New Drawings,” Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens


“Cameron Jamie: BB/Spook House/Kranky Klaus,” Festival d’Automne, Paris
“BB,” Musée Géo-Charles, Grenoble
“Cameron Jamie – Studies for Three Films: BB/Spook House/Kranky Klaus,” Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg
“JO,” Neue Galerie Graz am Landsmuseum Joanneum, Graz (Catalogue)


“BB/Spook House/Kranky Klaus,” Artangel, London
“Prospectif Cinema – Cameron Jamie: BB & Kranky Klaus,” Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
“Maps and Composite Actions,” De Vleeshal, Middelburg, Netherlands (Catalogue)
“Cameron Jamie,” The Wrong Gallery, New York Galerie
Christine König, Vienna


“Centre national de l’estampe et de l’art imprimé, Chatou, France (Catalogue)
“Selected Film and Video Works 1996-2000,” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco


“BB,” O.K Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Linz (Catalogue)


Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris


Berufsvereinigung der bildenden Künstler Vorarlbergs, Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz
Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York


Galerie du Triangle, Bordeaux


“Eight Untitled Portraits,” Temistocles 44, Mexico City (Catalogue)


Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, California


B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica, California


Selected Group Exhibitions

“The Collection as a Character,” MHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
“Antigrazioso,” Palais De Tokyo, Paris
“Salon der Angst,” Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
“The System of Objects,” Deste Foundation, Athens
“Donation Florence et Daniel Guerlian,” Centre Pompidou Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
“Verstörungen – Ein Fest für Thomas Bernhard,” Schloss Goldegg, Goldegg, Austria


“He is Transparent,” Renwick Gallery, New York
“Maîtres du désordre,” Musée du quai Branly, Paris
“Prima Materia,” Gladstone Gallery, Brussels
“Animal Spirits,” Deste Foundation Project Space, Slaughterhouse, Hydra, Greece
“Voice of the Images,” Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
“Fools. Artists. Saints. The Masters of Chaos,” Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany
“We Got Power!: We Survived the Pit,” Track 16, Santa Monica
“Fix It Up Too,” Blum and Poe, Los Angeles
“Vision In A Cornfield,” MOCAD, Detroit, Michigan
“Your History is Our History,” Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris
“en désordre,” Philara – Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst, Düsseldorf
“Panegyric,” Forde, Geneva, Switzerland


“Unfolding: 20 Years SBKM,” De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Netherlands
“Xcèntric,” Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
“Absentee Landlord,” curated by John Waters, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
“Ars Apocalypsis – Kunst & Kollaps,” Kunstverein Kreis, Gutersloh, Germany
“Le Printemps de Septembre à Toulouse,” Toulouse, France


“Speak, Memory,” Stroom Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands
“CPX:DOX 2010,” curated by Harmony Korine, Copenhagen International Documentary Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark (Catalogue)
“Storytellers,” Centre d’art contemporain Passages, le Frac Champagne-Ardenne, Reims
“The Artist’s Museum,” The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
“6th Berlin Biennale,” curated by Kathrin Rhomberg, Berlin, Germany, (Catalogue)
“Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection,” Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
“Detroit,” Kunsthalle Wien, Karlsplatz, Vienna
“Emergent Behavior: Project for a Houston Biennale,” The Temporary Space, Houston, TX
“25FPS Experimental Film & Video Festival 2010,” Zagerb, Croatia
“Sonic Youth Etc.: Sensational Fix,” Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid
“Buenos Aires Festival Internacional De Cine Independiente 12,” Buenos Aires, Argentina
“Lignes et Contours,” Fonds régional d’art contemporain de Picardie, Amiens, France
“Rotterdam International Film Festival 2010,” Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Catalogue)


“100 Years (version #2, ps1, nov 2009),” MoMA PS1, Queens, New York
“California Maximalism,” Nyehaus, New York
“The Secret Life Of Objects,” Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN
“Sonic Youth Etc.: Sensational Fix etc.,” Malmo Konsthall, Malmo, Sweden; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf
“Rewind, Fast Forward. Videokunst aus der Sammlung der Neuen Galerie Graz von 1970 bis heute,” Neue Galerie, Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
“Acquisitions 2007 – 2008,” FRAC Picardie, Amiens
“Sonic City Fest,” De Kruen, Kortrijk, Belgium
“Unfiction,” University Galleries at Illinois State University, Normal, IL


“3 Radicals: Robert Breer, Cameron Jamie, Paul Sharits,” TENT, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
“Amateurs,” CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco (Catalogue)
“Traces du sacré,” Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Haus der Kunst, Munich (Catalogue)
“When Things Cast No Shadows: 5th Berlin Biennial,” Berlin, Germany (Catalogue)
“Sonic Youth Etc.: Sensational Fix etc.,” LiFE, Saint Nazaire, France; Musieon Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, Bolzano, Italy (Catalogue)
“The Order Of Things,” MUKHA, Antwerp, Belgium
“Anatomie – les peaux du dessin – collection Florence et Daniel Guerlain,” FRAC Picardie, Amiens
“Dream Berries- zwischen Traum und Trauma,” Münster Kunsteverein, Münster, Germany
“The Eyes Have It,” Galeria Perdida, Michoacán, Mexico
“Faces and Figures (Revisted),” Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York


