Joanna Fiduccia is an art historian and critic whose work examines the relationship between aesthetic forms and ideology in European modernism. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History & Humanities at Reed College, where she teaches the history of modern art and the avant-garde, critical theory, and modern European thought. Her research interests include the conjuncture of sculpture and political theory in the modernist return to figuration, proto-digital modeling technologies and 20th-century sculpture, theories of scale and the miniature, and experimental research practices. She received her Ph.D. from UCLA and her B.A. from Stanford University. Her research has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies, the Swiss Confederation, the Society of French Historians, and the UCLA Center for European Studies.
Co-founder and editor of the journal of art history apricota, she is also the author of essays and reviews on contemporary art for publications including Artforum, Spike Art Quarterly, East of Borneo, and Parkett, as well as numerous catalogues. Joanna is currently at work on her first book, Hollow Man: Alberto Giacometti and the Crisis of the Monument, which investigates the convergence of artistic and political crises in the sculpture of Alberto Giacometti.