Maria Elena Minuto

Postdoctoral Fellow at Wallonie-Bruxelles International (InWBI), Maria Elena Minuto is a researcher at the University of Liège (Department of Historical Sciences and Department of Modern Languages) associated with the Service d'histoire de l'art de l'époque contemporaine (SHAÉC) and the Centre Interdisciplinaire de Poétique Appliquée (CIPA). Honorary Research Associate at the Royal Holloway University of London (Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures) and an Excellence Grant recipient at the Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS, 2021-2022), she holds a Ph.D. in Textual Analysis and Theory from the University of Bergamo with the dissertation: Marcel Broodthaers. Perceptive Glance and Allegorical Practices in Contemporary Art. Minuto is an affiliate at the European Neo-Avant-Garde Research Unit (ENAG) and a member of the FNRS contact group Museums and Contemporary Art. Her research focuses on concrete and visual poetry, neo-avant-garde artists' books and magazines, and Marcel Broodthaers' intermedial practices. Key publications include: Animali d'artista. Tra figurazione, astrazione ed ibridazione dal secondo Novecento a oggi (Elephant&Castle no. 27, with E. Grazioli. Bergamo University Press, 2022), Scritture di immagini. Arti verbovisuali, dal secondo Novecento a oggi (piano b. Arti e culture visive. Special Issues vol. 5 no. I and no. II, with G. Zanchetti and A. Acocella. Bologna University Press, 2020), Marcel Broodthaers. Écrivain d'images (Éditions Garnier, 2020), Material and Visual Poetics: The Italian and Belgian Neo-Avant-Garde Art of Publishing (Éditions de la BK-Centre Pompidou, 2019), Marcel Broodthaers: l'artista degli anagrammi nascosti (Elephant&Castle no. 20. Bergamo University Press, 2019). Member of the editorial committee of the academic journal Elephant&Castle (Università degli Studi di Bergamo), she co-organized the international symposiums: From Public Space to Museum. The Musealization of Performative and Public Art (M HKA Museum, Antwerp, November 21, 2022), Engaged Visuality. The Italian and Belgian Poesia Visiva Phenomenon in the 60s and 70s (Academia Belgica / Università degli Studi La Sapienza di Roma, July 7-8, 2022), Eroticism, Poetic Concretism, and Visuality (1960-1970) (MNAM - Centre Pompidou, Paris, September 17-18, 2021), and Embodied Words. Concrete & Visual Poetry in Italy and Belgium in the 60s and 70s (IIC Brussels, May 24-25, 2018). Currently, she is working on the monograph (book) Marcel Broodthaers. Il Bestiario (Quodlibet, 2024).

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