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Simonetta Moro appointed as IDSVA Director!

IDSVA is pleased to announce that Dr. Simonetta Moro has been appointed Director of IDSVA, as of May 1, 2012. We are especially excited about Dr. Moro’s longstanding interest in and commitment to the development of PhD programs for visual artists; for her part, Dr. Moro is equally excited about the special kind of PhD IDSVA offers to visual artists and creative thinkers.

Dr. Moro lives in Brooklyn, New York. She grew up in Italy, where she did a BFA in Painting at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Bologna and studied at the International School of Graphic Art in Florence. After completing her MA in European Fine Art at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK, Dr. Moro studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Scuplture in Maine. She then went on to do her PhD in Studio and Theory at University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.

After teaching drawing at the Cornell University-in-Rome Program, Dr. Moro took a faculty position at the Eugene Lang College at Parsons and the New School. She has been teaching theory and studio at Lang since 2003, where she also served as department chair.

In addition to curating important exhibitions here in the US and internationally, Dr. Moro has exhibited in an impressive number of solo and group shows worldwide. Her book on Mapping Cultures, edited by Les Roberts, is forthcoming from Palgrave.

I want to thank faculty search committee members Margot Kelley and Kate Farrington (Cohort ’11) for expanding the faculty search to include consideration of a directorship candidacy, and special thanks to Interim Director Margot Kelley for serving as advisor in the selection process.

Welcome to IDSVA Simonetta!