KJR Studios

Kameelah Janan Rasheed is a learner* from East Palo Alto, CA

Brooklyn | Berlin | Johannesburg

© Kameelah Janan Rasheed. All rights reserved.

Public Programs
Lecture, Typographics Conference – Cooper Union, New York, NY, June 15, 2024 (link)

[Group]: Whitney ISP – [Roy Lichtenstein’s Former Home] (New York, NY)
2024 ISP Curatorial Exhibition: Not Everything is Given
9 May 2024 - 24 May 2024
[Solo]: Ulises (Philadelphia, PA)
the soft technology of your poems split — s My body into 18: secreting,100 Stanzas ——— That Bow TOWARD no moons.
3 May 2024 - 13 August 2024
[Solo]: NOME Gallery (Berlin, DE)
that is complete. and knowledge is another. The logic Behind our gestures: Derived forms “JNN” First meaning attached to the 10th form,: not Seen”.8
26 April 2024 - 11 July 2024

[Solo]: REDCAT (Los Angeles, CA)
i want to climb inside every word and lick the salty neck of each letter
27 March 2024 – 11 August 2024
[Group]: MOCA Westpoint (Westpoint, CT)
It Will Go On
21 May 2024 - 16 June 2024

[Solo]: Emerson Media Arts Gallery (Boston, MA)
all velvet sentences as manifesto, Like a lesson against smooth language or an invitation to be feral hypertext.
23 January 2024 – 23 March 2024
Curator: Leonie Bradbury 

[Solo]: KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin, Germany)
Schering Stiftung Award for Artistic Research 2022: Kameelah Janan Rasheed
14 September 2023 – 7 January 2024
Curator: Sofie Krogh Christensen | Assistant Curtator: Linda Franken

[Solo]: Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Unsewn Time
26 August 2023 – 8 January 2024
Curator: Grace Deveney

Recent Press
[Essay]: Stevens, M. Charlene, "Kameelah Janan Rasheed Embraces the Unknowable." Hyperallergic, January 4, 2024 (link)

[Essay]: Dukes, Rachel. "Abstract language and sacred knowing, Using her body as a writing instrument, Kameelah Janan Rasheed devises a new language." Chicago Reader, November 6, 2023 (link)

[Interview]: Schmidt, Carolin. “Repetition creates a rhythm for possibility.” Berlin Art Week, August 03, 2023 (link)

[Essay]: Roberson, Jehan L. "“Come Think With Me”: Finding Communion in the Liberatory Textual Practices of Kameelah Janan Rasheed," Criticism: Vol. 64: Iss. 3, Article 21. 2022 (link)

[Interview]: _____ With Letters: A Conversation with Kameelah Janan Rasheed Paul Benzon in conversation with Kameelah Janan Rasheed ASAP/Journal - Johns Hopkins University Press Volume 7, Number 2, May 2022 (link)
Recent Publications 
[Artist Book]: in the coherence, we weep (KW Institute for Contemporary Art and Schering Stiftung) | September 2023
[Artist Book]: i am not done yet (Mousse Publishing) This artist book is published on the occasion of Kameelah Janan Rasheed’s first ever institutional exhibition in Germany at Kunstverein Hannover in 2022. Edited by Kunstverein Hannover and texts by Sergey Harutoonian, Kathleen Rahn, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Legacy Russell | December 2022
Teaching and Learning
[Adjunct Instructor]: Barnard College, Columbia University
Pedagogy of Play
January - April 2024 
[Instructor]: School for Poetic Computation
Let’s Play: Wayward Sentences 
March - June 2024 
Apply for my class, Wayward Sentences
[Critic]: Yale School of Art
MFA Sculpture
September 2022-present
[Adjunct Instructor]: Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Teaching as Social Practice (FA-301)
January 2022 - present