Faheem Majeed

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Faheem Majeed (American, b. 1976) is a Chicago-based artist, educator, curator, and community facilitator. He blends his unique experience as an artist, non-profit administrator, and curator to create works that focus on institutional critique and exhibitions that leverage collaboration to engage his immediate, and the broader community, in meaningful dialogue.


Faheem Majeed received his BFA from Howard University and his MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Tufts University, Boston; and the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. From 2005-2011 Majeed served as executive director and curator for the South Side Community Art Center and is currently Co-Director and Founder of the Floating Museum. Majeed is a recipient of a Field Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation collaborative Leaders for a New Chicago Award (2020), Joyce Foundation Award (2020), the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant (2015), and the Harpo Foundation Award (2016).

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Faheem Majeed, “Board-up” & “Lean-to”. Installation view of Tuned Mass, Chicago Cultural Center, 2018-19. Photo Credit: James Prinz.