Elena Amerio, M.A.

Predoctoral Fellow

Main Focus

  • Early modern Italian art and its entanglements with the Spanish Empire, especially with the Viceroyalty of Peru
  • Artistic circulation between Europe and South America
  • Artistic policies of the Society of Jesus
  • Visual and material cultures of early modern Europe and South America
  • Artistic diagnostic studies and heritage conservation

Research project

Circulation of religious Art and Artists of the Society of Jesus between Italy and the Viceroyalty of Perú (XVI-XVII Century). Bernardo Bitti and Followers

Curriculum Vitae

Elena Amerio is a PhD candidate in the Department of History and Theory of Art at Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) and Predoctoral Fellow in the Department Weddigen at Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome. She specializes in art, visual and material cultures of early modern Europe and South America, with a special focus on the role of the Society of Jesus in artistic circulation and on exchanges between Italy and Viceroyalty of Peru. Her academic interests also extend to the field of diagnostic studies and heritage conservation. She is an associate researcher at the University Antonio Ruiz de Montoya (Lima) and consultant on Jesuit artistic and historical identity for the Society of Jesus in Peru. She also collaborates with many international institutions (Universidad Internacional de la Rioja, Prelature of Juli in Peru, Archbishopric of Sucre in Bolivia). She participated in international conferences and seminars (at the Prado Museum during the exhibition "Tornaviaje", RSA Annual Meeting, Institute of advanced Jesuit Studies Symposium). From January 2022 she forms part of the research group ProJesArt. Agents: Jesuit Procurators and alternative channels for artistic circulation in the Hispanic World” leaded by Prof. Luisa Elena Alcalá (UAM). In 2022 she was awarded with the Predoctoral Marilynn Thoma Fellowship in Art of the Spanish America.

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