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Artist-in-Residence

Baseera Khan

IN STUDIO

Saturday, April 10, 2021 through
Saturday, May 8, 2021

ON EXHIBIT

Saturday, April 10, 2021 through
Saturday, June 5, 2021

Baseera Khan

Baseera Khan discusses modes of representation that concern the identity of the Other within a western context. Born in the United States, Khan identifies as a queer femme Muslim American. The use of fashion, photography, textiles, and music explores how assimilation becomes part of the concealment of identity. These concepts are combined in the form of sculpture and performance. 

In order to break free and challenge these practices, Khan’s work becomes a collage of their own identities. By combining historical and contemporary cultural markers, Khan’s sculptures, installations, and performances challenge these systems through an assertion of their own existence and belonging within society.

Khan was born in 1980 in Texas and is based in New York City. Khan was a recipient of the Brooklyn Museum’s second annual UOVO Prize (2020), the BRIC Colene Brown Art Prize, and the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant (2019). Their work is featured in several public art collections including the Solomon R. Guggenheim, Kadist, San Francisco, and Walker Art Center, MI. They received an M.F.A. from Cornell University (2012) and a B.F.A. from the University of North Texas (2005). Khan has exhibited at the New Orleans Museum of Art; Jewish Museum of Art in New York, NY; and has an upcoming solo exhibition with the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York. They are represented by Simone Subal Gallery in New York, NY. This will be their first solo exhibition on the West Coast.