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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:

http://www.joycefdn.org/

Selling the Shadow: C-Gallery

Endia Beal, Office Scene

Endia Beal, Office Scene

Selling the Shadow
May 7, 2017 - September 15, 2017

C-Gallery
Milan, Italy

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.

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John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship

Jefferson Pinder was awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship this Spring of 2017 for his work in art and culture. Over his career, Pinder's practice has not been solitary. This award recognizes Pinder's engagement and dedication to working with communities, as well as the creativity that distinguishes him from his field.  

More information on this award can be found here:

http://www.gf.org/fellows/all-fellows/jefferson-pinder/

Rapid Pulse, June 1-4 2017

On June 1st,  Jefferson gave a speech at the sixth annual Rapid Pulse festival. In 2013, he presented his three-ringed performance Magical Negro at the second iteration of Rapid Pulse. This year's theme, Retrospect, involved revisiting previous artists from Rapid Pulse's history, so the organizers invited Pinder to be a part of this year's event.  

Source: Rapidpulse.org

Selling the Shadow: Gallery Momo

Endia Beal, Office Scene

Endia Beal, Office Scene

Selling the Shadow
November 22, 2016 - January 17, 2017

Gallery Momo
Cape Town, SA

Selling the Shadow is an international, cross disciplinary presentation that examines the relationship between art and social practise 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.

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