Kareem Reid

Kareem Reid

Writer & Founder of Body PartyLondon, United Kingdom
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Kareem Reid

Kareem Reid

Writer & Founder of Body PartyLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Kareem Reid is founder of Body Party, an intentionally queer space for black bodies and the people who love them. Reid studied Film and Literature at University of Warwick. His critical essays, club nights and video installations have been featured in institutions Research Centre for Material Culture, (Leiden, Netherlands) and Tate Britain (London) as well as London and New York based publications Dazed, i-D, British Film Institute, The Fader, Temporary Art Review and ARTS.BLACK. He has been selected for the 2018 edition of Glasgow International and is currently studying Writing at Royal College of Art.
Projects
  • OTHER FUTURES PRESENTS: MYKKI BLANCO + BODY PARTY
    OTHER FUTURES PRESENTS: MYKKI BLANCO + BODY PARTYQUEER & RADICAL CLUB NIGHT MYKKI BLANCO / KAREEM REID / CKTRL / BWALYA & SPECIAL GUEST IB KAMARA After an inspiring day of recreating the future let’s dance ourselves into other futures during our exciting night programme. Other Futures presents the London-based club night: Body Party. Body Party is an intentionally queer space for black & brown bodies. All bodies are welcome.  (!) With a Body Party ticket you can also check out the Mykki Blanco show at 22h15. So be on time! Founder Kareem Reid
  • Glasgow International 2018 Polygraphs
    Glasgow International 2018 PolygraphsGoMA hosts six artists in conversation, paying homage to the TV series After Dark, a late-night discussion programme broadcast between 1987 and 1997. What kinds of conversations would artists have After Dark? This event is part of Polygraphs, a group exhibition centred on Abstract, by Hito Steyerl, which explores truth, fiction and evidence in a complex world. After Dark plays with the museum institution, the public and the private and how our spaces are informed by the conversations within them
  • Day Dream (dir: Stephen Isaac Wilson, 2017)
    Day Dream (dir: Stephen Isaac Wilson, 2017)a short film and video installation debuted as part of Queer British Art at Tate Britain in collaboration with Random Acts, programmed at Institute of Contemporary Art and Barbican. 
Projects credited in
  • Day Dream for Queer British Art Exhibition 2017, Tate Britain
    Day Dream for Queer British Art Exhibition 2017, Tate BritainDirected by Stephen Isaac-Wilson, Day Dream features artist and founder of club night Body Party Kareem Reid. Filmed on the first weekend of Spring, the short poetically explores issues of queer loneliness, male vulnerability, and platonic intimacy. Despite an improvement of the LGBT community’s rights and media representation over the years, queer people still disproportionately suffer from loneliness and social isolation. Now reaching his mid-twenties, Kareem discusses the difficulties of nav
  • Championing Diversity: This Black History Month 2018, meet 100 creatives inspiring change
    Championing Diversity: This Black History Month 2018, meet 100 creatives inspiring changeKaren Blackett OBE Chief executive at MediaCom Karen Blackett OBE, is chairwoman of MediaCom and a widely admired leader in ad-land, known for infusing authenticity with success. Karen was the first businesswoman to top the Powerlist 100, champions her uncommon position as a senior black woman in the advertising industry and openly discusses her working-class, second generation immigrant roots when in conversation with press. Karen is a huge inspiration for diversity in the creative industry.
Work history
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    Writer & Creative DirectorBody Party
    London, United KingdomFull Time
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    WriterPAPER Magazine
     - New York, United StatesFreelance
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Skills
  • Feature Writer
  • Art Criticism
  • Essay Writing
  • Video Art
  • Research
Education
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    WritingRoyal College of Art
    London, United Kingdom
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    Film and LiteratureUniversity of Warwick
     - Coventry, United Kingdom