Kameelah Janan Rasheed

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Kameelah Janan Rasheed (b. 1985, East Palo Alto, CA) is a conceptual artist, writer and former public school social studies teacher. A 2006 Amy Biehl U.S. Fulbright Scholar to South Africa, Rasheed holds an Ed.M (2008) in Secondary Education from Stanford University as well as a BA (2006) in Public Policy and Africana Studies from Pomona College. Rasheed's work has been exhibited at Studio Museum in Harlem, Bronx Museum, Queens Museum, Project Row Houses, Weeksville Heritage Museum, Smack Mellon Gallery, Vox Populi Gallery, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The Leroy Neiman Gallery, BRIC Art Gallery, TOPAZ Arts etc. Selected residencies, fellowships and honors include: Keyholder Residency at Lower East Side Print Studio (2015), Commissioned Artist, Triple Canopy Commissions at New York Public Library Labs (2015), Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue Grant (2015), A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship, Queens Museum Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship (2015), Process Space Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Residency (2015), Artist in the Marketplace - Bronx Museum Participant (2015), Art Matters Grantee (2014), Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grantee (2014), New Museum R&D: Choreography Seminar Participant (2014), Vermont Studio Center Residency (2014), Working Classroom Teaching Artist (2014), The Center for Book Arts Residency (2013), The Laundromat Project Fellow (2013), Visual Artist Network Exhibition Residency (2013), Visual Artist Network Community Fund Expansion Grantee (2013), Center for Photography at Woodstock Residency Juror (2013), STEP UP Emerging Artist Awardee (2012) and Center for Photography at Woodstock Residency (2012). Her work has been reviewed and written about in The New York Times, Art 21, Wall Street Journal, ArtSlant and Hyperallergic. Rasheed has spoken on panels and symposiums at universities including School of the Visaul Arts, Parsons, The New School, New York University, Columbia University, and the University of Illinois; arts institutions such as the Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum, The Museum of the City of New York, Christie's, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art, the Center for Book Arts, Residency Unlimited and Creative Time; and institutions including the New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Weeksville Heritage Center, and Interference Archive. Her longform interviews have been published in The New Inquiry, Gawker and featured on the Creative Time Funk, God, Jazz, and Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn's radio station, Otabenga Jones & Associates (OJAK Radio). Currently, she is the Arts Editor for SPOOK Magazine and a contributing editor at The New Inquiry.


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