Xaviera Simmons

  • Index Seven Composition Two
    2015
    Color photograph
    65 x 50 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Index Seven Composition Three
    2015
    Color photograph
    65 x 50 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Index Seven Composition Four
    2015
    Color photograph
    65 x 50 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Index Seven Composition Five
    2015
    Color photograph
    65 x 50 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Index Seven Composition Seven
    2015
    Color photograph
    65 x 50 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Therefore In The Collection Of
    2014
    Acrylic on wood
    6 x 8 feet

  • Untitled (Red)
    2014
    Color photograph
    40 x 50 inches
    Edition of 3

  • At the Juncture Of And In The
    2013
    Wood, screws, acrylic paint
    6 x 8 feet

  • On The Tidal Line
    2013
    Wood, screws, acrylic paint
    6 x 8 feet

  • Index Six, Composition One
    2013
    Color photograph
    50 x 62 1/2 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Index Five, Composition One
    2013
    Color photograph
    50 x 40 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Index Five, Composition Two
    2013
    Black and white pigment print
    50 x 40 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Index Five, Composition Three
    2013
    Black and white pigment print
    50 x 40 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Index Five, Composition Four
    2013
    Black and white pigment print
    50 x 40 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Index Four, Composition One
    2013
    Color photograph
    50 x 40 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Index Four, Composition Two
    2013
    Color photograph
    50 x 40 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Index Four, Composition Three
    2013
    Color photograph
    50 x 40 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Index Four, Composition Four
    2013
    Color photograph
    50 x 40 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Index Four, Composition Five
    2013
    Color photograph
    50 x 40 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Index Four, Composition Six
    2013
    Color photograph
    50 x 40 inches
    Edition of 3

  • The Wandering Night Sea
    2012
    Acrylic on wood
    6 x 6 feet

  • Index Three, Composition One
    2012
    Color photograph
    55 x 40 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Index Three, Composition Two
    2012
    Color photograph
    55 x 40 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Arctic Dusk
    2012
    Wood, screws & acrylic paint
    72 x 72 x 2 inches

  • Arrive Under An In
    2012
    Wood, screws and acrylic paint
    72 x 36 inches

  • A Thicket Of These
    2012
    Wood screws, acrylic paint
    72 x 36 inches

  • Index Three, Composition Three
    2012
    Color photograph
    55 x 40 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Index Three, Composition Four
    2012
    Color photograph
    55 x 40 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Index Two, Composition One
    2012
    Color photograph
    50 x 40 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Index Two, Composition Two
    2012
    Color photograph
    50 x 40 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Index Two, Composition Three
    2012
    Color photograph
    50 x 40 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Index One, Composition One
    2011
    Color photograph
    50 x 40 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Index One, Composition Two
    2011
    Color photograph
    50 x 40 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Index One, Composition Three
    2011
    Color photograph
    50 x 40 inches
    Edition of 3

  • For Other Animals
    2011
    Wood, screws, acrylic paint
    72 x 72 x 2 inches

  • Self-Portrait of a Nomad
    2011
    Wood, screws, acrylic paint
    96 x 24 x 24 inches

  • On Sculpture #1
    2011
    Color photograph
    40 x 50 inches
    Edition of 3

  • On Sculpture #2
    2011
    Color photograph
    40 x 50 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Harvest
    2010
    Wood Installation (231 hand-painted wood panels)
    102 x 224 x 4 inches

  • Harvest (detail)
    2010
    Wood Installation (231 hand-painted wood panels)
    102 x 224 x 4 inches

  • Urban (NC)
    2010
    Color photograph
    40 x 50 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Gain (Consider, For Example, The Nature Of Joy)
    2010
    20 photographs
    20 x 30 inches, each

  • Gain (Consider, For Example, The Nature Of Joy) (detail)
    2010
    20 photographs
    20 x 30 inches, each

  • Around The Y
    2010
    Color photograph
    40 x 50 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Untitled
    2010
    Color Photograph
    30 x 40 inches, edition of 5
    40 x 50 inches, edition of 3

