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About the Artist

Rashaad Newsome is a multidisciplinary artist whose work blends several practices together including collage, sculpture, film, music, computer programming and performance, to form an altogether new field.


Running will have it’s regional premiere at This Time Tomorrow: Performing Arts Festival at Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati on April 11-12. The immersive performance evokes an abstract portrait of soul created through light and voice.

Rashaad Newsome will discuss his use of the diasporic tradition of improvisation and collage as a tool to achieve abstraction during Black Magic with Rashaad Newsome on April 22 at Berkley Art Museum.

Rashaad Newsome: Melange is part of the Visiting Artists + Scholars Lecture Series at the San Francisco Art Institute on April 23.

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The Gesture of Collage as Practice is a hands-on studio class, in which Newsome uses his interdisciplinary practice as a way to engage students in a wide range
 of collaging strategies including: paper collage, video collage, sound collage, creative coding, and performance, while exploring current discourses on race, sexuality, gender, performance, and art history. Through critical thinking, visiting artist workshops, and discussions, the students will consider how applying critical thinking to contemporary art and cultural production can make for a more engaging experience for the maker and viewer.

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