Instructor, Art History and Studio Art
Ph.D. The University of Chicago, USA
M.A. The University of Chicago, USA
B.F.A. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
Dottore, Istituto Universitario di Lingue Moderne, Feltre (BL), Italy
Diploma Conservatorio di Novara, Italy
Office: Kaletsch Campus, Graduate Studies
Phone: +41 91 985 22 69
Clarice Zdanski is an artist, art educator, art historian, writer, and translator. Her academic degrees include an MA and Ph.D. in the History of Art (University of Chicago), a BFA in Painting and Printmaking (UNC-Greensboro), an Italian university degree in modern languages (IULM-Feltre, Italy), and a Diploma in Music (Conservatorio G. Cantelli, Novara, Italy). Her research work in art history, which ranges from the Italian Renaissance to art and travel in late nineteenth-century Europe and current practices in art education, has always been concerned with how art is studied and its place in society. Zdanski has published in scholarly journals and websites, and her artwork is in private collections in Europe and the USA.
English texts for Meadows: Une nature, un monde - SOS Biodiversité, issued for the Salon des Beaux Arts 2019. Societé nationale des Beax Arts. Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, 12-15 December, 2019. Macerata: Edizioni Simple, 2019.
A.A. V.V. Salon des Beaux Arts 2019. Societé nationale des beaux arts. Beaucouzé: SETIG-Abelia, 2019.
VEDERE LE PAROLE - CODEX Il sacro dell'Arte. Omaggio al Codex Purpureus Rossanensis. Teo de Palma and Ombretta Gazzola, curators. Baronissi (SA): Gutenberg Edizioni, 2019.
"Constructivity and Restitution: A Reflective Essay on Socially Engaged Art and ISEAS Finland." In ISEAS - Finland, edited by Katja Juhola, 124-146. Mauritius: Scholar's Press, 2018.
A.A. V.V. Salon des Beaux Arts 2018. Societé nationale des beaux arts. Beaucouzé: SETIG-Abelia, 2018.
Second edition of Meadows: Personal Structures - Art, Space Time, Existence, issued for the Salon des Beaux Arts 2018. Societé nationale des Beaux Arts. Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, 13-16 December, 2018. Macerata: Edizioni Simple, 2018.
English texts for Meadows: Personal Structures - Venice Palazzo Mora (Macerata: Edizioni Simple, 2017) and Meadows contribution to Venice 2017 PERSONAL STRUCTURES: Open Borders (n.p.: GAA Foundation, 2017).
"Finding the Place of Art in Society: The Value of On-site, Hands-on Experience in Art Education in the Digital Age," The International Journal of the Arts in Society: Annual Review, Volume 9 (June 2015) http://ijaar.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.288/prod.19
“Intercultural Communication in Art Education.” Arts and Crafts Education: Materials of the International Conference 9-10 June, 2011. St. Petersburg, Russia: The Institute of Decorative and Applied Arts, 2011.
“The Role of the Arts in Shaping Europe’s Future: Intercultural Communication in Art Education.” The Language of Art and Music: An International Symposium on the Potential for Artistic Expression to Cross Cultural Barriers and the Relationship between Art, Culture and International Relations. Berlin 14-20 February, 2011. http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/acd/index.php?en_loam2011_review_papers
“What to Draw? Inducing the Thrill of Creation and Making it Last.” Arts and Crafts Education: Materials of the International Conference 13-14 June, 2010. St. Petersburg, Russia: The Institute of Decorative and Applied Arts, 2010.
“Samuel Butler, Local Identity and Periodizing Northern Italian Art: The Travel Writer-Painter’s View of Art History,” (chapter in Samuel Butler, Victorian against the Grain: A Critical Overview, ed. James G. Paradis), The University of Toronto Press, 2008.
“Art in Milan and Lombardy,” and “Sightseeing (with Anne Hanley),” Milan: The Lakes and Lombardy. Time Out Guides. Harmondsworth: Penguin Guides, 2002.
“Alps and Sanctuaries Revisited,” Culture: Annali dell’Istituto di Lingue della Facoltà di Scienze Politiche dell’Università di Milano, 7(1993): 31-45.
“Giulio Campagnola umanista: una reinterpretazione alla luce di nuovi documenti,” Culture: Annali dell’Istituto di Lingue della Facoltà di Scienze Politiche dell’Università di Milano, 1 (1987): 115-20.
“A Document Pertaining to the Question of Giulio Campagnola’s Clerical Service,” Bollettino del Museo Civico di Padova, 75 (1986): 61-66.
Recent Conferences, Workshops, Papers Delivered:
Moderator, "Vivere la Musica." Round table, open concert and interactive musicla performance workshops with jazz musician Giovanni Falzone. Milan, 3 March 2018.
