Linda Rocco is a London-based contemporary art curator, consultant, and PhD researcher at the Royal College of Art, with a LAHP/AHRC doctoral award. With over eight years of freelance experience, Linda has curated exhibition, public programmes, and residencies internationally, with established institutions such as Delfina Foundation and Goethe Institut London, and in the public sphere for the Mayor of London, where she curated a new public commission by Yinka Shonibare CBE for Liberty Festival. She is now working with Google to develop its 20-year digital archive.

Specialised in practice-based research at the crossover of art, the curatorial and new media, with a focus on networked cultures, her practice converges with active transdisciplinary research in emerging technologies, social systems and organisation, alternative economies and collaborative infrastructures. She’s currently Course Leader for the Royal College of Art’s Curating Contemporary Art and Design: Theory and Practice summer school, designing the course ‘Curating After the Internet: New Media and Digital Cultures’.

Linda has worked with artists, collectives and organisations worldwide, from Denmark to Thailand, Ghana, Indonesia and the US, and has consulted for numerous London councils, Arts Council England, the Creative Cities Challenge and is a Contemporary Art Expert for Frieze London.

Trained in art history with a background in the performing arts, Linda’s practice has been responsive to New Media developments since working for the Link Center for the Arts of the Information Age in 2014. She has since co-curated digital programmes in partnership with the Ministry of Culture Taiwan, Jatiwangi Art Factory, Pineapple Lab Philippines, Yinka Shonibare Foundation, Bagri Foundation and The Genesis Foundation.

In her daily, Linda regularly works as a curator for artists, galleries, and organisations, as well as consulting and evaluating work for charities, foundations, public authorities and institutions on accessible, socially-engaged and new media projects. Additionally, she gives talks, delivers lectures and mentors artists and organisations wanting to expand their work towards new viable strategic configurations. Linda is part of XORG and a member of AICA UK International Association of Art Critics .