Tanya Gayer is a curator and writer based in Oakland, CA. Her curatorial projects and research examine the state of the archive in digital technologies, algorithmic culture, and performance art within virtual reality. Gayer received her dual masters degree in Curatorial Practice and Visual + Critical Studies from California College of the Arts and her BFA from University of Nevada, Reno.

Her previous curatorial projects have been exhibited at CTRL + SHFT Gallery (Oakland, CA), Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts (San Francisco, CA), Pro Arts Gallery (Oakland, CA), Hayes Valley Art Works (San Francisco, CA), Embark Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Some Thing Spacious (Oakland, CA), Adobe Books Backroom Gallery (San Francisco, CA). She has held curatorial-assistant positions at Richmond Art Center (Richmond, CA), Arlington Public Art (Arlington, VA), Gallery Hijinks (San Francisco, CA), and Espacio Minimo (Madrid, Spain).