Selling the Shadow: Cairns Art Gallery

Endia Beal, Office Scene

Endia Beal, Office Scene

Selling the Shadow
May 2018

Cairns Art Gallery, Austrailia

Selling the Shadow is an international, cross disciplinary presentation that examines the relationship between art and social practice through paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, video and site specific installation by more than a dozen artists from across Africa and the Diaspora.

Artists include: Tabita Rezaire, Simone Leigh, Jessica Wimbley, Jefferson Pinder, Amir George, Lauren Kelly, Derrick Adams and Michele Magema. Curated by Ingrid LaFleur.

MCA Performance: Line of Fire

Photo courtesy of Luis Acosta Tejada

Photo courtesy of Luis Acosta Tejada

On February 2, 2018 Jefferson Pinder will be performing at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. This performance is a part of Edra Soto's exhibition "Open 24 Hours". 

The MCA writes about the performance: "Jefferson Pinder investigates the idea of the museum as a safe space. The project speaks to random violence in Chicago neighborhoods as visitors' points of view begin to shift in order to avoid a performative "line of fire."

More information can be found at:

Lecture at the Cornish College of the Arts


On January 19th, Pinder will be returning to the Cornish College of the Arts for a lecture.

In 2016, Pinder gave the annual Robert "Ned" E. Behnke Lecture for the Cornish College of the Arts at the Frye Museum in Seattle, WA. More information about these lectures can be found at:

Lecture at Minneapolis College of Art and Design


On October 23rd, Jefferson Pinder returned to Minneapolis where he filmed 'Relay' (2014) to give a lecture at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. 

More information on this lecture can be found here:

United States Artists Joyce Fellow

Jefferson Pinder was awarded the USA Joyce Fellowship in 2016 for his work in performance. The United States Artists website writes: 

     "Jefferson Pinder’s work provokes commentary about race and struggle. Focusing primarily with neon, found objects, and video, Pinder investigates identity through the most dynamic circumstances and materials.  Through his meditative exploration with light and sound or his intensely grueling corporeal performances, he delves into conversations about race. His exploration of sound, music and physical performance are conceptual threads to examine history, cultural appropriation, and portrayals of exertion and labor. Creating collaged audio clips and surreal performances he underscores themes dealing with Afro-Futurism and endurance. "

More information on this award can be found here: