CARRIE MAE WEEMS
Born in 1953, Portland, Oregon
Lives and works in upstate New York
Graduate Program in Folklore, University of California, Berkeley
MFA, University of California, San Diego (Photography)
BFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia
Carrie Mae Weems: 3 Decades of Photography and Video, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, September 21, 2012–January 13, 2013. Traveling to: Portland Art Museum, Oregon, February 2–May 19, 2013; Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, June 30–September 29, 2013; Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Sanford University, October 16, 2013–January 5, 2013; Guggenheim Museum, New York, January 24–April 23, 2014. Curated by Katie Delmez. (Catalogue; texts by David Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Franklin Sirmans, Deborah Willis, and Katie Delmez)
Maddening Crowd, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas
Carrie Mae Weems: Slow Fade to Black, Williams College Museum of Art and Downstreet Art at the Legacy, Legacy Gallery, North Adams, Massachusetts, July 28–August 21, 2011.
Carrie Mae Weems: Kitchen Table Series, Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, May 17–June 5, 2011.
Carrie Mae Weems: Social Studies, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain, May 20–September 19, 2010. Curated by Elvira Dyangani Ose. (Catalogue; texts by Elvira Dyangani Ose, Annie E. Coombes, and Greg Tate)
Carrie Mae Weems: Slow Fade to Black, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, April 22–May 22, 2010.
Constructing History: A Requiem to Mark the Moment, organized by ACA Gallery of Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, July 1–August 31, 2008; Galerie Pfriem, SCAD-Lacoste, France, July 9–August 28, 2008; Red Gallery, Savannah, October 1–November 21, 2008, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, January 7–31, 2009. (Catalogue)
Carrie Mae Weems: A Survey, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, February 7–March 8, 2008.
All About Eve: Women, Sex, and Desire, Neil L. and Angelica Zander Rudenstine Gallery, W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Traveled to: Hartnett Gallery, University of Rochester, New York.
Art on the Edge: Carrie Mae Weems —To be Continued, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach. Traveled to: Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia; Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Roanoke; The Landscape of Memory, Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse, New York. Curated by Wyona Lynch-McWhite.
Carrie Mae Weems, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, September 21–October 29, 2005.
Carrie Mae Weems: Forms of Memory, Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse, New York, September 11–October 12, 2005.
From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried + Coming up for Air, Café Gallery Projects, London, June 3–July 3, 2005. Curated by Mark Sealy.
Carrie Mae Weems: Photographs and Video Installation, Ann Tower Gallery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, February 18–April 3, 2005. Curated by Janie Welker.
Coming Up for Air: 8 Video Works, (film screenings), Checkerboard Foundation, New York
The Landscape of Memory, Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, New York
May Days Long Forgotten (film screening), Miami Art Museum, Florida
Speak to Me, Say Something (film screening), Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York
Sited for the Record, Beacon Cultural Foundation, Beacon, New York
Carrie Mae Weems: The Louisiana Project and Dreaming in Cuba, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, July 15–September 25, 2004.
Carrie Mae Weems at MoMA Gramercy—Coming Up for Air and Meaning & Landscape, MoMA Film at the Gramercy, New York, April 5, 2004.
Carrie Mae Weems: The Hampton Project, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan, through April 3, 2004.
May Days Long Forgotten (DVD), Lobby Video Project, MoMAQns, Queens, New York
May Days Long Forgotten, Gallery 210, University of Missouri, St. Louis
The Louisiana Project, Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 9–December 14, 2003. Traveled to: Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, July 15–September 25, 2004; The Hyde Collection, Glen Falls, New York, February 6–April 10, 2005; DePaul University Art Gallery, Chicago, July 15–September 2, 2005; Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, October 14–November 30, 2005; Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida, December 10, 2005–February 12, 2006; Museum of the African Diaspora, Brooklyn, July 27–October 9, 2006; Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, November 8–December 22, 2006; Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee, January 27–April 29, 2007.
The Jefferson Suite, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California, 1999. Traveled to: Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York, 2001; Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, Pennsylvania, 2002; University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, 2004; Annie Gawlak Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.
