BERTELE' Matteo

 

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Matteo Bertelé is Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow at the University of California Santa Barbara, Universität Hamburg and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (2018-2020), where he is also affiliated as tenure track assistant professor in Contemporary Art History. 

He has published in several international peer-reviewed journals and books, edited in English, Russian, Italian, German, and French. His main research projects and publications deal with art exhibition and collection studies, artistic diasporas, Russian, Soviet and socialist art and visual culture, and the cultural dimension of the Cold War.

In 2011, after obtaining a PhD at Ca' Foscari, he was post-doc research fellow and scientific secretary at the Center of Studies of Russian Art (CSAR), where he co-curated and coordinated exhibitions and edited volumes and catalogues of modern and contemporary Russian art. At Ca’ Foscari, he was adjunct lecturer in Modern Art in Eastern Europe and History of Russian Art, teaching in both graduate and post-graduate classes (2015-2017). Since 2018, he is a committee member of the international PhD programme in “History of Arts” at Ca’ Foscari. Since 2019, he is lecturer at the Summer School "Contemporary art and curatorship: from documenta to the Biennale" (Ca' Foscari University and Universität Kassel).

He is member of the editorial board of the journal "Venezia Arti", of the scientific committee of the book series “La prospettiva rovesciata/Obratnaja perspektiva”, and reader of the journal “MDCCC 1800”. 

He obtained research grants and fellowships from Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden; Ivane Javakhishvili State University, Tbilisi; National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow; Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe, Leipzig. He is currently member of the collaborative research project “Bildwelten im Sozialismus” at Universität Hamburg and project researcher within the Project "Experiment and Experience in East German Art" at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. 

He contributed to the book Russian Artists at the Venice Biennale 1895-2013 (2013), awarded in 2013 as “Book of the Year” by the “Art Newspaper Russia” and nominated in the category “Theory, Art Critics and History” at the Innovation Prize, Moscow. His most recent edited and co-edited books include “ZKK Rereading: La nuova arte sovietica: una prospettiva non ufficiale” (2014) and the conference proceedings on Yuri Lotman (2015) and Pavel Florensky (2015).

 

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Matteo Bertelé è Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow presso la University of California Santa Barbara, Universität Hamburg e Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia (2018-2020), dove è ricercatore a tempo determinato in Storia dell’arte contemporanea. 

Nel 2011 ha ottenuto un dottorato di ricerca in Lingue, Culture e Società a Ca’ Foscari, i cui esiti sono stati pubblicati nel volume Russian Artists at the Venice Biennale (1895-2013), nominato nel 2013 “libro dell’anno” dall’Art Newspaper Russia e nella categoria “Teoria, critica e storia delle arti” all’Innovation Prize di Mosca. 

Dal 2011 al 2017 è stato assegnista di ricerca e segretario scientifico presso il Centro Studi sulle Arti della Russia di Ca’ Foscari, dove ha coordinato o co-curato mostre, cataloghi e volumi dedicati all’arte russa moderna e contemporanea. Sempre a Ca’ Foscari ha tenuto corsi di laurea triennale e magistrale in Storia dell’arte moderna dell’Europa Orientale e Storia dell’arte russa (2015-2017). Dal 2018 fa parte del collegio del dottorato internazionale in Storia delle arti. Dal 201 è lecturer alla Summer School "Contemporary art and curatorship: from documenta to the Biennale" (Ca' Foscari e Universität Kassel).

E’ membro del comitato di redazione della rivista "Venezia Arti" e del comitato scientifico della collana editoriale “Obratnaja Perspektiva/La prospettiva rovesciata”, presso la quale ha curato gli atti dei convegni dedicati a Jurij Lotman e Pavel Florenskij (2015). 

Ha ottenuto borse di ricerca e di perfezionamento da Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresda; Ivane Javakhishvili State University, Tbilisi; National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Mosca; Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe, Lipsia. Fa parte dei gruppi di ricerca “Bildwelten im Sozialismus” (Universität Hamburg) e “Experiment and Experience in East German Art” (Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles). 

I suoi interessi di ricerca riguardano la storia delle esposizioni, delle collezioni e delle diaspore artistiche, l’arte e la cultura visiva russa, sovietica e socialista, e la dimensione culturale della Guerra fredda.

