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Rashaad Newsome | 2019 Art + Technology Lab Grant Recipient

June 14, 2019

The Art + Technology Lab at LACMA is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2019 Art + Technology grants. Emphasizing iteration and risk-taking over the completion of a finished work, the Lab continues to support artist projects that engage emerging technology. LACMA issued the 2019 Request for Proposals in December 2018, and the museum received over […]


Rashaad Newsome in ‘Radical Love’ at the Ford Foundation Gallery this Summer

May 28, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Rashaad Newsome’s #1stPlace (2016) and Look Back At It (2016) will be featured in the upcoming exhibition, Radical Love, at the The Ford Foundation Gallery. The gallery is a new exhibition space located within the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice and is a gathering space for ideas and conversations led by […]


Rashaad Newsome | Shade Compositions at Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh, PA

October 4, 2018 Rashaad Newsome, renowned New York based artist, will make his Pittsburgh debut of Shade Compositions, an ongoing performance project that launched in 2005. Throughout the Fall of 2018, Newsome will be working in Pittsburgh, casting local performers, and staging rehearsals for Shade Compositions, the artist’s critically acclaimed performance. In this performance, Newsome is both conductor, composer and [...]

New York Live Arts to receive $366K for Rashaad Newsome’s project FIVE

September 29, 2018

As an ever expanding regional arts organization with a dedication to conceptual rigor, formal experimentation, and active socio-cultural engagement, New York Live Arts is honored to share that our efforts have been significantly aided by an award from the William Penn Foundation’s Creative Communities program. New York Live Arts will receive $366K to be used over […]


Rashaad Newsome Unveils Video Installation at Westfield World Trade Center

April 25, 2018 The Brooklyn based artist is showing his "ICON" video art in collaboration with Art Production Fund. For the next month, you can meet Rashaad Newsome at the mall. The New York-based artist has installed his video at Westfield World Trade Center and Westfield Century City, in collaboration with the Art Production Fund. Through the end of May, his “Icon” series, featuring [...]

AISH premiers music video directed by Rashaad Newsome on Tidal

March 1, 2018

Aish, the Rising San Franciscan artist, is touted one of the more experimental and engaging pop artists around and TIDAL is fortunate to premiere the music video for his latest single, “Orcas.” Below, Aish and director Rashaad Newsome speak on the creation of the song and the music video: Aish “I first encountered Rashaad through […]


Layering Time: On Rashaad Newsome by Emmanuel Iduma for Bomb Magazine

December 12, 2017

Rashaad Newsome, Running, 2017. Park Avenue Armory. Photo © Da Ping Luo. Photo courtesy Rashaad Newsome Studio.   At the beginning of November I attended the premiere of Rashaad Newsome’s Running at the Park Avenue Armory. The audience was led blind into the building’s Veterans Room. I hadn’t come with a friend, and as I sat waiting, the chatter […]


McNay Art Museum announces major acquisitions of African American art

December 1, 2017 SAN ANTONIO, TX. - Richard Aste, Director of the McNay Art Museum, announced today the acquisition of three major works – all collages -- by three African American artists: The Cop, by Benny Andrews; ghost: rhythms: III, by McArthur Binion; and Kwabena, by Rashaad Newsome. “Art museums are in the business of beauty and truth,” said Aste. [...]

Hyperallergic | Rashaad Newsome’s “Running,” Reaching for Transcendence with Voice and Light

November 10, 2017 Image above: Rashaad Newsome, “Running” (2017) Park Avenue Armory (all photos by Da Ping Luo and ©Da Ping Luo) In Rashaad Newsome’s “Running,” a vocal tradition reaches expressive new heights and plumbs emotional depths. The email I received promised a performance of “vocal runs” at the Park Avenue Armory that would evoke “an abstract portrait of [...]

Rashaad Newsome announced as part of CTM 2018 first acts

November 3, 2017 This January CTM Berlin Festival returns and De Buck Gallery is proud to announce that Rashaad Newsome will be participating with his electric FIVE performance. CTM 2018 Turmoil explores the state of music and sound practice in the face of a confusing and critical present: What is the sound of turmoil? What are aesthetics of tumult? Which [...]

