The Moody will present the first solo exhibition in Houston by Texas-born, New York-based artist Baseera Khan. Featuring new commissions, as well as existing sculpture, photography, installation, and performance work, the presentation addresses issues of race, gender, colonialism, cultural appropriation, and migration connected to the artist’s Muslim and queer identities. Responding to both the architecture of the Moody’s award-winning Michael Maltzan building and the history of Houston, the project is conceived as a means of relating the artist’s personal history with broader issues facing our current world, and will be activated by the Moody’s signature Artists-in-Dialogue and Dimensions Variable programs.
The exhibition, organized by Ylinka Barotto, Associate Curator, is jointly conceived with the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati where it will travel in the fall of 2022. It is made possible by the Thomas D. and Pamela Riley Smith Endowment for the Moody Center for the Arts with additional support from the Louis Sudler Endowment, the Brad and Leslie Bucher Artist Endowment, the Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation,