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Education 

2012

MFA, School of Architecture, Art, and Planning, Cornell University, New York 

2005

BFA, Visual Arts Design & Sociology, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas 

 

Solo Exhibitions 

2019 

Simone Subal Gallery, New York (forthcoming) 

Free to Be (two-person exhibition with Rico Gatson), Jenkins Johnson Projects, Brooklyn, New York 

LISTE, (two-person exhibition with Sonia Almedia), organized Simone Subal, Basel, Switzerland

2018 

iamuslima, (third installment), curated by Polly Nordstrand, Colorado Springs Fine Art Centers, Colorado 

2017 

Reading Room On Purpose, NADA Projects, organized by Participant Inc, New Art Dealers Alliance, Miami, Florida 

iamuslima, (second installment), curated by Sara-Jayne Parsons, Moudy Gallery, at Texas Christian University College of Fine Arts, Fort Worth, Texas 

iamuslima, (first installment) curated by Lia Gangitano, Participant Inc. Gallery, New York 

2015 

Walk with Me,(solo), organized by 21st Projects, Critical Practices Inc., New York 

Selected Group Exhibitions: 

2019

Harlem Postcard Project, organized by Eric Booker and Alexandra Adams,Studio Museum, New York

Radical Love, curated by Jaishri Abichandani and Natasha Becker, Ford Foundation Gallery, New York 

Beyond Geography, BRIC, Brooklyn, New York (forthcoming) 

ACE: Art on Sports, Promise, and Selfhood, Albany Museum, University of Albany State University of New York (forthcoming) Radical Love, Ford Foundation Gallery, New York Glass Age, organized by Jesse Greenberg, Helena Anrather, New York 

The Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls, The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, New York

Baseera Khan and Erick MedelNADA Projects, curated by HOUSING, New Art Dealers Alliance, Governors Island, New York  

Glass Age, organized by Jesse Greenberg and hosted by Helena Anrather, New York

Tell me about yesterdaytomorrow, Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism, Munich, Germany (forthcoming)

(tba), Absolut Art x Wu Tang Clan, New York (forthcoming)

2018

Not for everybody, curated by Allie Tepper, Simone Subal Gallery, New York 

How to see in the dark, curated by Christian Camacho-Light, Cuchifritos, NYC

Blessed Be: Mysticism, Spirituality, and the Occult in Contemporary Art, (traveling show) curated by Ginger Shulick Porcella, MoCA Tucson, Arizona 

Long, Winding Journeys: Contemporary Art and the Islamic Tradition, curated by Elizabeth Rooklidge, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York 

TAILBONE, curated by Tenaya Izu and Henry Murphy, 47 Canal, New York

SEED, curated by Yvonne Force, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

precious not precious, curated by Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, OSMOSaddress, New York 

Carry Over: New Voices from the Global African Diaspora, curated by Kalia Brooks, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York 

On Whiteness, curated by Lumi Tan, in collaboration with The Racial Imaginary Institute and The Kitchen, New York 

Mane N’ Tail, curated by Katherine Simone Reynolds, Luminary, St. Louis, Missouri 

ROYGBIV, Kate Werble Gallery, New York 

I am no bird..., ltd los angeles, Los Angeles, California 

In Practice: Another Echo, curated by Allie Tepper, Sculpture Center, Queens, New York 

Rituals, curated by Courtenay Finn, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado 

LOVE 2018: Purple Hearts, curated by Rachel Stern, LeRoy Neiman Gallery at Columbia University, New York 

HyphenAmerica, curated by Rex Delafkaran and Tsedaye Makonnen, Gallery 102, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 

 2017

Standard Forms, curated by Christian Camacho-Light, The Berrie Center Art Galleries, Ramapo College, New Jersey 

Other Romances, curated by Em Rooney, Rachel Uffner, New York 

Otherwise, you don’t see me, curated by Rachel Steinberg, SOHO20, Brooklyn, New York 

Leaving Home, curated by David Dixon and Cathouse Funeral, Beacon, New York 

2016

The Window, organized by BRIC BiennialWeeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn, New York 

THE ’91 VIOLENCE, curated by Jonathan Allen, Brooklyn Arts Council, New York

Subject to Capital, curated by Joshua Lubin-Levy, Abrons Art Center, New York 

2015 

Of Gentle Birth, curated by Jonathan Allen, Brooklyn Arts Council, New York 

Prisoner of Love, Open Text (exhibition), organized by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York 

2014 

Arrivals, Out to See (exhibition), curated by Sara Reisman, NYC Department of Cultural Affair’s OnePercent for ArtProgram, New York

2013 

Texas Biennial, 5th Anniversary, Big Medium, Austin, Texas

Small Work Big Change Auction, Sylvia Rivera Law Project Collective, Judson Memorial Church, New York

 

Selected Articles 

2019 

Machado, Danilo. Rico Gatson and Baseera Khan: Free to Be, The Brooklyn Rail. June Issue.

