Cecilia Alemani is an Italian curator based in New York. Currently, she is the Artistic Director of the upcoming 59th International Art Exhibition (2022) at the Venice Biennale. Since 2011, she has been the Director & Chief Curator of High Line Art, the public art program presented by the High Line in New York. In 2018, Alemani served as Artistic Director of the inaugural edition of Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires. In 2017, she curated the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
He took his degree in Architecture from the Catholic University of Chile in 1992, becoming self-employed in 1994. Director of the Venice Architecture Biennale (2016). He spoke at TEDGlobal (2014) and was a member of the Pritzker Architecture Prize Jury (2009-2015). He became an International Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects – RIBA (2010). He taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (2000-2005) and was a Visiting Professor at the IUAV University in Venice (2005). He now chairs the Pritzker Jury.
Joni Baboci is an architect, planner, knowledge-seeker and all-around urban enthusiast. He is currently the senior advisor for urban planning to the Mayor of Tirana. He has previously led the city's urban planning and development department as well as a governmental planning start-up dealing with national and regional strategic planning. Joni has executed planning, design & development projects at different scales on national and local levels. He has consulted on urbanism and planning for various cultural and multilateral institutions.
Mattia Balsamini (1987, Italy) is a photographer. He began his studies at the Brooks
Institute of California, graduating with an Honourable Mention in 2011. He worked as a studio assistant and archivist at David LaChapelle’s studio in 2010.
Philippa currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia. In addition to her professional work, over the last ten years has collaborated with The Economist Group, Corriere della Sera and Domus. Her first book is due to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2022.
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Silvia Anna Barrilà is a freelance journalist and consultant. She has covered the art market and collecting for the newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore since 2008, and has taught the Masters Managing Art and Cultural Heritage course at the 24 Ore Business School since 2011. She co-founded Collective, an association of Italian collectors, set up to support the art system in Italy, and is responsible for the content of its dedicated website. She has been working on her Contemporary Art Galleries project, a platform that collects interviews with contemporary art gallerists, since 2015.
Porzia Bergamasco is a journalist, critic, curator and teacher, specialising in design and architecture, communication and contemporary aesthetic phenomena. With a degree in Modern Literature, her career began in the mid-80s in Bari, her native city, where she was involved with information, cultural and regional policy, architecture, design and contemporary art, contributing to magazines and working as a press officer for international events and festivals. She lived in Rome from 1991 to 1999, where she also worked in television, before moving to Milan, where she is the curator of the S
Tulga Beyerle (b. 1964, Vienna) has been director of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) since 1 December 2018. In keeping with the goal of museums of applied and decorative arts everywhere to provide inspiration for the best in design both in the present and future, Beyerle strives to position MKG as a place of myriad possibilities and a platform for discourse and negotiation at the highest level and yet without excluding any members of society.
Antonio Biella, General Manager of Acqua S.Bernardo since 2015, helms the brand in Italy and in the new European and global markets.
An innovative flexible development strategy has seen the long-established mineral water company reprise its starring role on Italian and cosmopolitan tables.
Jean Blanchaert (Milan, 1954) is a contemporary art gallerist, curator and art critic. The Galleria Blanchaert, in Milan, set up in 1957 by his mother Silvia, has held hundreds of exhibitions in Italy and abroad featuring the work of some of the leading artists/craftsmen in the world. Blanchaert has curated dozens of exhibitions in institutional places, on glass, ceramics, iron, wood and marble, as well as art and photography.
He has been a permanent contributor to the monthly magazine Art e Dossier (Giunti Editore) since 2008.
Stefano Boeri, architect and urban planner, is Full Professor at Politecnico di Milano and visiting professor in several international universities. In Shanghai he is Director of the Future City Lab at Tongji University: a post- doctoral research program which explores the future of contemporary metropolis under the perspectives of biodiversity and urban forestry.
Stefano Boeri’s work ranges from the production of urban visions and architectures to interior and product design.
The Director of Artissima International Fair of Contemporary Art since 2017, Ilaria Bonacossa is an art critic and curator. With a degree in Contemporary Art History from the State University of Milan, after taking a master in curatorial studies at Bard College (USA) she worked in New York at the Whitney Museum. For nine years curator of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, in 2007 she was a member of the Jury for the Leone d’Oro of the 52nd Venice Art Biennale.
Cinzia Bontempi is a London-based writer and curator of publishing projects, art exhibitions and photography specialising in journalism.
She set up and edited Babylon (babylonmag.com), the first ever digital architecture, design and art magazine on iPad, in 2011.
She curated the exhibition Focus On for the magazine Icon Design.
Her education was linguistics and philosophy-based and she has a keen interest in everything that represents innovation. She comes from the Camuno area of Lombardy, and is an expert in rock art and an astronomy scholar.
Renato Bosco, born in Verona in 1967, entered the hospitality world at a very young age: by 14 he was already waitering and at 18 he started working in the pizza world, discovering a great interest in yeasts, flours and doughs. This then became a very real, powerful passion, one that has never left him, leading to bread and pizza, the huge discovery of sourdough in 1996, and an ongoing desire to learn, master and experiment, including pastry making.
From Puglia to Rome, by way of the United States – Cristina Bowerman’s trajectory has been an unusual one - born in Puglia, she took a degree in law followed by lengthy experience, first in San Francisco and then in Texas. It was here that she took her first steps in the cookery world, after a second degree in Culinary Arts at the Culinary Academy in Austin. She decided to return to Italy to study gastronomy in 2004 for what was meant to be a short time, but Rome then became her second home.
Head of the Press and Communication Office at the Salone del Mobile.Milano. Fifty years’ old and a professional journalist, he has had extensive publishing experience in the field of economics, innovation and design with leading national newspapers and furnishing sector periodicals.
His in-depth knowledge of the sector saw him join FederlegnoArredo in 2011 as Head of the Wood Sector Press Office.