Nsenga Knight

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A Guide to the Last Rite, 2011, Lithography/ Accordion Book (Detail)
A Cross Time, 2010, Wall Drawing Installation, 108" x 180"/ Dimensions Variable
Eraser Piece, 2008, Performance Art Documentation
Drowning 2009 – Ongoing, 48 16” x 20” archival inkjet photographs installed in grids (2012 installation)
Untitled (Orientation) 2012, Wall Drawing Installation, 120” x 120”/ Dimensions Variable
Artist's Statement

I am an interdisciplinary conceptual artist and filmmaker. My work expands upon the common inclinations in Islamic Art, abstraction and the conceptual arts movement, and reflects my interest in subjectivity, archiving and intervention. My creative process is as tied to the medium of drawing and performance art as it is to photography and the aesthetics of cinema, particularly experimental films. My approach to materials and ideas is part of a larger theoretical project that poses critical questions about process, power, representation, and the construction of communal narratives.


Nsenga Knight was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her MFA in 2010 at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in film production at Howard University in 2003. Knight has participated in artist residencies including the Galveston Artist Residency, Galveston, TX; Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, PA; BCAT/ Rotunda Gallery Joint Multimedia Residency, Brooklyn, NY; Working Playground, New York, NY; Film/ Video Arts, New York, NY. Knight has participated in exhibitions, performances, film screenings at MoMA PS1, New York, NY; New Museum, New York, NY; Project Rowhouses, Houston, TX; Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art, Brooklyn, NY; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; The Icebox, Philadelphia, PA; the Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY; The Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX; Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY; Yale University, New Haven, CT.