Faheem Majeed is a resident of the Chicago neighborhood South Shore, a not-for-profit administrator, curator, and artist. He creates works that focus on institutional critique and exhibitions that leverage collaboration to engage his immediate, and the broader community, in meaningful dialogue and he often looks to the material makeup of his surrounding neighborhood as an entry point to questions about civic-mindedness, community activism, and issues of racism.
Majeed transforms devalued materials—particle board, scrap metal, wood, discarded signs, and billboard remnants—and breathes new life into them through his creative process. His practice is also informed by his involvement as an arts administrator, curator, and community activist, all which feed into his larger practice.
Majeed is interested in how a space becomes a place, and how a place can become a type of home, and the works in the gallery are a staging ground for explorations of what the artist has termed “public domesticity.”
In this exhibition, Majeed plans for issues around access and belonging to be explored, as well as the social and political boundaries that may work to thwart such identifications.