How to see in the dark

Baseera Khan is a New York-based artist whose work shares experiences of exile and kinship shaped by economic, pop cultural, and political situations. She mixes consumerism with spirituality and treats decolonial histories, practices, and archives as geographies of the future. Khan has installed work at Aspen Museum of Art, Sculpture Center’s In Practice: Another Echo exhibition (2018), Participant Inc’s exhibition iamuslima (2017) that toured to Moudy Gallery at Texas Christian University (2017) and Fine Arts Center of Colorado College (2017-18). She performed at Whitney Museum of Art, Queens Museum, and ArtPop Montreal International Music Festival (2017). Khan is a current artist in residence at Pioneer Works (2018-19). She completed an artist in residence at Abrons Art Center (2016-17), International Travel Fellowship to Jerusalem/Ramallah through Apexart (2015), and Process Space artist in residence at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2015). Khan is an alumni of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2014) and is a recipient of NYSCA/NYFA (2018). She is published in Artforum Magazine, Art in America, Bomb Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Unbag, and TDR: The Drama Review. She received an M.F.A. at Cornell University (2012) and B.F.A. from the University of North Texas (2005).

Tuesday Smillie is a visual artist, living and working in New York. At the core of her work is a question about the individual and the group: the binary of inclusion and exclusion and the porous membrane between the two. Recently she has shown at the New Museum, the Rose Art Museum, and Participant Inc. This fall Smillie was awarded the Rose Museum’s Perlmutter Award. She has been an Art Matters grantee and was the Museum of Transgender Hirstory & Art’s first Resident Artist. Her work has been featured in ArtForum, New York Magazine, Art News and on Boston Public Radio.

Image: Kerry Downey, How to see in the dark, 2017, video still. Courtesy of the artist

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