Angelo Lo Conte (PhD, University of Melbourne), is Associate Professor at the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University. Before joining AVA in 2019, was post-doctoral fellow at the Australian Institute of Art History, The University of Melbourne (2016-2017) and the inaugural ACIS research fellow at the David Rosand Library and Study Centre, Venice (2018). His work has been supported by individual project grants, fellowships and residencies from institutions that include the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, the Australian Government, the Renaissance Society of America, the Ian Potter Museum Melbourne, the Trustees of the Burlington Magazine Foundation, the Australasian Centre for Italian Studies and the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. He is a member of the Programme Committee of the Italian Art Society and a recipient of the Francis Haskell Memorial Prize.
Angelo Lo Conte specializes in visual culture and social history of art with a focus on the period 1450–1700. Current areas of interest include the economic lives of early modern artists, intersections between art and disability, the life stories and professional careers of deaf painters.
He is the author of studies on various aspects of Renaissance art, including ‘A visual testament by Luca Riva: a deaf and mute pupil of the Procaccini’, winner of the 2023 Renaissance Studies Article Prize; The Procaccini and the Business of Painting in Early Modern Milan (Routledge, 2021); and articles in Source, Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, and the Journal of the History of Collections.
His research has been supported by individual project grants, fellowships and residencies from institutions that include the Hong Kong Research Grants Council; the Renaissance Society of America; the Australian Government; the Trustees of the Burlington Magazine Foundation; the Australasian Centre for Italian Studies; the Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne; and the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. He is principal investigator of two research projects funded by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council: ‘Seeing the Invisible: Visual Representations of Disability in Early Modern Europe’ (2023–2025) and ‘The colours of silence: untold stories of deaf painters in early modern Europe’ (2020–2022).