Baseera Khan is a New York based artist. Her work visualizes patterns and repetitions of exile and kinship shaped by economic, social, and political changes throughout the world with special interests in decolonization processes. She recently exhibited her first solo exhibition, iamuslima, at Participant Inc. Gallery, NY (2017), and was part of the BRIC Biennial, Brooklyn, NY at The Weeksville Heritage Center (2016). She will perform at this year's Art Pop Montreal International Music Festival (2017). Khan is a Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Artist in Residence Alumni (2014). She attended an International Fellowship in Israel/Palestine through Apexart, New York (2015). She participated as artist in residence at Process Space LMCC (2015). Khan is currently a 2017 Artist in Residence at Abrons Art Center, NYC, and part-time faculty at Parsons, The New School for Design. She received her M.F.A. at Cornell University (2012) and B.F.A from the University of North Texas (2005).


2016-17 Abrons Arts Center, AIRspace Residency

2015-__ Part-time Faculty at Parsons, The New School
for Design

2015 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Process Space Residency, New York, NY

2014 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Program, Skowhegan, ME

Teaching Fellow, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY

2010-2012 MFA School of Architecture, Art, and Planning,
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Teaching Fellow, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, NY

2004–05 CentralTrak Artist-in-Residence, University of
Texas at Dallas, TX

1999–05 BFA Visual Arts and Design & Sociology, University of North Texas, Denton, TX


2015International Travel Fellowship – Israel/Palestine, Apexart, NYC

2014Matching Funds Fellowship Program, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Nominated for Art Matters Artist Grant, New York, NY

2012Michael Rapuano Memorial Award, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

2010-2012 Tuition Fellowship, Cornell Council for the Arts,
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

2010 Nominated for Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial, New York, NY

2009-10 Experimental Television Center Grant, New York, NY

2008-2012 Gained representation by Hosfelt Gallery,
San Francisco, CA / New York, NY

2006 Finalist, International Artist-in-Residence, Art Pace, San Antonio, TX

2005 Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Award,
Dallas Museum of Art

2004 Voertman's Prize, Jurors: Terri Thornton
and Cameron Schoepp


2017iamuslima, Participant Inc. Gallery, NY

2012Expansion, Olive Tjaden Gallery, Cornell
University, Ithaca, NY

2011Iodine Rehearsal, Experimental Gallery,
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

2009InSearches: Hindu Kush, Hosfelt Gallery,
San Francisco, CA

2005F is For Fake, Factory People, Inc.,
Austin, TX

2004Mixed! Series, Dallas Center for
Contemporary Art, Dallas, TX


BRIC Biennial at The Weeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn, NY

Subject to Capital, curated by Joshua Lubin-Levy, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY

Traverse, curated by Rebecca Bird, Peter Bonner, and Farideh Sakhaeifar, William Holman Gallery, New York, NY

Plant Profiles, Winter Shack, organized by Alexandra Branch and Nicole Antebi, Classon Ful-Gate Garden, Brooklyn Queens Land Trust, NY

Of Gentle Birth, curated by Jonathan Allen, Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY

Walk With Me, organized by 21st Projects, Critical Practices Inc., New York, NY

Prisoner of Love Performance, Open Text, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council at Governor’s Island, New York, NY

SKOWHEGANPerforms, organized by Skowhegan School of Painting and Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY

Bolts of Fabric, made in collaboration with Jason Fox, Tanabata, Public Address Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, Organized by Amie Cunat and Piotr Chizinski

2014 Arrivals, Out to See, South Street Seaport,
New York, NY, Curated by Sara Reisman

Luck of the Draw, Diverse Works, Houston, Texas

2013 Texas Biennial 5, An Independent Survey of Contemporary Art in Texas, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas

Small Work for Big Change, Sylvia Rivera Law Project Collective, Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY

2012 Fugazi Reimagined, collaborated with Colin Asher and Satellite Magazine, Organized by the magazine's co-founder Sarah Wesseler

Peaces on Earth, Sardine Gallery, Brooklyn, NY,
Curated by Jon Lutz

Thesis Show, Shadow Flag, White Box Gallery,
New York, NY, Organized by Adam Kleinman

