Steffani Jemison uses time-based, photographic, and discursive platforms to examine “progress” and its alternatives. Recent solo exhibitions and commissioned performances include De Appel, Stedelijk Museum, Kai Matsumiya, MASS MoCA, Jeu de Paume, CAPC Bordeaux, and Nottingham Contemporary. Recent and current group exhibitions include the Whitney Biennial 2019 and Black Refractions, the touring permanent collection exhibition of the Studio Museum in Harlem.
In 2015, she presented her multi-part commission Promise Machine at the Museum of Modern Art. Her work is in several public collections, including the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Kadist Foundation. Jemison was born in Berkeley, California, and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2009) and a BA in Comparative Literature from Columbia University (2003).
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