NEXUS LLC





STUDIO PROFILE
Nexus is an independent studio & entity for artistic, design, & and architectural projects.

A work in flux and a research office that works in a variety of media for a wide spectrum of clients, from cultural institutions to commercial enterprises, The hope is to create sustained proximity between otherwise disparate fields of practice. At present, Nexus engagements include artistic and institutional design projects, as well as contributions to exhibitions, writing and collaborations with other partners & orgs centered around decolonization and creating meaningful and thought-provoking work through image, space, sound, and motion.



RECENT PROJECTS & PRESS

Rhizome’s Office Hours: Artist Q+A 
Black Artist Burnout with Moustafa Hassan and Greg Ketant

Rhizome’s Office Hours presents: A presentation, conversation, and a Q+A with Moustafa Hassan and Greg Ketant of the Black Artist Burnout Project. Moderation by Ruby Justice 
https://rhizome.org/events/black-artists-burnout-with-moustafa-hassan-and-greg-ketant/


Black Artist Burnout Exhibition: The New Museum / Rhizome

I worked on an exhibition in conjunction w/ Rhizome and the New Museum.
Black Artist Burnout: A Collective Creative Inquiry into Post-Modern Stressors and their Affects on Black Expression. I lead the conceptual architecture and direction for the art exhibition BAB featuring an interactive exhibition, PSAs, videos, GAN images, an interactive care plan and a collection of art pieces and an art film. In collaboration with Rhizome and The New Museum.
The Work ended with an artist Q+A with Rhizome moderated by Ruby Justice.  

https://www.newmuseum.org/exhibitions/view/first-look-black-artist-burnout#:~:text=Black%20Artist%20Burnout%20is%20an,strategies%20to%20navigate%20these%20issues.

https://rhizome.org/editorial/2022/feb/28/first-look-black-artist-burnout/

https://rhizome.org/editorial/2022/feb/24/black-artist-burnout/


Kinfolk Foundation / MOMA

Spearheaded the Kinfolk rebrand and helped conceptualize their new org’s voice and research, now on view at the MoMa for Architecture Now: New York, New Publics Exhibition.
2023
https://press.moma.org/exhibition/arch-now-nynp/
https://www.kinfolktech.org/


Blackspace Identity / Webby Award

I Was brought on as a design director to rebrand and help launch Blackspace in conjunction with the Instrument Jam Team for their Build.Grow.Serve program.
The identity and project was nominated for a 2023 Webby Award Under Activism
2022-2023

https://www.instrument.com/work/blackspace/

https://blackspace.org/


Nike FC: World Cup 2022 Reactive Campaign 

worked with the global Nike Brand team, Instrument, and ILD(Ilovedust) to construct narratives and the design system for the Nike Federations World Cup 2022 Campaign. Reach out to view the full case study. 


No Index Emission I Group Show

Through conversation, sound, writing, performance and video work, NOINDEX is a collective project that desires a dislocation of this centralized coordinate and aims to strip away its visual cues and impulse triggers until all that remains is a future we imagine together, instead of the one we’re always being shown. Hosted by Amar Ediriwira and Clayton Vomero, NOINDEX brings in the transmission the philosopher Srećko Horvat and music by DJ Firmeza, along with visual work from many different artists. I took part and contributed an Art film called “Transient Light” in collaboration with Greg Ketant.
Canal 180 Media Lab - Porto, Portugal 
20-27 November 2021

https://www.medialab.180.pt/



Artist Interview w/ Art Historian Vanina Géré: The Sky Room @ The New Museum 

    interview with Art historian and critic Vanina Géré for Black Artist Burnout & her groundbreaking research to promote African American artists in France, and to explore, and lead to a better understanding of, the practices of artists whose work has been historically underrepresented in art history, as well as to highlight these artists’ individuality and their relationship with the complex global art historical landscape.


    Selected Clients & Institutions

    New Museum
    Rhizome
    MoMA
    Kinfolk
    Instrument
    Nike FC
    Tribeca Film Festival
    RBW
    Adidas
    IWC Schaffhausen
    Nervos
    Ritz Carlton
    Sundance Film Festival
    Festival de Cannes
    Artsy
    Justice Climate Fund



    Contact  


    Email:
    moustafa@room.haus


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    Selected Works






    art film for BAB Exhibition - Rhizome & New Museum 
    Blackspace website experience
    3D experiences and RD for Nike
    Bespoke Identity for Blackspace
    Identity for Mega Corp 
    Reactive Campaign for Nike World-cup 2022
    Conceptual Art pieces for BAB New museum
    Mobile app experience & catalog for Room
    Nexus Film reel - 3D, CGI 
    Bespoke Identity for Justice Climate Fund
    Art film for No Index Emissions I group show for
    180 Media Lab
    Spatial installation - New Typographic Tendencies 
    Corcoran Gallery of Art




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