A Certain Kind of Love, P.C.O.G. Gallery, New York
Africa Series, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, Reno, Nevada
Carrie Mae Weems: Mirrors and Windows, BGSU Fine Arts Center Galleries, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, South Carolina
May Flowers Long Forgotten & A Little Bit of This and A Little Bit of That, P·P·O·W, New York
Photographic Visions of Carrie Mae Weems, Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts, Eatonville, Florida
Project Space, Beacon Cultural Project, Beacon, New York
Ritual & Revolution, University Arts Gallery, San Diego State University, San Diego
Self & Soul: The Architecture of Intimacy, Asheville Art Museum, North Carolina
Carrie Mae Weems: The Hampton Project, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, March 4–October 22, 2000. Traveled to: International Center of Photography, New York, January 27–April 15, 2001; The High Museum of Art, Folk Art and Photography Galleries, Atlanta, June 2–September 6, 2001; The University Museum, California State Long Beach, January 29–April 27, 2002; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, October 20, 2001–January 6, 2002; The Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 14–December 1, 2002. (Catalogue; texts by Vivian Patterson, Frederick Rudolph, Constance W. Glenn, Deborah Willis-Kennedy, Jeanne Zeidler.)
Ritual & Revolution, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
Telling Histories: Installations by Ellen Rothenberg and Carrie Mae Weems, Boston University Art Gallery, Massachusetts
Recent Work: Carrie Mae Weems 1992-98, Everson Art Museum, Syracuse
Who What When Where, Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, New York
Ritual & Revolution, DAK’ART 98: Biennale of Contemporary Art, Galerie Nationale d’Art, Dakar, Senegal. Traveled to: Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley; Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.
Tubman African American Museum, Macon, Georgia
2nd Johannesburg Biennale, Africus Institute for Contemporary Art, Johannesburg, South Africa
Cline LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe
Three Rivers Festival, Philadelphia
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
From Here I Saw What Happened And I Cried, P·P·O·W, New York. Traveled to: Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco; The Bunting Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Carrie Mae Weems: The Kitchen Table Series, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Sea Island Series and Africa Series,Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.
Carrie Mae Weems Reacts to Hidden Witness, J. Paul Getty Museum of Art, Malibu, California
Africa Series, Projects 52, Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Sea Island Series, University of Alabama, Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, Tucaloosa, Alabama, October 28–December 4, 1994. Traveled to: Northern Illinois University, NIU Art Museum, Dekalb, Illinois, January 17–February 25, 1995; Southern Oregon State College, Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, Oregon, March 17–June 25, 1995; The University of South Carolina, McKissick Museum, Columbia, South Carolina, March 14–June 25, 1995; The University of Iowa, Museum of Art, Iowa City, Iowa, September 2–October 22, 1995.
Carrie Mae Weems, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., January 7–March 21, 1993. Traveled to: The Forum, St. Louis, Missouri, April 9–May 15, 1993; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California, June 9–August 4, 1993; Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, August 28–November 7, 1993; California Afro-American Museum, Los Angeles, December 8, 1993–February 28, 1994; Portland Art Museum, Oregon, March 23–May 22, 1994; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, July 23–October 2, 1994; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, October 28, 1994–January 8, 1995; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, February 3–April 2, 1995. (Catalogue)
Dartmouth College, Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, New Hampshire
The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia
New Langton Arts, San Francisco
And 22 Million Very Tired and Very Angry People, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. Traveled to: Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, California
Family Pictures and Stories, Multi-Cultural Gallery, San Diego. Traveled to: Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania, 1991; Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, Massachusetts,1991; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Ohio, 1993.
Carrie Mae Weems, Matrix Gallery, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford
Carrie Mae Weems: Two Works, University of Southern California at Irvine, Irvine
Currents: Carrie Mae Weems,Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Trustman Gallery, Simmons College, Boston
Calling Out My Name, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, New York. Traveled to: P·P·O·W, New York
March, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
Hampshire College Art Gallery, October, Amherst, Massachusetts
30 Americans: Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, December 3, 2008–November 28, 2009. Traveled to: North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, March 19–September 4, 2011; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., October 1, 2011–February 12, 2012; Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia, March 16–July 15, 2012; Memphis Brooks Museum, Tennessee, Spring 2013. (Catalogue; text by Franklin Sirmans)
This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Illinois, February 11–June 3, 2012. Traveling to: Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Massachusetts, June 30–September 30, 2012 and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, October 26, 2012–January 27, 2013. (Catalogue)
Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Brown Foundation Gallery, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, November 17, 2012–February 15, 2013.
Blues for Smoke, organized by Bennett Simpson and presented at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, October 20, 2012–January 7, 2013. Traveling to: The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, February 7–April 28, 2013. (Catalogue)
The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, September 2, 2010–February 6, 2011. Traveled to: Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, April 15–September 5, 2011; Miami Art Museum, Florida, March 18–June 10, 2012; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, July 14–October 7, 2012. Curated by Trevor Schoonmaker. (Catalogue)
POP Goes the Easel: Pop Art and its Progeny, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, Connecticut, opening March 1, 2013.
