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Born 1979, New Orleans, LA
Certificate in MAX/MSP Programming, Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center, 2005
Certificate in Digital Post Production, Film/Video Arts Inc., 2004
BFA, Art History, Tulane University, 2001
Lives and works between Brooklyn, NY and Oakland, CA

 

Solo Exhibitions

2022
Title to come, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA (forthcoming)

2020
To Be Real, Fort Mason Center for Art & Culture, San Francisco, CA

2019
To Be Real, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA
ICON/STOP PLAYING IN MY FACE!, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA

2017
KNOT, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
Reclaiming Our Time, Debuck Gallery, New York, NY
ICON, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
Mélange, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA

2016|
STOP PLAYING IN MY FACE!, DeBuck Gallery, New York, NY
THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO SEE, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY

2015
ICON, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
Order of Chivalry, Savannah College of Art and Design, GA
Silence Please The Show Is About To Begin, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada

2014
LS.S, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY FIVE, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

2013
Score, Gallerie Henrik Springmann, Berlin, Germany
The Armory Show, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY
Rashaad Newsome: King of Arms, The New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

2012
Converge, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

2011
Shade Compositions, Galerie Stadtpark, Krems, Austria
Rashaad Newsome: Herald, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY
Rashaad Newsome/MATRIX 161, The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

2010
Rashaad Newsome: Videos and Performance 2005-2010, Syracuse University Art Galleries, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Honorable Ordinaries, Ramis Barquet Gallery, New York, NY
Futuro, ar/ge Kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano, Italy

2009
Rashaad Newsome: Standards, Ramis Barquet Gallery, New York, NY

2008
Untitled (Banji Cunt), Talman + Monroe, Brooklyn, NY
Compositions, Location1, New York, NY

 

Biennials

2011
Venice Biennale: “Commercial Break,” Garage Projects, Venice, Italy

2010
Whitney Biennial, New York, NY

 

Group Exhibitions

2021
Mothership: Voyage Into Afrofuturism, Oakland Museum of California, CA
We Are Here
, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
Black Beauty, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
The River that Passes Through the Rocks, MacKenize Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
Today and Tomorrow, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2020
Black Voices/Black Microcosm, Stockholm, Sweden

2019
Elements of Vogue, El Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, MX
Radical Love, Ford Foundation Gallery, New York, NY
Conjuring Wholeness in the Wake of Rupture, DeBuck Gallery, New York, NY

2018
BLACK BLOODED, New Gallery of Modern Art, Charlotte, NC
Something to Say, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

2017
Elements of Vogue, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain
Public Movement, Moderna Museet Malmö, Malmö, Sweden
Pose, Galerie Henrik Springmann, Berlin, Germany

2015
Performance and Remnant, The Fine Arts Society, London, UK
Fabulous, Shirin Gallery, New York, NY
A Curious Blindness, Columbia University, New York, NY

2014
Killer Heels, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
Summer Group Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
BLACK EYE, New York, NY

2013
The Concept of Baroque in Contemporary Art, curated by Dr. Sabine Maria Schmidt, Gallerie Henrik Springmann, Berlin, Germany
In God We Trust — The Religious Mosaic in America, Zacheta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Poland
Goddess Clap Back: Hip Hop Feminism in Art, curated by Katie Cercone, CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY
The Idyllic Synthesis: Contradictions of Vision and Reality, Curated by Yu Yeon Kim, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Summer Group Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
Tectonic – 24 International Artists in Dubai, The Moving Museum, Dubai, UAE
Eye on the Storm, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, St. Myers, FL

2012
It’s Time to Dance Now, Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Stage Presence: Theatricality in Art and Media, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
Eagles, Marlborough Madrid in Collaboration with Marlborough Chelsea, Madrid, Spain Sound Quality, Grey Area, New York, NY
The Bearden Project, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

2011
Revel, Revel, Cave, Detroit, Michigan, United States.
Beauty Contest, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, New York, NY; traveled to MUSA, Vienna, Austria
Summer Group Exhibition, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY
Commercial Break, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture at the 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Flash: Light, Festival of Ideas for the New City, New Museum, New York, NY

