Rashaad Newsome

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Rashaad Newsome is an interdisciplinary artist working with videos, performances, sculptures and photographs that interrogate notions of cultural/social signifiers as well as how they are formed. He was born in New Orleans and lives and works in New York City. Newsome will use his fellowship to create the next version of his latest work Shade Compositions, a multi-sensory live performance consisting of a varying number of black females performing a choreographed action piece for presentations at The Kitchen, New York in 2009. http://www.rashaadnewsome.com/