 

CURRENT POSITION:

2018-20  Tenure-track Senior Lecturer, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage

2018-20 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow, University of California Santa Barbara; Universität Hamburg; Ca’ Foscari University  of Venice

   

PREVIOUS POSITIONS:

2015-17 Contract lecturer in History of Modern Art in Eastern-Europe and History of Russian Art. Department of Philosophy and   Cultural Heritage, Ca' Foscari University (23/09/2015-30/09/2017)

2011-17 Post-doctoral research fellow, Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, Ca' Foscari University (01/06/2011-  31/07/2017)

2011-14 Teaching assistant in History of Modern Art in Eastern-Europe and History of Russian Culture (BA, MA). Department of  Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, Ca' Foscari University

2006-07 Post-graduate fellow, Department of American, Iberian and Slavic Studies, Ca' Foscari University (01/12/2006-30/11/2007)

 

EDUCATION: 

2011  Ph.D in Languages, Cultures and Societies. Ca' Foscari University of Venice (01/01/2008-07/04/2011)

2006  Admission to a Ph.D in Art History. Humboldt Universität Berlin (09/02/2006) Declined upon admission to a doctoral funded fellowship at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

2005   Master of Arts in Contemporary Western Languages and Literatures. Ca' Foscari University of Venice, as visiting student at the Humboldt Universität in Berlin (2002-21/03/2005)

2002   Bachelor of Arts in Euro-American Languages and Literatures. Ca' Foscari University of Venice (11/1997-04/03/2002)

 

TEACHING ACTIVITY: 

2016-17 History of Russian Art (30 hours, MA). Ca’ Foscari University

2015-16 History of Modern Art in Eastern Europe (30 hours, BA; 60 hours, MA). Ca' Foscari University 

 

SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS:

2012-18 5 BA; 3 MA students: Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, Ca’ Foscari University

2012-18 2 BA; 5 MA students: Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies, Ca’ Foscari University

2018-2021 2 PhD students

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS:

2017  Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus “Eastern Europe – Global Area”, Leipzig. Research Fellowship (13-26/11/2017)

2017 Fondazione Gian Giacomo Feltrinelli, Milan. Research FellowshipOltre il confine: trasformazioni culturali nel rapporto tra Europa e Russia” [Beyond the Border: Cultural Transformations between Europe and Russia] (07/02/-31/12/17). Declined upon admission to a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship.

2015   Centre for the History and Culture of East Central Europe (GWZO), Universität Leipzig. Visiting fellowship (6-14/12/2015)

2014  Russian Artists at the Venice Biennale 1895-2013, Moscow, 2014 (see publications):

- awarded “Book of the year” by “The Art Newspaper Russia” 

- nominated in the Category “Theory, Critics and Art History” at the Innovation Prize, Moscow

2013   National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Moscow. Residency program for curators (1-22/12/2013)

2005   Ivane Javakhishvili State University, Tbilisi. Training grant (14/05-15/07/2005) 

2004   Dresden State Art Collections. Leonardo da Vinci Program (01/03-28/05/2004)

2002   Russian State University of Humanities, Moscow. Training grant (01/04-31/07/2002)

2000   Technische Universität, Humboldt Universität, Berlin. Erasmus Program (01/10/2000-31/07/2001)

 

MEMBERSHIPS: 

2018-  Research Group on Socialist Visual Culture “Bildwelten im Sozialismus”, University of Hamburg 

2018-  ICOM – The International Council of Museums

2017-  College Art Association – CAA

2017- Reader for the journal "MDCCC 1800", Edizioni Ca' Foscari - Digital Publishing

2017- Research for Global Challenges, Ca' Foscari University of Venice. Teams: Creative Arts, Cultural Heritage and Digital Humanities; Cross Cultural and Area Studies

2016  International Jury of the 36. International Student Festival at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK), Moscow

2016- International Group “Performing Arts in the Second Public Sphere”, Berlin/Munich

2015- The Russian Art and Culture Group, Jacobs University, Bremen

2014- Jury of the contest “Italian Subtitles for Russian contemporary films”, Ca' Foscari University

2014- Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian and Russian Art and Architecture – SHERA

2014- Association of Art Historians – AAH

2013- Scientific Committee of the book series “La prospettiva rovesciata/Obratnaja perspektiva”

2013- Referent to Venice for the training course for art school teachers, Government of Moscow

2006- Inter-university research group “Russi in Italia/Russkie v Italii” [Russians in Italy]

 

CURATED EXHIBITIONS:

2015  (with Vittorio Urbani), Andrea Morucchio. The Rape of Venice (Palazzo Mocenigo, Venice, 06/06-22/11/2015)

2013  (with Silvia Burini), Capital of Nowhere (CFZ, Ca' Foscari University, 27/05-10/072013)

2012   (with Kirill Gavrilin), Francisco Infante/Nonna Goriunova: Artifacts (San Sebastiano, Ca' Foscari University, 28/08-06/10/2012) 

 

ASSISTANT CURATORSHIP:

2017 Grisha Bruskin: Scene Change, curated by S. Mikhailovsky, S. Burini, G. Barbieri, (Russian Pavilion at the 57. Venice Art Biennale, 13/05-26/11/2017). 

