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Artist Talk: Faheem Majeed. Art, Action, and Advocacy

past event

February 16, 2023

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Open to the public


All guests acknowledge that visiting KANEKO includes a risk of contracting COVID-19 and that KANEKO is in no way responsible.

Live-Stream Artist’s Talk with Faheem Majeed.

This Talk is a part of KANEKO’s Third Thursday Series held inside Faheem Majeed’s current exhibition, “MODERNITY: Embedding The Art and Advocacy of Margaret Burroughs,” which is now on display at KANEKO.

The artist will be live-streamed into his current exhibition space at KANEKO for visitors to hear his presentation and participate in a Q&A session with the artist. Join us for this free public event!

Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is an artist, professor, curator, and community facilitator. He blends his unique experience as an artist, non-profit administrator, and curator to create works that focus on institutional critique and exhibitions that leverage collaboration to engage his immediate, and the broader community, in meaningful dialogue.  As part of his studio practice, he transforms materials such as particle board, scrap metal and wood, discarded signs, and billboard remnants, breathing new life into these often overlooked and devalued materials.

As its former executive director (2007-2011), Chicago’s South Side Community Art Center serves as Majeed’s primary muse.  Majeed also serves as a co-director and founder of Floating Museum, an art collective and non-profit that creates new models to explore relationships between art, community, architecture, and public institutions. 

Majeed is a recipient of the Field and MacArthur Foundation’s Leaders for a New Chicago Award (2020), the Joyce Foundation Award (2020), the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant (2015), and the Harpo Foundation Awardee (2016). Majeed’s work has been exhibited in numerous institutions, including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Malmö Konstmuseum, New York’s High Line, SMFA at Tufts, and the Hyde Park Art Center. 

Majeed serves as an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Faheem Majeed: MODERNITY is open and accessible to the public; stop by this week and experience this wonderful exhibit.

MODERNITY: Embedding The Art and Advocacy of Margaret Burroughs

In Margaret Burroughs, I had a found a muse of sorts…a central point of focus whose positioning in the art world and in history, in general, spoke so strongly to a broader challenge of connecting community and art. Selfishly, I was also interested in the parallels to my own challenges of merging non-profit management and advocacy with my own art practice. — Faheem Majeed


All guests acknowledge that visiting KANEKO includes a risk of contracting COVID-19 and that KANEKO is in no way responsible.

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