Gaia Tedone is an independent curator based in London.
She holds a BA in Economics for the Arts, Culture and Communication from Luigi Bocconi University, Milan (2005), an MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths College, London (2008) and was a Curatorial Fellow of the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York (2010). In 2013-2014, she was granted a Curatorial Fellowship funded by the Arts Council of England and organised by Whitechapel Gallery and Contemporary Art Society in collaboration with the Brighton & Hove Museums. The results of this period of research across the South of England culminated in the exhibition entitled ‘Twixt Two Worlds’ which was on show at Whitechapel Gallery, London during the summer 2014 before touring to Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne.
In parallel to this, Gaia undertook the position of Project Curator of the 8th edition of the Young Curators Residency Programme at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, Italy, supervising a small team of international curators in the delivery of an exhibition and publication inspired by the Italian art context. In 2015 she is jury member of Celeste Prize, 7th edition.
From 2012 to 2013, Gaia worked within Tate Modern’s curatorial department, assisting on acquisitions and displays for the Collection of Photography and International Art and was involved in the planning and organisation of photography displays. Alongside assisting in the management of the Photography and Middle East and North Africa Acquisitions Committees, she undertook substantial research for the collection of time-based media art.
Previously, she was an Assistant Curator in charge of Exhibitions, Projects and Collection at The David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2008-10), where she actively contributed to the conception and delivery of audience-focused exhibitions and events in collaboration with international artists and curators.
A number of independent projects have also complemented her curatorial practice, providing the opportunity to engage with a variety of different audiences and gallery contexts in London as well as abroad. In 2011, within the framework of the Whitney Independent Study Programme, she worked on the conception and production of the group exhibition ‘Foreclosed. Between Crisis and Possibility’ that took place at The Kitchen in New York, and coordinated its extensive public programme and catalogue (Yale University Press, 2011). More recently, she curated the photographic group show ‘Rotta di Collisione’ (Artopia, Milan, October 2013) and co-curated with Christine Takengny the group exhibition ‘Shifting Gazes’ (Guest Projects, London, January 2013).