Giorgia Gastaldon, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Abteilung Weddigen

gastaldon(at)biblhertz.it+39 0669 993-551

Giorgia Gastaldon is currently a post-doc fellow at Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max-Plank-Institut für Kunstgeschichte 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 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.

Research interests

- independent publishing and avant-gardes journals
- reception of American art in Rome
- feminist and proto-feminist art in Italy
- museology and the creation of new museums in Italy

Publications

«Emilio Vedova e Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti, tra arte e impegno civile», in Solo. Emilio Vedova, catalogo della mostra (Museo Novecento, Firenze 2018), a cura di L. P. Nicoletti, pp. 48-61.
«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.
«Italian Pop Art between Modernity and the Myth of History», in Italian Pop, catalogo della mostra (Tornabuoni Art London, Londra 2016).
«Ileana Sonnabend e Mario Schifano: un epistolario, 1962-1963», Storia dell'arte, 140 (2015), pp. 148-176.
«Materiali e tecniche: appunti per una storia del quadro che si fa oggetto», Senzacornice, 13 (2015), pp. 1-6.
«Emilio Villa e l'esperienza di “Appia Antica”», Studi di Memofonte, XIII (2014), pp. 245-261.
«Rotella, Schifano, Angeli», in Da Giorgio Franchetti a Giorgio Franchetti. Collezionisti alla Ca' d'Oro, catalogo della mostra (Ca' d'Oro, Venezia 2013), a cura di C. Cremonini, F. Fergonzi, pp. 110-119.