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Fahamu Pecou
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Attended Atlanta College of Art
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John Crooms was shooting.... So you know it was a good time!
 
Photoblog: Fahamu Pecou : Grav.I.Ty Opening Reception @ The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia Atlanta GA 12.12 14
Friday night I went to check out the opening of Gravity , the latest installment of visual artist Fahamu Pecou over at The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia . This was Fahamu's first solo show at the museum , and Gravity is a continuation of his studies...
Friday night I went to check out the opening of Gravity , the latest installment of visual artist Fahamu Pecou over at The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia . This was Fahamu's first solo show at the museum , and Gravity ...
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Its time to stop .. ASKING for permission to live... and time to start DEMANDING respect for our inalienable RIGHT of LIFE... LIBERTY... and the pursuit of HAPPINESS...

Therefore I am initiating the #RightToLive Challenge. I challenge those who dare to take it to post a video of themselves standing UP and ready. Make it known that YOU have a RIGHT TO LIVE!!!

http://scholarshit.tumblr.com/post/95308410781/righttolive-challenge-its-better-to-die-on
#RighttoLive Challenge "It’s better to die on your feet than to live on your knees"- #EmilianoZapata #ManUP #RighttoLIVEChallenge #justicejustIS ✊ The #MichaelBrown murder has once again illuminated...
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Fahamu Pecou Art presents a new season of "‪#‎interSessions‬ the ‪#‎ArtxHipHop‬ Dialogues"... We kick off the year with a convo on ‪#‎art‬ and ‪#‎socialjustice‬ featuring Nzingha Stewart (@nzingbling) and Bryan Michael Cox (@bryan_m_cox) and it all goes down at the Center for Civil and Human Rights!!! Mark the date... March 7, 2015 and go to www.artxhiphop.tumblr.com for more info/tickets... FREE (but seating is limited)
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A thoughtful and thorough review of "GRAV•I•TY" at The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia by Faith McClure of ArtsAtl.com
Fahamu Pecou, a winner of this year’s MOCA GA Working Artist Project, addresses pop cultural representations of blackness in "Grav•i•ty."
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"...[Pecou] asks us to consider—among other things—what it means to be happy, what kind of happiness is achieved through money and fame, and what the narrow societal and cultural guidelines are for happiness if you’re a black man."
Fahamu Pecou’s large-scale painting The Pursuit of Happiness (all works 2014), also the name of his show on view at Lyons Wier Gallery in New York through October 4, exemplifies the many cultural and critical strands woven into his deceptively simple works. Best known for paintings that riff on magazine covers and deconstruct the popular image …
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My latest feature in NASHVILLE ARTS Magazine!
Fahamu Pecou is an Atlanta-based artist and scholar whose work asks questions about how our society organizes, categorizes, creates, and consumes media
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Fahamu Pecou (b. 1975) is an American painter based in Atlanta, Georgia whose intention is to comment on contemporary and hip-hop culture while simultaneously subverting it to include his ideas on fine art.

In 2005, along with several of Atlanta's premier contemporary artists, Pecou created history at Atlanta's High Museum of Art as a part of the exhibition Arts Beats + Lyrics. Since 2005 Fahamu has been featured in several solo and group exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. His work has been reviewed and featured in numerous publications including Art In America, Harper’s Magazine, NY Arts Magazine, Mass Appeal Magazine, The Fader Magazine, Atlanta Peach Magazine, NY Arts Magazine and on the cover of Artlies Magazine. In 2008 Pecou was awarded a residency at the Caversham Centre in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, additionally, Pecou’s work was included in "DEFINITION: The Art and Design of Hip Hop", an anthology chronicling the impact of hip-hop on visual culture, written by famed graffiti artist and designer Cey Adams. A winner of the 2009 Artadia award,  Fahamu was also featured in two international solo exhibitions; the first in Cape Town, South Africa and a second during Art Basel in Basel Switzerland. Pecou was selected as the first-ever Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture Resident at The McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, N.C. in 2010. 

In 2011 Pecou presented his first solo exhibition in Paris, France. Additionally Atlanta’s NBAF (National Black Arts Festival) awarded Pecou the Emerging Artist Award during their inaugural Interpretations: Black Visual Art – Past, Present and Future award ceremony alongside master artists; Romare BeardenElizabeth CatlettSamella LewisBetye SaarRichard MayhewThornton Dial and David Driskell. Pecou’s works were also featured in two seminal volumes; 5 Cities/41 Artists: Artadia O8/09 (Published by ARTADIA, 2011) and NOPLACENESS: Art in a Post-Urban Landscape (Published by Possible Futures, 2011)

Pecou maintains an active exhibition schedule as well as public lectures and speaking engagements at colleges and museums nationwide. Currently his work addresses concerns around representations of black masculinity and how these images come to define black men across generations and geographical boundaries.

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  • Atlanta College of Art
    1997
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