Born: Berkeley, California, 1981

Resides: Los Angeles, California

Education: Loyola Marymount University


Selected Solo Exhibitions



“Shadow Play,” New Museum, New York.

“New Suns: Kahlil Joseph,” Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands.



“Wildcat: Kahlil Joseph,” McNay Art Museum, San Antonio.



“Double Conscience,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.


Selected Group Exhibitions



“The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp,” Prospect.4, New Orleans.



“Black Cowboy,” Studio Museum in Harlem, New York.

“Henry Taylor with a New Film by Kahlil Joseph,” Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.

“The Infinite Mix,” Hayward Gallery at Southbank Centre, London.

“Young Blood: Noah Davis, Kahlil Joseph, the Underground Museum,” Frye Art Museum, Seattle.



“The Oracle,” The Underground Museum, Los Angeles.

“Ruffneck Constructivists,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.


Selected Screenings



Black Mary, Tate Modern, London.



The Reflektor Tapes, Toronto International Film Festival, Canada.



Wildcat, Artists’ Film Biennial, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.



Black Up, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Until the Quiet Comes, Sundance International Film Festival, Salt Lake City.


Selected Bibliography



Als, Hilton. “The Black Excellence of Kahlil Joseph,” The New Yorker (November 6).

Soloway, Diane. “How the Family-Run Underground Museum Became One of L.A.’s Most Vital Cultural Forces,” W (November).

McDermon, Daniel. “Kahlil Joseph’s New Film Is Steeped in Harlem’s History. And His Own,” New York Times (October 31).

Abraham, Amelia. “How Artist Kahlil Joseph Restored Faith in the Music Video,” Guardian (October 19).

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