Available Works

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Biography

Khaleb Brooks (b.1991, USA) is a multi- disciplinary artist and researcher exploring blackness, transness and collective memory. Through painting, performance and video his latest works blur the lines between history and futures in an attempt to explore the possibilities inherent in liminal spaces. A liminal space is in between worlds, dislocation, without rights, non- being. Meshing the black queer figure with surreal environments in paintings and entering transcendental states in performance he forces his audience to confront the literal and social death of black trans people globally. Khaleb is currently an artist in residence at the Tate Modern. Khaleb lives and works in London, UK.

Education

MA, School of Oriental and African Studies, 2014-2015

BA, Arcadia University, 2011-2013

Press

2019, Taiwan in Venice, 58th Venice Biennale

2018, Ritual Blackness: Creating Space For The Future Of Black Queerness, Gal-Dem

Exhibitions

2020, Borders (Performance), Gazelli Art House, London, UK (Group)
2020, Decriminalized Futures (Commission), Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK (Group)
2019, Celebrating Stonewall 50 years (Commission), Schwules Museum, Berlin, Germany (Group)
2019, Stonewall 50 Days of Future Past, Glougauair, Berlin, Germany (Group)
2019, Its Not Me Its You (Performance), Gazelli Art House, London, UK (Group)
2019, 3 x 3 x 6, Shu Lea Cheang and Paul Preciado, Venice Biennale, Taiwan (Group)
2018, Rememory: Ritual Blackness and Beyond, WE-DEY, Vienna, Austria (Solo)
2018, TransFormations Film Festival Berlin, Werkstatt Der Kulturen Berlin, Germany (Group)
2018, Re: Generate Arts Festival (Commission), Ugly Duck Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2018, Punx of Colour, 198 Contemporary Arts Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2017, Unhinged: Ain't I Beautiful III, Project Mission Gallery, The Hive, London, UK (Group)
2015, Mapping- Personal Perspectives, Brunei Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2014, Khaleb Brooks: Art is Revolution- Gentrification, Paper Box, Brooklyn, NYC, USA (Solo)
2014, Queenies Fades & Blunts, Freeman Space, Brooklyn, NYC, USA (Group)