Tanya Zimbardo is a contemporary art curator based in San Francisco. As the assistant curator of media arts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, she has curated solo exhibitions of work by contemporary artists Jim Campbell, Runa Islam, Pat O'Neill, and Kerry Tribe, and Future Histories: Theater Gates and Cauleen Smith (through July 18, 2021), and The Studio Sessions. 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 film and video screening programs at the museum, independently, and for organizations such as Canyon Cinema Foundation, San Francisco Cinematheque, and McEvoy Foundation for the Arts. Zimbardo has guest (co-)curated exhibitions and related public programs at Berkeley Art Center, di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art; Mills College Art Museum; The 500 Capp Street Foundation, among others.