Behind the Scenes, television program for PBS in association
with Learning Designs, New York, NY.
Disclosing the Myth of Family, curated by Barbara Berber, The School of the
Art Institute of Chicago.
Schwarze Kunst: Konzepte zur Politik und Identitat, curated by Frank Wagner,
Neue Gesellschaft fur bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany.
Dirt and Domesticity: Constructions of the Feminine, Whitney Museum of
American Art at Equitable Center, New York.
Art, Politics and Community, curated by Don Desmett, William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut; traveled to Tyler School of Art, Temple University.
Meets Terry Adkins
Mis/Taken Identities, curated by Abigail Solomon–Godeau and Constance
Lewallen, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara; traveled to Museum
Folkwang, Essen, Germany; Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria; Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen im
Forum Langenstraße, Germany; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; Western
Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.
Photography: Expanding the Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art,
Receives first major commission, from Weston Naef and the Getty Museum.
Carrie Mae Weems
Published by the National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sea Islands, The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia.
Carrie Mae Weems traveling exhibition, curated by Andrea Kirsh
and Susan Fisher Sterling, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.
And 22 Million Very Tired and Very Angry People, Walter/McBean Gallery,
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco.
Enlightenment, Revolution, A Gallery Project, Ferndale, MI.
Fictions of the Self: The Portrait in Contemporary Photography,
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and Herter Art Gallery,
University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
The Theater of Refusal: Black Art and the Mainstream Criticism, curated
by Charles Gaines, Fine Arts Gallery, University of California, Irvine; traveled to University
of California, Davis; University of California, Riverside.
Carrie Mae Weems
Published by The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, PA. Introduction by Mary Jane Jacob.
Women’s Representation of Women, curated by Dana Friis-Hansen and
Yuko Hayashi, Sapporo American Center Gallery, Sapporo, Japan. Traveled to Aka Renga
Cultural Center, Fukuoka City, Japan; Kyoto International Community House, Kyoto,
Japan; Aichi Prefectural Arts Center, Nagoya, Japan; Osaka Prefectural Contemporary
Arts Center, Japan; Spiral Arts Center, Tokyo, Japan.
Moves back to New York
Imagining Families: Images and Voices, curated by Deborah Willis,
The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Black Male, Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art,
curated by Thelma Golden, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, and The Armand
Hammer Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA.
Elopes to Tijuana, Mexico, and marries Jeff Hoone.
Carrie Mae Weems Reacts to Hidden Witness, J. Paul Getty Museum of
Art, Malibu, CA. First artist to be commissioned by the Getty.
Projects 52, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. First significant
solo show at the Museum of Modern Art.
StoryLand: Narrative Vision and Social Space, Walter Phillips
Gallery, The Banff Center for the Arts, Banff, Canada.
Embedded Metaphor, curated by Nina Felshin. Traveling exhibit.
Inside the Visible, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA;
The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., international traveling
exhibition. Gender - Beyond Memory, curated by Michiko Kasahara, Tokyo
Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan.
Bearing Witness: Contemporary Works by African-American Artists,
traveling exhibition. Taboo: Repression and Revolt in Modern Art,
Galerie St. Etienne, New York, NY. Tell Me a Story: Narration in Contemporary
Painting and Photography, Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble,
Recent Work: Carrie Mae Weems 1992-98, Everson Art Museum, Syracuse, NY.
Who, What, When, Where, Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris,
New York, NY.
Ritual & Revolution, DAK’ART 98: Biennale of Contemporary Art,
Galerie Nationale d’Art, Dakar, Senegal.
Art in America cover story
It’s Only Rock and Roll, traveling exhibition.
Disturbing the Domestic in Contemporary Art, traveling exhibition.
Histories (Re)membered, The Bronx Museum of Art, New
Carrie Mae Weems: The Hampton Project, commissioned by Williams
College, 2000-2003, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA. Traveling exhibit.
