Art & Artists
Visualizing Systems of Exile and KinshipBy Mayela Rodriguez
September 14, 2017
Our current Listings Project Artist Feature is New York-based artist Baseera Khan.
“I am very grateful for the Stephanie Diamond community. I have met great people through the site whom I’ve lived with and continue to know. The Listing Projects is amazing. I feel like I can pack up and go anywhere for my artwork and Stephanie Diamond will have my back.” -Baseera
Baseera Khan uses multiple mediums to visualize systems of exile and kinship shaped by economic, social, and political changes in local and global environments. With special interests in decolonization processes, her work carefully mixes American popular and consumer culture with her experience of being a Muslim woman in the United States.
Recently, Baseera exhibited her first solo exhibition, iamuslima, at Participant Inc Gallery in New York and performed at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Iamuslima features a selection of works that recognize her Indian-Iranian-Afghani heritage and reflect on the stress she experienced growing up in a Muslim-American family in Texas. Tradition, memory, religion, love, intimacy and language become mechanisms that entwine and flex to inform her position as she explores her lived experience through points of intersection.
Baseera is currently an Artist in Residence at Abrons Art Center and part-time faculty at Parsons, The New School for Design. Her work has been written about in a number of print and digital publications including Artforum, Art in America and Bomb Magazine. Previously, Baseera was an artist in residence at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and Process Space LMCC. She received her M.F.A. at Cornell University in 2012 and B.F.A from the University of North Texas in 2005.
Learn more at www.baseerakhan.com
About Listings Project Artist Feature
Listings Project Artist Feature is an initiative to celebrate our community by sharing the work of artists / creatives who use and love Listings Project. Right now more than ever, artists are crucial. We want to reaffirm the essential role artists play in creating positive change.
Photo by Filip Wolak and The Whitney Museum of American Art
Mayela Rodriguez, our Editorial Designer, works closely with the team to create designs for the website, newsletter, and user experience. A self-proclaimed “media-agnostic” artist, Mayela received her MFA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. You can learn more about her work at www.mayelarodriguez.com.