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KJR Studios

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

Brooklyn | Berlin | Johannesburg

* learning as a process of radical slowing down/de-acceleration in the midst of the efficiency and optimization frenzy; an engagement with curiosity, serendipity, improvisation, and tangents; learning as a persistent reminder of the shifting ecologies of what it means to know something

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Please do not reproduce any of the content on this site without the expressed written consent of Kameelah Janan Rasheed.

︎︎︎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]: 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 | Curatorial Assistant: Linda Franken
[Solo Booth]: Armory (New York, NY)
Presents Section: NOME Gallery
8 September 2023 – 10 September 2023
[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
Teaching and Learning as “Primitive Hypertext”
March-April 2023
[Visiting Critic]: Yale School of Art
MFA Sculpture
September 2022-present
[Mentor]: NEW Inc - New Museum 
Future Memory Track
August 2022-June 2023
[Adjunct Instructor]: Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Teaching as Social Practice (FA-301)
January 2021-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 Collaboration

April 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

Kameelah Janan Rasheed Studio Site Relaunch
September 25, 2023
Orange Tangent Study Relaunch
May 2, 2023