A. M. Weaver
A.M. Weaver is a curator and writer. Having worked with both traditional and alternative art and culture institutions, she remains dedicated to promoting cutting-edge visual, performance and literary arts. With a background in the history of American contemporary art and culture, Weaver has curated several significant exhibitions, including a multimedia series featuring art by women from diverse cultures entitled “Whose Vanguard” that culminated in a Lesbian Film Festival (1998); a block buster exhibit for Morgan State University, “Convergence” (2002), a photo based project “ Screenings: Public and Private” (2004) and a city-wide project designed for Washington, DC, “CoDM Ceremonies of Dark Men” (2014). www.the5x5project.com/a-m-weaver/ For eight years, she served as the Director of Visual and Media Arts at the Painted Bride Art Center, an alternative art center in Philadelphia that promotes art as a catalyst for social change. And from 2003 to 2006, she was the Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at The Noyes Museum of Art in southern New Jersey. Through the years, she has presented and documented internationally acclaimed artists from North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
As a journalist, A.M. Weaver continues to examine the work of diverse groups of artists whose concerns range from modernism to socio-political percepts. Her articles and reviews have appeared in Art in America, Frieze Magazine, Artvoices, Art South Africa, Art Papers, Surface Design Journal and Bomb. She is currently working on the project “In Their Midst” that features the photography and films of international artists from Africa, Europe the Caribbean and the United States.
In recent years, A.M. Weaver received a number of awards for her writing and curatorial practices, including the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship for Art Commentary, the “Transformation Award” from the Leeway Foundation and a NEA Arts Journalism Institute Residency at American University. She holds an MFA from the Hoffberger School of Painting and attended the University of the Arts for her BFA. With a major in painting, A. M. Weaver studied photography and conducted independent research on African Art and Aesthetics.