Faheem Majeed: Modernity: Embedding the Art and Advocacy of Margaret Burroughs
Panel discussion, Communal Aesthetics vs. Communal Practices
As the former executive director of the South Side Community Art Center, Faheem Majeed will be showcasing sculptures inspired by the late Dr. Margaret Burroughs. His works focus on the idea of Burroughs’ role as an artist, advocate, and institution builder.
Faheem Majeed is an artist, curator, and community facilitator. From 2005-2011, he served as Executive Director and Curator for the South Side Community Art Center(SSCAC). During his time with the SSCAC, Majeed curated exhibitions of numerous artists including Elizabeth Catlett, Dr. David Driskell, Charles White, Jonathan Green, and Theaster Gates. He received his BFA from Howard University and his MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). While at UIC, he received both the Lincoln and DFI Fellowships and was nominated for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. He has participated in multiple panels, committees, and lectures at various institutions including Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, 3Arts, and the Hyde Park Art Center. He is a faculty member at School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago State.