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Introduction
Carrie Mae Weems (born April 20, 1953) is considered one of the most important contemporary artists working in text, fabric, audio, digital images and installation video, and is best known for her work in the field of photography. She achieved prominence through her early 1990s photographic project The Kitchen Table Series. Her award-winning photographs, films and videos have been shown in over 50 exhibitions in the United States and abroad, and focus on serious issues facing African Americans today, including racism, sexism, politics and personal identity. She once said, "Let me say that my primary concern in art, as in politics, is with the status and place of Afro-Americans in the country." More recently however, she expressed that "Black experience is not really the main point; rather, complex, dimensional, human experience and social inclusion ... is the real point."Weems now lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn and Syracuse, New York with her husband Jeffrey Hoone. She continues to produce art that provides social commentary on the experiences of people of color, especially black women, in America.Currently, she is Artist in residence at Syracuse University.Weems is one of six artist-curators who made selections for Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection, on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum from May 24, 2019, to January 12, 2020.
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Nationalities
American, African American
Gender
Female
Roles
Artist, Photographer
Name
Carrie Mae Weems
Ulan
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