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Achille Bonito Oliva

Achille Bonito Oliva is Professor of Contemporary Art History at La Sapienza University in Rome. He was Director of the 45th Venice Biennale and has curated many national and international exhibitions, including: Amore mio (1970), Vitalità del negativo (1970), Contemporanea-Arte (1973), Aperto ‘80 (1980), Avanguardia Transavanguardia (1982), Ubi Fluxus ibi motus (1990), Mario Schifano (2008), Mettere all’Arte il Mondo: Alighiero & Boetti (2009) and Gino De Dominicis. L’immortale (2010). The French Republic made him a Knight of its Order of Arts and Letters and he was awarded the art criticism prize at the Beijing Biennale. He contributes to the newspaper La Repubblica and the monthly Il Giornale dell’arte. His books include: Il territorio magico (Le Lettere, 1971); L'ideologia del traditore (Electa,1976); La Transavanguardia italiana, (Politi, 1980) and Dialoghi d’artista (Skira, 2008). His latest work, I portatori del tempo. Enciclopedia delle arti contemporanee, will be published by Electa in the autumn of 2010.
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