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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Closed for installation
until June 7, 2024

Admission always free
16 Feb 19·3:00 PMuntil5:00 PM


Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Two ground level façade windows at CAG. They each have a pink backdrop and black and white text-based vinyl prints that read “Kind Killings,” “Regressive Rights” and “Homicidal Hemiline.”

Kameelah Janan Rasheed returns to Vancouver for a weekend of informal collective learning sessions, the shape of which will be determined by participants themselves, propelled in part by a word, an image and a fragment of text pulled from Rasheed’s current explorations in archives, scores, and ecology.

We invite you to join one or both discussions.


Kameelah Janan Rasheed (b.1985) is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, writer, and former public high school teacher from East Palo Alto, California. Rasheed’s work has been presented at the 2017 Venice Biennale, New Museum of Contemporary Art, The Kitchen, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, Printed Matter, Jack Shainman Gallery, Studio Museum in Harlem, Bronx Museum, Queens Museum, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Pinchuk Art Centre, and others. Shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize in 2017, she is the recipient of several other awards and honors including the Denniston Hill Artist Residency (2017), The Laundromat Project Alumni Award for Art in Community (2017), Harpo Foundation Grant (2016), Magnum Foundation Grant (2016), Creative Exchange Lab at the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art Residency (2016), and Queens Museum Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship (2015). Rasheed is the founder of Mapping the Spirit, a digital archive that documents the textures and nuance of Black religious experience in the United States through long-form interviews, photography, video and ephemera. She is the author of a forthcoming artist book published by Printed Matter as well as An Alphabetical Accumulation of Approximate Observations forthcoming from Endless Editions. Rasheed’s other writing has been published in Triple Canopy, Creative Time Reports, The New Inquiry, and Frieze, among others. Rasheed is on the faculty of the MFA Fine Arts program at the School of Visual Arts and also works full-time as a social studies curriculum developer for New York public schools. In 2018 and 2019 she will be an artist-in-residence at Pioneer Works as well as Triangle Arts.