PhD Student

PhD program:: XXXVII
email: letizia.giardini@uniroma1.it

supervisor: Prof.ssa Irene Baldriga
co-supervisor (2): Prof.ssa Carla Subrizi

Research: 1948-1964. The role of La Biennale d’Arte di Venezia retrospectives in the development of the Modernist tradition

Letizia Giardini was born in Rome in 1995. In 2017 she obtained the Bachelor degree in Historical-Artistic Studies with honors at Sapienza University of Rome; her thesis entitled “Museums and citizens: synergies for social progress” was supervised by Prof. Marco Ruffini. In the same year, she became student of the Sapienza School for Advanced Studies.
In 2018 she spent a semester abroad at the Université Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne (Erasmus+ program) and she collaborated in 2019 with the Artl@s Research Centre of the École Normale Supérieure de Paris (PSL).
In 2019 she obtained the Master degree in History of Art with honors at Sapienza University of Rome, discussing her thesis “«I miei amati anni parigini»: Giosetta Fioroni a Parigi (1957-1963)”, with Prof. Claudio Zambianchi (supervisor) and Prof. Ilaria Schiaffini (co-supervisor).
She attended the Bachelor’s and Master’s Excellence Program in Art History and received the “Award for Excellent Graduate of the 2018/2019 academic year”.
In 2019 she became a postgraduate student of the Specialization Program of Safeguard and Management of Cultural Heritage at Sapienza University. As a participant of the Luiss Business School “Generazione Cultura” program, she developed with her colleagues some proposals for the ASAC Dati research system, in collaboration with the Historical Archives of Contemporary Arts (ASAC) of La Biennale di Venezia.
She enriched her academic education with an internship at the Gallerie Nazionali Barberini Corsini in Rome, collaborating with the digital media department of the museum in 2017. From January to October 2020, she was a research assistant of the curatorial department of MAXXI - Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo: she joined the organization of the exhibitions “Maria Lai - Los diarios del alma”, opened at MUNTREF in Buenos Aires, and “Isaac Julien. Lina Bo Bardi - A Marvellous Entanglement”, at MAXXI. Elements of the documentary apparatus she produced for this exhibition were presented at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2021 she contributed to the conception and editing process of the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche’s captions apparatus, for the collection of Palazzo Ducale in Urbino.
She currently carries out a PhD project focused on the retrospective exhibitions of post-war Venice Art Biennales (1948-1964) and their contribution to the development of the Modernist tradition.
Since November 2021, she has been Teaching Assistant in Museology and Museum Education at Sapienza University of Rome.

Research products

  • 11573/1670988 - 2022 - Françoise Cachin, prima direttrice del Musée d’Orsay (1986-1994). Questioni di metodo delle ultime mostre da lei curate (04c Atto di convegno in rivista)
  • 11573/1684024 - 2019 - Workshop Museo di Chimica "Primo Levi", Polo Museale Sapienza (02a Capitolo o Articolo)

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