Jimmy Robert (b. 1975, Guadeloupe, France), trained in visual arts at Goldsmiths in London, and currently lives and works in Bucharest. Often reworking iconic performances of the sixties and seventies, Robert rearticulates them by disrupting their racial and gendered readings. Robert has exhibited at WIELS in Brussels, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, and Dakar Biennial. Recent solo exhibitions include Museum M in Leuven (2015), The Power Plant in Toronto (2013), and MCA Chicago (2012). In 2014, for MoMA’s James Lee Byars retrospective, Robert performed The Mile-Long Paper Walk (1965), initially danced by Lucinda Childs.
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