Steffani Jemison is an artist and a writer. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions and special projects at JOAN Los Angeles (2022), Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati (2021), the Everson Museum (2021), the Stedelijk Museum (2019), Nottingham Contemporary (2018), Jeu de Paume and CAPC Bordeaux (both 2017), MoMA, New York (2015), RISD Museum, Providence (2015), and LA><ART, Los Angeles (2013) among other institutions. Group exhibitions include the Guggenheim Museum (2021), the Whitney Biennial, New York (2019), the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2019), and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2017). Jemison’s novella, A Rock, A River, A Street, was published by Primary Information in October 2022.
Wind BagBy Steffani Jemison
When did you last make a fool of yourself? When did someone make a fool out of you? Can you act a fool on purpose, or do foolishness and self-consciousness cancel one another out? If what they say is truethat everybody plays the fool sometimethen who or what are you a fool for?