COUNTESS CHIARA MODICA DONÀ DALLE ROSE
ART CURATOR AND COLLECTOR, INTERNATIONALIST LAWYER, UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR IN LAW AND ART
Born in Venice in 1970, from one of the oldest European aristocratic families, with legacies in the Austro-Hungarian, Norman, Sicilian and Venetian dogate empires. Patron, collector and art curator, she is internationalist lawyer and university professor in law and art. Trained mainly in France at the Academy of Fine Arts – and at the Schuman University of Strasbourg – she held the role of Assistant to the Vice President of the European Parliament, collaborating in the drafting not only of Regulation 3911/92 on the export of cultural goods but also of Council Directive 93/7/EEC – March, 15th 1993, on the concept and principle of restitution. Graduated in Italy at the University of Law Ferrara, she was assistant to Prof. Farina. Besides, she oversaw relations with the Marmottan Museum in Paris for exhibitions at Palazzo Diamanti. She also attended Masters in international law in Rome, as legal manager at the Christie’s International Auction House, with skills on the principles of circulation, authentication and crisis management of sub-auctioned artworks. After obtaining his Doctorate and Post Doctorate – Phd in “Comparative Legal Systems” at the La Sorbonne University, Paris – she took in Rome on teaching roles at the Universities “La Sapienza” and “San Raffaele”, in matters related to law and art, promotion and protection, certification and Cyber security. Chiara was also a law professor at the Paris Chamber of Commerce. She curated pavilions and collateral events connected to the Venice Biennial Art and Architecture. She was curator and project legal manager at the Venice Biennial Art, for the Iran State Pavilion and for the Almati Museum of Kazakhstan. Founder, together with the artist Rosa Mundi, of the BIAS since 2009, in collaboration with the Sicily Region, the Municipality of Palermo, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she created and promoted the first and the only biennial of contemporary art in the world based on the artists’ subdivision in spiritual pavilions, thus expressing Vladimir Kandinsky’s reflections on a practical and tangible level. Chiara curated the Risorgimento in Salemi and also the Mafia Museum. She collaborated with the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennial Art supporting the Superintendency of Venice for the exhibitions “Il Giorgione” and “Bosh” at Palazzo Grimani, under the direction of the Hon. Prof. Vittorio Sgarbi. Other projects: the French week at the Monte Amita Music Festival – Caste Porrona with the Debussy Center (France); “La Via dei mille in Musica” music festival in Marsala and Salemi; cretto di Burri in Gibellina Vecchia, “Smart City” in 2012 and “La via dei Librai” in 2016 in Palermo. From 2016 she run “Le Fondamenta Nove dell’arte” and “The Doge Venice Red Carpet”. Furthermore, the “A Tide of Books” initiative also deserves a special mention, that promote special roots of Venice in historic districts like Cannaregio, Castello, Arsenale and North Laguna. Chiara is currently President of the Donà dalle Rose Foundation, President of WISH, President of BIAS, Board Member of Fabbricerie Palermo Cathedral Fabbricerie, Co-Founder of the Amsterdam Trasformatorio Foundation, active member at the Cairotronic – Egyptian Biennial and member in the Skate Park Italy Board, member of the Committee for the restoration and protection of the Burri Cretto. In the past, she was member of the Board of Directors at IUAV. She received the Pirandello Award, the Platamone Award and the MTV Awards. Juror member for the “Giorgio Morandi Sustainability Art Award”, for the “Bologna Future Film Festival Committee”, for the CANIFFF. Chiara is a writer loved by audiences and critics, whose works range from law to fiction. She has written “The Notice of 1 Euro Houses”, “Bonus for facades and earthquake bonuses and restoration bonuses for notified real estate” amended and transformed into law, subsequently. She realized screenplays, directions and novels: “Il Bestiaro nel Roseto”, “Judas the guess: the trial of humanity” staged by Teatro degli Esoskeletri in 12 theaters and broadcast on Rai 1 and Vatican Radio, the short film “Humanity’s time life” focused on emigration in the Mediterranean, with a strong attention to the war in Syria, “The game of the time: traveling with Ulysses” the popular equestrian theater musical.