Teaching since 2005, Williams is a Lecturer in the MFA programme at Goldsmiths College, University of London and Guest Lecturer on the MA in Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London. She has taught and given talks at fine art and curating programmes throughout the UK, including the Royal College of Art; Frieze Academy, Westminster University; Central St Martins School of Art; the Slade School of Art; Kingston University, South Bank Centre (all London); Bournemouth Art Institute, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Metropolitan University, Northampton University, NYU Abu Dhabi, and the Whitworth Museum, Manchester. 

Dr. Williams conducts workshops on art criticism as part of the The Guardian’s ‘Masterclass’ series.

Williams has given gallery talks and participated in panels and symposia on contemporary art at institutions including the Tate Modern, Tate Britain, South London Gallery, Fashion Institute of Technology (New York), Serpentine Gallery, Museum of Modern Art Oxford, Whitechapel Gallery, the ICA, the Goethe Institute, and Nottingham Contemporary, among others. http://www.gold.ac.uk/art/staff/williamsgilda/http://www.gold.ac.uk/art/staff/williamsgilda/http://www.sothebysinstitute.com/Faculty/London/GILDAWILLIAMS.aspxhttp://www.sothebysinstitute.com/Faculty/London/GILDAWILLIAMS.aspxhttp://www.theguardian.com/guardian-masterclasses/how-to-be-an-art-critic-gilda-williams-culture-coursehttp://www.theguardian.com/guardian-masterclasses/how-to-be-an-art-critic-gilda-williams-culture-courseshapeimage_1_link_0shapeimage_1_link_1shapeimage_1_link_2shapeimage_1_link_3shapeimage_1_link_4shapeimage_1_link_5
2017
lecture, ‘Intro to Curating’, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, 20 Mar

talk, ‘Writing v Typing: On Writing About Art’, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, 24 May 

talk, Royal College of Art, ‘Art-Writing for Curators’, 1 Feb

talk, ‘The Tao of Warhol: Art and Spirituality’, ICA, London, 18 Jan (2017)

2016

talk, ‘Andy Warhol:A Most Underestimated Artist’, Whitworth Museum, Manchester, 13 Dec

talk, ‘Introduction to Curating’, frieze academy, 30 Nov, 7-9pm

talk, ‘Writing for Artists’, Chisenhale Gallery, ‘Into the Wild’ programme, 21 Nov

talk, South Bank Centre, ‘Art Writing for Curators’, with Ralph Rugoff and Morgan Quaintance, 20 Oct

talk, in conversation with artists Yinka Shonibare MBE and David Shrigley, Royal Academy, 14 Oct

‘How to Write about Art’, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 7 Oct

‘Art and Artists in London’, Contemporary Art in London, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 5 Oct

talk, in conversation with artists Bob and Roberta Smith and Alice Channer, Contemporary Art in London, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 5 Oct

guest lecturer, New York University Abu Dhabi, 23-29 Apr

guest lecturer, Northampton University School of the Arts, 18 Apr

book launch: ON&BY Andy Warhol, 17 Mar, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Talk: ‘Andy Warhol: Artist of the 21st Century’

‘‘How to Write about Art’, day course, Whitechapel Art Gallery, ‘Inside the Gallery’, 11 Mar

guest lecturer, ‘INSIDE/OUT’ lecture, Leeds Beckett University, 2 Mar

in conversation with Richard Deacon, 3 Mar, Plinth, London


2015
guest speaker, ‘On Art Writing’, Mark Devereux Projects, Manchester

guest speaker, ‘VII Congreso Internacional de Arte en el Caribe: Las Escrituras de las Artes’, Cartagena.

in conversation with Varda Caivano, Victoria Miro Gallery, London

in conversation with Kenneth Goldsmith, NY book launch for How to Write about Contemporary Art, 192 Books, New York

Guardian Masterclass, ‘How to Write Art Criticism’

Guardian Masterclass, ‘‘Being an Art Critic’, with Brian Dillon

Guardian Masterclass, ‘Writing and pitching art criticism’, with Tom Morton 
 
workshop, ‘Writing about Photography’, The Photographer’s Gallery, London

workshop, ‘’Curatorial Directions: Writing the Exhibition’, day workshop, MAC, Belfast


2014
workshop, ‘How to Write about Art’, Whitechapel Gallery, London

panelist, Writing on Art, The Drawing Room, London

artist’s talk, ‘Jonathan Wateridge’, Wilkinson Gallery, London

artist’s talk with Lawrence Weiner, South London Gallery, London 


How to Write about Contemporary Art, talk with art critics Tom Morton (frieze) and Oliver Basciano (Art Review), Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

Guardian Masterclass, ‘How to Write Art Criticism’, The Guardian, London

moderator, ‘The Sculpture Question’, Folkestone Triennial, with Nicolas Bourriaud, Iain Sinclair, Sarah Staton

radio broadcast, Resonance FM 104.4, ‘Reconsidering Warhol’

panelist, An Insider’s Guide to the Art World: Art Critics, White Cube Bermondsey/IESA event, London, with Jennifer Higgie, Brian Dillon, and Michael Bracewell 

2013 
Panel discussion, artist Nina Danino ‘Communion’, Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead, London

artist’s talk with Jockum Nordstrum and Emma Hart, Camden Arts Centre, London

artist’s talk with Giorgio Sadotti, Swiss Cottage Library, London; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

artist’s talk with Charles Avery at Whitechapel Gallery, London

talk following the screening of Craneway Event by Tacita Dean, Barbican Art Gallery, London 




