DR. CATERINA ALBANO is a senior research fellow and curator for Artakt, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London. Albano curates, lectures and publishes in the field of art, cultural history and theory, in particular emotion and affectivity, memory and consciousness; and on the theory of curating. She is the author of Fear and Art in the Contemporary World (Reaktion, 2012) and she is currently working on a project on affectivity, memory and art (Palgrave MacMillan). Albano has extensive experience in interdisciplinary art projects and collaborations.
Her curatorial work includes: Psychoanalysis: The Unconscious in Everyday Life (Science Museum, Oct 2010-April 2011); Crossing Over: Art, Science, and Biotechnologies (The Royal Institution of Great Britain, Oct. 2008, Wellcome Trust and Arts Council award). She was the curatorial consultant for John Snow: Cartographies of Life and Death (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 13th March-14th April 2013) and for the Wellcome Trust exhibitions Medicine and Art: Imagining a Future for Life and Love – Leonardo, Okyo, Damien Hirst (Mori Museum, Tokyo, 28th Nov. 2009- 2010), and First Time Out (20th January-22nd August 2011). She co-curated the exhibitions Head On (Science Museum/Wellcome Trust, 2002) and The Genius of Genetics (Mendel Museum, Brno 2002). Albano was the senior researcher for Artakt’s two major exhibitions Spectacular Bodies (Hayward Gallery 2000) and Seduced (Barbican Art Gallery 2007). For the latter, she curated The Voice of Sex.