News Register for our weekly news digest here.

Angela Vettese Appointed Artistic Director of Arte Fiera

Exibart reports that Angela Vettese has been appointed the new artistic director of Bologna’s annual international modern and contemporary art fair, Arte Fiera. She will begin her role in 2017.

Vettese, a critic, journalist, and essayist, as well as a lecturer at the Università Iuav di Venezia, will replace Giorgio Verzotti and Claudio Spadoni, who codirected the last four years of the fair, including this year’s fortieth edition.

In a brief press release, Antonio Bruzzone, general director of BolognaFiere, announced: “We are delighted that Angela Vettese has agreed to bring her expertise and experience to Arte Fiera. Special thanks goes to Claudio Spadoni and Giorgio Verzotti for their important work over the past years.”

According to Exibart, the announcement was received by some as a sign of the fair’s renewal. Vettese, who created Faenza’s Contemporary Art Festival, has previously served as the cultural council for the City of Venice, president of the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, and director of Modena’s Galleria Civica.