Multimedia artist @ Rashaad Newsome Studio
Rashaad Newsome (US) lives and works in Oakland, CA. Their work blends several practices, including collage, sculpture, film, video, animation, photography, music, software engineering, community organizing, and performance, to create a divergent field that rejects classification. Using the diasporic traditions of improvisation, he pulls from the world of advertising, the internet, Art History, and Black and Queer culture to produce counter-hegemonic work that walks the tightrope between social practice, abstraction, and intersectionality. He has exhibited and performed in galleries, museums, institutions, and festivals throughout the world including The Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC, SFMOMA, CA, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Hayward Gallery, London, and MUSA, Vienna.