Filippo Bosco

Filippo Bosco is a final year PhD candidate in Contemporary Art History at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa. His dissertation, entitled Drawing and Conceptualism: Paradigms, Practices and International Exchanges in Italy (1969-1979), shows how drawing has been a defining, if underestimated, feature of art practices usually associated with a post-medium condition, from Arte Povera to post-conceptualism.

Filippo completed his BA and MA degree at the Scuola Normale Superiore and the University of Pisa, with thesis on Felice Casorati and Italian and German painting in the 1920s. His doctoral research was carried out at the Free University in Berlin and in Houston, where he was the 2021-22 Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the Menil Drawing Institute. His interests and publications include early 20th century Italian painting and criticism, with catalogue essays on Felice Casorati (2023) and Ubaldo Oppi (2021); queer art criticism (Whatever 2021) and themes of drawing in the seventies (Studi di Memofonte, 2018; Penone, Pompidou, 2022; The Burlington Contemporary 2023); he is currently working on a book about Giuseppe Penone’s early years. He collaborated with the GAM in Turin (where he cocurated an exhibition on Giacomo Balla) and the Castello di Rivoli, where he contributed to the catalogue of the Cerruti Collection (2021).