"A Bestiary in Masks: making Fossils of the Future." Virtual poster presented at the Eleventh International Conference on the Arts in Society (10-12 August 2016, UCLA, "The Practice of Art in the Age of the Anthropocene."
"Finding the Place of Art in Society: The Value of On-site, Hands-on Experience in Art Education in the Digital Age," The Ninth International Conference on the Arts in Society, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy, 25-27 June 2014.
Peer Review; Editing:
Editor, International Balzan Prize Foundation, www.balzan.org
Referee, The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts, http://ijamt.cgpublisher.com
Associate editor, The Arts Collection http://ija.cgpublisher.com and The International Journal of Design in Society http://ijgs.cgpublisher.com
Exhibitions, Performances and Symposia (2014-2019):
MEADOWS: Une nature, un monde - SOS Biodiversité. Salon des Beaux Arts 2019. Societé nationale des Beaux Arts. Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, 12-15 December, 2019. (Group show; catalogues)
"Tempi burrascosi". Favola musicale di Nicola Campogrande sul testo di Dario Voltolini. Live painting during performance with New Made Ensemble. Teatro Sociale, Como, 5 December 2019.
"Vedere Parole: CODEX - Il sacro nell'arte." Exhibition of artists' books inspired by the Codex Purpureus Rossanensis. Complesso monumentale San Bernardino. Rossano (CS). 21 September-20 October 2019. (Group show; catalogue)
Final Show 2. PATA summer Workshops. Kobro Gallery, Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts, Lodz, Poland. August-September 2019. (Group show)
"Lufalafo - a dystopic vision of equality." Musical-theatrical-choreographical work by Davide Coltri and Giovanni Bertelli. Performance organized by the Divertimento Ensemble, Milan, for the project "Le nuove voci", 12 June 2019. (Performance; social engagement project)
Second edition of "MEADOWS Personal Structures." Organized by MEADOWS (Mediterranean Endeavours Advancing Development of Widespread Sustainability) for the Salon des Beaux Arts 2018. Societé nationale des Beaux Arts. Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, 13-16 December, 2018. (Group show; catalogues)
Final Show 2. PATA Summer Workshops. Kobro Gallery, Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts, Lodz, Poland. August-September 2018. (Group show)
"MEADOWS Personal Structures." Palazzo Mora, Venice, 13 May-26 November 2017. Organized by MEADOWS (Mediterranean Endeavours Advancing Development of Widespread Sustainability) in collaboration with GAA (Global Art Affairs) and the European Cultural Center with the endorsement of the Lebanon Ministry of Tourism during the Venice Biennale 2017. The show was also presented at the Villa Giulia in Verbania (Lago Magigore, Italy) in April 2018 and at the Casa Bossi in Novara, Italy, from 13 October - 3 November 2018. (Group show; catalogues)
ISEAS Finland - International Symposium of Socially Engaged Art), Raseborg, Finland. August-September, 2017. Exhibition held at Galeri Perspektivet, Ekenas, 2-30 September, 2017. (Group show; social engagement projects; symposium; catalogue)
"Quel che resta di Milano EXPO dal 1906 al 2015, "Villa Giulia, Verbania, 8-26 February 2017 and Complesso monumentale del Broletto, Novara, 14-29 October 2017. (Group show)
"Polar Self-Portraits: The Curious Case of the Vanishing Ice Caps", traveling group show organized by Zsuzsanna Ardò and Creatives without Borders. 2016-2017. (http://www.ardo.org/new-page-1)
"Arte da Indossare", 4 December 2015-24 January 2016, Spazio E., Ghemme (NO), Italy. (Group show)
"Milano EXPO dal 1906 al 2015: 110 artisti raccontano l'Italia", 8-29 August 2015, EXPO IN CITTÀ, Palazzina Liberty, Milan, Italy. (Group show; catalogue)
"Water is Life", International Art Symposium, Lago d'Orta, 2015. (Group show; symposium)
"Body and Soul: dialogo d'arte tra artisti russi e italiani", Palazzo Pietromarchi, Marsciano (PG), 2015. (Group show; catalogue)
Art and Social Engagement:
Board member MEADOWS - Mediterranean Endeavors Advancing Development of Widespread Sustainability
Board member EOFed - European Orchestra Federation (www.eofed.org)
President, Associazione Culturale Variazioni Goldberg, Milan. Cultural association acting as governing body for the chamber music group Ensemble Hornpipe (also member), in its fourteenth season of free concerts of classical music
Vice President, AIMA - Associazione Italiana di Musicisti Amatoriali, Milan