Sam Durant is an interdisciplinary artist whose works engage a variety of social, political, and cultural issues. He received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 1987 and an MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 1991. He has recently done major public art projects, Labyrinth (2015) in Philadelphia which addressed mass incarceration and The Meeting House (2016) in Concord, MA that took up the subject of race in colonial and contemporary New England. In 2007 Durant compiled and edited the monograph, Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas (Rizzoli Intl.) and curated the exhibition of the same name at MOCA, Los Angeles and the New Museum, New York. From 2005 to 2010 he was a member of the collective Transforma Projects, a grassroots cultural re-building initiative in New Orleans. In 2012/13 Durant was an artist in residence at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. He has had solo museum exhibitions at Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium, MOCA, Los Angeles and Kunstverein Dusseldorf. His work has been included in numerous international exhibitions including Documenta 13, the Yokohama Triennial and the Venice Biennial. His work can be found in many public collections including Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX, and Tate Modern, London. He is represented by Blum and Poe in Los Angeles and Tokyo, Sadie Coles HQ in London and Paula Cooper Gallery in New York. Durant is based in Berlin and Los Angeles and teaches art at Hochschule fur Bilden Kunst Hamburg and CalArts in Valencia, CA.
Supported by the A. M. Qattan Foundation through the “Visual Arts: A Flourishing Field” project funded by Sweden.