Diggs & Hillel - Claire Oliver Gallery

Diggs & Hillel

125th: Time in Harlem was conceived not as a political statement but a vehicle to invite discussion and investigate the role of Community in America today. Diggs and Hillel have trained their camera on Harlem’s “paradox of place” during a time of profound transition; Harlem is confronting challenges of urban flux, gentrification, the loss of cultural memory and the preservation of community. The tension between the everyday reality of its streets – often contentious and always complex – and the cultural brand it has established in our collective imagination is inscribed in these Artists’ large-format photographs.

Edward Hillel

Public Collections:

  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  • Museum of Photography, Belgium
  • Museum of Modern Art Weimar
  • The National Archives, France
  • The National Gallery of Prague, Prague
  • Manchester Art Gallery, UK
  • Musée d’art contemporain Montréal
  • Musée de la Civilization Ottawa
  • Museum of Photography Charleroi
  • Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaisme Paris
  • Saatchi & Saatchi, UK
  • Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • Alcan Aluminum Inc
  • Public Archives of Canada
  • Ashdale Steel Corporation
  • Banque de Rothschild
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris
  • Canadian Center for Architecture
  • Dukeminster Properties PLC
  • Firsurban Development Corporation
  • Hongkong Hilton
  • Inter-Continental Hotels
  • Mitsui Corporation
  • Republic National Bank
  • Seagram’s Inc.
  • Pharmascience, Montréal

 Solo Exhibitions:

  • 125th Time in Harlem, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, NY · 2013
  • The Revenge of the Photographic Archive, Centre de la Photographie Genève, Geneva · 2010
  • Figurations, present! Galerie du Quai, Brussels · 2007
  • Fleurs, Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montreal · 2006
  • Visages, Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaisme, Paris · 2005
  • Topos, Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montreal · 2004
  • Hybrids, Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montreal · 2003
  • Missing, Cleveland Public Theater, Cleveland, OH · 2003
  • Coming Soon…, Manchester Art Gallery, UK · 2002
  • 2 Hours That Shook the World, St. Mark’s Church, New York, NY · 2002
  • True Stories, National Gallery of Prague, Czech Republic · 2001
  • Positions Attitudes Actions, Foto Biennale, Rotterdam · 2000
  • After Hours, Museum of Modern Art, Weimar · 1999
  • Atelier, Gedenskstätte Deutscher Widerstand, Berlin · 1999
  • Lullabies, Schwartzsche Villa, Berlin · 1999
  • Reimann’s Café, Institut Français, Berlin · 1999
  • Journées Valenciennoises, Galerie l’H du Siège,Valenciennes · 1999
  • Morphologies, Musée municipal de Denain, Lille · 1999
  • Contes mnemoniques, Galerie Les filles du calvaire, Paris · 1997
  • Visages, Espace Saint-Cyprien, Toulouse · 1997
  • Visages, Galerie Léopold Sédar Senghor, Grenoble · 1997
  • Façades & Steles, Goethe Institut, Paris · 1996
  • Visages, Mémorial du Martyr Juif Inconnu, Paris |1994
  • Les Pierres Qui Parlent, Galerie Strathearn, · 1993
  • Les Pierres Qui Parlent, Galerie Saidye Bronfman, Montreal · 1992
  • Europas, Galerie du Parc, Geneva · 1991
  • Europas, Galerie Barbara Silverberg, Montréal · 1990
  • The Main, Mois de la Photo, Paris · 1990

Group Exhibitions:

