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Gianni Romano
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++++ Romano was born in 1960 in Italy and lives in Milan. He concluded his studies in literature and philosophy with a thesis on American science-fiction.
The main focuses of his work as curator and critic of contemporary art are on photography and art on the internet. His publications appeared in numerous international art periodicals (Arts Magazine, Art Press, Noema, Untitled Art). He is presently working for the magazines Zoom (Milan), Lapiz (Madrid), Flash Art (Milan) and ArtNet (New York).
In 1996 Romano founded the Postmedia Magazine (www.postmedia.net), the first webzine for contemporary art in Italy. He founded one of the first institutional courses in Italy on Art and the Internet in 1997 at the Accademia Carrara di Bergamo. He has edited more than forty art catalogues and has worked internationally as a curator on more than fifty exhibitions in Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Austria, Finland, Greece, Cyprus and Mexico. In 2000 Romano curated a large exhibition of contemporary art of the last decade at the Museo Michetti. This was followed in 2001 by 'Media Connection', an historical exhibition on Art and Technology at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome and at the Palazzo della Triennale in Milan.

Romano has published the following works: 'Collecting Images' (Fondazione per la fotografia, Turin 1997), a book for collectors of photography; 'Artscape: a Panorama of Art on the Net' (Costa e Nolan, Milan 2000), the first survey of art on the internet; 'Contemporary Women Artists: 1980-1999' (with Emanuela De Cecco; Costa e Nolan, 2000), women artists from Cindy Sherman to the present day; 'Europe: Different Perspectives in Painting' (G. Politi Editore Milan 2001).

++++ A CURATOR WITHOUT WALLS (working title) / The lecture focuses on Gianni Romano's work as exhibition curator and communicator of contemporary art in a country which does not have museums of contemporary art. From the viewpoint of curating, Romano will speak as an initiator of the first Italian web site for contemporary art www.postmedia.net and also about some of his own publications. Special exhibitions in which Romano has played a part as curator will also be presented in this connection: 'Beyond concentric normality' (Padua), 'Italian maps' (Athens), 'The Image of Europe' (Cyprus), 'Media Connection' (Rome and Milan). The lecture will conclude with a discussion of the artistic situation in the social context of Italy.




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