Born in 1977, Chicago (United States)
Lives and works in United States
Born in Chicago, Rashid Johnson studied at Columbia College and the Art Institute of Chicago.In 2001, his first photographic work earned him swift recognition in the United States among a generation described as “post-black” for its refusal to be reduced simply to “black artists,” while demanding a redefinition of its identity in all its complexity. Later taking the form of paintings, sculptures and installations, Johnson’s work itself makes reference to diverse influences, from musicians Sun Ra and Bootsy Collins to artists Joseph Beuys and David Hammons.
Alemani, Cecilia. Rashid Johnson, Blocks : [Exhibition, High Line Art, New York, May 2015 - March 2016]. Berlin : Distanz Verlag, 2016.
Fowle, Kate ; Johnson, Rashid. Rashid Johnson : within our gates [exhibition, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscou, March 17-August 31, 2016]. Moscou : Garage Museum Of Contemporary Art, 2016. (New work series (Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia)).
Reasons - Rashid Johnson : [exhibition, GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy, February 19-May 15, 2016]. Bergame : GAMeC books, 2016.
Gilman, Claire ; Sigler, Jeremy ; Johnson-Odim, Cheryl. Rashid Johnson, Anxious men : [Exhibition, New York, The Drawing Center, October 2 -December 20, 2015]. New York : The Drawing Center, 2015. (Drawing papers, 123).
Brinson, Katherine. Rashid Johnson, Magic Numers : [The George Economou Collection, Athens, Greece, June 20-August 28, 2014]. Athènes : George Economou Collection, 2014.
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