2010
Free, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
In the Company of…, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT
Boy, oh Boy, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
Word-Less, The Elizabeth Foundation for The Arts, New York, NY
Greater New York, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY
After Image, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD
Prospect 1.5, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2009
African Americana, Brennan Courthouse, Jersey City, NJ
Art Hysteria, Nicola Vassell Salon, New York, NY
That Was Then…, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
East Coast Video, Ramis Barquet Gallery, New York, NY
After Dark, A.D. Projects, New York, NY
Fusebox Festival 2009, United States Art Authority, Austin, TX
Stage II, The Project Gallery, New York, NY
Pulse, Taller Boricua, New York, NY

2008
The B Sides, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
The Summer Show, Phillips de Pury, New York, NY

2007
We Are Familia, Colette, Paris, France.
Inspired In New York, The Sapphire Lounge, New York, NY
New York Electronic Arts Festival, 15 Nassau St. (LMCC Swing Space Program), New York, NY

2006
TINAB 2006, The Veletrzni Palace, Prague, Czech Republic
Kick It One Time!, Ingalls & Associates Gallery, Miami, FL
Beauty Shop, Soul Gallery, Miami, FL
Video Dumbo, DUMBO Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY 2006 Believe, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
Open Zone, Ocularis at Galapagos Art Space, New York, NY
Brother To Brother, Zero Station, Portland, Maine, United States.
The Summer Show, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY

2005
A TV, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY

2004
Live Fast Die Young, DUMBA Arts Collective, Brooklyn, NY 2003
Summer Salon, DUMBA Arts Collective, Brooklyn, NY

2000
Babylon Lexicon, Zeitgeist Multidisciplinary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Emerging Artists, Zeitgeist Multidisciplinary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
No Frills, The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA

 

Selected Press

2020
Theadora Walsh, “Rashaad Newsome,” ARTFORUM
Sura Wood, “Rashaad Newsome takes San Francisco,” Bay Area Reporter
Tony Bravo, “Don’t ask Rashaad Newsome to explain his art. It’s your job to understand it,” San Francisco Chronicle

2019
Elyssa Goodman, “This Artist Is Using Ballroom to Decolonize Our Imaginations,” Them Magazine
Jewels Dodson, “Celebrating the Modern Ballroom Scene,” The New York Times
Larry Nichols, “Out artist casts a spell on Philly,” Philadelphia Gay News

2018
Pearl Fontaine, Rashaad Newsome’s “Icon” on Screens at Westfield in New York and Century City in L.A., whitewall magazine

2017
Kurt McVey, “RASHAAD NEWSOME RUNNING PARK AVENUE ARMORY,” QUIET LUNCH, November 10, 2017
Laila Pedro, “Rashaad Newsome Recenters Blackness in Art History,” Hyperallergic, November 7, 2017
Ben Solis, “DLECTRICITY outdoor light & art festival reveals changes, artist lineup,” MLIVE, August 21, 2017
Charlie Patton, “MOCA’s new exhibit ‘Synthesize’ looks the intersection of visual art and music,” The Florida Times Union, June 4, 2017
Alana Walker, “Artist Rashaad Newsome looking to cast ‘self-identifying’ black women for upcoming performance,” BLAC DETROIT, May 1
Gary Pini, “Artists’ Childhood Masterpieces,” Paper Magazine, April 28, 2017
David Graver, “Premiere: Aish’s “Migrant,” Cool Hunting, February 27, 2017
John D’addario, “‘Mélange’: Rashaad Newsome on what we own and what owns us,” The New Orleans Advocate, January 18, 2017
Diane Mack, “Inside the Arts: Rashaad Newsome at CAC,” New Orleans Public Radio, January 17, 2017
Will Caviello, “Rashaad Newsome brings vogue performances to the Contemporary Arts Center,” Gambit, January 16, 2017

2016
Stephanie Eckardt, “Checking in with Rashaad Newsome, the Artist Bringing Harlem’s Vogue Scene to Chelsea,” W Magazine, April 12, 2016
Laura Van Straatsen, “The Artist Vogueing (and Collaging, and Boxing) Across America,” The New York Times Style Magazine, March 24, 2016
Hannah Ongley, “ rashaad newsome’s explosive mash-up of post-feminism and the mainstreaming vogue,” i-D Magazine, March 23, 2016
Winter Mendelson, “THE ORNAMENTATION ISSUE,” Posture Magazine, March 5, 2016

