International Jury 2013

The International Jury has, for many years, played a very important role in the life of the Biennial. Its role is to assess the artists that take part in the exhibition and provide them with the international award "Lorenzo il Magnifico".

Pasquale Celona - Italy

Artist. President of the Biennale and the International Jury - Florence

Rolando Bellini - Italy

Artistic Director of the IX Biennale 2013, full Professor of Art History, Graphic Art, Museology and Aesthetics at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan - Curator of the Plastic Art Museum (MAP) of Castiglione Olona and project manager for the "Polo Museale" in this territory - Florence, Milan

Gregorio Luke - USA

A former director of the Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, Art Critic, Curator and Expert on Latin American art, has curated over a thousand lectures on Mexican art in museums and universities in USA, Europe, Latin America and Mexico - Los Angeles

Matty Roca - Mexico

Art historian, critic, curator, museographer, and cultural promoter. Member of International Association of Art Critics, Federation of University Women of Mexico and Artistic Treasures of Mexico Society - Cancun

Francesco Buranelli - Italy / Vatican

Former director of the Restoration Laboratories of the Vatican Museums. Secretary General of the Pontificial Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church - Rome

Dominique E. Baechler - France / Brazil

Professor of Aesthetics and Art History at Fundação Sociology and Political Science, Master of Museum Studies, the City of São Paulo, Art Critic - Paris / São Paulo

Elza Ajzenberg - Brazil

Ajzenberg has her PhD and a degree in philosophy from the University of São Paulo. Coordinator of the Program Inter-units in Aesthetics and Art History (2000-2009). Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in São Paulo MAC-USP (2002-2005). Today, she is coordinator of Centro Mario Schenberg for Documentation of Research in Arts at the University of São Paulo; Member of the Board of Collections of São Paulo's State Art and Cultural Palaces; Coordinator of the Course of Art and Society in Latin America at the UNESCO Chair of Latin America's Memorial, São Paulo

R. B. Bhaskaran - India

Former director of the Lalit Kala Akademi Government of India founded by the Ministry of Culture. Director of the College of Arts, Chennai India, painter and engraver - New Delhi

Gerfried Stocker - Austria

Artistic Director of the Ars Electronica Center - Linz

Maurizio Vanni - Italy

Museologist, Critic, Art Historian and specialist in Art Management, Director of the Lucca Center of Contemporary Art (Lu.C.C.A.) - Lucca