  • Thundersnow Road
    2010
    A Road Trip:
    20 Color Photographs, 20 Original Sound Recordings, 20 Collaborations
    Installation and Vinyl Record
    Commissioned By The Nasher Museum Of Art at Duke University

  • Untitled (Horse)
    2010
    Color photograph
    40 x 50 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Warm Leatherette
    2009
    Color photograph
    40 x 50 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Breedlove
    2009
    Sculpture/Installation
    250 Mason Jars filled with a multitude of materials, wood and Plexiglas case
    Installation View, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami

  • Breedlove
    2009
    Sculpture/Installation (detail)
    250 Mason Jars filled with a multitude of materials, wood and Plexiglas case
    Installation View, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami

  • 3
    2009
    Sculpture/Installation
    Cardboard, Masonite, Twine, Paper, Paint
    Sculpture Center, NY, Installation view

  • Untitled (Pink)
    2009
    Color Photograph
    30 x 40 inches, edition of 5
    40 x 50 inches, edition of 3

  • Beyond The Canon Of Landscape
    2008
    Color photograph
    30 x 40 inches, edition of 5
    40 x 50 inches, edition of 3

  • Denver
    2008
    Color Photograph
    30 x 40 inches, edition of 5
    40 x 50 inches, edition of 3

  • Day
    2008
    Color Photograph
    30 x 40 inches, edition of 5
    40 x 50 inches, edition of 3

  • One Day and Back Then
    2007
    Color Photograph
    30 x 40 inches, edition of 5
    40 x 50 inches, edition of 3

  • American Book Covers
    2007
    Color photograph
    30 x 40 inches
    Edition of 5

  • Landscape (2 Women)
    2007
    Color photograph
    30 x 40 inches
    Edition of 5

  • Landscape (Home)
    2006
    Color photograph
    30 x 40 inches
    Edition of 5

  • African Grape
    2004
    Color photograph
    30 x 40 inches
    Editiion of 5

Xaviera Simmons’s body of work spans photography, performance, video, sound, sculpture and installation. She defines her studio practice, which is rooted in an ongoing investigation of experience, memory, abstraction, present and future histories-specifically shifting notions surrounding landscape-as cyclical rather than linear. In other words, Simmons is committed equally to the examination of different artistic modes and processes; for example, she may dedicate part of a year to photography, another part to performance, and other parts to installation, video, and sound works-keeping her practice in constant and consistent rotation, shift, and engagement.

 

Simmons received her BFA from Bard College (2004) after spending two years on a walking pilgrimage retracing the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade with Buddhist Monks. She completed the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program in Studio Art (2005) while simultaneously completing a two-year actor-training conservatory with The Maggie Flanigan Studio. In 2015, Simmons was awarded the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (Robert Rauschenberg) grant. Simmons has exhibited nationally and internationally where major exhibitions and performances include: The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, The Studio Museum In Harlem, The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, The Public Art Fund, and The Sculpture Center. Selected solo and group exhibitions include Varmlands Museum, Karlstad, Sweden; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; The Museum Of Modern Art, New York, NY; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridefield, CT; The Savannah College Of Art and Design, Savannah, GA; and The Studio Museum, Harlem, NY among many others. Her works are in major museum and private collections including Deutsche Bank, UBS, The Guggenheim Museum, The Agnes Gund Art Collection, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Studio Museum in Harlem, MOCA Miami, and Perez Art Museum Miami.

Born in 1974 in New York; lives & works in New York

 

EDUCATION

 

2005
Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, NY
Maggie Flanigan Studio, 2-Year Actor Training Conservatory, New York, NY

 

2004
BFA, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2016
The Gold Miner’s Mission to Dwell on the Tide Line, The Museum of Modern Art – The Modern Window, Curated by Klaus Biesenbach, New York, NY
Untitled: The Kitchen, New York, NY

 

2015
Xaviera Simmons: Index Seven, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Dark Sound Blue, Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco, CA
Xaviera Simmons: Accumulations, Lightwork, Syracuse, NY
Xaviera Simmons: Number 16, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Number 16, Urban Video Project, Syracuse, NY

