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

30 Aug — 21 Apr
Arthur Jafa’s work investigates the prevailing assumptions about race and identity through an interdisciplinary practice that combines film, installation, sculpture, and performance. His much-celebrated 2016 video “Love...
11 Feb — 16 Dec
The exhibition, developed in partnership with Serpentine Galleries, London, presents the work the American artist and filmmaker Arthur Jafa, in his first exhibition in Germany, featuring Ming Smith, Frida...

Past Exhibitions

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