Eschatology: Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Mini Course | Interdisciplinary artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed takes on the study of the end of the world in a project that explores premonitions, predictions, and the limits of human understanding.

Kameelah Janan Rasheed (b. 1985, East Palo Alto, Calif., and based in Brooklyn, N.Y.) is an artist and learner seeking to make her thinking visible through an ecosystem of iterative projects such as “architecturally-scaled collages,” (Frieze Magazine, Winter 2018), poems/poetic gestures/words in the proximity of poems, long-form essays, publications, large-scale public works, digital archives, teaching, curriculum development, lecture performances, stand-up comedy, and other forms yet to be determined. Her past work has been presented at the 2017 Venice Biennale, Contemporary Art Gallery of Vancouver, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum, The Kitchen, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Institute of Contemporary Art – Philadelphia, Printed Matter, Jack Shainman Gallery, Studio Museum in Harlem, Brooklyn Museum, Bronx Museum, Queens Museum, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and elsewhere. Rasheed 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. She holds a BA in Public Policy and Africana Studies from Pomona College (2006) and an M.A in Secondary Social Studies Education from Stanford University (2008). She is also the 2019 Katowitz Radin Artist in Residence at Brooklyn Public Library.

August 8, 2019
5:30 PM

Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Sawyer Library
Stetson Hall, 26 Hopkins Hall Dr, Williamstown, MA 01267

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