Art critic and essayist,
President of the Jury
He is an Art critic and writer. He is Professor at the Pontifical Theological Faculty of Southern Italy. He is also associate director of the Advanced Training School in Arts and Theology. He has collaborated with the cultural pages of the national newspaper ‘Avvenire’, especially on the Art section. For many years, he has worked as a consultant of Modern and Contemporary Art in French-speaking countries in Europe. He has written several books. Among the last ones, Viaggio nell’opera, vedere e sentire l’arte, (Moretti & Vitali, 2005), La pietra e l’angelo, (Guida, 2007), L’oltranza dello sguardo, in Friedrich, Monet, Cézanne, (Il pozzo di Giacobbe, 2010), L’avvertimento dell’oltre in Morandi, Rothko e Manzù (Il pozzo di Giacobbe, 2015). He is a member of the International Association of Art Critics. He has curated international exhibitions, such as ‘Magnelli, works 1915-1970’, 2013, ‘Burri, unico e multiplo’, 2014, both held at the municipal art gallery of Gaeta.