Alyce Mahon is Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History and the Head of Department of History of Art at Cambridge. She is the author of Surrealism and the Politics of Eros, 1938-1968 (2005), Eroticism & Art (2007), The Marquis de Sade and the Avant-Garde (2020), the edited catalogue Dorothea Tanning (2018), and numerous essays on Surrealist, avant-garde, and feminist art. She is also the inaugural editor of the International Journal of Surrealism [IJS], published by University of Minnesota Press and serves on the Board of the International Society for the Study of Surrealism [ISSS]. Mahon is the co-curator of SADE: Freedom or Evil, at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona [May 10 -October 15, 2023], and in 2018-19 curated the first major retrospective of American Surrealist Dorothea Tanning for the Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid and the Tate Modern, London. She frequently serves as curatorial advisor and specialist author for international exhibitions – most recently for Surrealism & Design Now: From Dalí to AI (Museum of Design, London, 2022-23); The Milk of Dreams, 59th Venice Biennale, 2022; Surrealism & Magic (Peggy Guggenheim, Venice & Barberini Museum Potsdam, 2022), Maria Martins: Desejo Imaginante (MASP, Sao Paulo, 2021), Fantastic Women – Surreal Worlds (Schirn Kusnthalle, Frankfurt and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, 2020), Couples Modernes (Centre Pompidou-Metz, 2018), and Leonor Fini: Theatre of Desire 1930-1990 (Museum of Sex, New York, 2018- 2019).