Faheem Majeed often looks to the material makeup of his South Shore neighborhood in Chicago and surrounding areas as an entry point into larger questions around civic-mindedness, community activism, and institutional racism. As part of his studio practice, the artist transforms materials such as particle board, scrap metal and wood, and discarded signs and billboard remnants, breathing new life into these often overlooked and devalued materials.

Harpo Foundation is pleased to provide Mr. Majeed with a direct artist grant to assist his production and development of new work.

(Excerpt and images below selected from grant proposal and the artist’s website. All works are copyright of the artist.)