The journey continues towards the tenth edition of the Florence Biennale 2015.
The names of four new Jury Members have been disclosed – Naoki Dan, Huang Du, Karen Lang and Enrico Vergnano – who will join the other eight members of the International Jury: Elza Ajzenberg, Dominique E. Baechler, R. B. Bhaskaran, Francesco Buranelli, Pasquale Celona, Gregorio Luke, Gerfried Stocker and Maty Roca. This extraordinary group will be called upon to assess the artworks on exhibit in order to give the “Lorenzo il Magnifico” International Award.
The jury members of the Xth edition of the Florence Biennale 2015
Former Coordinator of the Program Inter-units in Aesthetics and Art History (2000-2009) and former director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in São Paulo MAC-USP (2002-2005) – São Paulo, 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, Brazil.
R. B. Bhaskaran
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, India.
Former director of the Restoration Laboratories of the Vatican Museums. Secretary General of the Pontificial Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church – Rome, Italy.
Artist. Founder and president of the Florence Biennale, creator of the ‘Lorenzo il Magnifico’ International Award and president of the International Jury of the Florence Biennale – Florence, Italy.
Professor Emeritus of History of Medieval Art at the University of Gunma, Japan. Foremost specialist of Donatello and Tino di Camaino. He is involved in various international projects aimed at reinterpreting the heritage from the past on the contemporary art scene – Japan.
Independent curator and art critic, he has published numerous essays and critical articles on international magazines and catalogues of contemporary art. He has co-curated the “50th Venice Biennale—Chinese Pavilion” and curated “The 26th Sao Paulo Biennale—Chinese Pavilion” – Beijin, China.
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. Founder and CEO of non-profit organization ARCOS (Art in Communities and Schools) – Los Angeles, USA
Associate Professor at the University of Warwick and member of the University’s Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature and The Arts. Former editor-in-chief of “The Art Bulletin”, the leading peer-reviewed journal of international art history – United Kingdom
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, Mexico
Media artist and telecommunications engineer. Since 1995 Stocker has been Artistic Director of the Ars Electronica Festival and Managing Director of the Ars Electronica Center – Linz, Austria.
Professor at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) and over twenty years of experience as Head of the Design Department in a family owned textile manufacture and in international joint ventures. Carries out extensive research and coordinates the work of textile artists and designers on fiber materials and techniques – Turin, Italy