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Art critic and writer, Professor of Sacred Art at the Pontifical Theological Faculty of Southern Italy
Jury President

Giorgio Agnisola has worked extensively as a consultant for Modern and Contemporary Art in international agreements for cultural exchanges. Since 1983 he has been called in official missions by the French-speaking countries of Europe for studies and research on Contemporary Art. Furthermore, he has dealt with the relationship between Literature, Art and Psychology. Since 1990 he has collaborated with the Culture Pages of the daily newspaper ‘Avvenire’ and, more specifically, on the page ‘Arte’. He is a sociétaire member of the International Art Critics Association. He belongs to the Société Internationale of Psychopathologie de l’expression. He has promoted exhibitions of international importance, such as ‘Il Simbolismo in Belgio’ (1985), at the Royal Palace of Caserta, in collaboration with the Belgian Government; ‘Italia-Lusemburgo, Confrontations’ (2002), in collaboration with the Embassy of Luxembourg in Italy, ‘Alberto Magnelli, opera 1915-1970’, Civic Art Gallery of Gaeta. He is a consultant for the CEI for Contemporary Sacred Art. He teaches Sacred Art at the Pontifical Theological Faculty of Southern Italy, where he is co-director of the Graduate School of Art and Theology. He has written many books and he has participated, as a curator, in numerous exhibitions in Italy and abroad. As a critic and journalist, he has worked as Italy correspondent for international magazines of Photography and Art, such as ‘Aperture’ (New York), ‘HotShoe’ (London), ‘Eyemazing’ (Amsterdam), ‘Muse’ (Milan), ‘Around Photography’ (Bologna), ‘FotoCult’ (Rome). He has obtained two international awards for his work as an art critic: Chevalier de l’Ordre de Leopold II in Belgium and Officier de l’Ordre de Mérite in Luxembourg. Bruno di Marcello has dedicated a book to his work, entitled Giorgio Agnisola, dell’arte della critica, (2000).


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ANDREA BAFFONI
Art critic and Art historian, essayist

Researcher of Contemporary Art and expert in Futurism. Since 2004 he has been a member of the Scientific Committee of the Gerardo Dottori Archive of Perugia. He has curated important exhibitions of contemporary art and exhibitions in Italy and abroad and he is Director of the magazine ‘Contemporart’. He has published numerous essays and articles on Futurism and on the avant-gardes of the late twentieth century, among them: Adele Galeotti Rasetti. Vita e opere di un’allieva di Giovanni Fattori (EFFE, Perugia, 2012); Contro ogni reazione. Enrico Prampolini teorico e promotore artistico (Lantana, Roma, 2015). Moreover, he is art curator at the Casa degli Artisti of Fossombrone (PU), a cultural association and idyllic creative retreat within the natural reserve of Gola del Furlo in the Marche region, Italy.


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LORENZO CANOVA
Art historian and Art critic

PhD in Art History at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, he is Associate Professor of History of Contemporary Art at the Department of Humanities, Social Education of the University of Molise. He deals with modern and contemporary art, with particular attention to the art of the sixteenth century, the art of the second half of the twentieth century and the art of the latest Italian and international generations. He has curated exhibitions in Italian and international museums and public spaces. He is the founder and director of ARATRO – Archives of Electronic Arts – Laboratory for Contemporary Art, University of Molise, Campobasso. He is a member of the scientific council and board of the Giorgio e Isa de Chirico Foundation.


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ADA PATRIZIA FIORILLO
Art critic and Art historian, essayist

Associate Professor of History of Contemporary Art and Phenomenology of Contemporary Art at the University of Ferrara. Historian and art critic, she is a media contributor, registered in the Association of journalists, since 1990. She directs the Annals of Letters of the University, for which she is also responsible for the ‘Art’ section. Among her publications L’occhio delle Avanguardie. De Chirico e il mito degli Argonauti, Il Lavoro Editoriale, Ancona 2012; Hiroyuki Masuyama. Cava de’ Tirreni 1792-2012, Pièce Unique, Parigi 2013; La Scultura dopo il Duemila. Idolatria ed iconoclastia, Gutemberg, Fisciano (SA), 2015; Dalle neoavanguardie agli esiti del postmoderno, Mimesis, Milano 2017; Il corpo della forma. Aspetti della scultura del XX secolo, Liguori, Napoli.


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MARIA GABRIELLA MAZZOLA
Manager of the aluminum sector

She runs the CO.ME.L. company along with her brother Adriano and her sister Luisa. She combines the technical-business preparation with the organization and coordination roles, bringing to the company new guidelines, such as the attention to communication, innovation and marketing. She has always supported, personally and with the company, activities aimed at promoting the area: art exhibitions, publications, visual arts festivals, short film festivals and animal protection. In December 2012, she has been awarded for entrepreneurial merits by the ‘Associazione Culturale Nuova Immagine Latina’. She is the President of the ‘Associazione Culturale VANNA MIGLIORIN’ which promotes and spreads contemporary intellectual and artistic works, in all their forms and expressions. Among the various activities of the association, there is the promotion of the COMEL Award and the organization of monographic exhibitions dedicated to internationally renowned artists.