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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, Kahn’s sculptures, installations, and performances challenge these systems through an assertion of their own existence and belonging within society.

Born in 1983, Khan opened their first solo exhibition at Simone Subal, New York and a two-person show at Jenkins Johnson Projects (2019). They have exhibited in numerous locations such as the Sculpture Center (2018), Aspen Museum (2017), Participant Inc. (2017), Moudy Gallery at Texas Christian University (2017), Fine Arts Center of Colorado College (2018), and has performed at several locations including the Whitney Museum of American Art and Art POP Montreal International Music Festival (2017). Khan was a recipient of the BRIC Colene Brown Art Prize and the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant in 2019, and they received grants by both NYSCA/NYFA and Art Matters in 2018. Their work was recently acquired by the Solomon R. Guggenheim permanent collections and Kadist, San Francisco. They have been published in Artforum, Art in America, BOMB, OSMOS Magazine, unbag, Brooklyn Rail, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and TDR Drama Review. They received an M.F.A. from Cornell University (2012) and a B.F.A. from the University of North Texas (2005).