Domenico Quaranta, Contemporary Art Critic & Curator
Domenico Quaranta is a contemporary art critic and curator. He focused his research on the impact of the current techno-social developments on the arts, with a specific focus on art in networked spaces.
As an art critic, he is a regular contributor to Flash Art and Artpulse magazine; his essays, reviews and interviews appeared in many magazines, newspapers and web portals. He wrote NET ART 1994-1998: La vicenda di Äda’web (2004), Media, New Media, Postmedia (2010) and In My Computer (2011). He co-edited, together with Matteo Bittanti, the book GameScenes. Art in the Age of Videogames (Milan, October 2006) and contributed to a number of books and publications. He curated and co-curated a number of exhibitions, including: Connessioni Leggendarie. Net.art 1995-2005 (Milan 2005); Holy Fire. Art of the Digital Age (iMAL, Bruxelles 2008); RE:akt! | Reconstruction, Re-enactment, Re-reporting (MNAC, Bucharest – Skuc, Ljubljana; MMSU, Rijeka 2009); Playlist (LABoral, Gijon 2009 – 2010 and iMAL, Bruxelles 2010); Italians Do It Better!! (Venice Biennale Collateral Events, 2011) and Collect the WWWorld. The Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age (Brescia, Spazio Contemporanea 2011; Basel, House of Electronic Arts and 319 Scholes, New York 2012). He lectures internationally and teaches “Net Art” at the Accademia di Brera in Milan. He is the Artistic Director of the Link Center for the Arts of the Information Age, that he co-founded in 2011.