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Steffani Jemison,

Steffani Jemison is an interdisciplinary artist and writer in Brooklyn, New York. In dialogue with interlocutors (living and ancestral), her work connects mark-making, gesture, proposal, projection, movement, and document. 

“How and when might weight be shared between one body and another? Can a body be a figure and a ground? An end and a means? Simultaneously agent and support?”


Jemison has presented solo exhibitions and commissioned performances at JOAN Los Angeles, Greene Naftali, Mass MoCA, Jeu de Paume, CAPC Bordeaux, the Museum of Modern Art, LAXART, and other venues. Her work has been included in significant generational exhibitions, including Greater New York (2021) and the Whitney Biennial (2019), and is part of many public collections, including the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Her novella A Rock, A River, A Street was published by Primary Information in 2022; she has also written for Artforum and The Brooklyn Rail. 


Jemison’s collaborative projects include at Louis Place (a writing community co-founded with Quincy Flowers and led with Naima Lowe), Mikrokosmos (a platform for listening and performance with Justin Hicks), Future Plan and Program (a publishing project), and Alpha’s Bet Is Not Over Yet (with Jamal Cyrus). She learns with and from her students at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, where she is an Associate Professor.,