Born 1980 in Denton, Texas
Lives and works in New York
2012 MFA, School of Architecture, Art, and Planning, Cornell University, New York
2005 BFA, Visual Arts Design & Sociology, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Public artwork commissioned by the Public Art Fund, New York, NY (forthcoming)
Decade, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, Georgia (forthcoming)
By Faith, The Kitchen, New York
Art on the Grid, Public Art Fund, New York, NY
snake skin, Simone Subal Gallery, New York
Free to Be (two person exhibition with Rico Gatson), Jenkins Johnson, Brooklyn, New York
iamuslima, (third installment), curated by Polly Nordstrand, Colorado Springs Fine Art Centers, Colorado
precious not precious, curated by Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, OSMOSaddress, New York
Reading Room On Purpose, NADA Projects, organized by Participant Inc, New Art Dealers Alliance, Miami, Florida
iamuslima, (second installment), curated by Sara-Jayne Parsons, Moudy Gallery, at Texas Christian University College of Fine Arts, Fort Worth, Texas
iamuslima, (first installment) curated by Lia Gangitano, Participant Inc. Gallery, New York
Walk with Me, (solo), organized by 21st Projects, Critical Practices Inc., New York
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio (forthcoming)
Polymorph! Part 1: Bumpiness, Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (forthcoming)
50 Artists: Art on the Grid, Public Art Fund, New York, NY
Mending the Sky, NOMA, New Orleans, LA
SOUND OFF: Silence + Resistance, LACE, Los Angeles, CA
We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Catalyst, Art and Social Change, Gracie Mansion Conservancy, New York
Tell me about yesterday tomorrow, Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism, Munich, Germany (forthcoming)
Ace: Art on Sports, Promise, and Selfhood, Albany Museum, University of Albany State University of New York
Beyond Geography, BRIC, Brooklyn, New York
Radical Love, Ford Foundation Gallery, New York, NY
Glass Age, organized by Jesse Greenberg, Helena Anrather, New York
The Value of Sanctuary, St. John the Divine Church, New York
Not for everybody, curated by Allie Tepper, Simone Subal Gallery, New York
Blessed BeBlessed Be: Mysticism, Spirituality, and the Occult in Contemporary Art, curated by Ginger Shulick Porcella, MoCA Tucson, Arizona
Long, Winding Journeys: Contemporary Art and the Islamic Tradition, curated by Elizabeth Rooklidge, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York
TAILBONE, curated by Tenaya Izu and Henry Murphy, 47 Canal, New York
SEED, curated by Yvonne Force, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
On Whiteness, curated by Lumi Tan, in collaboration with The Racial Imaginary Institute and The Kitchen, New York
Mane N’ Tail, curated by Katherine Simone Reynolds, Luminary, St. Louis, Missouri
ROYGBIV, Kate Werble Gallery, New York
I am no bird…, ltd los angeles, Los Angeles
In Practice: Another Echo, curated by Allie Tepper, Sculpture Center, New York Rituals, curated by Courtenay Finn, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado
LOVE 2018: Purple Hearts, curated by Rachel Stern, LeRoy Neiman Gallery at Columbia University, New York
HyphenAmerica, curated by Rex Delafkaran and Tsedaye Makonnen, Gallery 102, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Standard Forms, curated by Christian Camacho-Light, The Berrie Center Art Galleries, Ramapo College, New Jersey
Other Romances, curated by Em Rooney, Rachel Uffner, New York, NY
Acoustic Sound Blankets (performance), Sessions, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Otherwise, you don’t see me, curated by Rachel Steinberg, SOHO20, New York
Situational Conflict (performance), curated by Nick Faust, 13th Street Repertory Theatre, New York
Acoustic Sound Blankets (performance), New Art Dealers Alliance: Presents, New York Leaving Home, curated by David Dixon and Cathouse Funeral, Beacon, New York
Acoustic Sound Blankets (performance), Fatal Love, Queens Museum, New York
Acoustic Sound Blankets (performance), curated by Robb Jamieson, Art-POP
Montréal International Music Festival, Canada
BRIC Biennial, Weeksville Heritage Center, New York
SKOWHEGAN Performs (performance), at Socrates Sculpture Park, New York