“Traum und Trauma – Werke aus der Sammlung Dakis Joannou,” Athen, Kunsthalle, Wien; MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst, Stiftung Ludwig im MQ, Vienna
“Edit! Photography and Film in the Ellipse Foundation,” Cascais, Portugal
“Keine Donau: Cameron Jamie, Peter Kogler, Kurt Kren,” Cologne Kunstverein, Cologne
“The 2006 Biennial Exhibition,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (Catalogue)
“Selected Works: Cameron Jamie, Mike Kelley, Sherrie Levine, Richard Prince, Lisa Yuskavage, Thomas Zipp,” Marc Jancou Fine Art, New York
“Made in the U.S.A.,” Galerie de Multiples, Paris, France
“Panic Room: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection,” Deste Foundation, Athens
“Go climb the mountains, I tell you, and eat strawberries,” Fotohof, Salzburg
“Ellipse Foundation Contemporary Art Collection,” Cascais, Portugal


“Draw!,” Galerie du Jour, Paris
“La Biennale di Venezia 37,” Festival Interznazionale del Teatro, Venice, Italy (Catalogue)
“Mash-up,” Grand Arts, Kansas City, Kansas
“Ensemble,” MUHKA, Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
“Bits & Pieces Put Together to Present a Semblance of a Whole: Walker Art Center Collections,” Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (Catalogue)


“Scream,” Anton Kern Gallery, New York; The Moore Space, Miami, Florida (Catalogue)
“Grotesque, Burlesque, Parody,” Centre d’Art contemporain, Meymac
“V’04 Viennale,” Vienna, Austria (Catalogue)
“La collection d’art contemporain d’Agnès b.,” Les Abattoirs, Toulouse
“Contrepoint- l’art contemporain au Louvre,” Musée du Louvre, Paris
“Planet B The Aesthetics of B-movies in Contemporary Visual Arts,” Magazin 4, Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz (Catalogue)


“How Latitudes Become Forms,” Walker Art Center, Minneapolis;
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Per l’Arte, Turin, Italy (Catalogue)
“The FourthSex: The Extreme People of Adolescence,” Stazione Leopoldo, Florence, Italy (Catalogue)
“M_ARS: Art and War,” Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz  (Catalogue)
“Cameron Jamie, G.R.A.M.,” Galerie Christine König, Vienna
“Melvins,” Anton Kern Gallery, New York
“Audio Lab 2,” Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (Catalogue)
“Seethe,” Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
“Adolescents,” Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
“Vom Horror der Kunst,” Grazer Kunstverein, Graz


“La collection de photographie d’Agnès b.,” Palais des Arts, Nogent-sur-Marne (Catalogue)
“Fear,” Galerie Zwinger, Berlin (Catalogue)
“Nouvelles Acquisitions des collections d’art contemporain,” Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
“Objets de réflexion,” Le Plateau, Paris
“New Clients,” openspace, Milan
“A show that will show that a show is not only a show,” The Project, Los Angeles (Catalogue)
“Video-Zone: 1st International Video Art Biennial,” The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv (Catalogue)
“The Dazed Eye,” La Foret Museum, Tokyo (Catalogue)
“Home Sweet Home,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Nuoro, Italy (Catalogue)
“Laid Bare,” Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Bergen, Norway (Catalogue)


“Exploding Cinema,” Rotterdam International Film Festival, Netherlands
“Contemporary Projects 5: Legitimate Theater,” Los Angeles County  Museum of Art, Los Angeles (Catalogue)
“Films by Richard Billingham and Cameron Jamie,” Max Linder Theatre, Paris
“Ich Tarzan – Du Felix Austria?,” Galerie Christine König, Vienna
“International Documentary Film Festival,” Marseille, France
“Casino 2001,” S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum, Gent (Catalogue)
“9th Biennale de l’image en mouvement,” Centre pour l’image contemporaine, Geneva
“Heads or Tails,” Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris


“Kim’s Bedroom,” MU Art Foundation, Eindhoven; Parco Gallery, Tokyo, (Catalogue)
“Presumed Innocent,” capcMusée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, (Catalogue)
“Above and Beyond,” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
“God Bless America,” Alleged , New York
“ALBUM: Teaser (Presumed Innocent),” BQ, Köln (Catalogue)
“Cultural Ties,” Jariwala Westzone Gallery, London (Catalogue)
“Let’s Entertain/Au-dela du spectacle,” Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany (Catalogue)


