Mr Giovanni Aloi
Teaching Fellow in History of Art
Giovanni Aloi was born in Milan, Italy in 1976. In 1995 he obtained his first degree in Fine Art – Theory and Practice and moved to London in 1997 where he went on to study Visual Culture (MA) at Goldsmiths College. From 1999 to 2004 he worked at Whitechapel Art Gallery and as a film programmer at Prince Charles Cinema in London whilst continuing to work as freelance photographer. Today he is a lecturer in History of Art and Media Studies at Queen Mary University of London, The Open University, and Tate Galleries.
In 2006, he founded Antennae, the Journal of Nature in Visual Culture of which he currently is Editor in Chief (www.antennae.org.uk). The Journal combines a heightened level of academic scrutiny of animals in art, with a less formal and more experimental format designed to appeal to audiences of academics, artists and general public alike.
Giovanni Aloi is currently researching the subject of animals and taxidermy in contemporary art for his PhD at Goldsmiths University of London.
Main research areas involve modern and contemporary art with a strong interest in the representation/presence of animals in the exhibiting space.