 

2014
Foto, Annin Arts, London, UK

 

2013
Open, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Underscore, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Archive as Impetus (Not on View), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Untitled, Real Art Ways, Hartford CT

 

2012
This Is Not Just A Dinner, Theertha/ Red Dot Gallery, Colombo Sri Lanka
Untitled, 126 Gallery, Gallway, Ireland
Plant! Seed! Sew! ADAA/Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, NY
When You’re Looking At Me, You’re Looking At Country, More Art, New York, NY

 

2011
Salt 4, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT
Studio! Studio! (Chelsea), More Art, New York, NY
Wilderness, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
Exhibition A, exhibitiona.com, New York, NY

 

2010
(Harvest): Any Number of Myths and Stories, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Junctures (Transmissions To), The Goethe-Institute/ The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Limited Editionn, Art in General, New York, NY

 

2009
Performance: Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
Oscillation: For A Minute There, I Lost Myself, The Museum of Art And Design, NY, NY

 

2008
The Tunnel Room, John Connelly Presents, NY, NY
Perspectives 157, Electric Relaxation: Digital Good Time, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

 

2007
The Hustle Never Siops in Lagos (et al), The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

 

2006
How to Break Your Own Heart, Art In General, New York, NY
Landscape: Expanded Engagement, Extended Space, Jamiaca Center for Arts and Learning, Jamaica, NY

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016
30 Americans, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
tête-à-tête curated by Mickalene Thomas, Aperture, New York, NY
The Grace Jones Project, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA
Revolution:Reflection Lauryn Hill Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts, Brooklyn, NY
Woven, Deutsche Bank, 60 Wall Gallery, New York, NY
Carried Weight, The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE
Blue Jean Baby, SEPTEMBER, Hudson, NY

 

2015
NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, The Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
Inside:Out UBS Art Collection, Curated by Jacqueline Lewis, Art Basel, Miami Beach, FL
Self-Proliferation, Girls Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Reality of My Surroundings: The Contemporary Collection, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC
tête-à-tête curated by Mickalene Thomas, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels, BE
If You Leave Me Can I Come Too?, Hunter College East Harlem Gallery, New York, NY
30 Americans, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Philodendron: From Pan-Latin Exotic to American Modern, The Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami Beach, FL
Poetics of Relation, Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL
Frieze Sounds, London, UK
When You Cut Into the Present the Future Leaks Out, Bronx, NY
New New Corpse, Sector 2337, Chicago, IL
Where Do We Migrate To?, Varmlands Museum, Karlstad, Sweden
When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Frieze Sounds, Randall’s Island Park, NY
Radical Presence, Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco, CA

 

2014
Race, Love and Labor, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Platz, NY
Pier 54, Presented by Friends of the Highline, New York, NY
Amerika, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
When the Stars Begin to Fall, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Body Doubles, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
Rockaway!, Rockaway Beach Surf Club, Rockaway Beach, NY
Daughter of Bad Girls, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY
Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Ghost Nature, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Requiem for the Bibliophile, Museum Of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, CA
Black Eye, Curated by Nicola Vasel
When the Stars Begin to Fall, The Studio Museum In Harlem, New York, NY
Draped Down, The Studio Museum In Harlem, New York, NY
Animal Machine, La Box, Bourges France

 

2013
Americana, Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL
Tête a Tête, curated by Mickalene Thomas, QF Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary At, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY
Pivot Points: 15 Years and Counting, MoCA North Miami, North Miami, FL
Un-Drawn, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA

 

2012
Dark Flow Lurking, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX
Primary Sources, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Emerge Selections, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
A Matter of Practice, curated by Lydia Bell, Danspace Project, New York, NY
SuperHUMAN, Central Utah Center, Ephraim, UT; Aljira A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
What Do You Believe In, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, New York Photo Festival, New York, NY
Twisted Sister, Dodge Gallery, New York, NY
Tête-à-tête, curated by Mickalene Thomas, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
Tête-à-tête, curated by Mickalene Thomas, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Record, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Where Do We Migrate To, The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at the New School, New York, NY
The Record, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Where Do We Migrate To, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA

