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Dr Martina Tanga

Contemporary Art

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum



Martina Tanga is a contemporary art historian and curator, specializing in Italian 20th century art. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, her research interests focus on art that engages with social concerns, feminism, the built environment, and audience participation. She is currently working on a book titled Arte Ambientale, Urban Space, and Participatory Art, which examines radical artistic practices situated in Italy’s 1970s urban landscape.

She is the Koch Curatorial Fellow at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, USA. Her recent curatorial projects include See Her by Detroit based feminist-activist artist Ann Lewis for the public art non-profit organization Now + There.

Martina holds both an MA and BA from University College London, UK. She earned her PhD in the History of Art and Architecture from Boston University, USA. Her research was supported by an American Association of University Women Fellowship as well as the Boston University Center for the Humanities.

She has published widely, having written several exhibition reviews for publications like Art Papers, penned art object entries for museum catalogues, and authored several essays based on her research that have appeared in a number of academic anthologies.