The project is a response to a growing need to build an archival presence in Miami to document the artistic production that has taken place here since the 1980s and beyond. In particular, this project will provide a space for women artists who are from diverse backgrounds, those who do not have access to mainstream art resources and artists who are underrepresented.
WAAM will be organized around the principles of the post-custodial archive, emphasizing a community-oriented approach and fostering a democratic process of selection and participation. In addition to working with living artists, the project will also locate and identify material that is inaccessible or in hybrid locations due to the lack of resources available to the individual or institution that produced them.
Women Artists Archive Miami (WAAM)
WAAM is dedicated to the facilitation, preservation and documentation of artist archives of women and female identifying artists in Miami.