Rashaad Newsome - Shade Compositions

Rashaad’s videos, performances, sculptures, and photographs interrogate notions of cultural/ social signifiers as well as how they are formed. They also analyze the complexity of the desire for power and acceptance that is formative for those who are placed in a subaltern position. As Rashaad says “I feel that a large part of the process of identification, for one placed in this position, is folded into everyday life. I use things I see in everyday life in order to decipher this complex psychic structure”. Born in New Orleans, Rashaad received a B.A. in Art History at Tulane University before studying Film at Film Video Arts, New York. Recent awards include: 2007 – BCAT/Rotunda Gallery Joint Multimedia Residency, NYC; 2006 Franklin Furnace grant for Performance Art, NYC; 2005/2006 – l’Entreprise Culturelle Artist in Residence, Paris. Recent exhibitions include: K.U.E.L., Berlin; Glassbox Gallery, Paris; Rush Arts Gallery, NYC; Fondation Cartier, Paris; The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans.


Rashaad’s residency at Location One is supported by the the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Events & Exhibitions

Rashaad Newsome: Compositions
June 19 – July 26 2008
Rashaad Newsome - Shade Compositions