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Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Kameelah Janan Rasheed is an artist, writer, and former public school social studies teacher based in Brooklyn, New York. Through immersive text-based installations, large-scale public text pieces, publications, sound projects, and performance lectures, her work engages with both figurative and literal language to explore how we narrate the connections between the past, present, and future. Currently, she is a high school social studies curriculum developer, an artist-in-residence at Smack Mellon, and a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts. Her work has been exhibited at Jack Shainman Gallery, Studio Museum in Harlem, Bronx Museum, Queens Museum, Weeksville Heritage Museum, Vox Populi Gallery, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, among others.