Faheem Majeed

Artist Faheem Majeed received a BFA from Howard University and an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. A resident of Chicago’s South Shore, Majeed looks to the material makeup of his neighborhood as an entry point into larger questions around civic-mindedness, community activism, and institutional critique, realizing the potential of materials such as particle board, scrap metal, and discarded signage. Majeed is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant (2015) and a Harpo Foundation Awardee (2016). From 2005–11, he was Executive Director and Curator for the South Side Community Art Center, and from 2013–15 he was associate director and a faculty member of UIC’s School of Art and Art History. In 2015, he co-founded the Floating Museum, which blends activism and exhibition design to create temporary, site-responsive exhibition spaces.