email: raffaele.bedarida@cooper.edu

Raffaele Bedarida is an associate professor of art history at Cooper Union, NYC. He holds a Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center, New York as well as M.A. and B.A. degrees from the Università di Siena, Italy. Bedarida’s research has focused on cultural diplomacy, migration, and exchange between Italy and the United States. He has also worked on exhibition history, censorship, and propaganda under Fascism and during the Cold War. His most recent books are Corrado Cagli. Transatlantic Bridges, 1938-1947 (CPL Editions, 1923). Exhibiting Italian Art in the US (Routledge, 2022), and Curating Fascism, co-edited with S.Hecker (Bloomsbury, 2022). His academic articles and essays have been published extensively in periodicals, such as Oxford Art Journal, International Yearbook of Futurism Studies, Italian Modern Art, The Journal of Holocaust Research, and Artforum; in exhibition catalogues: Depero Futurista (Madrid: Juan March Foundation, 2014), New York: La riscoperta dell'America (Electa, 2017), Dorazio. La nuova pittura (Skira, 2023); and edited volumes, including: Postwar Italian Art History Today (Bloomsbury, 2018), Kiesler: Face to Face with the Avant-garde (Basel: Birkäuser, 2019), Republics and Empires (Manchester UP, 2021), Reassessing Unique Forms of Continuity in Space and Their Material History (Sao Paulo UP, 2021), La Farnesina. Il Palazzo e la Collezione (Treccani, 2023), Dizionario Lucio Fontana (Quodlibet, 2023), Ho Kan (Rizzoli, 2023), Italia al Lavoro (Bologna UP, 2023).

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