With a Petit a, Olive Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University,
Ithaca, NY

Glue, Kunstverein NY x White Zinfandel Project, NY

2011 Meditations of an Emergency, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY, Curated by Christopher Lew

Picturing Parallax, Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University, CA, Curated by Santhi Kavuri-Bauer

Signs on the Road, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY, Organized by Workroom G, Curators include Camel Collective, Cathouse FUNeral, and Gogue Projects

2010 World's Greatest, Bushwick Open Studios and Daily Operations, Curated by Jon Lutz

First Person: Seven Women and Video
, Curated by Kalia Brooks, Barbara Walters Gallery at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

2009Quizotic, Black Tuesday Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Looking with Your Eyes Closed, Austin Asian American Film Festival, Austin, TX

Outside In: Indian Art Abroad, Curator: Courtney Gilbert, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, South Hailey, ID

New Work, Hosfelt Gallery, New York, NY

New Art in Austin: 22 to Watch, Diverse Works, Houston, TX

Disgruntled Developments, Curator: Garland Fielder, Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, TX

Looking with Your Eyes Closed, Where’d You Walk Gallery, New York, NY

2008 Creature Features, Curator: Aimee Reed, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Fransisco, CA

Story Telling, Hosfelt Gallery, San Fransisco, CA

SAWCC Slide Slam, Asian American Writer’s Workshop, New York, NY

New Art in Austin: 22 to Watch, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX and Blue Star Arts Complex, San Antonio, TX

2007 Texas Biennial 2007, Okay Mountain, Austin, TX

Artist and Cowboys Should be Friends, UNT annex space, Fort Worth, TX

East of Arden, Studio 107, Austin, TX

RedHot RedDot, Women & Their Works, Austin, TX

2006 Platforms: An Intercultural Dialog, Curator: Simeen Ishaque, Arlington Museum of Art, TX

Holiday Punch 3, Studio 107, Austin, TX

5x7, Arthouse at the Jones Contemporary, Austin, TX

2005 Conspicuous Productions, McKinney Arts Contemporary, Dallas, TX

Observe, Janette Kennedy Gallery, Dallas, TX

WISH!, Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, TX

2004 Showing Off, University of Texas at Dallas Visual Arts Building Mezzanine Gallery

Pulse, Curated by Jon Frost, Tarrant County College, Arlington, TX

EXPO 2004, 500X Gallery, Curated by Andrea Karnes, Dallas, TX

Hatch, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX

2003 Bent, Photographs Do Not Bend, Dallas, TX


2016Subject to Capital Catalog, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY

2015Fellowship Talk, and Travel Journal,

Purrrfect Nudes: Life Drawing from Youtube Cat Videos, In the Air,

2014Texas Bienniel 13th Group Exhibition
and Anniversary Survey Catalog, Austin, TX

2013 Fugazi Reimagined, in collaboration with Colin Asher,
project organized by Satellite Magazine

2012Inanimate Objects, Daily Operations, Curated by Jon Lutz

Cornell University MFA Catalog, Essay written by Adam Kleinman, Published by Projects Projects

2011Cornell University MFA Catalog, Essay written by Ashley Rawlings, and Christopher Lew, Published by Projects Projects

2010Writer in Residence, Art:21

Review of MoonlightingArtist Gotta Moonlight to Make It, The L Magazine, written by Kathleen Massar

Review of A Wild Gander, Apologies and Concessions, Idiom, written by Lauren DiGiulio

2009The New Museum's Younger Than Jesus: Artist Directory, Cornell, Lauren, Massimiliano Gioni, and Laura Hoptman, Phaidon Press Ltd (April 2009)

Caught in the Act, Artist Portrait, broadcast by Brooklyn Independent Media

200820 to Watch, essay written by Amanda Douberly, for exhibition catalog, and DVD documentary by New Media Consortium and Brent Bayless, Austin Museum of Art, Austin,TX

2007Broz, Debra. “ Texas Biennial Previews, Exhibitions,” Cantanker, Austin, TX, (March 1, 2007).

