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Faron Manuel

Faron Manuel is an independent curator and art writer based in Atlanta, Georgia. Since 2016 Faron has also been the coordinator of the Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship and the Mellon Graduate Fellowship in Object-Centered Curatorial Research at the High Museum of Art. Prior to joining the High Museum, he was the Special Projects Curatorial Assistant to the Director of the Clark Atlanta University Art Museum. While at the CAU Art Museum, he curated his first exhibition, Négritude (2015), which explored a French literary and philosophical movement within the African diaspora through art, before receiving his B.A. in history from Clark Atlanta University in 2015. He later served as the assistant editor at Black Art in America from 2015-2016, where he regularly interviewed collectors and reported widely on contemporary art.

Winner of the Hammonds House Museum’s 2019 Curatorial Excellence Award, Faron recently collaborated with Black Art in America to curate the exhibit Our Image Is Our Message: As Told by Black Women Artists in conjunction with the March on Washington Film Festival at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in 2019.

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. Travel
  2. Sleep (trying to get enough of this)
  3. Music
  4. Hot tea with clover honey
  5. Books–I get inspired by reading good biographies!
  6. My watch
  7. Art, art in the room sets the tone
  8. Podcasts, my real friends send me podcasts, send me podcasts
  9. Food, I love food (I’m a former vegan)
  10. Writing, the hardest thing I’ve ever done . . . so I write