“Close to Me Against You: Cameron Jamie, Elke Krystufek, George Tony Stoll,” Galerie Art & Essai, L’Universite Rennes 2, Rennes (Catalogue)
“Video Store II,” Espace des arts, Chalon-sur-Saone, Paris (Catalogue)
“After The Gold Rush,” Thread Waxing Space, New York
“Le Corps Etc…,” Kyoto International Community House, Kyoto
“Wild Life,” Austrian Cultural Institute, London
“Le Corps Etc…2,” Alliance Francise, Sapporo


“Super Freaks: Post Pop & The New Generation; Part 1-Trash,” Greene Naftali, New York
“I’m Still In Love With You,” Women’s 20th Century Club, Eagle Rock, California (Catalogue)
“Individually Twisted,” Andrew-Shire Gallery, Los Angeles
“L.A. Works on Paper II: Fantastic Matter of Fact,” Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna (Catalogue)
“Millenovicento,” Galerie Analix-B Polla & C Cargnel, Belluno
“Pop Surrealism,” Aldrich Museum of Art, Connecticut (Catalogue)
“Crossings,” Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (Catalogue)
“Summer Collections,” Center For Photographic Studies, Los Angeles
“Life’s A Bitch: Video Evenings at De Appel,” De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam
“816,” Galerie Analix-B Polla & C Cargnel, Paris
“Everybody Loves A Clown, Baby, Why Don’t You?,” Chapman University, Orange (Catalogue)


“Anomalies: Cameron Jamie, Jim Shaw, Jeffrey Vallance,” Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas
“Hotel California,” Arlington Museum of Art, Texas; Bridge Center For Contemporary Art, El Paso, Texas, (Catalogue)
“Gothic,” ICA, Boston (Catalogue)
“Bring Your Own Walkman,” W139, Amsterdam (Catalogue)
“Patrick Painter Editons,” Lehmann Maupin, New York


“A Tribute to Mr. Showmanship,” Liberace Museum, Las Vegas
“Smells Like Vinyl,” Roger Merians Gallery, New York
“Neotoma,” Otis Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles
“Takeoffs,” Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, California (Catalogue)


“Cronologias,” Temistocles 44, Mexico City, (Catalogue)


“The Best of the West,” Zero One Gallery, Los Angeles


Selected Performances

“BB/Spook House/Kranky Klaus/JO,” film performances (in collaboration with the Melvins and Keiji Haino) Luxor Theatre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
“JO,”film performance (in collaboration with Keiji Haino), Volksbuhne Theater, Berlin, Germany


“JO,” film performance (in collaboration with Keiji Haino), MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts


“JO/Kranky Klaus/Spook House/BB,” film performance (in collaboration with the Melvins and Keiji Haino) Symphony Space, New York
“JO,” film performance (in collaboration with Keiji Haino), Festival d’Automne, Opera Comique, Paris


“JO,” film performance (in collaboration with Keiji Haino), Venice Biennale, Teatro Goldoni, Venice, Italy


“BB/Spook House/Kranky Klaus,” film performances (in collaboration with the Melvins)
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; De Vleeshal, Middelburg; Gartenbaukino, Vienna;
UCLA Royce Hall, Los Angeles.
“JO,” film performance (in collaboration with Keiji Haino), Steirischer Herbst, Helmut-List-Halle, Graz


“BB/Spook House/Kranky Klaus,” film performances (in collaboration with the Melvins) traveled to FACT, Liverpool; Norwich Playhouse, Norwich; Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton; Phoenix Art Centre, Exeter; Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton; The Junction, Cambridge; The Forum, London


“BB,” film performance (in collaboration with the Melvins), Walker Art Center, Minneapolis


“BB,” film performance (in collaboration with the Melvins), Max Linder Theatre, Paris
Cameron Jamie- solo music film performance, Fuck You! Fest, Wels, Austria


“Night of the Reindeer/Night of the Jackass/Texas Death Match,” Konsthogskolan, Umeå


“Gobbler, (music performance with Gobbler),” The Flex, Wien; Three Day Weekend, Los Angeles


“Lutte d’appartement,” performance, private residence, Bordeaux
“La Baguette,” performance, l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux


“The New Life,” performance, private residence, Los Angeles
“Gobbler,” (music performance with Gobbler), Glaxa Studios, Los Angeles, & Spaceland, Los Angeles


“Mortals and the Immortal: Part I (in collaboration with Ann Magnuson),” Junior Christian Bible Lesson Show, Los Angeles
“Show No Shame” (music performance with Gobbler), Alligator Lounge, Santa Monica


“Draftmaster,” California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California
“Bored on the 4th of July,” music performance (music performance with the Boredoms), KXLU Radio broadcast, Loyola Maramount University, Los Angeles