Location: The Playhouse Theatre (MAC 205)
As part of the Visiting Artist Series Faheem Majeed will be presenting on his work and his exhibition in the Cleve Carney Art Gallery.
Faheem Majeed is a builder - literally and metaphorically. A resident of the South Shore neighborhood in Chicago, Majeed often looks to the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into larger questions around civic-mindedness, community activism and institutional racism. As part of his studio practice, the artist transforms materials such as particle board, scrap metal and wood, and discarded signs and billboard remnants, breathing new life into these often overlooked and devalued materials. His broader engagement with the arts also involves arts administration, curation and community facilitation, all which feed into his larger practice.
Mejeed was selected as the inaugural artist-in-residence for the University of Chicago's Arts in Public Life Initiative (2012) and has also been an artist-in-residence at MANA Contemporary Chicago (2014), and Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (2015). Majeed had a solo exhibition of his work at the Museum of Contemporary Art in 2015 and is currently working along with Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spotford, Andrew Schachman and Avery R. Young on the Floating Museum, which creates temporary, site-responsive museum spaces to activate sites of cultural potential throughout Chicago's neighborhoods.
This event is free and open to the public.