  • Street, Art in Flux, New York, NY · 2012
  • Remembering 911, International Center of Photography, New York, NY · 2011
  • Le MAHJ collectionne la photographie, Mois de la Photo, Paris · 2010
  • Du geste à la Voix, Espace Carte Blanche, Paris · 2008
  • Here is New York: Remembering 9/11, New York Historical Society, New York, NY · 2007
  • Historic Moments and their Representation, Jeu du Paume, Paris · 2007
  • After 9/11, Brooklyn Arts Council, New York, NY · 2006
  • HOAST, Art Harlem, New York, NY · 2006
  • Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montreal · 2006
  • Engineering Sculpture Into Books, Bignell Gallery, CT · 2004
  • Hybrids, Lopez-Mata Gallery, New York, NY · 2003
  • Topos, Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto · 2003
  • 2 Hours That Shook The World, Cleveland Musuem of Art, Cleveland, OH · 2003
  • Life of the City, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY · 2003
  • Here is New York, Martin Gropuis-Bau, Berlin · 2003
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, DC · 2003
  • International Center of Photography, New York, NY · 2003
  • Museum of Art, Zurich · 2003
  • Artcité, Musée d’art contemporain, Montreal · 2001
  • Intimités poétiques, Musée d’art de Joliette, Quebec · 2001
  • FF, Galerie Carousel, Paris · 2000
  • Façades, ARTissima, Palazio de Lavoro, Turin, Italy · 2000
  • Interiors, ARCO Madrid · 2000
  • Lullabies, l’Atrium, Bruxelles · 2000
  • Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea, Florence · 1999
  • Denkbilder/Images Pensées, Galerie Carousel, Paris · 1998
  • Le Portrait, Musée de la Civilization, Quebec · 1993

Awards and Grants:

  • Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant · 2010
  • JPMorgan Chase Foundation · 2009
  • The Puffin Foundation, Ltd. · 2009
  • Harlem Community Arts Fund Grant, Harlem Arts Alliance · 2008
  • Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grant (MCAF), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council · 2008
  • Sklaw Foundation · 2006
  • Quebec studio New York, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec · 2003
  • Canada Council for the Arts · 2002
  • Taylor Woodrow Foundation · 2002
  • Sklaw Foundation · 2002
  • German-Czech Future Fund · 2001
  • Minister of External Affairs Canada · 2001
  • Association Française d’Action Artistique · 2001
  • Goethe Institut Prague · 2001
  • Institut Français Prague · 2001
  • Verband der Deutschen Kritikerpreis fur Bildende Kunst Berlin · 2000
  • Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec · 2000
  • Minister of External Affairs Canada · 1999
  • City of Berlin Cultural Affairs · 1999
  • Institut Français Berlin · 1999
  • Artist residence, Galerie H du Siège, Valenciennes · 1999
  • Canadian Cultural Center Paris · 1999
  • Fondation du Judaïsme Français · 1997
  • Institut Alain de Rothschild · 1996
  • Goethe Institut, Paris · 1995
  • Spiro Institute, London · 1992
  • Japan-Canada Prize, Canada Council for the Arts · 1991
  • Canada Council for the Arts · 1990
  • Ministère des affaires culturelles, Québec · 1990
  • Secretary of State for Multiculturalism, Canada · 1989
  • Grand Prize, International Book Fair, Montreal · 1987
  • Golden Sheaf Award, Yorkton, Saskatchewan · 1987

Monographs:

  • Edward Hillel, Coming Soon…, text by Phil Griffin, Manchester Art Gallery, UK · 2002
  • Edward Hillel : True Stories, text by Marie Klimesova, National Gallery of Prague,  Czech Republic · 2001
  • Edward Hillel, Journées Valenciennoises, Editions Acte de Naissance Valenciennes · 2000
  • Edward Hillel : Fragments, Berlin/Weimar, text by Stefanie Endlich. Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand Verlag, Berlin · 1999
  • Edward Hillel : Contes mnémoniques, text by Philippe Mesnard, Bibliothèques Municipales de Grenoble Editeur · 1997
  • Hillel, Edward + Langlais, Jacques and Rome, David, Les Pierres Qui Parlent, Editions Septentrion, Quebec · 1992
  • The Main: Portrait of a Neighbourhood, photographs and text by Edward Hillel, Key Porter Books, Toronto · 1987

Performance/ Video/ Audio:

  • Harlem Celebrates The King of Pop, independent · 2009
  • Harlem, USA, Will It Be Hillary or Barack? Good Magazine · 2008
  • Gustave’s Follies, independent · 2007
  • The Music Never Dies, Jazz Foundation of America, New York, NY · 2007
  • The Falling Man, Darlow Smithson Productions & Channel 4, UK · 2006
  • The Scream , independent · 2005
  • Picasso’s Tail, Point Ephèmere, Paris · 2005
  • The After Laugh Katrina Web-a-thon, DZMC Productions, USA · 2005
  • 2 Hours That Shook The World, Cortez Ballet Contemporain, USA · 2003
  • M, Manchester Art Gallery · 2003
  • 911intransit.org, independent · 2003
  • Ovation, National Gallery of Prague, Institut Français, Czech Republic · 2003
  • The List, Neighbors, National Gallery of Prague, Czech Republic · 2000
  • After Hours, Museum of Modern Art Weimar v1999
  • Lullabies, Kunstamt Steglitz, Berlin · 1999
  • Das Hammerman, independent · 1999
  • The Birds Are Back, Museum of Modern Art Weimar · 1999
  • Kiosk , Musée-Memorial des Enfants d’Izieu, France · 1998
  • Speaking Tongues, independent · 1996
  • Le Bataille du Riz , ARTE, France · 1994
  • France’s Double Identity , Channel 4 Television, UK · 1994
  • Unholy Trinity: Paul Touvier The Ultra-Right & the Catholic Church, Granada Television, UK · 1993
  • Who Was Columbus? ViaVideo Productions, Barcelona · 1992
  • Miki’s Harlem, Fuji Television, Japan · 1990
  • Andalucia: The Earth Sings , WNET, Public Broadcasting Corp. USA · 1988

Articles and Reviews:

  • Delage, Christian and Goodrich, Peter. The Scene of the Mass Crime: History, Film, and International Tribunals.  Routledge: London 2012.
  • Joshua Ellison,. Street Notations. Habitus Magazine. New York 2011.
  • Christine Buci-Glucksmann. Philosophie de l’ornament Editions Galilée. Paris 2008
  • Régis Durand. L’Événement les images comme acteurs de l’histoire. Editions Hazan/Jeu de Paume. Paris 2007.
  • Pascale Lismonde & Christine Buci-Glucksmann. Figuratifs, Présents!: Caspar, Fromanger, Hillel, Silvain, Mollard, Up’Art-Galerie du Quai. Brussels 2007.
  • Scheps, Marc “Presence de l’absence”. in Arteinmemoria, Incontri Internationale d’Arte. Rome 2004.
  • Shulan, Michael. Here is New York – A Democracy of Photographs. Scalo. New York and Zurich 2002.
  • Paulette Gagnon & Josée Belisle. Artcité. Musée d’art contemporain. Montreal 2001.
  • Gierstberg, Fritz, Re/constructing History. in “Positions Attitudes Actions”. Foto Biennale Rotterdam, Nederlands 2000.
  • Alix, Sylvie. Intimités poétiques. Musée d’art de Joliette. Quebec 2000.
  • Cohen-Hadria, Michele. Edward Hillel, Passage au mythe: un double regard. in “Denkbilder / images pensées”. Galerie Carousel. Paris 1999.
  • Wright, Stephen. Edward Hillel: Mémoires incorporées. Galerie l’H du Siège. Valenciennes 1999.
  • Buci-Glucksmann, Christine. “Edward Hillel mémoire bérlinoises” Art Press 252 1999.
  • Weld, Anneke. “Edward Hillel auf der Suche nach Erinnerung” Die Welt. 24.6 1999.
  • Jurga, Antoine. “Le bâtisseur de memorial volatile” ddo; numéro 36 1999.
  • Edward Hillel, Photography, Memory, Post-Memory:Contes mnémoniques in “The Memory of Auschwitz in Contemporary Art“. edited by Yanis Thanassekos and Daniel Weyssow. La Fondation d’Auschwitz. Brussels 1998.
  • Cohen-Hadria, Michèle. “Edward Hillel: un stèle vous regarde” Next arte y cultura no. 42/43 1998.
  • Lavoie, Vincent. “Edward Hillel” Parachute no.91. June/July/August 1998.
  • Hillel, Edward. Contes mnémoniques, text by Jacques Henric. Editions Visions. Montreal 1996.
  • Sedars, Alice “Edward Hillel: Les années 1940-1944 au kaleidoscope” Le Figaro; 14.12 1994.
  • Arsenault, Michel. “Edward Hillel: Un voix cntre l’oubli” Le Point, Radio Canada, juillet 1994.
  • Hillel, Edward. “The Nikkei Odyssey”. Matrix Magazine. Summer 1993.
  • Butel, Michel. “Edward Hillel: Itinerant”. L’Autre Journal. March 1991.
  • Oiwa, Keibo. “Here and There: Essays on Japanese and North American Cultures”. Libro Porto, Japan 1988.
  • Gaboury, Michel. “Edward Hillel: The Main”, Vie des Arts, Hiver 1988