Looking Forward, Looking Back, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan
University, Middletown, CT. Material and Matter: Loans to and Selections from the
Studio Museum Collection, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY. The View From
Here: Issues of Cultural Identity and Perspective in Contemporary Russian and American
Art, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Strength and Diversity: A Celebration
of African American Artists, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University,
Cambridge, MA. Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers 1840 to the
Present, Smithsonian Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and
Culture, Washington, D.C.
The Louisiana Project, Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University,
New Orleans. Traveling exhibit. Cuba on the Verge, International Center
of Photography, New York. Crimes and Misdemeanors: Politics in U.S. Art of
the 1980s, Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art,
Opens the Record Shop
Commissioned by David Ross and the Beacon Cultural Foundation, Beacon, NY.
Selling Hopes and Dreams in a Bottle
Coming Up for Air, Meaning & Landscape, MoMA Film at the
Gramercy, New York.
Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970, Contemporary
Arts Museum, Houston. Beyond Compare: Women Photographers on Beauty, BCE,
Toronto. Traveling exhibit.
Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize Fellowship, American Academy in Rome, 2005-2006.
African American Art - Photographs from the Collection, Saint Louis Art
Museum, Saint Louis, MO. Figuratively Speaking, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL.
The Whole World is Rotten, first exhibit with Jack Shainman Gallery,
New York. Common Ground: Discovering Community in 150 Years of Art, Corcoran
Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
The 21st Century, The Feminine Century, and the Century of Diversity and Hope, 2009 International Incheon
Women Artists’ Biennial, Incheon, South Korea. Colour Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today, Tate Liverpool,
UK. Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic, Tate Liverpool, UK. From Then to Now:
Masterworks of Contemporary African American Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Ohio.
Carrie Mae Weems: Estudios Sociales, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo,
Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography, Museum of Modern
Art, New York.
Slow Fade to Black, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl, Nasher Museum,
Durham, North Carolina.
Myth, Manners and Memory: Photographers of the American South, De La Waar Pavillion, East Sussex, UK.
Off the Wall: Part 1 — Thirty Performative Actions, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Ohio.
Essays by Elvira Dyangani Ose, Annie E. Coombes, and Greg Tate. Published by
Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain.
Carrie and the Social Studies 101 collective begin anti-violence
public art project,
The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of
Power, 1973-1991, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchse College, Purchase, New York.
Posing Beauty: African American Images From the 1890s to the Present,
Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey.
Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists,
Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, New York.
30 Americans, North Carolina Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina.
Unsettled: Photography and Politics in Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art,
Carrie's work greets visitors to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN) in New York City.
Interviewed by Dream Hampton for Jay Z's Life and Times website.
Also recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
and the Gordon Parks Foundation Award.
Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, Portland Art
Museum, Cleveland Art Museum, Cantor Center for the Visual Arts. Feminist And . . . ,
The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. DuBois in Our Time, University
of Massachusetts, Amherst. Seven Sisters, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Franciasco.
Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, Guggenheim Museum.
P.3 Prospect New Orleans, The McKenna Museum, New Orleans. Color: Real and
Imagined, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London. Carrie Mae Weems: The Museum Series,
Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. Wide Angle: American Photographs, University
of Kentucky, Lexington.
Carrie reads at the Academy of American Poets along with Meryl Streep,
Rosie Perez, Patrick Stewart, Julianna Margulies, Tina Fey
The Memory of Time, The National Gallery of Art. Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy. Winter in America, The School. An Exhibition of African American Photographers from the Daguerreian to the Digital Eras, Marshall Fine Arts Center at Haverford College. Represent: 200 Years of African American Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art. Under Color of Law, The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College. 30 Americans, Detroit Institute of Arts.
Awards and Honors
Carrie receives the WEB DuBois Medal, the ICP Spotlight Award,
and is the honoree at the American Academy in Rome Gala.
Grace Notes: Reflections for Now premieres at the Spoleto Festival.
Awards and Honors
Carrie receives an honorary doctorate from the School of Visual Arts, awards from Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Roy and Edna Disney Cal Arts Theater, College Arts Association, and DeFINE ART, and is named a Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellow.