Biography - Eric Weeks is a photography and video artist, a curator, and Chair of the Photography Department at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. His work has been exhibited internationally, and is in many permanent public collections. His photography is represented by Galerie Catherine et André Hug in Paris. His monograph World Was in the Face of the Beloved was published by Pablo's Birthday (New York). Weeks was recently the Exhibition Director of the 2016 Jeonju International Photography Festival in South Korea. In 2014, he co-chaired the Mid-Atlantic Regional SPE Conference.
In 2017, Weeks exhibited his photographs in China, South Korea and Paris. The Wind Dies The Sun Sets, a short film made in collaboration with Joshua Reiman, was screened at the 8th Cairo Video Festival and at Art COP22, Arkane Afrika, Marrakesh. The film was also named Open Call Winner, Art Speaks Out, ikonoTV, Berlin.
Weeks received a MFA from Yale University, and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts.
Statement - My background as a current photography, and former fine art, department chair has given me extensive administrative, governance, leadership and budgeting experience. I hope to bring this knowledge and expertise to SPE by serving on the Board of Directors.
A focal point of interest is to continue expanding international networking for the organization. For the past six years I have developed relationships for my current institution with several universities in South Korea, and have made connections in China, Singapore, France and Mexico.
I would like to concentrate on identifying and engaging international and national organizations that can bring added diversity, ideas, and new members to SPE. Importantly, a surge of new members, as well as a strengthened membership renewal rate, will help alleviate SPE's current financial constraints and further revitalize the organization.