Dr. Ariane Varela Braga
SNF-Habilitandin Kunstgeschichte
Universität Zürich

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Education

2013

PhD, University of Neuchâtel, Institute of art history and museology

Dissertation title: “Retrouver l’unité. La Grammar of Ornament d’Owen Jones et la constitution d’une théorie globale de l’ornementation au milieu du XIXe siècle”, advisor Prof. Pascal Griener (summa cum laude, members of the commission: Prof. Alina Payne, Harvard University, Prof. Rémi Labrusse, Université de Paris X)

2005 Pre-doctoral dissertation, University of Geneva (advisor Prof.
2002

MA, University of Geneva (Art History, English Language and Litterature, Sociology)

Experience

Since 2014 Lecturer in Art History, John Cabot University, Rome
Since 2010 Co-founder and coordinator of the Rome Art History Network (RAHN) (www.romearthistnet.com)
Since 2003 Several experiences as production assistant, assistant curator, PR, for contemporary art exhibitions held at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Niteroi (MAC de Niteroi), Rio de Janeiro (2013); Palazzo del Collegio Romano, Rome (2008); Palazzo Pamphilj, Brazilian Embassy in Rome (2007); Museum of Contemporay Art (MAC-USP), Sao Paulo (2005); National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA), Rio de Janeiro (2003).
2001-2002

University of Geneva, Department of Art History,Tutor

1998/1999

International Bureau of Education, UNESCO, Geneva Department of Publications (internship)

Grants and fellowships

2008/2011

Scholarly member (membro scientifico esterno) at the Swiss Institute in Rome

2010 University of Neuchâtel’s grant for a study travel in London, Victoria and Albert Museum

Conferences, panels(co) -organized

2013 
  • Rome, American Academy in Rome, International conference, The Ephemeral and the   Permanent : artistic exchanges between theatre and the visual arts in Rome, 1300-1700, October 17-     18 (co-organizer)
  • Lausanne, Université de Lausanne, Second Swiss Congress of Art History, August 22-24, Panel “Appropriations” (co-organizer)
2012
  • Rome, Istituto Svizzero di Roma and Palazzo Massimo alle terme, International symposium, Il gusto del colore. L’uso dei marmi policromi nella scultura tra XVI e XIX secoli, October 10-12, Rome, in collaboration with Université de Genève and Università di Roma Tre (co-organizer)
  • Rome, Accademia nazionale di San Luca and Istituto Svizzero di Roma, International study day, Rome Art History Network : Storia dell’arte tra scienza e dillettantismo. Metodi e percorsi, April 24, Rome, in collaboration with the Università di Roma Tor Vergata (co-organizer)
2011
  • Rome, Istituto Svizzero di Roma, study day, Immagine e realtà, July 7, (co-organizer)
2009
  • Rome, Istituto Svizzero di Roma, International study day, Ornamento, tra arte e design: interpretazioni, percorsi, e mutazioni nell’Ottocento, April 23, in collaboration with Académie de France à Rome/Villa Medicis, Università di Roma La Sapienza and Université de Neuchâtel

Papers delivered

2013 
  • Zurich, ETH (November 14-15), “Owen Jones’ Grammar of Ornament (1856): visualizing a universal theory of ornament, Universal-Specific. From analysis to intervention?
  • Lausanne, Université de Lausanne (August 22-24), “Appropriation et propriété intellectuelle, hier et aujourd’hui!” (with Marcel Henry), Second Swiss Congress of Art History
2012
  • Rome, Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (November 1-3), “The Invention of ornament as a historical discipline: Ralph Nicholson Wornum and Owen Jones”, The Making of the Humanities III
  • Rome, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme (October 10-12), “Il colore ritrovato. Ornamento, marmi e rivestimenti policromi vittoriani: il contributo di John Ruskin”, Marmi policromi. Il gusto del colore nella scultura dal XVI al XIX secolo
  • Rome, Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata” (January 25), “Foresterie e allogi per docenti e ricercatori all’estero : la Svizzera a Roma
2011
  • Louvain-la-Neuve, Université catholique de Louvain (February 4-5), “Règles et principes: le dessin d’ornement en Angleterre à la fin du XVIIIe siècle”, Questions d’ornements (XVe-XVIIIe)
2010
  • Einsiedeln, Bibliothek Werner Oechslin (June 27-July 1), “L’ornamento naturalistico di Borromini”. Elfter Internationaler Barocksommerkurs der Stiftung Bibliothek Werner Oechslin, Barock/Ornament
2009
  • London, Victoria and Albert Museum (June 13) “Towards the true path: Owen Jones and the Grammar of Ornament”, Owen Jones Study Day
  • Rome, Istituto Svizzero di Roma (April 23) “L’ornamento universale: “Owen Jones e la Grammar of Ornament”. Ornamento, tra arte e design: interpretazione, percorsi e mutazioni nell’Ottocento
  • Rome, Università degli Studi de Rome “Tor Vergata” (April 21), “Owen Jones e l’avversione a Roma: il rigetto dell’ornamento romano nella Grammar of Ornament (1856). Grand Tour del Terzo Millennio
  • Rome, Istituto Svizzero di Roma (April 6), “Il Grand Tour a portata di mano: Owen Jones e il Crystal Palace di Sydenham”, Swiss Cube: Please to meet you…
2008
  • Venice, Venice International University (September 25-27), “Owen Jones – travel as inspiration”. Ruskin, Venice, and 19th century cultural travel, organised by the Ruskin Center, Lancaster University and the Department of European and Post-colonial studies, Università de Ca’ Foscari, Scuola Grande di San Rocco/VIU-Isola di San Servolo
  • Rome, Istituto Svizzero di Roma (July 11), “Crise et renouveau du modèle italien dans l’enseignement des arts décoratifs en Grand-Bretagne (1837-1860)”, Boomerang Effect
  • Basel, University of Basel (November 23-24), “Owen Jones et le Crystal Palace de Sydenham”. XI Nachwuchskolloquium für Kunstgeschichte in der Schweiz, Kunsthistorisches Seminar
2007
  • Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Mai 13-19), “Ornementation islamique et primitive dans la Grammar of Ornament d’Owen Jones”, 5° Ecole de Printemps, L’Histoire de l’art face à l’anthropologie

