Zanna Gilbert

Zanna Gilbert is a senior research specialist at the Getty Research Institute. Her research focuses on transnational conceptual art, feminisms, concrete art and poetry, Xerox art, and the international mail art network, with a particular focus on Latin America. She holds a PhD from the School of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex, UK, in collaboration with Tate Research. She was previously Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, where she led research on Latin America and was founding coeditor of MoMA’s online publication post. She has curated a number of exhibitions, including Intimate Bureaucracies: Art & the Mail and Contested Games: Mexico 68’s Olympic Design Revolution (Arts Exchange, University of Essex 2011, 2012) Daniel Santiago: Brazil Is My Abyss (Museu de Arte Moderna Aloisio Magalhães and Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói, 2012, 2014); The Unmaker of Objects: Edgardo Antonio Vigo’s Marginal Media (MoMA, 2014); Home Archives: Paulo Bruscky and Robert Rehfeldt’s Mail Exchange (Chert, Berlin, 2015). She contributed a section on artistic exchange for the exhibition Transmissions: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, 1960–1980 (MoMA, 2015). She was co-curator of the PST:LA/LA exhibition Making Art Concrete: Works from Argentina in the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros at the J. Paul Getty Museum (2017). Gilbert’s texts have appeared in Art in America, Art Margins, Fillip, OEI, Arte y Parte, Caiana, Blanco Sobre Blanco, and Art in Print, as well as in numerous exhibition catalogs and books.