Grazia Gunn taught Modernism in the Department of History of Art at the University of Cambridge from 1995 to 2003. A former Director of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne (1989–91), she was curator in the department of International Art at the National Gallery of Australia (1981–89), curator of the Monash collection (1975–79), and curator at the Melbourne University Gallery (1971–73). She was project officer, International and Australian Touring exhibitions, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council (1974–75). At the 1988 Venice Biennale she was commissioner and curator for the Australian Pavilion. She has published articles in Australia and overseas, and her other publications include Enframed: The Art of Tomislav Nikolic (2011) and Arthur Boyd: Seven Persistent Images (1985). Her current project is Aspects of Modernization in Nineteenth-century Cairo (1798–1882).