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08 // 10 // 2022

In-Focus: Jamilah Sabur

Starts August 10, 2022 @ 1:30pm , Ends August 10, 2022 @ 2:30pm

Weekly tours focus on a different artist featured in The Florida Prize in Contemporary Art. Check the calendar to learn which artist will be discussed each week. For August 10, we will be highlighting Jamilah Sabur. Free with paid gallery admission. Pre-registration is encouraged.


Jamilah Sabur (born in Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica; lives in Miami, United States) draws on geology, geography, memory, and language in her exploration of the temporary nature of the world, attending to bodies (geological, human, oceanic, and others) as points of contact between past, present, and future. Her works, which combine performance, photography, installation, and video, are imbued with colonial history, migration issues, and human relationships with the environment. With roots in the idea of being, Sabur’s work probes what has disappeared from our sight in order to unearth buried stories. 

Sabur's work has been shown at galleries and institutions such as Pérez Art Museum, Miami; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit. Sabur earned a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore (2009), and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego (2014). Her work is included in the permanent collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art and Pérez Art Museum Miami. Sabur will be included in the upcoming US Triennial Prospect 5 New Orleans.

Sabur’s recent solo exhibitions include PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art (2021); Observations: Selected Works by Jamilah Sabur, University of Maryland Art Gallery (2020); Memory Palace, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, St. Augustine (2019); Stream Gradient, Nina Johnson Gallery, Miami (2019); Un chemin escarpé / A steep path, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2019); Ibine Ela Acu/Water Sun Moon, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL (2018); The Rhetoric of the Living, Emerson Dorsch, Miami (2018).


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