Rashaad Newsome

Portrait of Rashaad Newsome
At the ZKM
  • 2023

My work blends collage, sculpture, film & video, animation, photography, music, writing, computer programming, software engineering, community organizing, and performance to create a divergent field that mirrors the intersectionality of my lived experience and highlights the immaterial and material expressivity related to Black American life. I hold a 2023 Doctoral degree in Fine Arts from the University of Connecticut, a 2005 MAX/MSP Programming certificate from Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center, and a 2001 BFA in Art History from Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. My work has been exhibited and performed internationally at spaces including PS1 MOMA, NYC; The Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC; The Park Avenue Armory Drill Hall, NYC; The Whitney Museum, NYC; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and Hayward Gallery, London. Recent awards include The 2022 Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica Award for Computer Animation and the 2020/2022 Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence artist residency.