Faheem Majeed is an artist, educator, curator, and community facilitator. He blends his unique experience as an artist, non-profit administrator, and curator to create works that focus on institutional critique and exhibitions that leverage collaboration to engage his immediate, and the broader community, in meaningful dialogue.
Majeed is a Co-Director and Founder of the Floating Museum, who are the artistic team for the Chicago Architecture Biennial opening in September 2023. He was a recipient of the The Field and MacArthur Foundation’s Leaders for a New Chicago Award (2020), Joyce Foundation Award (2020), the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant (2015), and the Harpo Foundation Awardee (2016). In 2005-2011, Majeed served as executive director and curator for the South Side Community Art Center. Majeed’s solo exhibitions include MCA Chicago, Tufts University Art Galleries, and the Hyde Park Art Center. He received his BFA from Howard University and his MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).
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