Fahamu Pecou

Born 1975
Hometown Brooklyn, NY
Lives and Works Atlanta, GA
Education
PhD, Institute of Liberal Arts, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2017
BFA, Painting & Digital Art, Atlanta College of Art, GA, 1997
Independent Study / Painting, Spellman College, Atlanta, GA 1996

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

Smithsonian National Museum of African American Art and Culture, Washington D.C.

Nasher Museum at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia

Clark Atlanta University Art Collection, Atlanta, Georgia

Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, Georgia

Lyons Wier Gallery, New York

Fahamu Pecou is an artist and scholar based in Atlanta, Georgia. His work comments on contemporary and hip-hop culture while simultaneously subverting it to include his ideas on fine art. Through paintings, performance art, and scholarly work, Pecou addresses concerns around representations of black masculinity and how popular images impact both the reading and performance of black male masculinity and identity.


Since 2005 Fahamu has been featured in several solo and group exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, including solo exhibitions in New York, Paris, and Cape Town, South Africa. Pecou has been awarded several residencies and has received numerous awards, fellowships, and recognitions including the Working Artist Fellowship through the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, the ARTADIA award and the NBAF Interpretations Emerging Artist Award.


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