2015
Courtney Willis Blair, “Rashaad Newsome opens at SCAD Museum of Art,” Forbes, July 20, 2015
Alexandra Symonds, “When Contemporary Art Meets Ballroom Culture,” The New York Style Magazine, September 21, 2015
Priscilla Frank, “Rashaad Newsome Explores the History of Hip Hop Gestures,” The Huffington Post, December 5, 2014
Kathleen Massara, “Rashaad Newsome Takes on Voguing Legends at King of Arms Art Ball,” Artnet news, September 23, 2015
Jared Butler, BURNAWAY, Savannah, GA
Antwaun Sargent, Interview, New York, NY
Antwaun Sargent, Watch: Step Inside Multimedia Artist Rashaad Newsome’s Queens Studio,” TRIBECA
Nicole Disser, “Rashaad Newsome’s ‘Coming Out’ Ball in Bushwick Was Insane,” BEDFORD + BOWERY, September 22, 2015
Antwaun Sargent, The Art of Being Feminist and Fabulous,” The Creators Project, Sept 18, 2015
Fran Schechter, Rashaad at Art Gallery of York University,” NOW, April 24, 2015
Sehba Mohammad, “Figure Out Rashaad Newsome’s Creative’s Process,” Flavorpill, March 27, 2015
Jeremy Willard, “Rashaad Newsome throws shade,” DAILYXtra, April 6, 2015

2014
Emily Manning, i-D Magazine
Julie Baumgardner, Rashaad Newsome’s Miami Warm Up Playlist, Vulture, December 1, 2014
Alyse Archer-Coité, Maker Magazine
Dina Litovsky, “Newsome Marries Voguing with Art History,” August 25, 2014, The New York Times
Alex Frank, “Voguing on the Pier with Artist Rashaad Newsome,” Vogue, New York, NY
Benjamin Sutton, “Rashaad Newsome and Louboutin Lace at the Brooklyn Museum,” Artnet, August 26, 2014, NY
Annelise Cooper, “Mykki Blance Joins Rashaad Newsome at SELECT Fair Miami,” BLOUIN ARTINFO, December 6, 2014
Cooper, Ashton. “Q&A with Artist Rashaad Newsome,” BLOUIN ARTINFO, November 3, 2014
Sargent, Antwaun. “Artist Rashaad Newsome Discusses his “KNOT” film in the Brooklyn Museum’s “Killer Heels” Group Exhibition,” Complex, September 3, 2014

2013
MacCash, Doug. “Artist Rashaad Newsome brings bling to the New Orleans Museum of Art,” The Times–Picayune, June 20, 2013
Lasane, Andrew. “Rashaad Newsome Blends Baroque Ornamentation and Hip Hop Influences,” Complex, June 20, 2015
Babcock, Stephen. “BLING KING Rashaad Newsome’s Hip Hop Heraldry Crowns NOMA’s Hall,” NOLA DEFENDER, June 25, 2013