Isaac Diggs

Public Collections:

  • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • The Center for Photography at Woodstock Collection at the Samuel Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, NY
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library, New York, NY
  • Pharmascience, Montréal

Solo Exhibitions:

  • 125th Time In Harlem, Claire Oliver Gallery New York NY · 2013
  • Hell is Real, SUNY Orange , Newburgh, NY · 2010
  • Tokyo Ride, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan · 2005
  • Re-pose, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA · 2004
  • Ritual Sights, Project Space at Luxe Gallery, New York, NY · 2004

Group Exhibitions:

  • Dear Dave, Photoville, Brooklyn, NY · 2013
  • Made in Woodstock IV, Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY · 2008
  • Metro Pictures, The Moore Space, Miami, FL · 2006
  • Co-Dependent, Miami Art Basel, Miami, FL · 2005
  • Frequency, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY · 2005
  • Saturday Night/Sunday Morning, Philadelphia African American Museum, Philadelphia, PA · 2005
  • Cakewalk, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL · 2004
  • Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, NY · 2010
  • Living Spaces, The Institute for Community Research, Hartford, CT · 2003
  • Master’s Thesis Exhibition, Bard College Exhibition Center, NY · 2002
  • New Prints 2001/Autumn, International Print Center, New York, NY · 2001

Fellowships, Grants, Lectures:

  • Photographer’s Fellowship Fund, The Center for Photography at Woodstock · 2011
  • Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grant (MCAF), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council · 2009
  • The Puffin Foundation, Ltd · 2009
  • Harlem Community Arts Fund Grant, Harlem Arts Alliance · 2008
  • A-I-R Residency, Center for Photography in Woodstock · 2006
  • Asian Cultural Council Japan-United States Arts Program · 2004
  • Special Editions Fellowship, Lower East Side Printshop · 2000
  • Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, United States Department of Education · 2000

Articles and Reviews:

  • Coon Bidness Magazine. Fall 2011.
  • Dear Dave Magazine, Issue 5. Spring 2009.
  • King, Jason. “Frequency” The Studio Museum in Harlem. P 32. New York, NY 2005.
  • Yee, Lydia and Martin, Amy Rosenblum. “AIM 23” Bronx Museum of the Arts. P 16. 2003
  • “Photography by Isaac Diggs”. Black Renaissance Noir, Volume 5, Number 1. P 137-143. Spring 2003
  • Hirsch, Faye. “Working Proof” Art on Paper, Volume 6, Number 4. P 76-77. April 2002
  • Sirmans, Franklin. “Special Editions Fellowships 2000” Editions 2001. Lower East Side Printshop 2001.
  • Yearwood, Mary. Black New York Photographers of the 20th C. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. NY Public Library 1999.

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Brick Wall Interviews: Diggs and Hillel, 125th: Time in Harlem

"125th: Time in Harlem" features the work of photographers Isaac Diggs and Edward Hillel as they work collaboratively to capture this ever-changing neighborhood. "Time in Harlem" opened at the Claire Oliver Gallery October 24th, 2014.

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