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  Biography
2017

b.1981 Hobart

James’ work explores specific social and cultural relations, embracing mutability and paradox. His videos and installations investigate the spaces between individual and collective identity, memory and history, fact and fiction through personal, observational and performative approaches.

James’ has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions throughout Australia and Europe. He has been awarded international studio residencies in Los Angeles and Liverpool, UK through the Australia Council for the Arts. In 2012 he was awarded the prestigious Samstag Scholarship to participate in the Maumaus Independent Study Program in Lisbon. In 2010 he won the City of Hobart Art Prize and in 2009 he was awarded the Qantas Foundation, Encouragement of Contemporary Art Award.

James is a Lecturer, at the Tasmanian College of the Arts and has been a visiting professor at the City University of New York and the Tromsø Art Academy, University of Tromsø, Norway.

He lives in Lisbon, Portugal and Hobart, Tasmania.

   
       
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