Baseera Khan is a New York based artist. Her visual and written work performs patterns and repetitions of emigration and exile shaped by economic, social, and political changes throughout the world with special interests in decolonization processes. Khan is preparing for her first solo exhibition at Participant Inc., New York City (Spring 2017). She recently exhibited in BRIC Biennial, Brooklyn, NY (2016) at The Weeksville Heritage Center. Her past exhibitions include Subject to Capital, Abrons Art Center, New York City (2016), Arrivals, Out to See, New York City (2014), TX*13 Texas Biennial 5th Anniversary Survey Group Exhibition, Texas (2014), Picturing Parallax, San Francisco State University, California (2011), Hindu Kush, and Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, California (2009). She was an artist-in-residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Artist Residency, Skowhegan, Maine (2014). She was an International Fellow in Israel/Palestine through Apexart, New York City (2015), and an 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).
Khan is working toward a long-term project with the working title #whatnext which pulls together lists of people that work in the service industry of law, medicine, transportation, etc. to create an underground system of daily support to alleviate anxiety and monetary constraints. Within this context also practicing a system that is ghosting the current administration.