Anita Bateman, as ARCAthens’ curatorial fellow, has been participating in the Occupy Atopos residency from September 18th to November 14th, 2022.

Dr. Anita N. BatemanĀ (she/her) specializes in modern and contemporary African art and the art of the African diaspora with additional expertise in the history of photography, Black Feminism/Womanism, and the role of social media in activism and liberation work. Bateman earned a Ph.D. in Art History & Visual Culture and a Graduate Certificate in African and African American Studies from Duke University, an M.A. in Art History from Duke University, and a B.A. in Art History cum laude from Williams College. She has held curatorial positions at the RISD Museum, the Williams College Museum of Art, and the Nasher Museum of Art. Her research has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council. Bateman was recently appointed Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and is currently based in Houston, TX.

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