 

2011
The Bearden Project, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
30 Americans, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C
Becoming: Photographs from the Wedge Collection, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC
After Destiny The Contemporary American Landscape, Flanders Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC
Sum of the Parts, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Oceanomania: Souveniers from a Mysterious Sea, Nouveau Musee National de Monaco, Monaco
The Record, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston MA
Flux This! with Pope L. and Special Guests, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
30 Americans, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Building the Contemporary Collection: Five Years of Acquisitions, The Nasher Museum at Duke University, Durham, NC
Hydrarchy: Power and Resistance at Sea, Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo, Egypt
Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists, The Bronx Museum Of Art, NY
Why Do We Migrate, The Center For Art, Design and Visual Culture, Baltimore, MD
Stephen Burkes: Are You A Hybrid, The Museum Of Art and Design, New York, NY

 

2010
Greater New York, PS.1, New York, NY
The Record, The Nasher Museum at Duke University, Durham, NC
Compass NY, Avant Guide To NY, Apext Art and The Storefront For Art and Architecture, NY
Open Score Variations, Hessel Museum Of Art and CCS Galleries, Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, NY
Group Show, Clifford Chance US LLP, New York, NY
The Reach of Realism, MoCA, North Miami, FL
30 Seconds Off An Inch, The Studio Museum In Harlem, NY

 

2009
Foto Festival, Images Recalled, Curated by Tobias Berger, Heidelberg, Germany
In Practice, The Sculpture Center, New York, NY
Incheon Women’s Artist Biennial, Incheon, Korea
“Wrong” Eighth Veil Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Signs Taken For Wonder, Curated by Isolde Breielmaier, Jack Shainman Gallery, NY, NY
Negritude, Exit Art, NY, NY
We The People, Context Gallery, Derry, Ireland

 

2008
30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
T.error, Your Fear Is An External Object, Kunsthalle, Budapest-Menu Point, Budapest, Hungary
Untitled, John Connelly Presents, NY, NY
Facing Race: Four African-American Artists Speak Out, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
Street Art, Street Life, The Bronx Museum Of Art, Bronx, NY
Richard Wright at 100, National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, TN
Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
Whitney Art Party, The Whitney Museum Of Art, NY, NY
Re-Imagine Kenya, Sikkema Jenkins &Co, NY, NY
Mixtape, Exit Art, NY, NY
Show One, Kate Werble Gallery, NY, NY
Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image Since 1970, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

 

2007
The FM Ferry Experiment, (programmed by NeuroTransmitter), Staten sland Ferry, NY, NY
Interpreting Utopia, Samuel Dorsky Museum Of Art, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
A New Era Americana, (Corona Plaza) The Queens Museum, Queens, NY
The Postmillennial Black Madonna, MOCADA, New York, NY
Shaken Not Deterred, Curated By Brian Keith Jackson, NY, NY
“A Jamaica Queens Thing,”, The Jamaica Center For Arts And Learning,NY, NY
Open Studio, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY

 

2006
Black Alphabet (Contexts In Contemporary African American Art), Zacheta National Gallery Of Art, Warsaw, Poland
Peekskil Project, Hudson Valley Center For Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
E7, Aljira Center for Art, Newark, NJ
Harlem Art Project, Saatchi and Saatchi, New York,
Curators Choice, Scope Art Fair, curated by Franklin Sirmans, NY
Performance Art Fair, curated by Dean Dedirko
First Open, Christies, New York, NY
When Artists Say We, Artist Space, New York, NY
This Strangest Of Theatres, Roebling Hall, New York, NY
Artificial Afrika, Gigantic Art Space, New York, NY
From The Living Room, curated by Franklin Sirmans, Art Basel, Miami

 

2005
Frequency, The Studio Museum In Harlem, New York, NY
Relics and Remnants, Jamaica Center For Arts and Learning
Video Show, Takt Kuntsprojectraum, Berlin, Germany
The Politics Of Care, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY
Whitney Museum ISP Open Studio, New York, NY
African Queen, The Studio Museum In Harlem, New York, NY
Shorts Of The Self, Art In General, New York, NY

