Kahlil Joseph

b. 1981 Seattle, WA           
Resides in Los Angeles, CA


Kahlil Joseph is an American artist and filmmaker working in Los Angeles. His previous work includes Until the Quiet Comes, which received widespread critical acclaim and won the Grand Jury Prize for Short Films at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The following year, the film was included in Kara Walker’s celebrated exhibit, Ruffneck Constructivists, at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. Joseph’s first solo major museum show, Double Conscience, featured his visually and sonically dynamic double-channel film, m.A.A.d., at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. In 2016, m.A.A.d. was included in Art Basel’s Unlimited exhibition in Switzerland and the popular group show, The Infinite Mix, at the Southbank Centre in London. Concurrently, Joseph was Emmy and Grammy nominated for his direction of Beyonce’s feature length album film, Lemonade. Joseph is a recipient of the 2016 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship and 2017 Artadia Award. Currently, Joseph serves as Vice President of the board at The Underground Museum, a vanguard and pioneering independent art museum, exhibition space and community hub in Los Angeles.