Raffaella PernaResearch Fellow, La Sapienza University, Rome
Raffaella Perna is Research Fellow at the Sapienza University of Rome. She obtained her PhD in Art History in 2014 and was lecturer in Contemporary Art History at the University of Macerata from 2016 to 2018. She has authored the following books: Piero Manzoni e Roma (Piero Manzoni and Rome, 2017), Pablo Echaurren. Il movimento del ’77 e gli indiani metropolitani (Pablo Echaurren. The protest movement in 1977 and the Metropolitan Indians, 2016), Arte, fotografia e femminismo in Italia negli anni Settanta (Art, photography and feminism in Italy in the 1970s, 2013), Wilhelm von Gloeden. Travestimenti, ritratti, tableaux vivants (Wilhelm von Gloeden. Disguises, portraits and tableaux vivants, 2013), In forma di fotografia. Ricerche artistiche in Italia tra il 1960 e il 1970 (Photographic form. Artistic researches in Italy from 1960 to 1970, 2009).
She is also co-editor of the volumes: Ketty La Rocca. Nuovi studi (Ketty La Rocca. New Studies, 2015) and Il gesto femminista. La rivolta delle donne: nel corpo, nel lavoro, nell’arte (The feminist gesture. Women’s revolt: body, work, art, 2014). She has curated the exhibitions: L’altro sguardo. Fotografe italiane 1965-2018 (The other gaze. Italian women photographers 1965-2018, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome), and Ketty La Rocca 80. Gesture, Speech and Word, with F. Gallo, in the context of the 17th Biennale Donna, Contemporary Art Pavilion, Ferrara (2018).