Event - To Know One Another: Tea in the Gallery with Nsenga Knight

To Know One Another: Tea in the Gallery with Nsenga Knight

06.21.24, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Gallery view with 4 amber-hued abstract paintings and floor seating with blue Arabic style cushions, or Majlis, and low table with gold tea set.

Nsenga Knight, installation view, "Close to Home", 2024. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Hai Zhang

Please join us for an opportunity for tea and conversation with artist Nsenga Knight in the gallery on select Fridays and Saturdays during the run of her exhibition Close to Home.


Please note that tea will be provided first come first served while supplies last. Six visitors will be seated at a time.


To Know One Another: Tea in the Gallery with Nsenga Knight will take place on the following dates at 3pm:



Please note that on Saturday, July 27 Knight will be joined by Sijo Abdul Mutakabbir, founder and director of the SWAM Academy of Modern Martial Arts, and on Saturday, September 28 she will be joined by Heba Elkhayel, curator and art historian.


Food culture played a pivotal role in the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair. Close to Home will host a scheduled series of social gatherings by serving tea in this installation. With this act of hospitality, Knight calls on viewers to consider the power of sensorial and experiential engagement to foster understanding, connection, and appreciation among people from various corners of the world.


About the Artist:

Nsenga Knight (b. Brooklyn, New York, 1981) is an In Situ Artist Fellow at the Queens Museum. She has exhibited her work internationally, including: Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo, Egypt (2022); Drawing Center, New York, NY (2017, 2016); Project Row Houses, Houston, TX (2015); New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY (2011); among others. Knight is a recipient of grants from Pollock-Krasner Foundation (2019), Foundation for Contemporary Art (2016), Brooklyn Arts Council (2007). She was an artist-in-residence at BRICworkspace, Brooklyn, NY (2019); and Film/Video Arts Center, New York, NY (2005) among others. She earned an MFA from University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Film from Howard University. She lives and works in New York.