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Gilda Williams

Consultant Lecturer, London

PhD, Open University

Gilda Williams is an art critic and teaches at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She has guest lectured at universities including the Royal College of Art and Central St Martins. Williams was the Commissioning Editor for Contemporary Art at Phaidon Press, where she commissioned more than fifty books in the 'Contemporary Artists' series. Williams conceived and commissioned Phaidon's 'cream' series of 'biennials-in-a book' and edited the Themes and Movements series of anthologies. Other publications include Vitamin P on contemporary painting; Vitamin Ph on contemporary photography; the monograph Gordon Matta-Clark; The 20th Century Art Book; and many others. Her special area of expertise is the Gothic in contemporary art. Her texts on the Gothic are included in The Gothic World (Routledge, 2013) and Gothic (British Film Institute, 2013).

Gilda Williams
  • Selected Publications

    Selected Publications

    The Gothic - Whitechapel/MIT Press, ‘Documents of Contemporary Art’ series (2007)

    The Art Book for Children - Co-author of junior edition of Phaidon's best-selling The Art Book (2005)

    Fiona Rae: Maybe We Can Live on the Moon in the Next Century, Leeds Art Gallery (2012)

    Sarah Lucas: Ordinary Things, Henry Moore Institute (2012)

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MA in Contemporary Art - London