Nicol Maria Mocchi

Nicol Maria Mocchi is an art historian specializing in Italian modern and contemporary art. She received her PhD in 2014 from the University of Udine, for her thesis Fonti visive internazionali per gli artisti italiani negli anni del Simbolismo (International Visual Sources for Italian artists during Symbolism). Since 2010 she has collaborated with Milan’s Superintendence of Fine Arts and with the Archivio dell’Arte Metafisica. Her main research interests are the connections and exchanges between diverse visual cultures of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with an emphasis on Swiss-German, Anglo-American, and Italian artists and movements. In 2016 and 2019 she was a fellow at CIMA, researching the reception, visual success, and critical fortunes of Giorgio Morandi’s oeuvre in the United States leading up to the 1950s, and of Marino Marini in Switzerland during World War II. Mocchi’s book La cultura dei fratelli de Chirico agli albori dell’arte metafisica, 1909-1911 (The Culture of the de Chirico Brothers at the Dawn of Metaphysical Art) was published in 2017.