Legacies of Aesthetic Concealment: Conversations with Baseera Khan
Artist Baseera Khan will show an acoustic performance of her work Braidrage, as well as Prayer Rugs, and collages, she will then talk about what happens next. In addition to her presentation, Baseera will be in conversation with B.A. Candidates Manion Khun and Akeem Muhammad to speak on the implications, effects, and processes of her work.
Baseera Khan is a New York-based artist whose work shares experiences of exile and kinship shaped by economic, pop cultural, and political situations. She mixes consumerism with spirituality and treats decolonial histories, practices, and archives as geographies of the future. Khan has installed work at Aspen Museum of Art, Sculpture Center’s In Practice: Another Echo exhibition (2018), Participant Inc's exhibition iamuslima (2017) that toured to Moudy Gallery at Texas Christian University (2017) and Fine Arts Center of Colorado College (2017-18). She performed at Whitney Museum of Art, Queens Museum, and ArtPop Montreal International Music Festival (2017). Khan is a current artist in residence at Pioneer Works (2018-19). She completed an artist in residence at Abrons Art Center (2016-17), International Travel Fellowship to Jerusalem/Ramallah through Apexart (2015), and Process Space artist in residence at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2015). Khan is an alumni of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2014) and is a recipient of NYSCA/NYFA (2018). She is published in Artforum Magazine, Art in America, Bomb Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Unbag, and TDR: The Drama Review. She received an M.F.A. at Cornell University (2012) and B.F.A. from the University of North Texas (2005).