Isaac Julien was born in 1960 in London, where he lives and works. He has had one-person exhibitions at MUAC Museo Universitario Arte Contemporanea, Mexico City; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Art Institute of Chicago; Milwaukee Art Museum; Bass Museum of Art, Miami; St. Louis Art Museum; Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover; SESC Pompeia, São Paulo; and Aspen Art Museum. His acclaimed film installation Ten Thousand Waves has been exhibited in Shanghai, Sydney, Madrid, Helsinki, São Paolo, Gwangju, Gothenburg, Moscow, New York, Miami, and London. Julien participated in the 2004 Whitney Biennial, the 8th Shanghai Biennale, 2012’s La Triennale at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, and the 56th Venice Biennale. His films have been included in film festivals such as the Cannes Film Festival, Berlin Biennale, and Venice Film Festival. His upcoming exhibition Lessons of the Hour–Frederick Douglass will open at Metro Pictures March 2019.