Main Focus

  • feminine, proto-feminist and feminist art in Italy
  • Italian critical discourse surrounding the work of women artists
  • Rome in the Sixties

Publications (Selection)

  • "Uno sguardo oltreoceano: assenze, presenze e fraintendimenti nella ricezione dell'arte americana a Roma (1958–1963)", Palinsesti Contemporary Italian Art On-line Journal, 6 (2017).
  • "Fonti di arte americana a Roma, 1958–1961", Annali della Scuola Normale Superiore. Classe di Lettere e Filosofia, serie 5, 8/2 (2016), pp. 547–566, 874–876.
  • "Ileana Sonnabend e Mario Schifano: un epistolario, 1962–1963", Storia dell'arte, 140 (2015), pp. 148–176.
  • "Emilio Villa e l'esperienza di 'Appia Antica'", Studi di Memofonte, XIII (2014), pp. 245–261.

Publications (OPAC-Research)

Curriculum Vitae

Giorgia Gastaldon is currently a post-doc fellow at the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History as part of the research initiative Rome Contemporary with a project focused on the phenomenon of proto-feminism in the arts in Rome. In 2014 she obtained a PhD in Art History from the University of Udine with a dissertation on Mario Schifano's Painting 1958–1964. In the same university she had previously studied Preservation of Artistic and Architectonic Heritage (BA 2007) and Art History (MA 2010). In 2017 she was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Art Studies Licia and Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti (Lucca, Italy), where she developed a research project on Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Florence: story of a vision for a city. Between 2014 and 2016 she spent two-years as research fellow in the framework of the FIRB ministerial project Spreading visual culture: contemporary art through periodicals, archives and illustrations. Alongside her academic career, she has been working as curator of contemporary art exhibitions' curator and actually she has been appointed as scientific director of Palinsesti (San Vito al Tagliamento, PN) since 2015. She published several essays and scientific articles focused, in particular, on the themes of the reception of American art in Italy in the Fifties and Sixties, on the role played by magazines in the Italian artists' update and on the cultural panorama of post-WWII Rome.

Memberships/honorary positions
Cultrice della materia, Dipartimento di Studi umanistici e del patrimonio culturale, Università degli Studi di Udine

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