Alessia Zorloni is an art consultant and an adjunct professor at IULM University in Milan. She has developed her professional experience in international museums, in academia and in strategy consultancy. Alessia worked as an Associate Researcher at The Boston Consulting Group in the Milan office, where she completes a research project funded by the European Community on economic management of museum and cultural institutions. She also advised art institutions across a wide range of strategic and organizational issues. Prior to joining BCG, Alessia worked at the Wien Kunsthalle, where she completed a three-year research project on museum management funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). Alessia has been a visiting scholar at the Tate Modern, Guggenheim Foundation and at the Smithsonian Institution, where she has been awarded the Smithsonian’s Fellowship in Museum Practice. Alessia received a Ph.D in Economics of Communication from IULM University and a Master's Degree in Arts Management from City University, London. She is the author of “The Economics of Contemporary Art. Markets, Strategies and Stardom”, a best-selling book (translated in Italian and in Chinese) on the art market and several articles, covering topics such as art investments, accountability and social reporting in cultural institutions and collaboration between luxury brands and contemporary art. She is currently publishing a book with Springer on art wealth management and the administration of private art collections.
Dr Daniel Pryde-Jarman is an artist and curator who has taught art and design at a range of UK Universities. He holds Masters degrees in Fine Art and Critical Writing & Curatorial Practice, and completed a practice-based PhD in Curatorial Practice. Pryde-Jarman has been involved in setting up several artist-run spaces, and is currently Director of Meter Room project space & studios, an arts charity in Coventry. His research interests include Institutional Critique, artist-curatorship, and the politics of self-organised artist-led culture.
PhD, Curatorial Practice, Coventry University, 09/2010–09/2013 (expected)
MA Critical Writing & Curatorial Practice, Chelsea College of Art & Design, 2008
PGCE Post-compulsory Education, Art & Design, Northbrook College, 2007
MA Fine Art (Distinction), University of Brighton, 2005
BA Fine Art (First), University of Portsmouth, 2003
Anna McNay is a freelance art writer and editor, she is Deputy Editor at State Media. She contributes regularly to Studio International and Photomonitor and has been widely published in a variety of other print and online art and photography journals and newspapers, including The Guardian and Time Out.
McNay’s work spans a variety of formats, including reviews, profiles, interviews, portfolios and essays. She has written catalogue essays for WW Gallery, Espacio Gallery, the Mall Galleries and the Royal Academy of Arts.
Educated at the University of Oxford (BA, MPhil) and Birkbeck College, University of London (MA, History of Art), she is a member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the International Association of Art Critics (AICA).
McNay’s background is in linguistics and she has held teaching and research fellowships at the University of Oxford and the Humboldt University, Berlin. She has taught at post-graduate level and lectured worldwide.