fbpx

The jury is currently being finalised.

THE JURY OF THE 16TH ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE

Kobi-ben-mayer

KOBI BEN-MEIR
ISRAEL – CHIEF CURATOR OF HAIFA MUSEUM OF ART

Dr. Kobi Ben-Meir is the Chief Curator of Haifa Museum of Art, one of the largest cultural institutions in Israel, and the largest art museum of the country’s north. His first exhibition at Haifa Museum of Art, The Haifa Way (2021), marked the 70th anniversary of the museum by delving into the museum’s rich and unique collection of art from Israel, and critically studying the institution’s history of collecting. Before joining the Haifa Museum of Art, Ben-Meir worked for 17 years at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, in diverse curatorial and educational positions. Ben-Meir is a scholar of contemporary art, teaches at the Department of German Studies of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he earned his PhD with the dissertation “Modern Pilgrimage: Representations of Journeys in Contemporary Art”.  Between 2017 and 2019 he served as a research fellow at the Department of Art History of the Free University of Berlin.

Louise fedotovclements | ArteLaguna

LOUISE FEDOTOV-CLEMENTS
UNITED KINGDOM – ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, QUAD & DIRECTOR, FORMAT INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL.

Louise has been the Artistic Director of QUAD a centre for contemporary art, innovation and film since 2002, and Director/Co-Founder of FORMAT International Photography Festival, since 2004.
Louise has been an active art professional since 1998 directing commissions, publications, performances and exhibitions/festivals worldwide including Dong Gang, South Korea; Photoquai Biennale Musée du quai Branly Paris; Les Rencontres Arles; Dali Photo, China; Venice Biennale EM15; Photo Beijing, and LishuiPhoto China. As an international awards advisor, she has contributed to numerous publications as producer/writer/Editorial Team and she is a juror, portfolio reviewer, speaker in Europe, America, Africa & Asia.

Pasquale lettieri

PASQUALE LETTIERI
ITALY – CURATOR, CRITIC, HISTORIAN, ACADEMIC AND JOURNALIST.

Curator, critic, historian, academic and journalist.  Graduated in modern literature in Naples, he has curated exhibitions and reviews dedicated to contemporary artistic research such as Pollock, Fontana, Lebel, Nespolo, Schifano, Burri, Lippi, De Chirico, Picasso, Warhol.
Author of art books including Metanalysis of Art, Migrant Bodies, Man in Man;  Leather & Film, Genius artis / Genius loci, The critical occasion, Ratio et obsessio, Harmony.
He is a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Reggio Calabria.  Former professor at the Academy of Fine Arts of Catanzaro, of Rome, of Phidias of Vibo Valentia.  He is an honorary academic of the Progetto Uomo Academy of Rome, the Bonifaciana Academy of Anagni, the Norman Academy, the Academy of Art and Image of Rome, the Tiberina Academy of Rome, the Sicard-Iperti Foundation, and was director of the University Institutes of Cuneo and Pinerolo Macagno.  Curator and exhibition manager of the San Giuseppe dei Nudi Foundation in Naples.
He edited the art pages of the monthly Den.  He was co-director of the Tempora series of Iemme Edizioni.  He has written for the newspapers Il Roma e il Denaro, and for the Demetra and ArtAntis magazines, Art Style Magazine, La Critica and One Magazine where he is editor-in-chief of the culture pages.  He collaborates with Radio Arte.
Member of the scientific committee and professor of the University Academy of European Legal Studies, he is President of the Ambassadors of the Regional Chamber of Arts and Fashion of Calabria.
He is the dean of the artistic masters at the AUGE Academy.  Professor of Fashion History at Ecampus University.
As a CCIA expert and art expert in Naples, he collaborated in the historical / philological reconstruction and archiving of works of art by great modern and contemporary masters such as Modigliani, Morandi, Pollock, Fontana, Schifano, De Chirico, Warhol, Burri , Malevičh, Goya, Cezanne, Chagall, Picasso.  He lives and works between Milan and Naples.

Alka pande | Arte laguna

ALKA PANDE
INDIA – CONSULTAN ARTS ADVISOR AND CURATOR, VISUAL ARTS GALLERY, INDIA HABITAT CENTRE IN NEW DELHI

Dr. Alka Pande is Consultant Arts Advisor and Curator, Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. She holds a Post-Doctoral degree in Critical Art Theory from Goldsmiths College, under the aegis of the Charles Wallace India Trust Award, apart from an MA and PhD in History of Art from Punjab University, and an MA in History from Mumbai University. A recipient of the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres – Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters – from the French Government, The Amrita  Shergill  Award from  the  Chandigarh Lalit  Kala  Academy,  for  her  outstanding  achievement in  the  arts. She has authored several significant books on art and art history, among which Ardhanarishvara the Androgyne, Masterpieces of Indian Art, Indian Erotica, The Many Faces of Indian Beauty. Dr. Pande has also curated some landmark exhibitions in India and abroad. Dr  Pande  is  the  Art  Consultant  for the  Must  Art  Gallery, (specialist  in  Indigenous Art)  New  Delhi,  and  the  Curator  for  the  Kanha  Museum  of  Life  and  Arts, at  the Singhinawa  Jungle  Lodge, Kanha,  Madhya Pradesh. She is the guest curator of the Sculpture Gallery at the City Palace Museum, Udaipur. Pande  is  visiting  faculty  for  Aesthetics  at  the  DJ  Academy  of  Art  and  Design,  Coimbatore.

Premoli | ArteLaguna

DANILO PREMOLI
ITALY – ARCHITECT, DESIGNER, ARTIST

Danilo Premoli, from Milan, graduated in Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano where he then obtained a Master in Design & Management. He deals with planning, design and art; his works have been selected for art and design exhibitions, including: Mudima, Venice Biennale, Arte Sella, Fuorisalone Milano, Carrara Marble Week, Milano Digital Week, Photofestival Milano, and published in catalogs and magazines. He won the Smau Icograda Excellence Award and the Accent on Design at the International Gift Fair in New York.
Since 2016 he has been a member of the ADI final selection scientific committee – Industrial Design Index Design Association for the Compasso d’Oro 2018, 2020 and 2022; he founded the Digital Guys network and is part of the All Around Work Scientific Committee.
He is the author of the book “Interview. Ten years later. The office project at the beginning of the new millennium”, 22publishing; and co-author of “WorkWideWords. The words of the project”, Alberto Greco Editore, adopted by the Faculty of Architecture of Tongji University in Shanghai. For the publisher La Grande Illusion he wrote “Giallo enigmistico”, Milan, 2014. he He conceived, designed and manages the blog Office Observer, dedicated to the office and contract sectors and part of the Observer Network. He collaborates with newspapers and magazines in the sector, in print and online. Didactic experiences: Politecnico di Milano, Naba, Domus Academy.