2017  Kandinskij, il cavaliere errante in viaggio verso l’astrazione, curated by S. Burini, A. Masoero [Kandinsky, The Wandering Knight], (MUDEC, Museo delle Culture, Milan, 15/03-09/07/2017)

2011   We are here! (San Sebastiano, Venice, 4/06-02/07/2011), curated by S. Burini

 

INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY:

2011- Scientific secretary at the Centre of Studies of Russian Art (CSAR), Ca’ Foscari University: planning, organization, coordination and communication of all the Centre cultural, research, didactical, educational and publishing permanent activities, projects and following events (selection):

2011- Annual Film Festival Ruskino at Ca’ Foscari, with screenings of contemporary Russian films

 

Exhibitions (selection):

2015  Grisha Bruskin. An Archaeologist’s Collection, curated by G. Barbieri, S. Burini, Collateral Event of the 56th Venice Biennale (Former Church Santa Caterina, Venice, 07/05-22/11/2015)

2015  Masterworks from the Museum of Russian Impressionism, curated by G. Barbieri, S. Burini, I. Kabanov, Y. Petrova (Palazzo Franchetti, Venice, 13/02-12/04/2015)

2014  Dream Reality. Viktor Popkov 1932-1974, curated by F. Balakhovksaya, N. Aleksandrova (Ca' Foscari Esposizioni, Venice, 19/02-27/04/2014)

2012 МОСKВА Underground. Abstract Painting since 1960. Collection Alexander Reznikov, curated by S. Aleksandrov, G. Barbieri, S. Burini, N. Kotrelev (Ca' Foscari Esposizioni, Venice, 06/10-19/11/2012)

2011 Russian Avant-Garde. New World Experience, curated by G. Barbieri, S. Burini, M. Dmitriev, S. Volovenskaya (Palazzo Leoni Montanari, Vicenza, 11/11/2011-26/02/2012)

2011  Dmitri Prigov: Dmitri Prigov, curated by D. Ozerkov, Collateral Event of the 54th Venice Biennale (Ca' Foscari Esposizioni, Venice, 01/06-15/10/2011)

 

International Conferences:

2013   The Muses on the Merry: Yuri Lotman and the Arts, Ca’ Foscari University (26-28/11/2013)

2012    Pavel Florensky between Icon and Avant-garde, Palazzo Leoni Montanari, Vicenza, Ca’ Foscari University (03-04/02/2012)

2011    Third International Conference on Dmitriy Prigov, Ca’ Foscari University (10-11/10/2011)

 

ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS: 

2018  Annual Conference of the College Art Association (CAA), Los Angeles (21-24/02/18). 

Proposer and Chair of the session: Cold War Art Archives. Starting from Los Angeles (23/02/18)

2017 Venetonight: European Researchers’ Night: Guided Tours: Ca’ Pesaro e la Galleria della Biennale [Ca’ Pesaro and the Biennale Gallery] (29/09/17)

2016   Workshop on Soviet Postcards, Ca’ Foscari University (07/03/2016)

2015   Scientific Coordination (with G. Airoldi) of Vavilon Conference/Project C – Solovky Islands, Viafarini, Milan (03-04/10/2015)

2015  Salonnier in Venice for S.O.S. Dada. The World is a Mess. Salon Suisse. Collateral Event of the 56th Venice Biennale. Pro-Helvetia, Palazzo Trevisan, Venice (9/05-22/11/2015)

 

INVITED LECTURES AT UNIVERSITIES AND MUSEUMS (SELECTION SINCE 2013):

2019  University of California, Berkeley. Displaying International Communism: The Exhibition of Socialist Countries (Moscow, 1958) (05/03/19)

2018   Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles. Cold War Art Studies: The State of the Art (05/06/18)

2018    University of California Santa Barbara. New Approaches to Eastern European Art and Culture during the Cold War (13/04/2018) together with Beata Hock (GWZO  Leipzig) 

