Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Born 1985, California, US


Kameelah Janan Rasheed is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn. Her practice is invested in the shifting ecosystems of Black epistemologies and the agile relationships between the varied modes of reading, writing, archiving, editing, translating, publishing, reflecting upon, and arranging narratives about lived Black experiences. For Rasheed, the acts of reading and writing are not passive experiences and therefore her works engage an understanding of text as an unfixed, living organism that desires iteration and intervention. 

Rasheed’s practice takes form across an ecosystem of provisional projects and experiments: large-scale text-banner installations, lecture performances, publications, sound works, library interventions, and xeroxed “architecturally-scaled collages” (Frieze, 2018), and other forms yet to be determined. 

Kameelah Janan Rasheed’s recent solo exhibitions include in the coherence , we weep at KW Institute for Contemporary Art and Unsewn Time at the Art Institute of Chicago. Rasheed has recently participated in the Autostrada Biennale, Prizren; Urbane Künste Ruhr, Bochum; Front Triennale, Cleveland; Athens Biennale; and Prospect New Orleans. She has previously exhibited her work at Kunstverein Hannover; the Glasgow International; Kunsthalle Wien;  Future Generation Exhibition at the 2017 Venice Biennale; the Brooklyn Museum; The New Museum, New York; MASS MoCA, North Adams; Studio Museum in Harlem; Portland Institute for Contemporary Art; Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia; Brooklyn Public Library, among others. Her public installations include Ballroom Marfa; Brooklyn Museum; For Freedoms x Times Square Art; Public Art Fund; and several others. Her work has been featured in Artforum, Artreview, Frieze, Hyperallergic, Guernica, The New York Times, Triple Canopy, and others. She received a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow in Fine Arts and was recently awarded the 2022 Creative Capital Award and Schering Stiftung Prize for Artistic Research. 


Selected exhibitions
Berlin, November 30
NOME presents

A Casual Mathematics

Kameelah Janan Rasheed

November 30 - February 1, 2020

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Berlin, February 12
NOME presents


Kameelah Janan Rasheed

February 12 - April 13, 2022

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