Taji Ra'oof Nahl, b. 1961,
Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Taji Ra'oof Nahl aka TR7 is a Philadelphia based, interdisciplinary artist whose vocabulary delves into social commentary via historical & futurist aesthetic. Installation, video, performance , soundscapes, sculpture, painting, are utilities that embodies poetic & abstract narrative for his oeuvre.
His work has been in exhibitions at, The Italian Palace - Tangier Morocco, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, Kelly Writers House at University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery at Columbia College of Chicago. African American Art Museum Philadelphia.
Solo exhibition which include; Pageant Soloveev Gallery Philadelphia, Indigo Bleu Design & Cultural Center, Little Berlin Annex Space & Icebox Project Space.
Group showing at West Chester University, Goggleworks Reading Pa., Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia Pa., National Archive Philadelphia. Pa., University of Pennsylvania. James Dupree Gallery, Philadelphia City Hall and others.
Also includes in 2015 Artblog People's Choice awards PEW Fellow (wish list), and (By way of - Kali Yuga Zoo Brigade ) 2015 Best Exhibit .
Artist -In- Residence Icebox Project Space 2017 along with creative director at American Muslim Museum & Archive. Commissioned projects with Paul Robeson House, John Coltrane House - Philadelphia, & Fairmount Park Conservancy. With Performative works at Kimmel Center, Vox Populi, ICA Philadelphia, Harlem Gatehouse & Masjidullah Cultural Center.
Furthermore he was founder & director of acclaimed Taji Modern Gallery in Philadelphia circa 1998 - 2009. Also he a member of Philadelphia Dumptser Divers.
As TR7 social engagement base expands, so does his collaboration list; Jamaaladeen Tacuma, George E. Lewis, Amber Arts Collective, Kali Yuga Zoo Brigade, Yoichi Uzeki, Charles Lloyd, June Lopez, Eva Peston, Meg Foley Erik Honesty, Bariq Combs & others.
Taji also spearheads 2Spiral Art Collective, collaborates with artist of vast disciplines to develop art that explores the transformative elements of compassion, freedom, justice and productive activism.