Joanna Fiduccia is an art historian and critic whose research explores the relationship between aesthetic forms and ideology in European modernism. She is an assistant professor in the Department of the History of Art at Yale University. Her 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 holds a Ph.D. in Art History from UCLA, and previously taught art history and humanities at Reed College. 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 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. She 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.