Edi Scientific Committee
The EDI Scientific Committee oversees the development of the platform and its thematic and ethical aims and focal points. Its members come from institutional, academic, governmental, and curatorial backgrounds reflecting the collaborative cross-disciplinary approach of EDI.
Since 2015, Patrizia Boldoni is Culture Advisor for the President of the Campania Region, Vincenzo De Luca.
From 2018 she is also President of the Regional Scientific Committee of Arts and Culture composed by representatives of the cultural world with advisory functions, of coordination and connection with the stakeholders of the cultural system, of promotion and incentive for the organization of events and initiatives
Suzanne Cotter is the incoming director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Sydney, Australia. She was Director of the Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM), Luxembourg from 2018-2021, and her distinguished career includes roles as Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Serralves Foundation in Porto (Portugal), Curator for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation New York, and Deputy Director and Curator at Large of Modern Art Oxford (UK). Cotter is a leading curator and scholar in international contemporary art. She has been responsible for an impressive roster of exhibitions and commissions with many of today’s most significant artists. Cotter is on numerous international contemporary art panels and juries, she is also the Secretary General of the Board of CIMAM (International Committee for Modern and Contemporary Art Museums). In 2005, Cotter was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government for her contribution to culture through her curatorial work.
Elizabeth Easton is the Director of the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL), a non-profit organization she co-founded with Agnes Gund in 2007 to train museum curators in the fundamentals of management and leadership. Now in its fifteenth year and with over 300 alumni around the world, CCL continues to provide curators with the tools necessary to assume and succeed in leadership positions. She previously served as the first elected president of the Association for Art Museum Curators from 2003-2006, and as chair of the Department of European Paintings and Sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum from 1999-2007. Easton earned her Ph.D. at Yale University, writing her dissertation on Edouard Vuillard’s interiors of the 1890s.
Chus Martínez is head of the Institute Art Gender Nature FHNW Academy of Arts and Design in Basel. She was the expedition leader of The Current, a project initiated by TBA21–Academy (2018–2020) and from 2021 she is the artistic director of Ocean Space, Venice, a space initiated by TBA21–Academy. The Current is also the inspiration behind Art is Ocean, a series of seminars and conferences held at the Institute Art Gender Nature which examines the role of artists in the conception of a new experience of nature. At the Institute Art Gender Nature she is currently leading the research project The Womxn’s Factor, on the role of education in enhancing women’s equality in the arts.