The Technical Jury

Fabio Donato

Fabio Donato

He is an important photographer and from 1970 he is constantly present in the sphere of art and culture of which he becomes an attentive witness. He participated in more than fifty exhibitions: among them we remind those at the Gallery Il Diaframma (Milan 1971 by Lanfranco Colombo), the Cantiere Sperimentale dell’Immagine (Florence 1978), Gallery Lucio Amelio (Naples 1979), Museo de Arte (Saint Paul, Brazil in 1981), Biennal Sala delle Colonne (Venice 1982), Italian Institute of Culture (Monaco of Bavaria in 1992), Gallery Studio Morra (Naples 1998), the Convent of St. Francis (Havana, Cuba in 1999)and the retrospective curated by the Fondazione Morra, (Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy in 2007). Other important exhibitions are those of the Wanderer of the arts held in 2012 at PAN of Naples, curated by Maria Savarese, Troubles and Disorders at the Alexandria Biennale of Contemporary videographers, at the Citadel in Alexandria in 2011. He wrote numerous monographs and he is Professor of Photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples.

Gallo Mazzeo

Francesco Gallo Mazzeo

He is a curator, a critic and a professor of art history at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, formerly director of the graduate program for the Academy of Fashion Designers in Palermo and consultant for the Catalogue of Modern Art edited by Mondadori since 1991.
He wrote on several newspapers such as “Sole 24 Ore”, the “Giornale di Sicilia”, the “Journal of the South” and “Sicily”. He currently writes on the economic newspaper “The Money”. He published books of criticism and art history, architecture and urbanism. He has curated exhibitions for the Museum of Sao Paulo and the Principality of Monaco.
He contributed to the Venice Biennale of 1993, to the exhibition of Francis Bacon and installations by Alessandro Mendini. In 2004 he was appointed Commissioner Italian at the International Biennial of Prague.
He is ‘President of the Association for the promotion of the works of Tano Festa of whom he presented the first volume of the catalogue. He has written the presentation of the first volume of the catalogue of Franco Angeli. It deals with the scientific Archives of Mimmo Germanà. In 2009 he was awarded the Premio Pirandello culture.
From now on he will be a lecturer at the Institute Pantheon in Rome for the course of Aesthetics of New Media and Latest Trends in Visual Arts.


Antonio Lagioia

He is the artistic director and founder of Sangiorgio Art Investments, a leader in the Italian and international art market.
The mission starts with the revolutionary idea of bringing Art at home, in a special way. He has a deep knowledge of modern and contemporary art and moreover he is the discoverer of new talents.
He accompanied the artistic path of painters and sculptors of great renown by establishing close relationships with their art and life: Aligi Sassu, Emilio Greco, Francesco Messina and Giacomo Manzu.
He founded, along with the art critic Paolo Levi, the “Movement of the Arcani” a cultural artistic movement which exhibited at the Venice Biennale, in London, in Rome at the Teatro dei Dioscuri at the Quirinale Palace, in prestigious galleries in Manhattan and Westchester, and acquired on permanent display at the National Museum of Lviv. When the Movement enters the United Nations Building in New York for an exhibition on human rights, Antonio Lagioia was the speaker at the opening ceremony, together with international authorities.
He is the creator of the magazine Lagioiadell’Arte and member of a committee of experts for the selection and promotion of new artistic talents. He has twenty-year of experience in organizing exhibitions and cultural events.

Francesco Miceli

Francesco Miceli

He lives in Palermo and is a lawyer with a great passion for collecting. Thanks to his love of art he can be defined as one of the most important Italian collectors with a keen eye for new talents, a feature essential for anyone who focuses on contemporary art.
The role of the collector is one of the key figures in the art world, as the recognition of an artist and his success often starts from that figure, sometimes even before the art dealers. Infact there are some cases in which collectors have brought some young talents to the attention of some merchants, determining thus the beginning of a process of cultural and economic development.