Artist Baseera Khan on her apartment building’s rooftop in Crown Heights. Photo Credit: Maridelis Morales Rosado for The New York Times.
Artist Baseera Khan. Photo Credit: Maridelis Morales Rosado for The New York Times.

Artforum covers Baseera Khan, Winner of the Second Annual UOVO Prize

December 02, 2020

Baseera’s work in performance and sculpture deconstructs colonial histories, xenophobia, surveillance, and their bodily experience as a queer Muslim-American through fashion, pop culture, and design. As noted by Carmen Hermo, associate curator at Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Khan’s proposal “thrilled the curators with its poignant synthesis of historical and contemporary references,” citing Khan’s “deep sense of care for their communities, razor-sharp critical foundations, and rich sense of humor”

The UOVO Prize is an annual award given by the Brooklyn Museum to an emerging artist in Brooklyn. The winner receives a public art installation at UOVO: BROOKLYN, a solo show at the Brooklyn Museum, and a $25,000 unrestricted cash grant. Baseera’s public artwork will be installed on the facade of UOVO: BROOKLYN this coming Spring, with their solo exhibition opening at the Brooklyn Museum in September of 2021. 

To read the entire profile, visit Artforum here.