Anselmo Villata, an art critic, curator and journalist, was born in 1981.
Since 2004, he has been President of the Italian National Institute of Contemporary Art, through which he carries out a regular activity for the promotion and dissemination of contemporary art both at national and international level, creating opportunities for synergy between public and private institutions.
Since 2007, he has worked as editor-in-chief of the cultural magazine “Verso l’Arte Commenti”.
Since 2016, he has been a lecturer of the “Master in Economics and Management of Arts and Cultural Heritage” at the Business School of “Il Sole 24 Ore” in Rome.
Since 2018, he has been a lecturer of the “Master in Management of Arts and Cultural Heritage” at the Giunti Academy in Florence.
He is actively engaged in the dissemination of art and culture through widespread strategies, starting from the standpoint that art and culture, more generally, are public assets and, as such, should be made available to all.
He is also a consultant and expert in strategies aimed at enhancing Cultural Heritage.
Winner of the “Napoli Cultural Classic” Excellence Award, so far he has coordinated more than 150 exhibitions, more than 50 of which he has personally curated in several countries, including Italy, China, the United States, the Czech Republic, Malta, Greece, and France. Since the beginning of his activity, he has published more than 60 books and over 300 articles on specialized media. He is member of the international board of the AICA (Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art). He lives and works mainly in Italy.