Giacinto Di Pietrantonio (Milan, Italy) is a chief curator of the second edition of Autostrada Biennale which will be held from 21 July to 21 September 2019 in Prizren.
Giacinto Di Pietrantonio is professor of History of Art at the Brera Academy, Milan and curator of the Artistic Residences BoCs Art, Cosenza.
From 2000 to 2017 he was director of GAMeC (Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art) of Bergamo, in which he is now a councilor. He was Editor-in-Chief and Deputy Director for Flash Art Italia from 1986 to 1992 and from 1994 to 1996 he was a consultant for the visual arts of the Abruzzo Region.
Among the many exhibitions curated by him we remember – alongside those at the GAMeC in Bergamo www.gamec.it; The exhibition of Russian artists at the Venice Biennale in 1993; Out of Use editions of 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2012 and 2016; Over the Edges with Jan Hoet in Ghent, Belgium; Vanessa Beecroft, PAC, Milan; Hybrid, with Francesco Garutti at PAC, Milan; Com’è Viva la città, Villa Olmo, Como.
He collaborates with the Proa Foundation of Buenos Aires – Argentina for which he has organized exhibitions such as: Alighiero Boetti, El Tiempo de l’Arte, El Classico in the Art and Fabio Mauri.
From 1995 to 2004 he was curator of the Advanced Course of Visual Arts at the Antonio Ratti Foundation of Como; 2002-2008 member of the Scientific Committee of the Museum of Contemporary Art, MUSEION, Bolzano; 2003-2007, director of the magazine “I love Museums”; 2003-2013 member of the Board of Directors and Vice President of AMACI (Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums); 2004-2015, consultant for the Furla Prize; 1999-2006, director of the art magazine “Why / ?”; 2005, Commissioner of Quadrennial, Roma; 2008-2010 consultant for MiArt International Art Fair in Milan. He was a member of the Scientific Committee of the Museum Center for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci of Prato and still is member of Museum CIAC (Italian Center of Contemporary Art), Foligno.
Di Pietrantonio in 2008 was awarded by the Rector of the University of Bologna Pier Ugo Calzolari with the Career award promoted by the AMA (Association Almae Matris Alumni) of the Bologna University. In 2016 he received the Captains of Culture Award of the Year.