Enthusiastic, articulate, and focussed, with a solid background in art history across time and a keen eye on contemporary debates - Giovanni Aloi is known for delivering engaging and informative talks at some of the most prestigious galleries and museums including Tate in London, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Italian Institute of Culture in Chicago, and many more. Visit the contact page to book a talk.
Teaching is an artform. Engaging people in difficult and enriching conversation through collections and works of art is part of an essential process of individual and collective growth. These principles have guided Giovanni Aloi's career across the UK and the USA. He has taught art history and visual cultures in many higher education institutions including Queen Mary University, Goldsmiths, Sotheby's Institute of Art, and the Open University, as well as in museums like Whitechapel Art Gallery, Tate Galleries, and the Art Institute of Chicago. His main objective is to enable students to become independent and critical learners. Visual material is today more accessible and politically charged than ever. His pedagogical model focuses on critical approaches to the ideological and socio-historical backgrounds that define today's visual vocabularies to enrich writing and artistic practices.
In 2010, Aloi was awarded the Draper's Excellence in Teaching Award at Queen Mary University in London and in 2020, the Karen and Jim Frank Excellence in Teaching Award at SAIC.
Giovanni Aloi has contributed to TV, Radio documentaries, and other cultural programs including BBC Radio, Art UK, WLPN Chicago, Resonance FM, London.
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THE JOURNAL OF NATURE
IN VISUAL CULTURE
Founded in 2006 by Giovanni Aloi, Antennae is the leading journal on nature, the environment, and art. A peer-reviewed, hybrid, journal free to the public. Download all issues free and stay up to date with current news.
Visit Giovanni Aloi's faculty page at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Giovanni Aloi's academia.edu site features downloadable essays, book chapters, and video recordings of talks and other events.