2012
Benjamin Sutton, “Rashaad Newsome and Teens Collaborate on Occupy-Themed Video Art at MOMA,” BLOUIN ARTINFO, August 21, 2012
Melissa Smith, “Rashaad Newsome’s 21st Century art party,” POLITICO beta, June
Allen, Emma. “Does Serious Art Belong on MTV.” The New Yorker, April 10, 2012 Ambrozy, Lee. “Days of being wild.” Artforum, May 22, 2012
Anonymous. “Afternoon Bites: Rashaad Newsome, Neil Gaiman on Ray Bradbury, Cooking with Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick, and More.” Vol. 1 Brooklyn, June 07, 2012
Anonymous. “Marlborough Chelsea x W Magazine Presents Rashaad Newsome,” Think Contra, June 06, 2012
Anonymous. “Pop Filter Hot Pick: Factory Direct Pittsburgh,” Pop City, June 20, 2012
Anonymous. “Rashaad Newsome and A$AP MOB at GREY AREA,” Scallywag and Vagabond, June 07, 2012
Anonymous. “Rashaad Newsome at GREY AREA,” Paddle8, June 09, 2012
Anonymous. “Rashaad Newsome’s Pop and Pageantry,” Spread Art Culture, June 06, 2012
Anonymous. “Rashaad Newsome/W Magazine/Venus X/A$AP MOB/Marlborough Chelsea @ Grey Area in SoHo,” Stink Grenade, June 18, 2012
Anonymous. “Robert Rauschenberg Foundation announces recipients for the inaugural round of its artistic grants.” Art Daily, January 30, 2012
Anonymous. “Tiffany Foundation Announces 2011 Award Recipients.” Artforum, February 23, 2012
Anonymous. “W Magazine Party for Rashaad Newsome with Performances from A$AP Mob,” Untitled Magazine, June 06, 2012
Anonymous. “Weekly Webdance 1/25: Rashaad Newsome and Darrin Prada,” Pentacle, January 25, 2012
Corbett, Rachel. “Armory Show 2012,” Artnet, March 08, 2012
Cross, Una-Kariim A. “Rashaad Newsome Presents: Art and Performance, The Remix,” Loop21, April 13, 2012
Darwin, Liza. “Seen on TV,” Nylon, April 09, 2012
Duray, Dan. “Robert Lazzarini, Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe Join Marlborough Chelsea,” The New York Observer, February 09, 2012
Ferro, Shane. “Rashaad Newsome Breaks Through the SWAG on MTV’s Art Breaks,” Artinfo, April 19, 2012
Finch, Charlie. “Is Black Art Too Kitschy?” Artnet, April 13, 2012
Haidu, Rachel. “‘Dance/Draw’,” Artforum, vol. 50, no. 6, February, p. 223
Halperin, Julia. “Former Goss-Michael Foundation Curator James Cope Joins Marlborough Chelsea,” Artinfo, April 18, 2012
Jovanovic, Rozalia. “Gallerist’s Week in Pictures,” The New York Observer, April 23, 2012
Jovanovic, Rozalia. “Performa Hosts Sparkling First Benefit Auction,” The New York Observer, May 18, 2012
Kirsch, Corrina. “Watch a Fat Man Die: MTV Premieres Art Breaks 2.0,” Art Fag City, April 03, 2012
Kupfer, Olivia. “All That Glistens: Rashaad Newsome Celebrates at Grey Area,” Haute Diary, June 16, 2012
Marchese, David. “Rewatch the Throne,” Spin, April 01, 2012
McClemont, Doug. “Rashaad Newsome,” ARTnews, January 2012, p. 108.
McCoy, Chris. “Memphis Music MVS 2012: Rashaad Newsome at the Power House,” Live from Memphis, February 24, 2012
Miller, Michael H.. “Rashaad Newsome Introduces the World to A$AP Mob,” The New York Observer, June 06, 2012
Morris, Bob. “When the Family Business is Art,” The New York Times, March 06, 2012
Nelson, Karen. “Flash Player,” W Magazine, June 07, 2012. p. 102
Pini, Gary. “Grey Area’s Sound Quality Mixed Media Show Kicks Off Saturday,” Paper Magazine, April 25, 2012
Reynolds, Amelia. “Rashaad Newsome at GREY AREA,” Whitewall, June 07, 2012
Sadler, Marilyn. “Visiting Artist Coming to the Powerhouse,” Memphis Magazine, February 21, 2012
Sanina, Anna. “MTV Has Rolled out the ‘Art Breaks’ Video Project,” Popsop, April 05, 2012
Seno, Alexandra A. “In Hong Kong, What Else to See,” The Wall Street Journal, May 16, 2012
Smith, Melissa. “Rashaad Newsome’s 21st-Century Art Party,” Capital, June 06, 2012 Velury, Ramya. “Marlborough Chelsea Celebrates Rashaad Newsome Debut in W Magazine,” Guest of Guest, June 06, 2012
Wyma, Chloe. “26 Questions for Cultural Remix Artist Rashaad Newsome,” Artinfo, May 21, 2012
Zara, Janelle. “*BLING*: Rashaad Newsome’s Work Sparkles as Grey Area’s Latest Addition,” Artinfo, June 06, 2012

