Born: New Orleans, Louisiana, 1979
Resides: New York, New York
Education: Film Video Arts, New York; Tulane University (B.F.A., 2001)

Selected Solo Exhibitions


"FIVE," The Drawing Center, New York. Catalogue.
"Herald," Marlborough Gallery, New York. Catalogue.
"Shade Compositions," Galerie Stadpark, Krems, Austria. Catalogue.
"Rashaad Newsome/MATRIX 161," The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut. Catalogue.


"Honorable Ordinaries," Ramis Barquet Gallery, New York. "Futuro," ar/ge Kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano, Italy. Catalogue. 2009 "Standards," Ramis Barquet Gallery, New York.
"Compositions," Location One, New York.

Selected Group Exhibitions


"Dance/Draw," Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Catalogue.
"Commerical Break," Garage Projects, 54th Venice Biennale.


"Prospect 1.5," Good Children Gallery, New Orleans.
"Free," New Museum, New York.
"In the Company of . . . ," Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, Connecticut.
"Word-Less," The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York.
"Greater New York," MoMA PS1, Queens. Catalogue.
"2010 Whitney Biennial," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Catalogue.
"After Image," School 33, Baltimore.


"Art Hysteria," Nicola Vassell Salon, New York.
"That Was Then . . . ," Rush Arts Gallery, New York.
"East Coast Video," Ramis Barquet Gallery, New York.
"Fusebox Festival 2009," United States Art Authority, Austin, Texas.
"Pulse," Taller Boricua, New York.
"Stage II," The Project Gallery, New York.


"The B Sides," Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, New Jersey.


"We Are Familia," Colette, Paris.


"Believe," Rush Arts Gallery, New York.
"Brother To Brother," Zero Station, Portland, Maine.

Selected Performances and Screenings


"The Conductor 2005–2009," Centre Pompidou, Paris. 2011
"FIVE/Hair Affair," Miami Art Museum, Florida.
"The Tournament," Marlborough Gallery, New York.
"FIVE," Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.
"Hair Affair," D. A. P., New York.
"The Tournament," Marlborough Gallery, New York.
"SWAG," Marlborough Gallery, New York.


"Honorable Ordinaries," Under The High Line 24th St., New York.
"Face and Ass," Canada Gallery, New York.
"The New Language Makers," Wah Luen Industrial Building, Hong Kong.


"Word Get In The Way," Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.
"Shade Compositions," Glassbox Gallery, Paris Traveled. Catalogue.

Selected Bibliography


"Art Overhaul," Whitewall (July 1).
Ding, Chinnie. "Critics' Picks: Rashaad Newsome," (April 18).
Dyer, Deidre. "Live: Hair Affair by Rashaad Newsome," The Fader (June 8).
Flood, Kathleen. "Rashaad Newsome Will Make You Whip Your Hair," The Creator's Project (June 9).
Jovanovic, Rozalia. "Rashaad Newsome Disavows St. Patrick's Performance Art Bomb," (May 9).
———. "Rashaad Newsome's Hip Hop Heraldry," (May 6).
Olu, Amani. "Artist to Watch: Rashaad Newsome," Whitewall (July 1).
Perry, Eve. "French Aristocracy Meets American Hip-Hop in the Work of Rashaad Newsome at the Wadsworth Atheneum," Hartford Advocate (April 20).
Rohringer, Susanne. "Collagierte Weiblichkeit," Art Magazine (May 26).


Bloom, Julie. "On Dance: Voguing at the Whitney," The New York Times (March 4).
Chadha, Tina. "Money, Power, Respect," Metro (November 17).
Cotter, Holland. "At a Biennial on a Budget, Tweaking and Provoking," The New York Times (February 25).
Fassi, Luigi. "Rashaad Newsome: Throwing Shade," Mousse (February).

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