Rashaad Newsome’s new performance piece “RUNNING” premiers at Park Avenue Armory

October 21, 2017 Rashaad Newsome is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice is deeply invested in how images used in media and popular culture communicate distorted notions of power and status. Whether it be in his series of compositions created by “throwing shade” or his various works documenting the dance form known as vogue, his interests lie in critiquing the [...]

The McNay | Rashaad Newsome: KNOT

August 4, 2017 On view at the McNay from August 8, 2017 to January 5, 2018 Combining baroque grandeur, hip-hop swagger, and black and LGBTQ subcultures, Rashaad Newsome creates evocative works of art that highlights fantasy, capitalistic obsessions, and systemic oppressions. The opulence of fashion magazines and society culture is subverted through the vocabulary of voguing, the New [...]

DLECTRICITY 2017 | Rashaad Newsome

July 19, 2017 De Buck Gallery is pleased to announce Rashaad Newsome is named Artist-in-Residence for the 2017 DLECTRICITY festival to be held in Detroit September 22-23, 2017. Throughout the summer Newsome will be working in Detroit casting local performers and staging rehearsals for 'Shade Compositions', the artist’s critically acclaimed performance artwork which concludes the DLECTRICITY festival at [...]

MMoCA | Rashaad Newsome: ICON

June 30, 2017 August 11, 2017 to December 3, 2017   Rashaad Newsome is a New York based artist whose multidisciplinary practice combines collage, video, music, computer programming, and performance. On view in the museum’s Imprint Gallery, this exhibition focuses solely on the video-based component of the artist’s larger practice, and highlights works that showcase his engagement with the dance [...]

Rashaad Newsome prints at Art on Paper fair 2017

March 1, 2017 During this year’s edition of the Art on Paper fair in New York, Tamarind Institute will premier a suite of new Rashaad Newsome lithographs. The suite includes five distinct prints representing each of five elements of vogue femme, derived from the data captured during Rashaad Newsome's April 2016 FIVE SFMOMA performance. Produced at Tamarind Institute, this series incorporates a complex layering of performance, [...]

Rashaad Newsome: Mélange Exhibition | CAC New Orleans

January 17, 2017 New Orleans-born artist Rashaad Newsome returns for this interdisciplinary presentation of Mélange, figuring a series of films and works on paper in conversation with Newsome's upcoming performance of FIVE.   Together, this interdisciplinary presentation of genre-bending works frames Newsome's live performance and studio practice through the history of collage. Using layered constructions of formal material to investigate layered constructions of [...]

TAKE FIVE IN ST. CROIX | A Survey of Race, Identity, Gender and Power in the United States Virgin Islands

November 15, 2016 DEC. 4–8TH, 2016 Take Five Art Exhibition and Education Series features visual and performance works by Rashaad Newsome, Oceana James, Kharis Kennedy, La Vaughn Belle and David Antonio Cruz. These interdisciplinary artists confront the effects and legacy of colonization stemmed from the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, through the lenses of gender, race, identity and power. We [...]

Rashaad Newsome on Daata Editions and at Expo Chicago

September 15, 2016

Daata Editions will launch new video artworks by Rashaad Newsome for the platform at EXPO Chicago, Sept 22 – 25 2016. Rashaad’s works will be presented at the VIP Collectors Lounge, alongside new artworks by Larry Achiampong, Casey Jane Ellison, Tameka Norris, Saya Woolfalk and a selection by Gutter Records including Jake Chapman, Graham Dolphin, Joachim Koester & […]


Rashaad Newsome in group exhibition “Face to Face” at Hilliard museum

FACE TO FACE: A Survey of Contemporary Portraiture by Louisiana Artists Curated by Jane Hart   Face to Face features work by twelve nationally and internationally acclaimed artists working in a variety of media. It includes Willie Birch, Douglas Bourgeois, George Dureau, Elizabeth Kleinveld & Epaul Julien, Aubrey Edwards, Deborah Luster, Rashaad Newsome, Tameka Norris, […]


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