Jamilah Sabur

Jamilah Sabur (1987, St. Andrew Parish, Jamaica) lives and works in Brussels. Metaphysics, geology, and memory are recurrent themes in her work. Making critical contributions to the discursive spaces of labour and economies of movement, Sabur engages imagination on a planetary scale to recalibrate our understanding of place, time and history.

Sabur’s recent solo exhibitions include Eltanin, Broadway, New York (2022); DADA Holdings, Nina Johnson, Miami (2021); La montagne fredonne sous l’océan / The Mountain Sings Underwater, Fondation PHI, Momenta Biennale, Montréal, Québec (2021); and Observations: Selected Works by Jamilah Sabur, University of Maryland Art Gallery (2020).

Sabur earned a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore (2009), and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego (2014). Her work is included in the permanent collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art, Pérez Art Museum Miami, The Bass Museum of Art, University of Maryland, and TD Bank Group.