Organized by Participant Inc. (New York, NY), this exhibition presents works by artist Baseera Khan that complicate common notions of Muslim women through the artist’s self-exploration of personal history and current geopolitical circumstances. Khan is a New York-based artist whose work shares experiences of exile and kinship shaped by economic, popular cultural, and political situations. She treats decolonial histories, practices, and archives as geographies of the future. Khan underscores the intersectional themes by the combination of secular, religious, and private imagery as in her series Psychedelic Prayer Rugs (Lunar Count Down, Act Up, and Purple Heart).
She recently exhibited work at Sculpture Center’s In Practice: Another Echo exhibition (2018), her first solo exhibition, iamuslima, was exhibited at Participant Inc. (2017), Moudy Gallery at Texas Christian University (2017), and now the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College (2018). She has performed at the Whitney Museum of Art, Queens Museum, and ArtPop Montreal International Music Festival (2017). She is published in Artforum Magazine, Art in America, Bomb Magazine, OSMOSMagazine, Unbag, and TDR Drama Review. She received a Masters in Fine Art at Cornell University (2012) and a Bachelors in Fine Art from the University of North Texas (2005).