Baseera Khan was born in 1980 to Indian immigrants in Denton, Texas. She became involved in the arts as a young adult, earning a bachelor of fine arts from the University of North Texas in Denton and a master of fine arts from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Her artwork often focuses on the intersection of identity, politics, and culture. She has participated in art shows and performances at various New York cultural institutions. Her solo exhibition, iamuslima, was first shown at the Participant Inc. gallery in New York City and later had installments in Texas and Colorado. As a teacher, Khan has worked to create safe spaces for self-expression and encouraged others to think critically about how a creatorâ€™s identity informs their work. See this narrator’s full biography and oral history.
Oral History Clips:
Baseera Khan recounts challenges she faced growing up in Texas.
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Portrait of Baseera Khan at home.
Photo by Joey O’Loughlin