2006
  • La Chaux-de-Fonds, Club 44 (May 8-20), “Owen Jones, pionnier de l’art nouveau ?”. Art nouveau et pédagogie, Art Nouveau – La Chaux-de-Fonds 2005-2006, organized with the Swiss commission for UNESCO

Panel discussion, conference moderator

2014
  • Rome, Università degli Studi de Rome “Tor Vergata” (April 8), Grand Tour del Terzo Millennio

2013
  • Rome, Academia Belgica (December 14), Métamorphose spectaculaire et anamorphose culturelle. Les (en)jeux de l’ornement dans les festivities éphémères au premier âge moderne
2010
  • Rome, Università degli Studi de Rome “Tor Vergata” (April 21), Grand Tour del Terzo Millennio

2009
  • Rome, Real Academia di España (June 17), El Parnaso en la Ciudad: ¿Para qué sirven las Academias?

Publications

Books
• (co-editor) Splendor marmis: i colori del marmo a Roma e in Europa, dal Cinquecento all'Ottocento (forthcoming 2014, De Luca Editore)
Villa Monticello, sede dell’Ambasciata di Svizzera in Italia, Rome, De Luca Editore, 2013
• (editor) Ornamento, tra arte e design: interpretazioni, percorsi, e mutazioni nell’Ottocento, proceedings of the international study day held on April 23,  2009 at the Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Basel, Schwabe, 2013.
All Saint’s Church, Rome, Gemmagraf, 2006

Articles, essays and catalogue entries
• “Règles et principes: le dessin d’ornement en Angleterre à la fin du XVIIIe siècle”, in : Questions   d’ornements (XVe-XVIIIe), éd. par R. Dekoninck, C. Heering, P.-Y. Kairis, et autres (Brepols, forthcoming 2014)
• “Rethinking ornament : « ornamental art » and its issues in mid-nineteenth century Great Britain”, in :    Seriell individuel – Handwerkliches im Design, éd. G. Brever, Ch. Oestereich, Weimar, VDG, 2014, pp. 43-54
• “Uno sguardo globale: Owen Jones et la Grammar of Ornament”, in: Ornamento, tra arte e design:     interpretazioni, percorsi, e mutazioni nell’Ottocento, proceedings of the international study day held on April 23,         2009 at the Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Basel, Schwabe, 2013, pp. 45-57
• “Les enjeux de la préference pour les arts extra-européens dans le discours sur l’ornement en Grande-Bretagne au milieu du XIXe sièlce”, Images re-vues, Inactualité de l’ornement, 10/2012, http://imagesrevues.revues.org/2141
• “Art Nouveau” entry, in: World History Enciclopedia, ABC-CLIO, ed. by Alfred J. Andrea, 2011
• “Fortune et renouveau du modèle italien dans l’enseignement des arts décoratifs en Grande-Bretagne (1837-1860), in: Eternal Tour 2009 XYZ, Hauterive, Gilles Attinger, 2009, pp. 35-41
• “Apparati”, in Ad Sidera, per Athanasius Kircher, Rome, Gangemi, 2008, pp. 85-94
• “Notice biographique”, dans C. Varela et B. Mantura, Cybèle Varela, Rome, Gangemi, 2007, pp. 63-75
• “L’ornementation primitive dans la Grammar of Ornament d’Owen Jones (1856)”, Histoire de l’art, 53, novembre 2003, pp. 91-101

Review articles and book reviews
• “Pre-Raphaelites and Italy”, The Burlington Magazine, n. 1299, 06/2011, pp. 431-32
• “Villa Aperta”, La Tribune de l’Art, n° 279, 26.07.2009
• “Ad Sidera per Athanasius Kircher”, Inscena, 18/20, 2008, pp. 46-47
• “Owen Jones”, The Burlington Magazine, n° 1251, vol. CXLIX, 06/2007, p. 424

In addition to these, several non academic articles published (2004-2008) in The Roman Forum, Inside Switzerland, Forum.

Professional Affiliations

Association Suisse des Historiens et Historiennes de l’art
Articulations- association suisse pour la relève en histoire de l’art
ICOM Italia
Rome Art History Network (co-founder)

Languages

French – native speaker
Portuguese – native speaker
English – fluent
Italian – fluent
German – basic
Spanish – basic

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