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Fahamu Pecou is one of the artists participating in the Columbia Museum of Art's REMIX exhibit. In this special segment as part of an interview with the Columbia Museum of Art, or CMA, Fahamu Pecou provides some context on his thought process for choosing artwork to display for the show.
REMIX emphasizes the unique practice among visual and performing artists of giving new life to often old, outdated and antiquated themes, by refashioning them through their artwork.
REMIX should impress visitors with a wide range of creative artwork across a range of well handled media and will likely prompt discussion about history and artists processes for creating new work inspired by the old.
About Fahamu Pecou
Atlanta, based artist Fahamu Pecou overlays social commentary and hip hop culture onto the world of contemporary art with paintings and drawings that depict Pecou on fictionalized magazine covers and in staged photo shoots. Pecou’s paintings, performance art, and scholarly work addresses concerns around representations of black masculinity in popular culture and how these images impact both black male masculinity and identity.
Fahamu Pecou earned a B.F.A. from the Atlanta College of Art in 1997 and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Emory University's Institute of Liberal Arts. Since 2005, Fahamu has been featured in several solo and group exhibitions including solo exhibitions in New York, Paris, Art Basel (Basel,Switzerland) and Cape Town, South Africa. His work is included in collections including; the Nasher Museum at Duke University, Paul R. Jones Collection, the High Museum in Atlanta, GA, the Clark Atlanta University Art Collection and Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia.
Artist residencies include; the Caversham Centre in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa and the first-ever Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture Resident at The McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, N.C. He has received several awards and recognitions including an ARTADIA award and the NBAF Interpretations "Emerging Artist Award".
Official Site of Fahamu Pecou