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FELLOWSHIP TALK: in conversation with apexart Executive Director Steven Rand
June 16, 2015
Name: Baseera Khan
Destination: Jerusalem, Israel  
Dates of Fellowship: April 15 - May 15, 2015  
Recommended by: Filip Noterdaeme
author, artist, and Professor at the New School
Baseera Khan is an artist living in Brooklyn, New York. Khan’s Muslim Indian background influences her to index modified rituals adapted while living in constant flux. Currently, Khan’s research-based practice engages individuals who, like her own family, experience forced migration due to political violence.

Through site-specific public engagement, video, and installations of sculptural artifacts, Khan incorporates testimonies and personal archives that document recuperative acts one performs to maintain a sense of self in situations of displacement, trauma, and bureaucracy.

Khan’s work has been exhibited at Hosfelt Gallery, California; DiverseWorks, Texas; the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Idaho; and Abrons Art Center, New York. Her work was published in the New Museum's The Generational: Younger than Jesus artist directory in 2009, and most recently she presented lecture performances at Cornell University and The New School. Khan was a 2014 resident at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and is a participant in the 2015 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Process Space Residency. Khan has also served as a writer-in-residence for Art: 21, and as a curator and programmer for BRIC Arts Media, Brooklyn. She has an MFA from the school of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University.
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