Jeffrey Weiss has been promoted to senior curator at the Guggenheim Museum, New York. As senior curator, Weiss will “take on a greater role as part of the museum’s core curatorial team,” says Guggenheim director Richard Armstrong, while continuing to spearhead the Panza Collection.
Weiss has worked at the Guggenheim since 2010 as curator of the Panza Collection Conservation Initiative, a long-term project funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation and dedicated to preservation and re-fabrication of works of minimalist, post-minimalist and conceptual art.
Weiss holds a PhD from NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts. Between 2000 and 2007, he was curator and head of modern and contemporary art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. From 2007–2008, he served as director of the Dia Art Foundation, New York, but left to pursue work as an independent critic, curator and professor at the Institute. Weiss has organized exhibitions on Jasper Johns, Pablo Picasso and Mark Rothko, contributing to and editing catalogues for those projects.
Weiss is currently collaborating with the artist On Kawara on a retrospective of his work scheduled to take place at the Guggenheim in 2015.