Title: Interim Chief Curator and Brown Foundation Curator
Artist Affiliation: Modern and Contemporary Art San Antonio Museum of Art
Suzanne Weaver brings nearly three decades of curatorial experience to the San Antonio Museum of Art. As the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and Director of Adult Programs at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky (2009–2014), Weaver organized more than fifteen installations and exhibitions, including a major presentation of films and photographs by the Northern Irish artist Willie Doherty. She also helped realize over thirty key acquisitions and gifts by artists. As the Nancy and Tim Hanley Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art (1995–2008), she played an integral role in revitalizing the museum's international emerging artist exhibition series, Concentrations. She organized over twenty-two Concentrations exhibitions, which included the first US museum solo exhibitions for many international artists. Weaver's last Concentrations show was the world premiere of Phil Collins's monumental video trilogy, the world won't listen, which was accompanied by a cross-disciplinary catalogue distributed by Yale University Press. During her tenure at the DMA, she brought in over seventy acquisitions and gifts and helped establish an internationally significant new media collection. At the San Antonio Museum of Art she has made major new acquisitions of contemporary works by African American and Latino artists and co-organized two large-scale exhibitions: Capturing the Moment, Photographs from the Marie Brenner and Ernst Pomerantz Collection and Texas Women: A New History of Abstract Art.