Lucia Piccioni

European University Institute (Italy)

Artifacts of colonial heritage: face casts in Italian anthropological museums

2022-2023: Spring

Lucia Piccioni is currently Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the European University Institute (Florence). Her research investigates the relation between art and politics, with a special focus on fascist art and the role of visual and material culture in the construction of Italian identity (19th-20th Century). She received her Ph.D. in Art History from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris) and the Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa) with a dissertation on fascist Italian painting (awarded Best Dissertation by EHESS). She has had fellowships at a number of international institutions, including the Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte (Paris), the Center for Italian Modern Art (New York), the French Academy in Rome–Villa Medici, and the Musée du quai Branly–Jacques Chirac (Paris). In addition to papers in international journals, she is author of Art et fascisme. Peindre l’italianité, 1922-1943 (2021).