Subject to Capital, curated by Joshua Lubin-Levy, Abrons Art Center, New York
Of Gentle Birth, curated by Jonathan Allen, Brooklyn Arts Council, New York Prisoner of Love Performance, Open Text, organized by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York
Arrivals, Out to See (performance), curated by Sara Reisman, NYC Department of Cultural Affair’s One Percent for Art Program, New York
Texas Biennial, 5th Anniversary, Big Medium, Austin, Texas
Small Work Big Change Auction, Sylvia Rivera Law Project Collective, Judson Memorial Church, New York
Lectures and Performances
An Evening of Performance Art with Nooshin Rostami and Baseera Khan, in conjunction with Beyond Geographies: Contemporary Art and Muslim Experience, BRIC, Brooklyn, New York
Artist Talk at Night at the Museum: Bruce Nauman Closing Party, MoMA PS1, Queens, New York
Artist Talk: Carry Over: New Voices, moderated by Kalia Brooks, AFRICA’S OUT!, Smack Mellon, New York
Braidrage Performance, Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado tba, Artist Lecture and Studio Critiques, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
tba, Artist Tour (performance), Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, New York
Summer of Know, Artist Talk, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Acoustic Sound Blanket, Performance and Talk, curated by HOUSING at Gavin Brown’s Enterprises, New York
Artist Talk and Workshop, Youth Insights Program, Whitney Museum of Art, New York Braidrage Performance, Participant INC, New York
Material of Border Crossing, Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Artist Lecture and Discussion, Bard High School Early College, New York
Artist Lecture and Studio Critiques, MFA Architecture, Art, and Planning, Cornell University, New York
Acoustic Sound Blankets Performance and Talk, Art Pop Montreal International Music Festival, Montreal
Artist Lecture and Studio Critiques, Masters of Fine Arts Photography, Parsons, The New School, New York
Acoustic Sound Blankets, Performance and Talk, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts
iamuslima, Performance, Artist Lecture and Studio Critiques, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
Artist Lecture and Studio Critiques, MFA Art and Practice, School of Visual Arts, New York
Mourning my Freedom (performance), Abrons Art Center, New York
Artist Lecture and Studio Critiques, Graduate Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, New York
Artist Talk, Teacher’s College, Columbia University, New York
Life/Work, Bard Symposium, with Aay Kay Burns, Sharon Louden, and Mark Stafford, International Center of Photography, New York
The Now and the Visual Arts: Contemporary & Historical Figurations of the Present, co-organized with Anna Horakova and Hannah Mueller Departments of German Studies & Art, Architecture, and Planning at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Memory and Monuments, NY Integrative Seminar, Parsons, The New School, New York
Freeling, Isa. Baseera Khan: A Compelling Body Of Work, ArtLyst. December 15, 2019.
Gilbert, Alan. Baseera Khan: snake skin, The Brooklyn Rail. December 12, 2019.
Heinrich, Will. Baseera Khan, The New York Times. December 11, 2019.
D’Souza, Aruna. Baseera Khan: In snake skin, the tricky quest for meaningful transformation, 4 Columns. December 6, 2019.
Halle, Howard. Baseera Khan: snake skin, Time Out New York. December 6, 2019.
Anania, Billy. Baseera Khan’s Vivid Anti-Imperialist Odes, Hyperallergic. December 4, 2019.
Fateman, Johanna. Goings on About Town: Baseera Khan, The New Yorker. November 20, 2019.
Vickery, Morgan. Wu Tang x Absolut Art Exhibition, Flaunt. October 31, 2019.
Holmes, Helen. Artists Pay Tribute to Wu-Tang Clan in a Limited Edition Series of Prints Starting at $250, Observer. October 16, 2019.
Molincorvo, Roberta. Wall Works, Hunter Fashion Magazine. Issue 35, Fall Winter 2019.
Pitcher, Laura. Reflecting on What It Means to Be Muslim Today, 8 Artists Share Experiences in a New Exhibition, Observer. September 10, 2019.
Jacobs, Julia. A Sound-and-Art Show Fills a Void for Muslims in Brooklyn, The New York Times. September 9, 2019.
Vali, Murtaza. Rico Gaston and Baseera Khan, Artforum. September 2019. Print.
