Steffani Jemison — Sensus Plenior

Exhibition

Video

Steffani Jemison
Sensus Plenior

In about 2 months: October 17, 2017 → January 21, 2018

Jemison uses time-based, photographic, and discursive platforms to examine “progress” and its alternatives. Her work examines African-American culture in relationship to modernism and conceptual practice. Increasingly the artist has turned toward collective readings of black historical literature as a strategy in her investigations. Building on a practice that places African American history and culture at the intersection of conceptual art, Jemison’s work considers how inherited visual strategies both limit and expand our access to history more broadly.

Jemison’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the Brooklyn Museum; the Drawing Center; LAXART; the New Museum; the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art; the Studio Museum in Harlem; Laurel Gitlen; Team Gallery; and other venues.

Steffani Jemison was born in Berkeley, California, and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2009) and a BA in Comparative Literature from Columbia University (2003). She has participated in artist residencies at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn; the International Studio and Curatorial Program, Brooklyn; Project Row Houses, Houston; the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In 2015, she presented her new multipart commission Promise Machine at the Museum of Modern Art.

Curator : Osei Bonsu