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KJR Studios

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

Brooklyn | Berlin | Johannesburg

© Kameelah Janan Rasheed. All rights reserved.

Recent Press 
[Interview]: Schmidt, Carolin. (03 August 2023) “Repetition creates a rhythm for possibility.” Berlin Art Week | Free Access
[Essay]: Roberson, Jehan L. (2022) "“Come Think With Me”: Finding Communion in the Liberatory Textual Practices of Kameelah Janan Rasheed," Criticism: Vol. 64: Iss. 3, Article 21. | Free Access
[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 | Preview Access
[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
Curator: Daniela Lieja Quintanar | Assistant Curtator: Talia Heiman

[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

[Group]: 4th Autostrada Biennale (Prizren, Kosovo)
All Images Will Disappear, One Day
7 July – 9 September 2023
Curators: Joanna Warsza and Övül Ö. Durmuşoğlu 

[Group]: Urbane Künste Ruhr (Bochum, Germany)
Ruhr Ding: Schlaf
5 May – 24 June 2023
Art in public spaces across the Ruhr area in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Essen, Witten and Gelsenkirchen-Erle
Curators: Brita Peters and Alisha Raissa Danscher
[Group]: Fotografiska New York (New York, NY)
Listen Until You Hear For: Freedoms x Fotografiska New York
5 May  - 22 October 2023
[Group]: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) (Scottsdale, AZ)
Language in Times of Miscommunication
4 March - 27 August 2023  
Curator: Lauren O’Connell
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 

Public Programs
Getty Center (Los Angeles, CA)
Xerox Art Workshop
June 10, 2023, from 12 pm - 4 pm
Protocinema (New York, NY)
Art, Ancestors, Ghosts, & The Dead A Day Of Conversations and a Screening
June 3, 2023, from 2 pm - 6 pm
Creative Time (New York, NY)
Moving Chains: Toward Abolition
Abolition and the Law Panelists: American Artist, Albert Fox Cahn, and Kameelah Janan Rasheed, moderated by Che Gossett
May 20, 2023; 11 am - 1 pm
Cooper Union (New York, NY)
Workshop on Generative Art, Architecture, and Engineering CollaborationApril 22, 2023; 1:00 - 6:00 pm
International Center for Photography (New York, NY)
ICP Talks: Elliott Jerome Brown Jr.
April 18, 2023
Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
Artist Talk
February 23, 2023
Pace Gallery (New York, NY)
Kimberly Drew, Kimberly Annece Henderson, and Kameelah Janan Rasheed in Conversation
February 7, 2023