Adelaide Dunn is a Cataloguer at Bonhams' Impressionist & Modern Art department in London, where she is responsible for research, cataloguing and expertise for our biannual Impressionist & Modern Art sales.
Before joining Bonhams in 2020, Adelaide completed internships and fellowships at a global array of galleries, auction houses and museums, including Christie's and the Serpentine Galleries in London, as well as the Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. She is a qualified lawyer in New York and New Zealand and has presented academic papers on the topics of appropriation art and the intersections of modern and contemporary art and technology, as well as worked on a Nazi-era art restitution case. Adelaide holds a particular interest in analysing avant-garde movements through queer, feminist and postcolonial lenses, and a marked enthusiasm for the female Surrealists and Dadaists.
Adelaide holds a Master's degree in Art Business from Sotheby's Institute of Art in New York, a Master of Laws (focusing on art law) from the New York University School of Law, a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) from the University of Auckland, and a Bachelor of Arts in from the University of Auckland, where she tutored Art History and graduated at the top of her class.