Steinhauer, Jillian. New York Galleries: What to See Right Now, The New York Times. August 7, 2019.
Tine, Patrick. ‘ACE’ exhibit at University at Albany Art Museum: Show examines issues around sports, Times Union. August 1, 2019.
Indrisek, Scott. What Does ‘Radical Love’ Mean To You? For these artists, there’s no one right answer, Garage. July 2, 2019.
Machado, Danilo. Rico Gatson and Baseera Khan: Free to Be, The Brooklyn Rail. June, 2019.
White, Katie. Settle Into Summer With These 5 Shows by Some of Our Favorite New Emerging Artists, artnet news. May 31, 2019.
Steinhauer, Jillian. Spring Gallery Guide: Brooklyn, The New York Times. April 26, 2019.
Wu, Simon. Not For Everybody: Baseera Khan, Gloria Maximo and Hadi Fallahpisheh, The Offing. January 25, 2019.
Wheadon, Nico. The Racial Imaginary Institute: On Whiteness, The Brooklyn Rail. September 4, 2018.
Baseera Khan, AFRICA’S OUT!, New York.
The AP Questionnaire: Baseera Khan, MFA Art Practice, School of Visual Arts, New York.
Burke, Sarah. The Artist Creating a ‘Karaoke Spiritual Center’ to Explore South Asian Identity, Broadly. VICE.
Smith, Alissa. Abstractions, Independent.
A Showing of Art World Solidarity on Inauguration Day, Hyperallergic.
Diamond, Stephanie. Artist Features, Listing Projects.
10 Breakout Artists to Watch at Art Basel Miami Beach, 2017.
Preview NADA Miami, 2017.
Colucci, Emily. Climbing Generations of Trauma and Muslim Heritage: Baseera Khan’s “iamuslima” at Participant Inc, ArtFCity.com.
Trouillot, Terence. Baseera Khan’s iamuslima, BOMB Magazine.
Menard, Kate. Baseera Khan’s iamuslima on view at Participant Inc: Interview with the Artist, ArteFuse.com.
Nada Presents: Acoustic Blankets, audio recording by KNOW WAVE, New York.
Monte, Julia. Inside iamuslima: An Interview with Baseera Khan, Informality Art and Culture Blog.
McDonough, Tom. Osmos Magazine, Issue #12.
Harris, Jane Ursula. Baseera Khan, Art in America Magazine, June.
Godfrey Larmon, Annie. Baseera Khan, ArtForum Magazine, Summer 2017. Print.
Baseera Khan, ARTnews Magazine. Print.
Noor, Tausif. Fatal Love: Where Are We Now, ArtAsiaPacific.
Cascone, Sarah. 14 Emerging Women Artists to Watch in 2017, artnet.
Howe, David Everitt. Bomb Artist Profiles, BOMB Magazine.
Lubin-Levy, Joshua. Subject to Capital Catalog, Abrons Art Center, New York.
Fellowship Talk, and Travel Journal, organized by Steven Rand, Apexart, New York.
Awards, Fellowships, and Residencies
BRIC Colene Brown Art Prize
Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant
2018 – 2019
Artist in Residence, Pioneer Works, New York
NYSCA/NYFA Interdisciplinary Artist Fellow
Nomination, Art Matters Artist Grant, New York
2016 – 2018
Nomination, Rema Hort Mann Foundation Award
2016 – 2017
Artist in Residence, AIRspace, Abrons Art Center, New York
International Travel Fellowship, Israel/Palestine, Apexart, New York
Artist in Residence, Process Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York
Artist in Residence, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Program, Maine
Matching Funds Award, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Nomination, Art Matters Artist Grant, New York
Michael Rapuano Memorial Award, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Nomination, Whitney Museum of American Art, Biennial, New York
2009 – 2012
Participant, Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
Open Wounds by Josetxo Cedán, Work by Dennis Lim, Witnesses, Monuments, Ruins by Irina Leimbacher
2009 – 2010
Experimental Television Center Grant, New York
Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Award, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
Nomination, Artpace Artist in Residence, San Antonio, Texas
2004 – 2005
Artist in Residence, CentralTrak, the University of Texas at Dallas, Texas
Kadist, San Francisco.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.