Laura Castagnini is a curator and writer interested in the histories of feminism and their current articulations, especially as they intersect with the politics of sexuality and race, and their expression in modern and contemporary art. She was (until March 2021) Assistant Curator, Modern and Contemporary British Art, at Tate, where she curated monographic displays on Lubaina Himid and Liliane Lijn as well as assisted on major exhibitions including Frank Bowling’s first retrospective and led on acquisitions by Black feminist artists such as Maud Sulter, Chila Kumari Singh Burman and Claudette Johnson. She has since moved into freelance work, with a particular interest in LGBT+ exhibition histories in Britain. Her residency at Cove Park is supported by a Research Continuity Fellowship from the Paul Mellon Centre to trace an exhibition history of Stolen Glances: Lesbians Take Photographs(curated by Tessa Boffin and Jean Fraser, 1991) and explore the broader context of 1980s/1990s lesbian photography in the UK.
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Image: Laura Castagnini (self portrait July 2021).