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Using media ranging from electric signs to found objects to graphite, Sam Durant (b. 1961, Seattle, Washington) creates work that engages historical and cultural events of the past and present. His projects have touched upon such subjects as the contemporary U.S. prison system, the Civil Rights Movement, the 1968 student riots, and last century’s struggle between Native Americans and European settlers. Durant has been the subject of one-person exhibitions at the Museo d’arte contemporanea, Rome; the Getty Center, Los Angeles; the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Kunstverein Düsseldorf; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. He has participated in the 2004 Whitney Museum Biennial, NY, and the 2002 Venice Biennale. His work is represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Tate Modern, London.