2011
Amir. “Rashaad Newsome At Marlborough Gallery,” Beautiful Decay, October 19, 2011 Anonymous. “Download and listen to Creator Rashaad Newsome’s Swag the Mix Tape Vol. 1,” The Creator’s Project, October 29, 2011
Anonymous. “Guest Contributor: Rashaad Newsome,” Paddle8, November 16, 2011
Anonymous. “Jack of All Trades Rashaad Newsome Goes 24/7,” The Standard, December 12, 2011
Anonymous. “Marlborough Chelsea opens first solo exhibition by multimedia artist Rashaad Newsome,” Art Daily, October 19, 2011
Anonymous. “Performa 11,” Time Out New York, October 27- November 2, p. 46
Anonymous. “Rashaad Newsome at the Wadsworth Atheneum,” Hartford Advocate, April 20, 2011
Anonymous. “Rashaad Newsome’s ‘Herald’ Exhibit was Apparently a Hit at Marlborough Gallery,” Art Observed, December 05, 2011
Anonymous. “Seven on Seven Teams: Rashaad Newsome and Jeri Ellsworth,” Rhizome, May 11, 2011
Anonymous. “Shade Compositions,” Krems: Galerie Stadtpark
Anonymous. “Week in Review,” Dear Chelsea, October 24, 2011
Archey, Karen. “From Nerd to New Museum: Assessing the Arty Inventions Hatched at AOL’s 7 on 7 Conference,” Artinfo, May 16, 2011
Arriola, Regina. “Miami Art Museum and Thom Collins Host Private Gathering at Ocean House,” Haute Living, December 07, 2011
Cohen, Michael. “Art Basel: Everything But The Art,” The Huffington Post, November 16, 2011
Ding, Chinnie. “Critic’s Pick: Rashaad Newsome.” Artforum
Downing, Lauren. “Artist Spotlight: Rashaad Newsome.” Ammo Magazine, July 01, 2011
Dyer, Deidre. “Live: Hair Affair by Rashaad Newsome.” The Fader, June 08, 2011
Flood, Kathleen. “Rashaad Newsome Will Make You Whip Your Hair.” The Creator’s Project, June 09, 2011
Galperina, Marina. “Rashaad Newsome’s Hip Hop Opulence.” Animal New York, October 24, 2011
Halperin, Julia. “Art, Meet Science: Rhizome Director Lauren Cornell on AOL’s Cross-Pollinating 7 on 7 Conference,” Artinfo, May 13, 2011
Howe, David Everitt. “Rashaad Newsome,” Art Review, no. 53, October, pp. 94-99
Hudson, Suzanne. “‘Dance/Draw’.” Artforum, vol. 50, no. 1, September, p. 142
Jarr, Maggie. “Kanye Would Approve: Artist Rashaad Newsome.” Public Works, May 23, 2011
Jovanovic, Rozalia. “Rashaad Newsome Disavows St. Patrick’s Performance Art Bomb.” Artinfo, May 09, 2011
Jovanovic, Rozalia. “Rashaad Newsome’s Hip Hop Heraldry.” Flavorwire, May 06, 2011
Kaganskiy, Julia. “Highlights From Rashaad Newsome’s ‘Rap Joust’ Tournament In New York.” The Creator’s Project, November 17, 2011
Leibowitz, Lauren. “Rashaad Newsome’s Swag Hits the NYC Art Scene.” The Creator’s Project, October 21, 2011
Morse, Trent. “Hip-Hop Heraldry.” ARTnews, vol. 110, no. 9, October, pp. 66-68
Nat. “Creative Reuse: At Marlborough Chelsea and in our Classrooms.” Materials for the Arts, October 21, 2011
Norman, Lee Ann. “I Dub Thee… Swaggerlicious.” Art Slant, October 30, 2011
Olu, Amani. “Artist to Watch: Rashaad Newsome.” Whitewall, July 01, 2011, pp. 50-51 Illustrated, p. 51, (color)
Perry, Eve. “French Aristocracy Meets American Hip-Hop in the Work of Rashaad Newsome at the Wadsworth Atheneum.” Hartford Advocate, April 20, 2011
Perta, Litia. “‘Dance/Draw’.” Artforum, December 13, 2011
Peterson, Miranda. “Star-Studded Art Basel 2011.” Joonbug, December 05, 2011
Pini, Gary. “Performance Artist Gives Birth in Brooklyn Gallery + the High Line’s ‘Haunt Room’ = Eight Items are Less.” Paper Magazine, October 26, 2011
Pogrebin, Robin. “Countdown At City Center, As Reopening Approaches.” The New York Times, October 11, 2011 pp. C1, C4
Riddick, Aja K. “Rashaad Newsome ‘Herald’ Exhibit Mixes Hip Hop and High Art.” The Well Versed, October 21, 2011
Robinson, Walter. “Bad ‘Knight’ for Rashaad Newsome.” Artnet, May 10, 2011 Rohringer, Susanne. “Collagierte Weiblichkeit.” Art Magazine, May 26, 2011
Rosenberg, Bonnie. “Two by Two at Seven on Seven.” The Art Newspaper, May 17, 2011
Ryzik, Melena. “‘Swag the Mix Tape,’ Exclusive Video from Rashaad Newsome.” The New York Times, October 20, 2011
Ryzik, Melena. “Blending Hip-Hop and Heraldry.” The New York Times, October 23, pp. AR1, AR24
Seth. “Miami Art Museum at Ocean House.” World Red Eye, December 01, 2011
Smith, Mary. “ART: Rashaad Newsome interprets heraldry in the 21st century.” Sick of the Radio, July 07, 2011
Solomon, Tara. “Art + Fashion + Celebrity = Basel.” The Huffington Post, December 01, 2011
Souza, Erin L. “Institute of Contemporary Art Celebrates 75th Anniversary in Secret Location.” Biz Bash, November 02, 2011
Staff. “Art Overhaul.” Whitewall, July 01, 2011, p. 28
Staff. “Eagerly Anticipating: the New Museum’s Festival of Ideas.” The Imagist, April 29, 2011
Wayne. “Rashaad Newsome: Herald.” The Imagist, November 01, 2011
Yeldezian, Alexi. “Everything You Need to Know This Week On New York’s Art Scene.” Guest of a Guest, November 01, 2011