White, Katie. Settle Into Summer With These 5 Shows by Some of Our Favorite New Emerging Artists, artnet news. May 31. Steinhauer, Jillian. Spring Gallery Guide: Brooklyn, The New York Times. April 26.

Wu, Simon. Not For Everybody: Baseera Khan, Gloria Maximo and Hadi Fallahpisheh, The Offing. January 25.

2018 

Lee, Diana Seo Hyung. Like Oil and Water: Interview with Baseera Khan,ArtAsiaPacific. December 04.

Wheadon, Nico. The Racial Imaginary Institute: On Whiteness, The Brooklyn Rail. September 4, 2018. 

Baseera Khan,AFRICA’S OUT!, New York. 

The AP Questionnaire: Baseera Khan, MFA Art Practice, School of Visual Arts, New York. 

Burke, Sarah. The Artist Creating a ‘Karaoke Spiritual Center’ to Explore South Asian Identity, Broadly. VICE. 

Smith, Alissa. Abstractions,Independent. 

2017 

A Showing of Art World Solidarity on Inauguration Day, Hyperallergic. 

Diamond, Stephanie. Artist Features, Listing Projects. 

10 Breakout Artists to Watch at Art Basel Miami Beach, 2017. 

Preview NADA Miami, 2017. 

Colucci, Emily. Climbing Generations of Trauma and Muslim Heritage: Baseera Khan’s “iamuslima” at Participant Inc, ArtFCity.com. 

TrouillotTerence. Baseera Khan’s iamuslima, BOMB Magazine. 

Menard, Kate. Baseera Khan’s iamuslima on view at Participant Inc: Interview with the Artist, ArteFuse.com. 

Nada Presents: Acoustic Blankets, audio recording by KNOW WAVE, New York. 

Monte, Julia. Inside iamuslima: An Interview with Baseera Khan, Informality Art and Culture Blog. 

McDonough, Tom. Osmos Magazine, Issue #12. 

Harris, Jane Ursula. Baseera Khan, Art in America Magazine, June. 

Godfrey Larmon, Annie. Baseera Khan, ArtForum Magazine, Summer 2017. Print. 

Baseera Khan, ARTnews Magazine. Print. 

Noor, Tausif. Fatal Love: Where Are We Now, ArtAsiaPacific. 

2016 Cascone, Sarah. 14 Emerging Women Artists to Watch in 2017, artnet. 

Howe, David Everitt. Bomb Artist Profiles, BOMB Magazine. 

Lubin-Levy, Joshua. Subject to Capital Catalog, Abrons Art Center, New York. 

2015 Fellowship Talk, and Travel Journal, organized by Steven Rand, Apexart, New York. 

 

Lectures and Performances

2019

Braidrage II Performance, with dj Rocco Rampino,organized by Persistence Is All (P.I.A.), Lecce, Italy

Artist Lecture, Workshop, and Studio Critiques, Persistence Is All (P.I.A.), Lecce, Italy

Place Against Performance, Artist Talk at Night at the Museum: Bruce Nauman Closing Party, organized by Ruba Katrib, 

MoMA PS1, Queens, New York 

How to Live in Political Times, with Erica Hunt, Mira Schor, and Mia Pearlman, CUE Art Foundation, New York

2018 

Songs from the Blanket Performance, organized by Unbag, Printed Matter, New York

Be Careful What You Wish, organized by Belladonna Series, hosted at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, New York

Artist Talk: Carry Over: New Voices, moderated by Kalia Brooks, AFRICA’S OUT!, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York 

Braidrage Performance, Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado 

Artist Lecture and Studio Critiques, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia 

Artist Tour (performance), Olana State Historic SiteHudson, New York 

Summer of Know, Artist Talk, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 

Acoustic Sound Blanket, performance, talk with Kalia Brooks, organized by HOUSING hosted by Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York

2017 

Acoustic Sound Blankets Performance, Sessions, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York 

Artist Talk and Workshop, Youth Insights Program, Whitney Museum of Art, New York 

Braidrage Performance, Participant INC, New York 

Acoustic Sound Blankets Performance, New Art Dealers Alliance: Presents, New York

Acoustic Sound Blanket, Situational Conflict, Performance and Demonstration for Woman’s March NYCcurated by Nick Faust, 13th Street Repertory Theatre, New York  

Material of Border Crossing, Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 

Dream Machine Performance,SOHO20, Brooklyn, New York

Artist Lecture and Discussion, Bard High School Early College, New York 

Artist Lecture and Studio Critiques, MFA Architecture, Art, and Planning, Cornell University, New York 

Acoustic Sound Blankets, performance and talk curated by Robb Jamieson, Art Pop Montreal International Music Festival, Montreal

Artist Lecture and Studio Critiques, Masters of Fine Arts Photography, Parsons, The New School, New York 

Acoustic Sound Blankets, performance and talk, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts 

iamuslima, Artist Lecture and Studio Critiques, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas 

Artist Lecture and Studio Critiques, MFA Art and Practice, School of Visual Arts, New York 

