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Tahir Hemphill

Visual Arts, 2012



Tahir Hemphill is an award-winning advertising creative and multimedia artist working in the areas of interdisciplinary collaboration, thought and research. Hemphill’s work has been exhibited in MoMA’s Talk to Me exhibit (2011), which explored design and the communication between people and objects; at Siggraph (2002); in the Queens Museum of Art’s Queens International Biennial (2002); and in the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s exhibition Black New York Photographers of the Twentieth Century (1999). Hemphill manages the media arts program for the Rap Research Lab, a center for teaching art and design to students using his curriculum which visualizes Hip Hop as a cultural indicator. Hemphill is a 2012-13 Fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University and a 2013 Fellow at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at CMU. Currently, Tahir manages the satellite research, education, art, technology & marketing projects associated with his searchable rap almanac.

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Awards and Accomplishments

2015:

Hemphill is selected for the 35th session of the Bronx Museum Artist in the Marketplace Program

2013:

Hemphill is a 2013 Fellow at The Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University

2012:

Hemphill is a 2012-13 Hip Hop Archive Fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University

2012:

Hemphill presents with Creative Capital at IdeaFestival in Louisville, KY