Organizational Committee

This Award was made possible also thanks to the contribution of Eurovita Insurance Company and Thierry Portè, to whom we express our heartfelt gratitude.

Monsignor Timothy Verdon

Director of the Museum of the Opera del Duomo

He is in addition academic director of the Ecumenical Center for Art and Spirituality ‘Mount Tabor’, at Barga (LU). Author of books and articles on sacred art in Italian and English, he has been a Consultant to the Vatican Commission for Church Cultural Heritage and a Fellow of the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies (Villa I Tatti), and currently teaches in the Florence Program of Stanford University.

He writes regularly for the cultural page of the Osservatore Romano and between 2010 – 2015 has curated art exhibitions in Turin, Florence, Seoul, Washington, D.C. and New York. Timothy Verdon lives in Florence, Italy, where he is a Canon of the Cathedral.

Adelina von Fürstenberg

Curator of the Enrico Marinelli Art Award

Mrs von Fürstenberg is a renowned international curator, winner in 2015 of the Golden Lion for the best National Participation of the 56th Biennale of Venice, for her curatorship of the Armenian Pavilion and the Meret Oppenheim Grand Prix by the Federal Office of the Culture of Switzerland, in 2016.

A pioneer in the field, she is known for broadening contemporary art to include a multicultural approach. With her unique vision on contemporary exhibitions, she has placed art in spaces such as monasteries, medersas, large public buildings, squares, islands, and parks, as well as museums and institutions. Her works strive to provide a larger context for visual art by making it a more vigorous part of our lives, creating a vivid dialogue between art forms, while relating art to global social issues.

Adelina von Fürstenberg was the Founder and the first Director of the Centre d’Art Contemporain of Geneva and later Director of the Magasin – Centre National d’Art Contemporain of Grenoble and of its School of Curators. She has organized numerous large-scale exhibitions around the world including Dialogues of Peace to mark the United Nations’s 50th anniversary in 1995. In 1996 she founded ART for The World, an NGO working with contemporary art, independent cinema and human values.

In 2013, she served as the Chief Curator of the 4th Thessaloniki Biennale and more recenty the Chief Curator of the 1st edition of Standart – Triennale of Armenia.

Adelina von Fürstenberg worked for several exhibitions also in Italy. For Hangar Bicocca in Milan she curated Marina Abramovic, Balcan Epicas, 2006, Collateral 2007 and Urban Manners, Indian Contemporary Art, 2008, for the PAC-Milano, Africa-Raccontare un mondo, 2017 and for the Triennale di Milano (within the context of the third edition on the Festival for the Human Right 2018) and the series of 22 short film produced for the High Commissioner for the Human Rights.

Andrea Zambon

Founding member of the Guild of the Dome

Dr. Andrea A. Zambon is the President and CEO of Kjos, a Holding Company based in Milan (Italy). He is also President of Anfatis, a pharma distribution company based in Italy and Chairman of Clariter SA a global clean-tech group with proprietary technology and an innovative solution for the world’s plastic waste problem.

Andrea Zambon earned a Medical Degree from the University of Milan Medical School, he is an IMD and Harvard Business School Alumni.

Over the years he has served on numerous corporate boards and on the board of non profit organisations.

Andrea Zambon has introduced Adelina Von Fürstenberg to the Enrico Marinelli Art Award.

Gloria Cecchi Marinelli

President of the Guild of the Dome

Gloria Cecchi Marinelli has a PhD in Art History. She studied at Florence University under the teaching of professor Mina Gregori. She participated in the first project to build a regional data base on art and cultural assets of Tuscany, under the guidance of Professor Antonio Paolucci, former director of the Vatican Museums. Married 37 years to Enrico Marinelli, founder of the Guild of the Dome, with whom she shares the passion for art and cultures of the world and the love for Florence.

Clara Marinelli

Secretary General to the Guild of the Dome. Secretary General to the Enrico Marinelli Art Award.

Clara Raimonda Marinelli is daughter of Enrico Marinelli, former President and founder of the Guild of the Dome non profit association, now covering the role of secretary of the Association on behalf of all its members.

Clara Marinelli has worked closely with her father Enrico, since the very foundation of the association, and the coordinator of the Enrico Marinelli Contemporary Art Award.
Clara Marinelli’s family comes from the bronze casting craftsmanship.

She is also the Business Development Director at Frilli Gallery, part of her family business, which sells bronze and marble sculpture replicas of faithful quality from all times, as well as contemporary art.

Clara Marinelli has a BA in International Business Administration from the Regent’s College, London, Uk.

Rita Filardi

Collection Manager and Assistant to Director @ Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Florence

An experienced art professional, she has been working in museums’ and exhibitions’ field since 1995.

Since her arrival in 2012 at the Museum of the Opera del Duomo, she has been Collection Manager, Registrar and Assistant to the Director, overseeing the condition and the records of 750 artworks.

She coordinates on behalf of the Opera del Duomo Museum the Enrico Marinelli Art Award