Art critic and essayist
President of the Jury
Giorgio Agnisola has worked for a long time as a consultant of Modern and Contemporary Art in the framework of international agreements for cultural exchanges. Since 1983 he has been called on official missions by the French-speaking countries of Europe for studies and research on contemporary art. He also deals with the relationship between Literature, Art and Psychology. Since 1990, he has been contributing to the cultural pages of the daily newspaper “Avvenire” and, in particular, to the page ‘Arte’. He is a member of the International Association of Art Critics. He is a member of the Société Internationale of Psychopathologie de l’expression. He has promoted exhibitions of international importance, such as “Symbolism in Belgium” (1985), at the Royal Palace of Caserta, in collaboration with the Belgian Government; “Italy-Luxembourg, Confrontations” (2002), in collaboration with the Luxembourg Embassy in Italy; “Alberto Magnelli, opere 1915-1970”, Pinacoteca Civica di Gaeta. He is a consultant of 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 School of Higher Education in Art and Theology. He has written many books and, as a curator, has participated in numerous exhibitions in Italy and abroad. In qualità di critico e giornalista, ha scritto come corrispondente italiano per riviste internazionali di fotografia e arte, come “Aperture” (New York), “HotShoe” (Londra), “Eyemazing” (Amsterdam), “Muse” (Milano), “Around Photography” (Bologna), “FotoCult” (Roma). He received 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 dedicated a book to his activity, entitled “Giorgio Agnisola, dell’arte della critica“, (2000).