Jibade-Khalil Huffman is an artist and writer whose video and photo works use found, archival material and contemporary ephemera to address slippage in memory and language, particular to race and visibility. Lyrical strophes of text and densely-composed imagery produce objects of perpetual flux, indexed by accumulating layers which challenge normative symbolic and semiotic hierarchies. Through projection and repetition, Huffman's work evokes the untranslatable, ruminating on the liminal qualities of singular experiences through narrative and graphic rhythms.Read More
Upcoming exhibitions include Ballroom Marfa and MOCA Cleveland. Past exhibitions include the Hammer Museum, MOCA Detroit, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, The Jewish Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, The Studio Museum in Harlem and Swiss Institute, New York. Educated at Bard College (BA), Brown University (MFA, Literary Arts), and USC (MFA, Studio Art), his awards include the Grolier Poetry Prize, the Jerome Foundation Travel Grant and fellowships from the Lighthouse Works, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the Millay Colony for the Arts. Huffman was a 2015—2016 Artist in Residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem and lives and works in New York.
Text courtesy Anat Ebgi.
To situate oneself within Jibade-Khalil Huffman's installations is to recognize what new languages we share.
Live from 23–26 September and featuring 100 Art Basel galleries from 28 countries and territories, 'OVR:2020' will be exclusively dedicated to works made this year.