Marina Pugliese, MA PhD, is an art historian and museum director. Her research fields are Contemporary Art Materiality and Conservation, Public Art, and Museum Anthropology. She led a consortium of diverse museums in Milan, having founded two of the three institutions, Museo del Novecento and Mudec.

Recipient of various scholarships (Accademia dei Lincei/Université Paris 1 and University of Pavia), she was Scholar in Residence at the Getty Conservation Institute in 2013. The same year she co-authored with Barbara Ferriani Ephemeral Monuments, History and conservation of Installations, published by the GCI.

Since 2016, she has taught at the Art History and Visual Art Department of the California College of the Arts.

In 2017 she co-curated the exhibitionLucio Fontana. Ambienti/Environments, HangarBicocca (Milan), awarded Best Modern Art Solo show at the Global Art Awards in NY.

In 2018-2019, she was Creative Director of the Future Humans Video Archive at the Berggruen Institute in Los Angeles, and in July 2020 she kickstarted the Public Art Department for the City of Milan. In 2023 she co-curated with Andrea Lissoni the exhibitionInside other spaces. Environments by Women Artists at Haus der Kunst in Munich.

Currrently she is Head of Public Art and Director of MUDEC, the Museum of Cultures for the City of Milan.

Publications: 
Ephemeral Monuments, History and Conservation of Complex Installations (2013)
Public Art in Urban Space (2007) 
Mixed Media. Materials and procedures in Contemporary Art (2006)
Techniques and materials in Contemporary Art (2000) The Aesthetic of Synthetic: Plastics and art in the 20th century (1997)



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