At the Edge: Recent Acquisitions, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, July 18–December 23, 2012.
Intimate Interiors, Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, August 26–November 18, 2012.
Octagon Gallery video installation, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, May 4–September 2, 2012.
Cinema Remixed & Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image Since 1970, 11th Havana Biennial, Cuba, May 11–June 11, 2012. Curated by Andrea Barnwell Brownlee and Valerie Cassel Oliver.
The Bearden Project, Studio Museum in Harlem, March 28–May 27, 2012.
Every Exit is an Entrance: 30 Years of Exit Art, Exit Art, New York, March 23–May 19, 2012.
Performing for the Camera, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, February 4–May 19, 2012. Curated by Heather Sealy Lineberry.
The Annual: 2012, National Academy Museum, New York, January 25–April 29, 2012.
African Americans and the American Scene, 1929–1945, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, January 14–April 22, 2012. Co-curated by Dalila Scruggs and Sandra Burton.
La Triennale: Intense Proximitè, Palais de Tokyo, April 19–August 27, 2012. Curated by Okwui Enwezor, Claire Staebler, Emilie Renard, Melanie Bouteloup and Abdellah Karroum.
28 Days, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, January 18–February 19, 2012.
Conversations: Photography from the Bank of America Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, February 9–June 19, 2011. Traveled to: Museo del Novencentro, Milan, November 30–January 15, 2012; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland, February 22–May 20, 2012. (Catalogue)
The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power, Neuberger Museum, Purchase College, New York, January 15–April 3, 2011; Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, August 25–December 5, 2011; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, February 11–April 29, 2012.
The Bearden Project, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, November 10, 2011–March 11, 2012.
Narrative Interventions in Photography, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, October 25, 2011–March 11, 2012.
Becoming: Photographs from the Wedge Collection, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, August 11, 2011–January 8, 2012.
Posing Beauty: African American Images From the 1980s to the Present, organized by the Department of Photography & Imaging, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, September 1–October 18, 2009. Traveled to: Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia, June 11–August 22, 2010; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, September 11–November 21, 2010; Newark Museum, New Jersey, February 2–April 28, 2011; USC Fischer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, September 7–December 3, 2011. Curated by Deborah Willis. (Catalogue)
Constructing History: A Requiem to Mark the Moment, Frederick Douglass Institute for African & African American Studies, University of Rochester, New York, September 14–October 21, 2011.
Icon, The Paul R. Jones Gallery, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, August 13–September 16, 2011.
Unsettled: Photography and Politics in Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, March 29–September 9, 2011. Curated by Peter Barberie.
Converging Voices, Transforming Dialogue: Selections from the Elliot and Kimberly Perry Collection, University Museum, Texas Southern University, Houston, May 6–August 21, 2011.
Bodyscapes, Mechanical Hall Gallery, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, February–July 15, 2011.
Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists, Bronx Museum, New York, January 27, 2010–May 29, 2011. (Catalogue)
Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960, Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland, February 20–May 15, 2011.
You Are Here, Community Folk Art Center, Syracuse, New York, April 8–23, 2011.
Safety in Numbers?: Images of African American Identity and Community, Portland Art Museum, Oregon, January 8–April 11, 2011.
Embodied: Black Identities in American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery, David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland, College Mark, September 16–October 28, 2010. Traveled to: Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, February 18–June 26, 2011. (Catalogue)
Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography, The Edward Steichen Photography Galleries, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 7, 2010–April 18, 2011.
Off the Wall: Part 1—Thirty Performative Actions, organized by The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, July 1–September 19, 2010.
From Then To Now: Masterworks of Contemporary African American Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio, January 29–May 9, 2010.
Afro Modern: Journeys Through the Black Atlantic, Tate Liverpool, United Kingdom, January 29–April 25, 2010.
Summertime, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York
Pink, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
The 21st Century, The Feminine Century, and the Century of Diversity and Hope, International Incheon Women Artists Biennial (IWAB), Incheon, Korea, July 30–August 31, 2009.
Across the Divide: Reconsidering the Other, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois, August 17, 2009. (Catalogue)
Signs taken for Wonder, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, May 27–July 2, 2009.
Double Exposure: African Americans Before and Behind the Camera, Wadsworth Antheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, 2005–2006. Traveled to: Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, June 19–September 28, 2008; DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, April 16–June 14, 2009. Curated by Lisa Henry and Frank Mitchell.
Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 2–May 12, 2008. Traveled to: Tate Liverpool, United Kingdom, May 29–September 13, 2009. Curated by Ann Temkin. (Catalogue)
Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body, The Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 1–August 10, 2008. Traveled to: Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Massachusetts, September 10–December 10, 2008; San Diego Museum of Art, California, January 31–April 26, 2009.
Across the Great Divide: Reconsidering the Other, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, August 15, 2008–January 11, 2009. Traveled to: Illinois State Museum, Chicago Gallery, Chicago, February 9–May 8, 2009. Curated by Robert Sill. (Catalogue)
Burning Down The House, Brooklyn Museum, New York, October 31, 2008–April 5, 2009.
Modern Lives, Curated by Dana Friis-Hansen, Austin Museum of Art, Texas, August 30–November 2, 2008.
History Keeps Me Awake at Night: A Genealogy of Wojnarowicz, P.P.O.W., New York, July 10–August 22, 2008.
We’re All In This Together, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, California, January 5–February 3, 2008.
Highlights of the Permanent Collection, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York
Blacks In and Out of the Box, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, September 13–December 30, 2007.
More Than One, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, October 4–December 7, 2007.
Prized Images, Akron Museum of Art, Akron, Ohio, July 17–October 14, 2007.
Taking Possession, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas, August 15–October 10, 2007.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. 45 Years of Art and Feminism, Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Bilbao, Spain, July 11–September 9, 2007.
Hidden in Plain Sight, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 15–September 3, 2007.
Charlottesville Collects African American Art, University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, Virginia, July 11–August 19, 2007. Curated by Andrea Douglas.
Making the Ephemeral Concrete: Directing for the Stage, Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, March 14–June 3, 2007.
Regarding Intimacy, The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York, March 29–May 12, 2007. Curated by Saul Robbins.
Still I Rise: African American Art from the Collection, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, January 26–April 29, 2007.
New Media/ New Materials: Highlights in Contemporary Art from The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Ohio, February 2–April 15, 2007.
Embracing Eatonville, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, January 20–March 18, 2007.
Photography and the Self: The Legacy of F. Holland Day, Whitney Museum of American Art,
New York, December 20, 2006–March 4, 2007.
Seen Inside: The Body and Photography, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa, through February 3, 2007.
Black Panther Rank and File, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California, March 17–June 2, 2006. Traveled to: Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, July 21–November 30, 2007.
Out of Time: A Contemporary View, Museum of Modern Art, New York, August 30, 2006–April 9, 2007.
The Human Touch:- Selections from the RBC Dain Rauscher Art Collection, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois, October 20, 2006–January 7, 2007.
Legacies: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Slavery, New York Historical Society, New York, June 16, 2006–January 7, 2007.
Black Alphabet: Contexts of Contemporary African-American Art, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland, September 23–November 2006.
Group Dynamic - Portfolios, Series, and Sets, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa
Portraits of the Black Experience, The Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, Ohio, September 1, 2005–October 15, 2006.
Common Ground: Discovering Community in 150 Years of Art, Selections from the Collection of Julia J. Norrell, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., October 23, 2004–January 31, 2005. Traveled to: North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, May 7–June 16, 2006. (Catalogue; texts by Jacquelyn Days Serwer, Paul Roth, Merry A. Foresta, and Julia J. Norrell)
View From Here: Contemporary Russian and American Screen Prints, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York, August 12–November 27, 2005.
Figuratively Speaking, Miami Art Museum, Florida, February 5–October 30, 2005.
African Queen, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, January 26–March 27, 2005.
The Whole World is Rotten, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, February 10–March 12, 2005.
Common Ground: Discovering Community in 150 Years of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., October 23, 2004–January 31, 2005.
Perspectives @ 25: A Quarter Century of New Art in Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas, October 16, 2004–January 9, 2005. (Catalogue)
African American Art - Photographs from the Collection, Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
Hair Stories, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona, October 3, 2003–January 4, 2004. Traveled to: Clark Atlanta University Galleries, Atlanta, Georgia, February 1–April 10, 2004; Chicago Cultural Center, Illinois, May 4–July 3, 2004; Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, California, January–March 2005; Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 16–June 19, 2005; Forty Acres Art Gallery, Sacramento, California, June–August 2005; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, July 9–September 11, 2005. (Catalogue; texts by Kim Curry-Evans and Dr. Neal A. Lester)