WOMEN ART DEALERS
One of her main research interests is the central role played by women art dealers in the creation and development of the modern art market. She curated the exhibition La Galleria dell’Ariete: una storia documentaria at ICA Foundation in Milan (March 24-June 2, 2019). In May 2016 she was granted a research fellowship by the Santa Maddalena Foundation for doing research on the Galleria dell’Ariete records at the Getty Research Institute (GRI), Los Angeles, CA. Since 2019 she is Associate Director of the Santa Maddalena Foundation, where she is scientific supervisor of the photographic archive of the renowned Galleria dell’Ariete founded in 1955 by Beatrice Monti della Corte one of the first Italian art dealers who played a dynamic and influential role on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2019 Caterina Toschi organized with Véronique Chagnon-Burke the Christie’s Education Symposium Women Art Dealers (1940-1990), preceded by a panel of the same topic at the 2018 Christie’s Education Conference Celebrating Female Agency in the Arts. From these events was born the idea of founding a research lab to explore women art dealers’ contributions to contemporary art markets by mapping and examining their archives: WADDA | Women Art Dealers Digital Archives. She is co-editor (with Véronique Chagnon-Burke) of the upcoming scholarly monograph Women Art Dealers, Makers of the Modern Art Market, 1940-1990, whose proposal has been accepted, after a double-blind peer review, on March 26th, 2021 by Bloomsbury in the series Contextualizing Art Markets. She is working on a monograph entitled Beatrice Monti della Corte e la Galleria dell’Ariete di Milano (1955-1985). She has also worked on the archives of Matilde Giorgini and Fiamma Vigo, founders of the Galleria Quadrante and the Galleria Numero, respectively.
TUSCAN CONTEMPORARY ART ARCHIVES
Co-founder and co-director of Senzacornice | Research and Education Lab for Contemporary Art, mainly skilled on studying the Tuscan contemporary artistic culture. Since 2016 the Lab coordinates the census project Contemporary Art Archives in Tuscany (1960-2000) promoted by Regione Toscana and Soprintendenza Archivistica e Bibliografica della Toscana in partnership with the Center for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci. She co-curated the exhibition Pistoia Novecento. An Overview of the Art of the Post World War II Period, (with A. Acocella and A. Iacuzzi) at Fondazione Pistoia Musei, Pistoia (September 19, 2020-April 19, 2021) and the documentaries Base Progetti per l’arte 1998/2018 (with A. Acocella, 2018) and Toscana ’900. La cultura artistica di un secolo (with A. Acocella and A. Mazzanti, 2015). As scientific coordinator of the project Landscape Archive of the International Center for the Study of the Tuscan Landscape PaTos of the University for Foreigners of Siena, she co-curated in 2021 the online exhibition Il paesaggio toscano nei critofilm di Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti. She co-edited (with A. Acocella) the book Arte a Firenze 1970-2015. Una città in prospettiva (Quodlibet, 2016).