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Internationally Renowned Editor Nicola Trezzi Selected as Head of the Master of Fine Arts Program


The Executive Committee at the Bezalel Academy approved the Search Committee’s recommendation and appointed Nicola Trezzi as head of the Master of Fine Arts program.

Jerusalem (July 8, 2014) The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem is pleased to announce the selection of Nicola Trezzi, internationally renowned writer and editor, as head of Bezalel’s Master of Fine Arts program, a leading program in its field. The recommendation was made by Bezalel’s Search Committee and approved by its Executive Committee.
With its choice of Nicola Trezzi, members of the Search Committee have made a courageous and innovative decision. Trezzi is an internationally acclaimed artist with an exceptional understanding of art at both the theoretical and practical level, and he has international connections and a deep knowledge of the art scene.
Trezzi (Magenta, Italy, 1982) is an editor based in New York. Since 2006 he has been an employee at Giancarlo Politi Editore in Milan, the publisher of Flash Art, and at Nadace Prague Biennale Foundation in Prague, where he serves as editor, curator and exhibition coordinator for the last four editions of the Prague Biennale (2007-2009-2011-2013).
He is currently US editor at Flash Art International, where he has worked on special covers featuring Fia Backström, Claire Fontaine, Sterling Ruby and Art & Language, special issues devoted to the scene in New York, Israel, Brazil, Austria and the Nordic Countries. He also commissioned issues focused on the relationship between art and entertainment, art and cinema and art and theater. Aside from his role at Flash Art International he is also New York Desk at Flash Art Italia, associate editor at Flash Art CZ&SK and consulting editor at Flash Art HU.
His writings appeared in Il Sole 24 Ore (Milan), Monopol (Berlin), Flatt (New York), (Tel Aviv), (Warsaw) as well as in art books and exhibition catalogues such as Joshua Neustein: Drawing the Margins (Israel Museum, Jerusalem) and Postmonument, The 14th Sculpture Biennial (Carrara, Italy).
In 2010 he organized the seminar “Phenomenology of Contemporary Art” at the Yale University School of Art (New Haven) and since then he lectured at Columbia University (New York), SIAC (Chicago), iCI (New York), Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design (Jerusalem/Tel Aviv), NABA (Milan), the Indonesian Institute of the Art (Yogyakkarta) and Hamidrasha (Beit Berl, Israel).
He co-organized the following exhibitions: “Painting Overall” at the Prague Biennale 5, “Four Rooms” at the CCA in Warsaw, “Modern Talking” at the Muzeul National de Arta Cluj-Napoca, “Circa 1986” at HVCCA in Peekskill NY and “Champs-Élysées” at Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Since 2007 he has been an employee of Lucie Fontaine, a multifaceted fictional identity working through art making, exhibition making, book editing, writing, collecting, conferencing and much more.
Nicola Trezzi will replace Dr. Raphael Zagury-Orly, who has run the Master of Fine Arts program since 2010, and whose position as the head of the program will end at the end of the current academic year.
Bezalel’s arts program is one of the best in its field, with many of its graduates becoming young leaders of the art scene both in Israel and abroad.
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