By Appointment Prof. Gaglianò online project “The Wall (archives)”
Art critic and scholar of contemporary languages. Contextually to the studies at the Faculty of Architecture, he has been devoted to the knowledge and analysis of the contemporary visual culture. His main topics of interest concern the urban, architectural and social context as stage for contemporary artistic practices; the interaction between arts and geopolitical emergency matters; the relationships between visual art experience and theoretical system of performing arts and experimental theatre. He experiments hybrid forms between art and formation, where creative languages are intended and exploited in an anti discrimination function and to increase social awareness.
Since 2000 he practices an intense research of writing criticism, curating and events’ planning. Currently is member of the Executive Board of Centro Creazione Cultura, Il Vivaio del Malcantone, and Fosca. He is curator for Archiviazioni. He is part of the project Madeinfilandia (madeinfilandia.org), and he collaborates with the residency Guilmi Art Project (guilmiartproject.wordpress.com) as curator of Nuova Didattica Popolare.
From 2007 to 2014 he has been coordinator of visual arts projects at the Teatro Studio of Scandicci. From 2004 to 2006 he has been resident curator at “Quarter – Center Art Production”, Florence. From 2004 to 2006 he directed the Angle (Florence), non profit space for exhibitions about architecture, environment and geopolitical emergency. He is the initiator and administrator of the project “Omelette”, between experimental book industry and artist’s multiples (2005-2007). He collaborated with several public and private institutions and art galleries, and several municipal and provincial administrations in Italy and abroad.
Among the ongoing projects there is “the Wall (archives)”, an exhibition / archive in progress, which collects contributions on the geopolitical concept of the wall, involving over 170 authors (thewallarchives.net).
Since 2005 he made projects, exhibitions, workshops in collaboration with public institution like Regione Toscana, Provincia di Firenze, Comune di Firenze, Centro Pecci di Prato, Ex3 (Firenze), Museo di Villa Croce di Genova, CanGo – Cantieri Goldonetta (Firenze), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Torino), Fies Festival (Dro, Trento), Florens – Biennale Internazionale dei Beni Culturali, Università della Calabria, Cosenza; and with private galleries and associations like Assab One Milano, Castelloinmovimento Fosdinovo, Fondazione Biagiotti Firenze, Tiboni Bologna, Pantaleone Palermo, Fuoricampo Siena, Nosadella.2 Bologna, Dejavu Bologna, Nuvole Scicli, CasaSponge Arte Contemporanea Pergola (PU).
He has been editor in chief for Exibart.com (where he published 156 articles), and he collaborated with other art magazines: Arte&Critica and Artribune.
Since 2011 he collaborates with l’Università degli Studi di Firenze – Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia; with NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Brescia/Firenze) where he teaches Performance Art.
Since 2013 he teaches “History of Contemporary Art” and “Feminism in Art” at Srisa (Santa Reparata International School of Art). He teaches “Installation and Performance Art” presso la SACI (Studio Art Center International) Firenze, where he teaches in the second year of the Master in Fine Arts.
He is artistic coordinator of the projects made by the international network Roots&Routes about informal education and antidiscrimination.