Art is exploration. It builds on passion, knowledge and skills. Art Collecting requires a high attention to detail and a robust desire for inquiry. Art and Art Collecting are both dialogic processes involving past and present connoisseurship. I am eager to hear from you about your art interests and to discuss how to make the most of your collection. I have experience in curatorship, consulting and research in a broad range of media and periods. Look through my portfolio to see what I have done and contact me to start a conversation.
Get in touch if you want to manage, conserve and systematise a collection.
- archival services;
- catalogue management;
- conservation planning;
- art handling;
- gallery exhibitions;
- museum exhibitions;
- project management;
- concept development;
- live events.
I can help to start, develop and communicate a collection.
- art examination;
- collection planning;
- art selection;
- art commissions;
- artist lease;
- artist production assistance;
- public relations.
My academic training and research skills can help you to investigate your collection.
- art research;
- design cataloguing systems;
- artist research assistance;
- art and curatorial tutorials;
- tailored lectures and courses;
- audio/visual documentation.
Scuola di Studi Avanzati Venezia
I am a Byzantine Art and Contemporary Art curator, consultant and historian. As a scholar I have published and lectured on a range of topics, from photography in the History of Architecture, to twentieth century American Performance Art in the United States and on fourteenth/fifteenth-century artistic production in the city of Mystras in light of the dynastic and foreign policy of the late Byzantine Palaiologan court.
I have conducted research at the International Centre for Architectural Studies "Andrea Palladio" in Vicenza, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz. I have lectured in the Department for Design and the Arts at the Università IUAV of Venice and at University of Birmingham.
I collaborated as curator with the Sensable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Biennale di Venezia and the University of Birmingham. More recently I have curated the Art on Film section of Italian Cinema London film festival and organised a Conference on the Arts of the Late Byzantine Palaiologan Era.
I received a Master in History of Architecture and a Master in Visual Arts at the Università IUAV of Venice, and a PhD in Theory and History of Art at the School for Advanced Studies Ca’ Foscari/IUAV in Venice. My interests in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries range from the contribution of photography in the History of Architecture to the development of Twentieth Century American Performance Art. I also have a PhD from the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies - University of Birmingham – where I investigated the cross-cultural artistic production in Mystras in relation to the agency of the Italian and Frankish wives of the Byzantine despots of Morea.