“Texas Biennial 2007 Catalogue”, American Printers, Austin, Texas.

2005Simblist, Noah. “Conspicuous Productions: The First Two Years of the UTD SouthSide Artist Residency,” ArtL!es, No.48, Fall

Daniel, Mike. “Conspicuous Productions,” DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Guide (June 24, 2005).

Sheets, Maria. “Risk and Growth: A Look at the UTD South Side Artist Residency Program,” (April).

“The First Two Years, Catalog,”.UTDallas SouthSide Artist Residency

2004Dallas Center for Contemporary Art News Letter, ARTICLES, (Spring 2004) page 6.

2003Helber, A.M. “Photos Already Bent, The kids are alright,” DALLAS OBSERVER (July 14, 2003) page 49.

Daniel, Mike. “Bent, at Photographs Do Not Bend,” DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Guide (Aug)


2016The Others (series), artist collective, 56 Bogart, Brooklyn, NY

2015Greer Lankton: LOVE ME, research, fabrication, and design, Participant Inc., New York, NY

2013On Mourning Art and Politics, Facebook Feed Experiment

2012-15Participant Inc. Gallery, Curatorial Researcher

2012The Now and the Visual Arts: Contemporary & Historical Figurations of the Present, Organized in conjunction with Anna Horakova, and Hannah Mueller, Cornell University, NY

Vaginal Davis: HAG-Small, contemporary, haggard, research, fabrication, and design, Participant Inc., New York, NY

2011Neo Nomads: What travels with you? Co-Curated with Aileen Wilson and Al Fayard, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, NY

2010Real NonFiction with Co-Curator Jon Lutz, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, NY

Moonlighting, Hosfelt Gallery, NY

A Wild Gander: Artists from the South Asian Women's Creative Collective, BRIC Rotunda Gallery

Heterotopias, a film screening with Kenneth Anger, Lilliana Porter, and James June Schneider, BRIC Rotunda Gallery

2009A New Deal, Art and Currency, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Artist Portraits a film screening with Charlie Ahearn and Matt Wolf, BRIC Rotunda Gallery

2008 A Wrinkle in Time, Artists from the Registry, co-curated with Johanna Taylor, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Grotesque Histories, co-curated with Elizabeth Ferrer, BRIC Rotunda Gallery

2007 Artist and Cowboys Should be Friends, University of North Texas Annex Gallery, Fort Worth, TX

2004Hatch, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX


2014Cornell University, Guest Lecture

2013International Center for Photography -
Bard Symposium, Life/Work
Moderation with: Aay Kay Burns, Sharon Louden,
and Mark Stafford

Parsons The New School for Design, NY
Integrative Seminar I: Memory and Monuments
Artist Talk

Dine and Discourse, an Ideas Party, Brooklyn
Group Talks over dinner,
First installment September 11, 2013

2011Pratt Institute of Art and Design, Brooklyn Campus, NY
Process/Practice/Portfolio: A seminar for emerging artists. Presentation and discussion of curatorial works and art projects.

2010MTA: Arts for Transit, Brooklyn, NY
Juror for Bay Ridge 86th Street Station renovation of 95-year-old Bay Ridge subway station.
Appointed artist Amy Bennett to create mosaic.

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Artist slideshow presentation and discussion

Hosfelt Gallery, New York, NY
Artist Talk and discussion

2009BRIC Rotuday Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Visual Thinking Strategies and PS 119 Magnet School for Global and Ethical Studies

Public presentation and discussion for VTS with Amy Chase Gulden, Regional Director
of Visual Thinking Strategies

Guest Artist at International Center for Photography, NY
an Artist Talk and slide presentation

2008Borough of Manhattan Community College Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York, NY
Dialogs in the Visual Arts Series: Negotiating Times: An Exploration of Culture, Politics and Identity by artists from Pakistan, Iran, and Tunisia
Curated and Moderated by Mareena W. Daredia

Artist Panel: Baseera Khan, Hadieh Shafie and Emna Zigha
Abrons Arts Center, Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY
Rods and Cones: Seeing from the Back of Ones Head,
Moderated by Eric Shiner and Radhika Subramaniam