Mourning my Freedom Performance,Abrons Arts Center, New York 

Artist Lecture and Studio Critiques, Graduate Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, New York 

Acoustic Sound Blankets, performance and talk, Fatal Love, Queens Museum, New York 

2016 

Artist Talk, Teacher’s College, Columbia University, New York

Planet Fitness Performance, SKOWHEGAN Performs at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, New York 

2015

Prisoner of Love Performance, Open Text, organized by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York

2014

Arrivals Performance, Out to See, curated by Sara Reisman, NYC Department of Cultural Affair’s One Percent for Art Program, New York

2013 

Life/Work, Bard Symposium, with Aay Kay Burns, Sharon Louden, and Mark Stafford, International Center of Photography, New York 

The Now and the Visual Arts: Contemporary & Historical Figurations of the Present, co-organized with Anna Horakova and Hannah Mueller, Departments of German Studies & Art, Architecture, and Planning at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 

Memory and Monuments, NY Integrative Seminar, Parsons, The New School, New York 

 

Selected Curatorial Projects 

2018

Queens International 2018: Volumes, co-curated with Sophia Marisa Lucas, Queens Museum, New York 

2016

The Others: An Artist’s Studio, co-curated with Jonatha Manno, 56 Bogart, New York 

2015 – 2012

Artist and Archives Research Fellowship, Participant Inc., New York

Vaginal Davis: HAG-Small, contemporary, haggard, Luther Price: The Lookout, Greer Lankton: LOVE ME

2013

On Mourning Art and Politics:Facebook Feed Experimental Project 

2010

A Wild Gander: Artists from the South Asian Woman’s Creative Collective, BRIC Arts Media, Brooklyn, New York 

Neo-Nomads, co-curated with Aileen Wilson and Anne-Laure Fayard, BRIC Arts Media, Brooklyn, New York 

2009

Moonlighting, Art Worker by Day, Artist by Night, Hosfelt Gallery, New York 

A New Deal, Art and Currency, BRIC Arts Media, Brooklyn, New York

Portraits of the Artist: Matt Wolf, Charlie Ahearn, BRIC Arts Media, Brooklyn, New York 

 

Teaching

2019

Visiting Artist Faculty, Bennington College, Sculpture, Bennington, Vermont

Visiting Artist Faculty,Virginia Common Wealth, Sculpture + Extended Media, Richmond, Virginia

2018

Mentorship Program, New York Arts Practicum, New York 

2018 – present

Summer Artist Faculty, School of Visual Arts, MFA Art Practice, New York 

2018

Visiting Artist, Columbia University, MFA Studio Critiques, New York 

Part-time Faculty, New York University, Steinhardt, New York 

2017 – present

MFA Mentorship Program, School of Visual Arts, New York 

2015 – 2018

Part-time Faculty, Parsons, The New School, Integrated Design (BFA) & Fine Arts (MFA), New York 

2014 – 2016

Teaching Fellow, Abrons Arts Center, Studio Lab, New York 

2010 – 2012

Teaching Fellow, Cornell University, Architecture, Art, and Planning, Ithaca, New York 

 

Publications 

2018 

Be Careful What You Wish, Chaplet Series, Belladonna, New York 

Acoustic Sound Blankets, Unbag, Issue#2, New York 

Art, Yoga, & A Culture of Appropriation, interview by Ryan LeMere, Aligned Magazine, New York 

MFA Catalog, Parsons Masters of Fine Art Photography, The New School, New York 

tba, The Kitchen and The Racial Imaginary Institute, New York 

2017

Provocations, TDR: The Drama Review, coeditor Julie Tolentino, The MIT Press 

Exclusion and Your Own Heart, J20, Whitney Museum of Art, New York 

 

Awards                                                                                                                     

2018 

NYSCA/NYFA Interdisciplinary Artist Fellow, New York

Art Matters Artist Grant, New York

2016 – 2018

Nomination, Rema Hort Mann Foundation Award 

2014 

Matching Funds Award, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture 

Nomination, Art Matters Artist Grant, New York 

2012

Michael Rapuano Memorial Award, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 

2010 

Nomination, Whitney Museum of American Art, Biennial, New York 

2009 – 2010

Experimental Television Center Grant, New York 

2005

Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Award, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas 

Nomination, Artpace Artist in Residence, San Antonio, Texas 

 

Residencies and Fellowships 

2018 – 2019

Artist in Residence, Pioneer Works, New York 

2016 – 2017

Artist in Residence, AIRspace, Abrons Art Center, New York 

2015

International Travel Fellowship, Israel/Palestine, Apexart, New York 

Artist in Residence, Process Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York 

2014

Artist in Residence, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Program, Maine 

2009 – 2012

Participant, Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York 

    Open Woundsby Josetxo Cedán, Workby Dennis Lim, Witnesses, Monuments, Ruinsby Irina Leimbacher 

2004 – 2005

Artist in Residence, CentralTrak, the University of Texas at Dallas, Texas 

 

Public Collections 

2019

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.