Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 4:00 pm
VCU Student Commons Theater: 907 Floyd Ave. Richmond, VA
Baseera Khan is a New York-based performance and visual artist whose work treats decolonial histories, practices, and archives as geographies of the future. Recent solo
exhibitions include iamuslima, first installed at Participant Inc, New York, which then toured to Moudy Gallery at Texas Christian University, and the Fine Arts Center of Colorado College
from 2017-18. Recent group exhibitions include Simone Subal, New York, SculptureCenter, New York; Katonah Museum of Art, New York; MoCA Tucson, Arizona; The Kitchen, New York;
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen; Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York. Khan has performed at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Queens Museum, and ArtPop Montreal International
Music Festival. She was awarded NYSCA/NYFA Interdisciplinary Artist Fellow and Art Matters Artist Grant of 2018. Khan’s work is included in the Solomon R. Guggenheim permanent collections.
Khan was a recent resident at Pioneer Works, and previously completed residencies and fellowships through Abrons Art Center, Apexart in Jerusalem and Ramallah, LMCC, and the Skowhegan
School of Painting and Sculpture. She received an M.F.A. at Cornell University and B.F.A. from the University of North Texas.
Baseera Khan sees bodies as constantly subject to volatile social environments globally and most notably within capitalist-driven societies such as the United States. Volatility creates a need for her to develop
secretive spaces, to share internalized conflicts of exile and kinship shaped by our economic, pop cultural, and personal identities. Using fashion, photography, comedy, misspelled words, textiles and music, Baseera
manifests her femme native Muslim American experience.
Copyright photo: Walter Wlodarczyk