Ana Vejzovic Named Assistant Curator
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
MEMPHIS, (amnnews.com) — Kaywin Feldman, Director of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, has announced the appointment of Ana Vejzovic as Assistant Curator of the Brooks. The primary curatorial duties of the position will include the research, exhibition, and display of contemporary art.
“It is fitting that Ana receive this recognition and opportunity,” said Feldman. “Her training in art history and curatorial studies makes her exceptionally well suited for this position with a focus on contemporary art.”
“We received applications from many impressive applicants and Ana stood out,” said Pacini. “Although her primary interest is in contemporary art, she is excited about working with the encyclopedic collection at the Brooks. She is a strong addition to the curatorial team, and we are expecting great things from her.”
The assistant curator position was made possible through the generous funding of philanthropist Hall Cannon, a Memphian currently residing in New York City. Kathy Albers, owner of Albers Fine Art Gallery in Memphis, was instrumental in working with Cannon to help the Museum fund this new appointment.
“The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is the preeminent fine art museum in Memphis,” stated Cannon. “I believe in the importance of contemporary art and its role in modern American life. I am thrilled with the choice of Ana and know that she will make a great addition to the excellent staff at the Brooks.”
As Assistant Curator Vejzovic will participate in research for new acquisitions, aid in the interpretation and installation of the Brooks permanent collection, and support the development of special exhibitions. Her position will also require public lecturing and significant contribution to publication.
Born in Croatia, Vejzovic’s expansive background includes an undergraduate degree in art history and a masters in curatorial studies. Well-versed in Western Art with a special emphasis on the contemporary period, her studies include travel in Rome and Sicily, Italy.
Her curatorial experience includes exhibitions such as Space Matters and Rest Assured both at Bard College. She has worked at the Pratt Fine Arts Center, a community art center in Seattle, Washington and most recently at ArtPace: A Foundation for Contemporary Art in San Antonio, Texas.
Regarding her new appointment at the Brooks, Vejzovic stated: “I am extremely pleased to begin an affiliation with the Brooks. It is an extraordinary opportunity to work with the largest encyclopedic art museum in the Mid-South. I look forward to familiarizing myself with the community and the artists in the Memphis area and its surrounding region.”