Green Festival Speakers

Cicely Sweed


Cicely Sweed is an independent curator, writer, artist, and educator. She holds a M.A. in Visual Criticism from California College of Arts and Crafts (CCA) and a B.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. In 2004, she founded and currently directs AŞĘstudio (Art Sustainable Enterprises Studio) an independent curatorial ; social practice that produces interactive and engaging exhibitions that serve as a catalyst to raise awareness around arts education and encourages ecologically and economically sustainable community growth and development.

She has provided curatorial and community engagement consulting services to a wide range of international, cultural, and academic organizations including the San Francisco Green Festival, California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), Oakland Museum of California, San Francisco Arts Commission, Cafe Gratitude, Asian Pacific Islander Wellness Center, Twiga Gallery, Alive ; Radiant Foods, Enola D. Maxwell Middle School, StudioOne Arts Center, African American Art ; Culture Complex (AAACC), Babilonia 1808 Gallery, Alliance of Arts Administrators, Nordstrom, and Gap, Inc.

Sweed writes extensively on the visual arts and creative cultural practices and her writing has appeared in various arts and culture publications including Exposure, The Atlantic, Art Papers, ArtUS, The Multiracial Activist, SF Weekly, and The San Francisco Bay Guardian.