ArtNow! with Jibade-Khalil Huffman

ArtNow! with Jibade-Khalil Huffman

September 22, 2020 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Take a mid-day break with MOCA and the artist behind Action Painting, an installation currently on view at MOCA. In this ArtNow! artist talk, Jibade-Khalil Huffman will describe the breadth of his work as an artist and writer working in the mediums of projection, light boxes, and sound collage.


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Jibade-Khalil Huffman (b. 1981, Detroit; lives in North Carolina) makes installations, videos, and photo works that use image and text to challenge our understanding of narrative form. Huffman often returns to the site of remembered films or television shows to insert and layer new registers of meaning. Institutional exhibitions include the Hammer Museum’s Made in L.A. (2014); MOCA Los Angeles (2017); Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (2015); Jewish Museum, New York (2016); LAX ART (2016); Studio Museum in Harlem (2016); Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (2016); Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2017); Swiss Institute, New York (2017); KMAC Museum, Louisville (2018); Ballroom Marfa, Marfa (2018); The Kitchen, New York (2018); and Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland (2019).

Huffman received an MFA in literary arts from Brown University, an MFA in studio art from USC, and a BFA from Bard College. Huffman is also the author of three books of poems: Sleeper Hold (Fence, 2015); James Brown Is Dead(Future Plan and Program, 2011); and 19 Names for Our Band (Fence, 2008). This fall he will present a new body of work along with a selection of recent projects at Tufts University Art Galleries, as well as a solo exhibition at Magenta Plains gallery in New York.


Thank you to our ArtNow! sponsor Vantage West Credit Union