2010
Anonymous. “Greater New York.” ARTnews
Anonymous. “Greater New York.” TimeOut New York
Anonymous. “The Hot List.” Out Magazine
Bloom, Julie. “On Dance: Voguing at the Whitney.” The New York Times, March 04, 2010
Bonami, Francesco. “2010: Whitney Biennial.” The Whitney Museum of American Art, March 04, 2010
Chadha, Tina. “Money, power, respect.” Metro, November 17, 2010
Cotter, Holland. “At a Biennial on a Budget, Tweaking and Provoking.” The New York Times, February 25, 2010
Fassi, Luigi. “Rashaad Newsome: Throwing Shade.” Mousse Magazine
Goldstein, Richard J. “Rashaad Newsome.” BOMB Magazine
Heyman, Stephen. “The Nifty 50.” T Magazine Blog, February 10, 2010
Hirsch, Faye. “Greater New York.” Art in America
Hruska, Jordan. “Rashaad Newsome, en vogue.” The Advocate
Hunt, Kenya. “Ghetto Girls and Coronets.” Vogue Italia
Kerr, Merrily. “Greater New York 2010.” Flash Art
Moran, Jarrett. “Rashaad Newsome: Hip-hop Heraldry.” Artlog, November 05, 2010 Mr. V. “Rashaad Newsome & Alexander Wang Move! At MoMA PS1.” V Magazine
Mr. V. “V67 Works in Progress.” V Magazine
Nnadi, Chioma.”MOVE!: Behind the Scenes of the Art-Meets-Fashion Performance Series at MoMA’s PS1.” Vogue
Peterson, Miranda. “Star-Studded Art Basel 2011.” Joonbug, December 05, 2010
Schultz, Charlie. “Hip-Hop Royalty.” Modern Painters
Sutton, Benjamin. “Photos from Rashaad Newsome and Maluca Mala’s Performance Under the High Line on Friday Night.” The L Magazine
Viveros-Fauné, Christian. “Welcome to the Mixed-Up, Dialed-Down 2010 Whitney Biennial.” The Village Voice
Walsh, Brienne. “Rashaad Newsome: A Bling Thing.” Art in America
Yablonsky, Linda. “Miniskirt, Bodysuit, Orff Spice MoMA PS1 Extravaganza (Correct).” bloomberg.com
Anonymous. “Stage II.” Art Review
Anonymous. “The Exhibition.” Crash Magazine

