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Tanya Zimbardo is a contemporary art curator based in San Francisco. As an assistant curator of media arts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, she has curated exhibitions of work by contemporary artists Jim Campbell, Runa Islam, Pat O'Neill, and Kerry Tribe, as well as the two-person and group exhibitions Speculative PortraitsFuture Histories: Theater Gates and Cauleen Smith, and The Studio Sessions. Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors is currently on view at SFMOMA and Bay Area Walls: Jenifer K. Wofford is forthcoming. Zimbardo co-curated Nothing Stable under Heaven, Soundtracks, Nam June Paik: In Character, The More Things Change, Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The SECA Awards, among others. She has worked on numerous SFMOMA exhibitions including surveys of William Kentridge and Suzanne Lacy. 

Zimbardo has curated select artist film and video screening programs at the museum, independently, and for organizations such as Artists' Television Access, Canyon Cinema Foundation, San Francisco Cinematheque, and McEvoy Foundation for the Arts. Zimbardo has guest (co-)curated exhibitions and related public programs at the Berkeley Art Center, di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art; Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Mills College Art Museum; The 500 Capp Street Foundation, among others. She recently co-edited the catalog Bonnie Ora Sherk: Life Frames since 1970 and guest curated Jen Liu: GHOST__WORLD (April 13 - August 24, 2024) at / (Slash) in San Francisco. Zimbardo regularly gives public lectures and guest talks to higher education classes.

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