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SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2019 – “PAPERwork” STRONGROOM, Newburg, NY

2019 – “Fibers of Being” LKB Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

2018 – “Paper Planes” Sotheby’s Institute, New York, NY

2017 – “PAPER:work”, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, New York

2016 – “Value”  Exhibition at Brooklyn College Library, Brooklyn, New York

2016 – “Jua Kali” Exhibition at United Photo Industries, Brooklyn, New York 

2014 – “Untitled” – Art Cabinet, Nairobi, Kenya

2014 – “Jua Kali” – Exhibition at Kuona Trust Arts Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

2014 – “Value” –   Exhibition at Kuona Trust Arts Centre, Nairobi, Kenya


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND FAIRS:

2021 – “Collaborative Survival, Ecologies of Encounter ”, 601Artspace, NY

2021 – “PPE”, LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies Gallery at Columbia University, NY

2021 – Heimaten, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany

2021 – Omniscient: Queer Documentation in an Image Culture, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, NY

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2020 – UNTITLED ART FAIR MIAMI, Online, Bode Projects

2020 – “Second Careers”, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

2020 – “Black Microcosm”, CFhill Gallersy, Stockholm, Sweden

2020 – Art Dubai – Presentation in Nairobi, Circle Art, Nairobi, Kenya

2020 – UNTITLED ART FAIR, San Fransisco, CA

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2019 – Düsseldorf Art Fair, Germany

2019 – “Paper Boarders”, IPCNY, New York, NY (2 Person)

2019 – “No More Water”, The Old Stone House, Brooklyn, NY (2 Person)

2019 – “OPEN CALL”, The Shed, New York, NY

2019 – “PLAN B”, Alaina Simon Inc., David Zwiner, New York, NY

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2018 – PRIZM art fair, Alaina Simone Inc, Miami, FL

2018 – “Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design” Blanton Museum, TX

2018 – “Tracing Obsolescence” Apexart, New York, NY

2018 – CODE art fair, LKB Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018 – “Factors of Production” Rachel Uffner, New York, NY (2 Person)

2018 – “Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design” Albuquerque Museum, NM

2018 – “New Threads” Circle Art Agency, Nairobi, Kenya

2018 – “Immigrant Artists and the American West” Tacoma Art Museum, WA

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2017 – “UPROOT” Smack Melon, Brooklyn, NY

2017 – “Sea of Trace” 505 Johnson Studios, Brooklyn, NY

2017 – “How We Come and How We Go” Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY

2017 – “PAPER:work & Jua Kali” 1:54, London, UK

2017 – “Making Africa” High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia 

2017 – Brassage Photographique, Villers-la-Ville, Belgium

2017 – “My Collection”, MoCADA, Brooklyn, New York

2017 – Biennial Fotografica Bogota 2017, Bogota, Colombia

2017 – “PAPER:work”, Art Africa Fair, Cape Town, South Africa

2017 – Figure 8, Foley Gallery, New York, NY

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2016 – In Dialog II – Photobastei, Zurich, Switzerland

2016 – Addis Foto Festival, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2016 – “Jua Kali” as part of “Making Africa” at Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands

2016 – “Tumia” part of Frontiers of The Present Exhibition, Circle Art Agency, Nairobi Kenya

2016 – “Jua Kali” at Africa Reframed, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016 – “Tumia” at GALERIA OLIDO for Afreaka Festival, São Paulo, Brazil

2016 – “Jua Kali” as part of “Making Africa”  at CCCB, Barcelona, Spain

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2015 – “Displaced” as part of “FUSE”, SVA Gallery, New York, New York

2015 – “Jua Kali” as part of “Making Africa”  at Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain

2015 – “Jua Kali” in  OBSCURA Festival, George Town, Malaysia

2015 – “Jua Kali” in Rencontres Internationales de la Photo de Fès, Fès, Morroco

2015 – “Jua Kali” in LagosPhoto Festival, Lagos, Nigeria

2015 – “Jua Kali” in IFCV Festival International de Fotografia, Mindelo, Cape Verde

2015 – “Jua Kali” as part of “Image Afrique ’15” in ArtBasel, Theaterplatz, Basel

2015 – “Jua Kali” in Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Ghar el Melh, Tunisia

2015 – “Jua Kali” as part of “Edition POPCAP” at  Artificial Image, Berlin

2015 – “Jua Kali” as part of “Making Africa” at Vitra Design Museum, Weil Am Rhein, Germany

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AWARDS/GRANTS/RESIDENCIES

2021 – Montello Foundation residence Nevada

2020 – BRIClab with ThoughtThought.us Collective

2020 – Watermill Center Residency

2019 – Key Holder Resident at Lower East Side Printshop

2019 – Pollock-Krasner Artist Grant 2019 – 2020

2018 – OPEN CALL – The Shed Commission

2018 – Triangle Artist Residency

2017 – Forbes 30 Under 30 Arts & Style

2017 – Pioneer Works Visual Artist Residency

2017 – Trestle Gallery Visiting Visual Artist Residency

2016 – MacDowell Visual Artist Residency

2016 – BRIC visual artist in residency summer 2016

2015 – IPA – International Photography Awards – Honorable Mention Professional Fine Art Collage

2015 – International Contemporary African Photography awards: POPCAP’ 2015 /Jua Kali

2015 – Candidate at The New York Times Portfolio Review

2015 – Editor’s Choice Selection for GuatePhoto 2015 /Displaced

2014 – Kuona Trust Conceptual Exhibit Grant for “Jua Kali”


SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2019 – Tahir Carl Karmali in conversation with Jesse Bandler Firestone, Harvard Graduate School of Design

2018 – “Decentralizing Art: The Hype and Hope of Blockchain” Foley Gallery

2018 – UNGA – “African Identities Across the Arts: Second Generations”, Africa House

2018 – Rachel Uffner, “High Tea: A Discussion with Tahir Carl Karmali and Cullen Washington, Jr.”

2017 – NY Photo Salon, Artist Talk

2017 – McGill University, Panel, “Not African Enough?: In conversation with African Diaspora Youth”

2016 – Brooklyn College, Panel,- ‘Artist Identity in “Contemporary African Art”’

2016 – Yale, SOM, Panel, – “African Art Design and Entrepreneurship”

2015 – Salone Del Mobile – Vitra Design Museum“The Global Shift: Who shapes the future of design?”


TEACHING AND WORKSHOPS

2019 – 2021 – Professor at CUNY Brooklyn College, NY

       – Basic Three-Dimensional Design

2019 – Columbia University, Intro to Architecture Studio – Design Critique 

2018 – Apexart, Clay and Fiber sculpture workshop

2018 – Columbia University, Intro to Architecture Studio – Design Critique 

2018 – Pioneer Works, Recipe Exchange Roundtables (3 Parts)

2018 – Triangle Art Association, Clay and Fiber sculpture workshop

2017 – Youtube SF, Photo weaving public engagement with Miguel Arzabe

2017 – School of Visual Arts, Professional Artist Grant and Residency Applications

2017 – Trestle Gallery, Artist critique Sessions

2014 – Kuona Trust, Introduction to Photography


EDUCATION

2015 – Masters in Digital Photography from School of Visual Arts, New York

2009 – BBA Marketing and Communications – Les Roches – Switzerland