BIOGRAPHY

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NSENGA KNIGHT

Born 1981, Brooklyn, NY
Lives and works in Durham, NC and Brooklyn, NY

Education
2010    M.F.A., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2003    B.A. Film Production, Howard University, Washington, DC

Selected Exhibitions, Screenings and Performances
2016
Open Sessions 8, Drawing Center, New York, NY
Darkwater Revival: After Terry Adkins, Arthur Ross Gallery at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Southern Constellations, American University Museum, Washington, DC
Island Time, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
Round 43: Small Business, Big Change, Project Rowhouses, Houston, TX

2015
Three Year Retrospective of Elsewhere Museum’s Southern Constellations Residency Series, John and June Allcott Gallery at UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
White Circle, Black Square, Silver Pentagon, Gallery 100, Durham, NC
Under Color of Law, Berman Museum, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA
Respond, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

2014
Southern Constellations, Smith Gallery, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

2013
Ritual and Revolution, Artspace, Raleigh, NC

2012
Clifford Owens: Anthology (performance collaboration), MoMA PS1, New York, NY

2011
Muslim Voices of Philadelphia (film screening), International House, Philadelphia, PA
Alpha’s Bet Is Not Over Yet, New Museum, New York, NY

2010
Drowning, Amistad Gallery at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Perspectives: Women, Art & Islam, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art, Brooklyn, NY
EastWestSouthNorth, Charles Adams Gallery at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Diva Dutch (performance collaboration with Aisha Cousins), Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

2008
One Night of Performance, Meyerson Gallery at Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Positivity, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2007
A Drum Beats in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY
A Drum Beats in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY

2006
Summer Thunder Photography Exhibit, Art Gotham, New York, NY

2005
Works in Progress Screening, Film/ Video Arts, New York, NY

2004
Critical Islamic Reflections (film screening), Yale University, New Haven, CT

Selected Press and Publications
2016 Island Time, Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2016.
2015 Glentzer, Molly, Staying Vital, Houston Chronicle, October 21, 2015
2014 Ambata Kazi-Nance, Double Vision, Azizah Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 4
2012 Glentzer, Molly, Can art heal what ails Galveston?, Houston Chronicle, August 12, 2012: A1
2011 The Reader. New York: Future Plan and Program, pg. 23
2010 Cordova, William & Jemison, Steffani., Eco, Xiang, Echo, March 2010
2009 Cotter, Holland, Perspectives: Art, Women, and Islam, The New York Times,  August 20, 2009