 

2004
Harlem Postcards, The Studio Museum In Harlem, New York, NY
re source, Art In General, New York, NY

 

RESIDENCIES, FELLOWSHIPS AND TEACHINGS

 

2016
Visiting Artist and Critic: School of The Art Institute, Chicago
Visiting Artist: The Vermont Studio Center, VT
Visiting Artist: UCLA Department Of Art (MFA), Los Angeles, CA
Lecturer: Lowe Lecture Hall, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Dialogue with Isolde Brielmaier, Ph.D, and Barbara McCaskill, Ph.D, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA

 

2015
Lecturer, Kent Presents: A New Ideas Festival, Kent, CT
Grant To Artist Award, The Foundation For Contemporary Arts, NY

 

2013
Visiting Lecturer, Critic, Yale University, New Haven, CT
smARTpower Initiative, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC

 

2011-2012
Artist in Residence, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

 

2010
The Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL
Residency, Center For Contemporary Art (Futura), Prague

 

2009
Emergency Grant, Foundation For Contemporary Arts, New York, NY
Art Matters Fellowship, Art Matters, NY, NY

 

2008
The David C. Driskell Prize, The High Museum Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Artist In Residence, Light Work, Syracuse New York
In The Public Realm, The Public Art Fund, NY, NY
Artist In Residence, Art Omi, Ghent, NY
Urban Artist Initiative, UAI, NY, NY

 

2007
The New York Community Trust Fellowship
Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant
Workspace Residency, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

 

2006
Artist-In-Residence, The Center For Photography At Woodstock
New Commissions, Art In General, New York, NY

 

2005
Acadia Summer Art Program (Kippy Kamp), Acadia, ME
Artist In Residence, Jamaica Center For Arts and Learning, Jamaica, NY
Creative Capital/Aljira: Emerge 7, Newark, NJ
VKP Artist/Educator, The New Museum Of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

 

2002
Cave Canem Poets Fellow, New York, NY

 

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“NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection Will Open September 30 at NMWA”, FineBooks & Collections, April 14, 2016.
“Nasher 10: Celebrating a Decade 2005-2015”, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 2016.
Seda-Reeder. “To Be American, Gifted and Black”, Cincinnati City Beat, March 30, 2016.
Valentine, Victoria L. “Studio Museum Director Thelma Golden Joins Board of Los Angeles County Museum of Art”, Culture Type, March 29, 2016.
Motsinger, Carol. “’30 Americans’ comes to Cincinnati Art Museum”, Cincinnati.com, March 25, 2016.
Feldblum, Samuel. “Reality of My Surroundings: The Contemporary Collection”, The Brooklyn Rail, March 4, 2016.
Josephson, Kenneth. “The Light of Coincidence”, University of Texas Press, 2016.
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Watson, Alexandra. “Apogee: Issue 6”, Apogee, Issue 6, December 2015.
Cotter, Holland. “’If You Leave Me Can I Come Too,’ a Show Whose Subject Is Death”, The New York Times, December 24, 2015.
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Langmuir, Molly. “14 of the Most Brilliant, Unexpected, and Powerful Women in Art Right Now”, Elle Magazine, November 25, 2015.
Loudis, Jessica. Landscapes of Desire, How Music keeps Xaviera Simmons’s Art in the flow”, Art Mag by Deutsche Bank, November 2015.
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Heddaya, Mostafa, “Toward the Same Sea”: Critical Cosmopolitanism at the Perez Art Museum,” Blouin Art Info, July 6, 2015.
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McDermott, Emily. “Xaviera Simmons, All Over the Place,” Interview Magazine, November 2013.
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SELECTED COLLECTIONS

 

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Guggenheim Museum, New York
ICA Miami, Miami
The High Museum of Art, Atlanta
The Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University
The Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Perez Art Museum,Miami
The Studio Museum in Harlem
The Agnes Gund Art Collection
Deutsche Bank