2009
Anonymous. “Throwing Shade.” Trace Magazine
Carlin, T.J.. “Rashaad Newsome.” TimeOut New York
Gartenfeld, Alex. “Who Benefits?.” Interview Magazine
Kitamura, Katie. “Rashaad Newsome.” The Last Magazine
Misheff, JohnNY “Word Up! A Report from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Downtown Dinner.” Paper Magazine
Olson, Marisa. “In the Round.” Rhizome, February 03, 2009
Parkinson, Robert. “Shade Compositions – Sheer Elegance.” Robert Parkinson’s Blog, February 11, 2009

2008
Genocchio, Benjamin. “The House Party Spirit in All Its Glory.” The New York Times, December 26, 2008
Levy, Alison. “Rashaad Newsome’s Dance Moves.” ArtSlant, July 20, 2008
Schwendener, Martha. “Project Spaces at Location One and White Columns.” The Village Voice, July 09, 2008

 

Public Screenings

2019
Set Pieces, NY MTA, New York, NY

2018
ICON and KNOT, Westfield World Trade Center NY, New York, NY
Phantasm, ICON and KNOT, Headlands Center for the Arts Gala at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco, CA
Spicy, Somerset House, London, UK 2018 KNOT, Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
KNOT, Westfield World Trade Center NY and Century City LA
KNOT, Palace Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

2017
Phantasm, DIA, Detroit, MI

2016
We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service, PS1 MoMA, New York, NY

2015
The Conductor, Midnight Moment, Time Square Art Alliance, New York, NY
Shade Compositions SFMOMA, Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, Manchester, Hartford County, CT
Shade Compositions SFMOMA, Vivid Projects, Birmingham, UK
Untitled and Untitled (New Way), Public Studio, Toronto, Canada

2014
KNOT and FIVE (The Drawing Center), ARTPROJX, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL

2013
Swag the Mix-Tap Vol 1, ARTPROJX, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL
Shade Compositions SFMOMA 2012, Dirty Looks: On Location, Stonewall, New York, NY

2012
Shade Compositions SFMOMA 2012, ARTPROJX, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL

 

Public Commissions

2020
RUNNING, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco, CA

2019
King Of Arms Art Ball IV, Miami, Florida, United States
The Champion Art Ball, Philadelphia, PA
Black Magic SFMOMA Prints, NY Live Arts, New York, NY
RUNNING, CAC, Cincinnati, OH

2018
Shade Compositions, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
FIVE, HAUS, Berlin, Germany
FIVE, Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany

2017
King of Arms Parade, Detroit, MI
Shade Compositions, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
FIVE, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA

2016
Rashaad Newsome’s Daata Editions, Daata, London, UK

2015
The Conductor, Midnight Moment, Time Square Art Alliance, New York, NY
King of Arms Art Ball III, New York, NY

2014
KNOT, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
King of Arms Art Ball II, New York, NY
Shade Compositions Graz, Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz, Austria 2013
King ofArms Art Ball, New York, NY

2012
MTV Art Breaks, Rashaad Newsome SWAG the Mixtape Vol. 2, New York, NY

2010
Status Symbols #22, Collage, Atlantic Records, New York, NY

2009
Shade Compositions 2009, Performance, LMCC Downtown Dinner, 7 World Trade Center, New York, NY

 

Academic Teaching Experience

2020
Visiting Faculty, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2019
Visiting Faculty, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States

 

Lecturing Experience

2020
Lecture, Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Lecture, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Lecture, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

2019
Lecture, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Lecture, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley CA
Lecture, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2018
Lecture, 1-54 Art Fair, Somerset House, London, UK
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Lecture, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Lecture, Innovation Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Lecture, Columbia University, New York, NY

2017
Lecture, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Lecture, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Lecture, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
Lecture, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI

2016
Lecture, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Lecture, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Brasil
Lecture, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2015
Manchester Community College, Manchester, Hartford County, CT
Lecture, The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
Lecture, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

2014
Lecture, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
Lecture, Parsons Fine Art, NY

2013
Lecture, Art Basel in Miami Beach, Miami, FL
Lecture, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

2012
Lecture, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
Lecture, Pratt Institute, New York, NY
Lecture, San Francisco Art institute, San Francisco, CA
Lecture, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York, NY
Lecture, New York University, New York, NY

