Anita Bateman is an art historian and curator. Ms. Bateman has a BA (cum laude) from Williams College in Art History, Criticism and Conversation, and an MA from Duke University where she is also a 4th year PhD candidate (ABD) in Art, Art History, and Visual Studies. 

She specializes in modern and contemporary African art and the art of the African diaspora with additional interests in the history of photography, an inclusive view of feminism, and the role of social media in activism and contemporary art. 

Her published work has been featured in theInternational Review of African-American Art and in the Journal of Black Studies

In July 2017, Ms. Bateman joined the curatorial staff of the RISD Museum as an Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow in Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. She has also held positions at the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA, the Nasher Museum of Art in Durham, NC  and the non-profit organization, UrbanArt Commission, in Memphis, TN.

Anita Bateman is a member of the Carr Center’s 2018–2019 Independent Scholars Fellowship Program and is assistant curator to Carrie Mae Weems for, “Beyond Space”, the inaugural art exhibit of the NEW Carr Center Contemporary Gallery at the Park Shelton.

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