Guest Artist in Print (GAPP) Visiting Artist Lecture: Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Nov 18, 2020 5:30 PM


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What does it mean to be a learner? This talk will discuss the poetics, politics, and pleasures of the unfinished across mediums. 

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Kameelah Janan Rasheed(b. 1985) is invested in the shifting ecosystems of Black epistemologies, and the agile relationships between the varied modes of reading, writing, archiving, editing, translating, publishing, reflecting upon, and arranging narratives about lived Black experiences. With interests in the generative qualities of incompleteness, leakage, dispersal, syncretism (spiritual and otherwise), and choreography (of movement, of learning, of affect), Rasheed works across an ecosystem of iterative and provisional projects. These projects include sprawling, architecturally-scaled Xerox-based collages; large-scale text banner installations; publications; digital archives; lecture-performances; library interventions; poems/poetic gestures; and other forms yet to be determined. Rasheed has had national and international solo exhibitions at NOME Gallery, Berlin, DE; New Museum, New York, NY (two-person); Transmissions Gallery, Glasgow, UK; Rice University, Houston, TX; Brooklyn Public Library, NY; and Brooklyn Historical Society, NY, in addition to public installations with Public Art Fund and For Freedoms / Times Square Arts. Her work has also been exhibited at the 2017 Venice Biennale; Institute for Contemporary Art Philadelphia, PA; Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev, Ukraine; Mass MoCA, Williamstown, MA; Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; Bronx Museum, NY; Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NY, and The Kitchen, NY, and will be included in the Glasgow International, UK (2021) and Prospect.5 (2021). Her awards and residencies include the Vision Residency, International Studio & Curatorial Program, NY; The California Air Resources Board Commissioned Artist; Pioneer Works Residency, NY; On Religion Photography Grant, Magnum Foundation; Art Matters Foundation Grant; and Triple Canopy at NYPL Labs. She is the author of two artist books, An Alphabetical Accumulation of Approximate Observations (Endless Editions, 2019) and No New Theories (Printed Matter, 2019).

Guest Artist in Print Program (GAPP) invites contemporary artists working in print media for a one week residency at UT to develop a new print project with the assistance of print faculty and students. In addition to presenting a public lecture, visiting artists directly engage with undergraduate and graduate students through studio visits, workshops, and/or class visits.

Since 1979 GAPP has invited notable contemporary artists such as, Luis Camnitzer, Squeak Carnwath, Karl Wirsum, and Judith Linhares, to create new work in the UT print shops alongside students. This unique program encourages and expands the dialogue about contemporary print at UT while also fostering an invaluable collaborative exchange of ideas, print methods, techniques, and processes. 

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