2011
Lecture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Lecture, The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

2010
Lecture, ar/ge Kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano, Italy
Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia Lecture, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Lecture, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Lecture, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

 

Catalogues and Monographs

2016
STOP PLAYING IN MY FACE!, Debuck Gallery, New York, NY
THIS WHAT I WANT TO SEE, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

2015
L. S. S., Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY

2014
Shade Compositions Graz, Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria
FIVE, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

2013
The Concept of Baroque in Contemporary Art, Gallerie Henrik Springmann, Berlin, Germany

2011
Herald, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
Shade Compositions, Galerie Stadtpark, Krems, Austria
Beauty Contest, Austrian Cultural Forum New York, NY and MUSA, Vienna, Austria

2010
Futuro, Kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano, Italy
Greater New York 2010. New York: MoMA PS1
2010: Whitney Biennial. New York: The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

 

Live Performances

2020
RUNNING, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

2019
FIVE, The Icebox, Philadelphia, PA
FIVE, New York Live Arts, New York, NY

2018
Shade Compositions, Pittsburgh, PA 2018, FIVE, HAUS, Berlin, Germany
FIVE, Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany

2017
Shade Compositions, Detroit, Michigan, United States
King of Arms Parade, Detroit, Michigan, United States

2016
Shade Compositions NOLA, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
FIVE, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

2015
The Conductor, Midnight Moment, Time Square Art Alliance, New York, NY

2014
KNOT, Brooklyn, Museum, New York, NY
Shade Compositions, Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz, Austria
FIVE, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

2012
FIVE, Feast Projects, Hong Kong, China
Shade Compositions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

2011
The Tournament, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY in conjunction with Performa 11
Hair Affair and FIVE, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Hair Affair, ArtBook/D.A.P., New York, NY
Party in the Plaza, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
FIVE, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

2010
Shade Compositions, MoMA PS1, New York, NY
FIVE, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Shade Compositions, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia
Honorable Ordinaries, Under The High Line 24th St., New York, NY

2009
FIVE, Eyebeam, New York, NY
Shade Compositions 2009, The Kitchen, New York, NY

2008
Shade Compositions, Location One, New York, NY

2007
Shade Compositions, DUMBO Arts Under The Bridge Festival, 111 Front Street Galleries, Brooklyn, NY

2006
The 14th Bi-Annual International Electro-Acoustic Music Festival, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
Shade Compositions, Glassbox Gallery, Paris, France  Shade Compositions, K.U.E.L., Berlin, Germany

 

Awards and Residencies

2019
MAP Fund grant, New York Live Arts, NY
LACMA Art + Technology Lab Grant, Los Angeles, CA
BAVC MediaMaker Fellowship, San Francisco, CA

2018/2019
Live Feed Creative Residency, New York Live Arts, NY

2018
William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

2017
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc, New York, NY
Artist & Editions Award, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

2016
Artist-in-Residence, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM

2014
Artist-in-Residence, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

2012
Artist-in-Residence, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC Visiting Artist Residency, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington, United States

2011
Award, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, New York, NY
Artist-in-Residence, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, Washington, United States

2010
Visual/Interdisciplinary Arts Fellow, Urban Artist Initiative, New York, NY
Artist Grant, The Urban Artist Initiative, New York, NY

2009
Visual Arts Grant, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, New York, NY
Harvestworks Van Lier Grant, Harvestworks, New York, NY
Summer/Fall Artist in Residence Program, Eyebeam, New York, NY
Artist Studio Program, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
BAC Community Arts Regrant, Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY International Residency Program, Location 1, New York, NY

2008
SVA/LMCC Visiting Artist Award, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Artist Residency Program, LMCC, New York, NY

2007
Joint Multimedia Residency, BCAT/Rotunda Gallery, New York, NY

2006
Franklin Furnace Grant for Performance Art, Franklin Furnace Fund, New York, NY

2005
Artist in Residence, Harvestworks, New York, NY
Artist in Residence, L’Entreprise Culturelle, Paris, France

 

Public Collections

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
The Dean Collection, New York, NY
McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, D.C.
Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY