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.
Giovanni Aloi was born in Milan, Italy in 1976. In 1995 he obtained his first degree in Fine Art – Theory and Practice, then moved to London in 1997 where he furthered his studies in Visual Cultures (MA) at Goldsmiths University of London. From 1999 to 2004 he worked at Whitechapel Art Gallery and as a film programmer at Prince Charles Cinema in London whilst continuing to work as freelance photographer. Today he is a Lecturer in History of Art and Visual Cultures at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sotheby’s Institute of Art London and New York, and Tate Galleries. He lectures on subjects of modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on the representation of natural history. In 2006, he founded Antennae, the Journal of Nature in Visual Culture of which he is Editor in Chief. Counting thousands of readers around the world, the Journal is today the international reference point for the debate on animals in the arts. (www.antennae.org.uk) Art & Animals, his first book part of the series ‘Art &…’ by IB Tauris, was published in November 2011. Aloi is currently working on two monographs, one on taxidermy in contemporary art and another on plants in contemporary art, both due for publication in 2016.
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