Staff Profile


Dominic Willsdon, Leanne and George Roberts Curator of Education and Public Practice

Dominic Willsdon joined SFMOMA as the Leanne and George Roberts Curator of Education and Public Practice in 2006. From 2000 to 2005, he was curator of public events at Tate Modern. He is a former editor of the Journal of Visual Culture and co-editor of The Life and Death of Images: Ethics and Aesthetics and Public Servants: Art and the Crisis of the Common Good. He was a lecturer in critical theory at the Royal College of Art, London (1999-2005) and the history of modern art at the UK's Open University and Birkbeck College at the University of London (1995-1999). In 2010, he was the inaugural Kress Fellow in Museum Education at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. He was a co-curator of the 2013 Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and is a co-curator of the 2016 Liverpool Biennial, UK. Willsdon holds an MA and PhD in philosophy from the University of Essex, UK, a DEA in philosophy from the University of Paris, France, and an MA with honors in fine art from Edinburgh University, Scotland.