Roberta Minnucci, Ph.D.

Ricercatrice post-dottorato

Interessi di ricerca

  • Art in Italy in the 1960s and 1970s
  • Feminist artistic practices
  • The body as an artistic medium
  • The relationship between performance and the urban context
  • The reinterpretation of tradition in contemporary art

Progetto di ricerca

Performing Naples in the 1970s: Artistic Experiments in the Urban Context

Pubblicazioni (Selezione)

  • Ritagliare l'astrazione. I collage di  Carla Badiali, Rome 2022.
  • Double Visions and Heaps of Rags: The Interpretation of the Classical Venus in Arte Povera”, IKON. Journal of Iconographic Studies, 13 (2020), pp. 361—371.
  • Impoverishing signs to reduce them to their archetypes: An Introduction to Arte Povera”, in Poor Art | Arte Povera: Italian Influences, British Responses, ed. Martin Holman and Stephen Nelson, London 2017, 7—13.

Curriculum vitae

Dr. Roberta Minnucci obtained her PhD in Art History from the University of Nottingham (UK) with a thesis entitled Reclaiming the Past in Post-War Italian Art: Cultural Memory in Arte Povera, 19641974. Prior to joining Bibliotheca Hertziana — Max Planck Institute for Art History, she was the 2022—23 Scholar-in-Residence at Magazzino Italian Art (Cold Spring, New York). In 2021, Dr. Minnucci was a Rome Award holder at the British School at Rome and the recipient of the first edition of the scholarship “Researching and Rewriting Contemporary Art History” promoted by Fondazione Baruchello in collaboration with Università La Sapienza, Università Cattolica and CRAI.IT Centro di Ricerca sull'Arte Astratta in Italia. For a research project on the transatlantic artistic dialogue between Italy and the United States in the post-war period, she was awarded a Library Research Grant by the Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles), and a Research Grant by the Ragusa Foundation for the Humanities (New York). She has gained curatorial and research experience at different institutions, including Tate Modern London, Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, Christie's London, Southampton City Art Gallery, Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, and Museo Fondazione Pino Pascali. 

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