Arthur Jafa‘s first solo exhibition at Gavin Brown Enterprise took place in 2016. He was selected for the 2016 “Made in L.A.” Biennial at the Hammer Museum, and in 2015, he presented “APEX redacted”, a public video installation for Flux Night in Atlanta. Additionally, his work was included in Kara Walker’s exhibition “Ruffneck Constructivists” at the ICA Philadelphia and he has shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2001); Media City, Seoul (2000); Black Box, CCAC Institute, Oakland (2000); and Artists Space, New York (1999). Selected works as a film director include: “Slowly This”, “Smile”, “Until”, “Deshotten”, “Dreams Are Colder Than Death”, “Adrian Young”. As a cinematographer, he has worked with featured-film directors, John Akomfrah, Julie Dash, Andrew Dosunmu, Haile Gerima, and Spike Lee. Jafa is also a principal member of studio collective TNEG (along with Elissa Blount Moorhead and Malik Hassan Sayeed), a trans-Atlantic university lecturer; and has published a scribe of critical theory manifestos

Arthur Jafa, Tupelo, 1960, Mississippi, USA
Arthur Jafa
Tupelo, 1960

Current Exhibitions

Prisoner of Love

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

26 Jan — 27 Oct
The collective exhibition “Prisoner of Love” revolves around life’s heights and depths, exploring the most intense emotions which characterise human experience. The exhibition focuses, in particular, on MCA’s...

Past Exhibitions

Arthur Jafa

Moderna Museet
28/06/2019 — 08/09/2019

Arthur Jafa: Love Is the Message, the Message Is Death

Pérez Art Museum Miami – PAMM
30/08/2018 — 21/04/2019

Arthur Jafa: A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions

Julia Stoschek Collection
11/02/2018 — 16/12/2018

Elements of Vogue. A Case Study in Radical Performance

CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo
17/11/2017 — 06/05/2018

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Tupelo Country of birth: USA Date of birth: 1960 Lives in: Los Angeles