2017    Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg. "Eine inoffizielle Ausstellung neuer sowjetischer Kunst": Die Biennale des Kulturdissens aus Osteuropa (Venedig, 1977) [An Unofficial Exhibition of New Soviet Art: The Biennial of the Cultural Dissent (Venice 1977) (22/11/17)

2017    Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe, Leipzig. Vom Wettkampf der Nationen zum globalen Dorf (und zurück?): Die Biennale von Venedig [From the Contest of the Nations to the Global Village (and back?): The Venice Biennale] (15/11/17)

2017  Universität Freiburg/Russian State University of Humanities, Moscow (International Graduate School “1956 Cultural Transfer and Identity”) at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice:German and Russian Encounters at the International Arena of the Venice Biennale (03/08/17)

2016-17 Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia.

Stalinland. La transmedialità nel realismo socialista sovietico [Stalinland: Transmediality in Soviet Socialist Realism] (17/03/2017);

Le relazioni italo-sovietiche in ambito artistico durante la guerra fredda [Soviet-Italian Art Relations During the Cold War] (14/04/2016)

2016   Bern University of Applied Sciences at Pro-Helvetia, Palazzo Trevisan, Venice. Joint Master of Architecture: Marges de l'Architecture. Strolling Venice II. Biennale de Venise: périphéries du monde? (02/10/2016) 

2015  Centre for the History and Culture of East Central Europe (GWZO), Universität Leipzig. Schauplätze der Utopie: osteuropäische Pavillons auf der Biennale in Venedig [Displaying Utopia: East European Pavilions at the Venice Biennale] (07/12/2015)

2014   Cabaret Voltaire, in collaboration with Zentrum Künste und Kulturtheorie, Universität Zürich. La nuova arte sovietica. Una prospettiva non ufficiale (with Sandra Frimmel),(20/10/2014)

2014  Manege Exhibition Association, MoscowMezhdu khudozhnikom i zritelem: o figure passazhira v kartinakh E. Bulatova [Between Artist and Viewer: the Role of the Passenger in E. Bulatov’s paintings]

2014   Punta della Dogana, François Pinault Collection, VeniceFratelli: due stati, una nazione. L'opera di Thomas Schütte nel contesto tedesco storico-culturale della Guerra Fredda [Brothers: two States, one Nation. Thomas Schütte’s work in the cultural context of Cold War Germany] (05/03/2014)

2013  Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, in collaboration with the National Centre for Contemporary ArtsUnofficial Soviet Art in Italian Collections and Exhibitions (03/12/2013)

2013   Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Venice. Salon Suisse, Collateral event of the 55th Venice Biennial. 1977 re-enacted: La nuova arte sovietica (with S. Frimmel) (23/11/2013)

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES (SELECTION SINCE 2013):

2017 Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe, Leipzig. Socialist Internationalism and the Global Contemporary (23-25/11/17).

2016  Université de Lausanne. The International Echoes of the Commemorations of the October Revolution (1918-1990) (14-16/09/2016). 

2016  Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Milano. Oltre il confine. Europa e Russia dal 1917 a oggi [Beyond the Border. Europe and Russia since 1917] (20/10/2016).

2015  Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken. Russian Emigré Culture: Transcending the Borders of Countries, Languages and Disciplines (12-15/11/2015). 

2015  KUMU - Art Museum, Tallinn; Estonian Academy of Arts. Shared Practices. The Intertwinement of the Arts in the Culture of Socialist Eastern Europe (22-24/10/2015). 

2015  University of East Anglia, Norwich. Annual Conference of the Association of Art Historians (AAH 2015) (09-11/04/2015). Panel: After the Great War / After the Cold War.

2015  University of Hamburg. Visual Cultures of Socialism (18-20/03/2015). 

2014  Charles University, Prague. Popular Culture in Eastern-Central Europe before WWI (24/10/2014). 

2014  Princeton University, USA. Princeton Conjunction 2014: Romantic Subversions of Soviet Enlightenment (9-10/05/2014). 

2013 Stroganov State Academy of Arts and Industry, Moscow. Maksim Gorky i khudozhestvennaya kul'tura simvolizma [Maxim Gorky and the Artistic Culture of Symbolism] (12/12/2013). 

  

LANGUAGES: 

Italian: native language 

English: excellent   

Russian: excellent

German: excellent   

French: very good 

Spanish: good             

Serbian/Croatian: basic 

Georgian: basic