Kameelah Janan Rasheed

A Supple Perimeter (2017), LMCC Solo Exhibition

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  • September 13 - December 23 | Speech/Acts, Institute of Contemporary Art - Philadelphia. PA (group)
  • September 9 - October 14 | Stutter, Visitor Welcome Center - Los Angeles, CA (group)
  • May 24 - September 14 | A Supple Perimeter, LMCC - Governors Island (solo)
  • May 11 - August 13 | 2017 Venice Biennale, Palazzo Contarini Polignac - Venice, IT (group)
Talks and Readings:

Kameelah Janan Rasheed (b.1985) is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, writer, and former high school public school teacher from East Palo Alto, CA working in installation, photography, printmaking, publications, and performance. She is on the faculty of the MFA Fine Arts program at the School of Visual Arts and also works full-time as a social studies curriculum developer for New York public schools.

Rasheed has exhibited her work in the North America, Africa, and Europe at the 2017 Venice Biennale, ICA-Philadelphia, Printed Matter (forthcoming), Jack Shainman Gallery, Studio Museum in Harlem, Bronx Museum, Queens Museum, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Project Row Houses, the Luminary, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Transmission Gallery (UK), Wysing Art Centre (UK), National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Pinchuk Art Centre (UA), MoCADA, Boston University Art Gallery, among others.

Her work has been written about Artforum, Guernica Magazine, The New York Times, Art 21, Wall Street Journal, ArtSlant, and Hyperallergic.

Recently shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize, she is the recipient of several other awards and honors including the Harpo Foundation Grant, Magnum Foundation Grant, Creative Exchange Lab at the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art Residency, Smack Mellon Studio Residency, Triple Canopy Commission at New York Public Library Labs, Lower Eastside Print Shop Keyholder Residency, A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship, Queens Museum Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship, Artadia Grant, Art Matters Grant, Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant, Process Space Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Residency, Center for Book Arts Residency, Center for Photography at Woodstock Residency, among others. She has participated in readings and performances at Housing Works, Cave Canem, Red Bull Arts New York, Poetry Project, among others.

She has participated in readings and performances at Housing Works, Cave Canem, Red Bull Arts New York, Poetry Project, among others.

She has spoken at the Printed Matter Book Fair, New Museum, Montclair Art Museum, the MET, MoMA, MoMA PS1, Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum, MCNY, Creative Time, Schomburg Center, NYU, 8th Floor Gallery, etc. She has been a visiting lecturer at Northwestern University, MICA, Williams, Hampshire College, School of Visual Arts, Parsons, The New School, and Columbia University.

A 2006 Amy Biehl Fulbright Scholar to South Africa, she holds a BA in Policy and Africana Studies from Pomona College (2006) and an EdM in Secondary Education from Stanford University (2008).

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