Flavia has taught curating, exhibition histories, contemporary art, post-war Italian art, feminism and Latin American art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art (London) and UCL.

Curating Contemporary Art

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

This course is intended for students who want to hone their curatorial skills and their understanding of current trends and debates in curating. It includes lectures on the networks of the contemporary art world and the place of the curator within them. Workshops on practical aspects of curating in both the private and public sectors and seminars on landmark exhibitions are integral to the course.

Contemporary Art


This unit is offered in conjunction with the Art & Business semester course. It begins with Minimalism and goes on to explore major shifts in visual culture, including feminism, Land art, Conceptual art, Postmodernism and recent developments in contemporary art. The course is supplemented by visits to contemporary art museums and galleries.

‘Preface’ and ‘Epilogue’ in Women, Art and Society, Whitney Chadwick ed. London: Thames & Hudson.


Art Museums, Galleries and Curating


Blending theoretical and practical learning, this course follows a chronological history of the collection, care and exhibition of works of art from the 16th century to the present day. The programme explores a variety of forms and approaches to curating through a prism of historic and contemporary practice.

Cultures of Display: Modern and Contemporary Art in London


This course addresses the public display of art in museums and galleries, with a particular emphasis on artistic developments of the second half of the 20th century and the contemporary moment.

Modern Art and Architecture: Women Artists in Modern and Contemporary Art


This course examines the history, theory and practice of feminism(s) and art made by female practitioners during the 20th century and up to the present. Movements, such as Expressionism, Surrealism, Minimalism and Pop art are reconsidered through a feminist prism, allowing for novel interpretations to emerge.

The Italian Avant-Garde

2016, 2017, 2018

In this module, third-year undergraduate students, explore the history of the Italian avant-garde, with an emphasis on key political debates, aesthetic developments, and experimental practices in Italian modernism, post-war and contemporary art.