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Interseminars | Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Humanities Research Institute
Location
Levis Faculty Center, Room 210
Date
Mar 4, 2024   4:00 pm  
Contact
Humanities Research Institute
E-Mail
info-HRI@illinois.edu
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HRI

Kameelah Janan Rasheed (artist, educator, and writer, Cooper Union) will present an artist talk. 

This event is part of the Interseminars series for "Improvise and Intervene," supported by the Mellon Foundation.

About the Speaker

A learner, Kameelah Janan Rasheed (she/they), grapples with the poetics-pleasures-politics of Black knowledge production, information technologies, [un]learning, and belief formation. They are a recipient of a 2022 Schering Stiftung Award for Artistic Research, a 2022 Creative Capital Award, and a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts. Rasheed is the author of three artist’s books: An Alphabetical Accumulation of Approximate Observations (Endless Editions, 2019), No New Theories (Printed Matter, 2019), and the digital publication Scoring the Stacks (Brooklyn Public Library, 2021). Their writing has appeared in Triple Canopy, The New Inquiry, Shift Space, Active Cultures, and The Believer. Rasheed founded Mapping the Spirit, a digital archive documenting how Black faith lives, shifts, and self-revises. They are an adjunct instructor at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, a Critic at Yale School of Art, Sculpture, a Mentor-in-Residence with NEW Inc., and a repeat instructor at the School for Poetic Computation. After being a five-year high school teacher, Rasheed spent almost a decade designing social studies curricula and coaching teachers. She carries on her coaching and curriculum design work through her consultant business Orange Tangent Study, founded in 2020, which provides unrestricted microgrants to artists and supports transdisciplinary project development. Since 2020, Orange Tangent Study has dispersed almost 7,000 USD. NOME Gallery represents Rasheed in Berlin, Germany. 

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