Artist’s talk with Matt Bryans, Kate MacGarry Gallery, London

2012 
Interview with Martin Parr and Grayson Perry for the frieze launch of yoox.com

Online interview with Grayson Perry, for yoox.com, Victoria Miro gallery, London

‘Haunted Time, Dark Vision: Defining the Gothic Aesthetic’ , Summer, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London
 
‘Fiona Rae: Maybe you can live on the moon in the next century’, Leeds Art gallery, gallery talk

‘In Conversation: Alice Channer’, South London Gallery, London,

‘Culture Now: Jane and Louise Wilson’, ICA talks, London

‘Defining the Gothic Aesthetic in Contemporary Art’, Royal College of Art, London
        

2011 
‘Template of Terror’: The Revival of the Gothic’,  Chair of 2-day symposium on the contemporary gothic with Lindsay Seers, Catherine Spooner, Fred Botting, Avril Horner, Paul Hodkinson, Jonathan Jones, ICA London, June

‘In conversation with George Shaw’, South London Gallery 

Folkestone Biennial Tour, summer 

 ‘Late at Tate’, Tate Britain gallery talk, on Sarah Lucas


2010	
‘Critic’s Circle: British Art Show 7’, Nottingham Contemporary, Nov, with JJ Charlesworth and Sam Thorne.

Art Monthly Debates: For and Against the Interview’ (with Julian Stallabrass), Whitechapel Gallery, London. 

Interview with Yinka Shonibare MBE, BP Art Lecture Award, Tate Britain, London

‘On Ruins’, Resonance FM


2009 
‘Andy Warhol, Death and Disasters: A Modern Danse Macabre’, Courtauld Institute, London

‘Making Monsters: Gothic Themes and Processes in Contemporary Art’, University of Westminster

‘Monstrous Media/Spectral Subjects’, symposium organized by Fred Botting and Catherine Spooner with Marina  Warner et al., July 2009

‘Subculture and Style’ symposium, in conjunction with ‘Gothic: Dark Glamour’, paper on ‘Making Monsters: Gothic in Contemporary Art’, FIT museum, New York City, NY

‘Gothic in Contemporary Art’, guest lecturer, Art Institute of Bournemouth 
	
Lecturer, MFA curating, Goldsmiths College, University of London
-ongoing


2008 	
‘Gothic in Contemporary Art’, guest lecturer, MA in Curating, Goldsmiths College, London

 ‘Richard Prince’, symposium in conjunction with the Serpentine Gallery, with Nancy Spector, Richard Meyer, Goethe Institute, London

‘Cindy Sherman: Office Killer’, film presentation, Tate Modern, London

‘The Gothic’, keynote speaker, ‘Curating Contemporary Art’ , Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds. 

‘In conversation: John Stezaker’, Stanley Picker Public Lectures, Kingston University, London

‘The Gothic’, Royal College of Art, London

‘Maria Lassnig,’ gallery talk, Serpentine Gallery, London

Visiting Lecturer, Goldsmiths College, University of London, ‘The Gothic in Contemporary Art’


2007	
‘Louise Bourgeois’, gallery talk, Tate Modern, London

‘In conversation with Christian Marclay’, Tate Modern, London

‘The Gothic’, Slade School of Art, London

‘Identity and Performativity’, symposium, Tate Modern, London, on ‘Warhol’s Women’. 

‘Andy Warhol: Filmmaker’, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, MA Photography programme


2006	 
‘Damien Hirst: Murderme Collection’, gallery talk, Serpentine Gallery, London
            
‘Poetry and Dream’, gallery talk, Tate Modern, London

‘Thomas Demand’, gallery talk, Serpentine Gallery, London

‘Gillian Wearing’, gallery talk, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London 

‘Louise Bourgeois/Francis Bacon’, gallery talk, Tate Modern, London


2005 
‘Jeff Wall’, gallery talk, Tate Modern, London, 


2003 
‘Humour as a Subversive Strategy in Art’, symposium, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London 

‘Monica Bonvicini’, gallery talk, Oxford Museum of Modern Art, Oxford

‘Days Like These; Tate Triennial’,  symposium, Tate Modern, London 

‘Stan Douglas’, lecture, Sotheby’s Institute, London 


2002
‘Nan Goldin’, gallery talk, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

‘Raymond Pettibon: A Reading’, with Sarah Lucas, Chris Ofili, Michael Clark et al., Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

‘Citibank Photography Prize 2001’, panel, Photographers Gallery, London


1999-02
Visiting tutor, MA Fine Arts and ‘Creative Curating’ courses, Goldsmiths’ College, London


2001
‘Doug Aitken’, gallery talk, Serpentine Gallery, London

‘Boris Mikhailov’, gallery talk, Saatchi Gallery, London

‘Pipilotti Rist’, in conversation with artist, Tate Modern, London. 

‘Dan Flavin’, gallery talk, Serpentine Gallery, London

‘Citibank Photography Prize 2000’, gallery talk, Photographers Gallery, London


1999
‘Jane and Louise Wilson’, gallery talk, Serpentine Gallery, London

‘New Art for Cool Britannia’, panel, Culture Wars symposium, Riverside Studios, London


1998
‘New British Art’, roundtable discussion, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

‘cream: Contemporary Art in Culture’ symposium, Cooper Union, with Jerry Saltz, Francesco Bonami, Okwui Enwezor, Dan Cameron, New York

‘Beyond the Artist, A London Biennale?’, panel, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London


1997
‘Italian Contemporary Art’, gallery talk, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

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