Gisella Gellini


Gisella Gellini, architect, graduated in Florence with a thesis about “Refurbishment and museum layout of Schifanoia Palace in Ferrara”.

Researcher in the field of the light’s culture, with a particular reference to Light Art, she co-operated with the art collector Giuseppe Panza di Biumo.

In 2009 she was the curator of the exhibition “Dan Flavin in the Panza Collection” set up at the Berardo Museum in Lisboa and of the installation “Light Blade” of Nicola Evangelisti at Villa Reale in Milan.

In 2010 she curated the group exhibition “Luces – Light Art from Italy” and in 2012 the exhibition “JETZT Archäologische Schatten” by Fabrizio Corneli, both set up at the Archaeological Museum in Frankfurt.

In 2014 she was the curator, together with Domenico Nicolamarino, professor at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, of the exhibition-congress “Light Art Ensemble” held at the former San Carpoforo church in Milano. In the same year she was the artistic director of “Arezzo in Luce”, an event on an urban scale with light installations by Sebastiano Romano.

Since 2009 she edits the annual publication of the book “Light Art in Italy” that collects the main temporary installations of Light Art in Italy.

Since 2011 she is professor of the course “Luce e Colore tra Arte e Design” at the Design School of the Politecnico in Milano.

As Light Art expert, she writes for specialised lighting magazines, co-operates with the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera and she is speaker in various seminars and workshops.