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Dominic Willsdon

Associate Professor of Art Education and Executive Director of the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU

Dominic Asmall Willsdon

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Dominic Willsdon is Associate Professor of Art Education and Executive Director of the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU. His research concerns aesthetic education and public culture. He was formerly Leanne and George Roberts Curator of Education and Public Practice at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, a Pedagogical Curator of the 9th Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre (2013), a Co-Curator of the 9th Liverpool Biennial (2016), and Curator of Public Programs at Tate Modern (2000-2005). Recent curatorial projects include Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa (2014), Public Knowledge (2016-19), Suzanne Lacy: We Are Here (2019), Fernanda Laguna: As Everyone (2020). Recent publications include Public Servants: Art and the Crisis of the Common Good (MIT, 2016). He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Visual Culture. Willsdon received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Essex and his DEA (Diplôme d’études approfondies) in philosophy from the Université de Paris-XII.