Dr. Angelo Lo Conte
Angelo Lo Conte (PhD, University of Melbourne), is Assistant 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 specialises in visual culture and social history of art with a focus on the period 1450-1700.
His research investigates interconnections between art practice and disability in early modern Europe.
His work has appeared in edited volumes and academic journals that include Renaissance Studies, Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, the Journal of the History of Collections and Italian Studies. His most recent book, The Procaccini and the business of painting in early modern Milan appeared in Routledge’s series Visual Culture in Early Modernity in 2021.
Angelo Lo Conte is Principal Investigator of the research projects Seeing the Invisible: Visual Representations of Disability in Early Modern Europe (2022-2025) (HKBU12624122) and The colours of silence: untold stories of deaf painters in early modern Europe (2020-2022) (HKBU22607320), funded by the Hong Kong Research Grant Council through the University Grant Committee.
My teaching encourages students to reflect on the intricate connections that unavoidably link art practice, history and society by means of a multidisciplinary approach that balances close readings of works of art with broader discussions on historical, philosophical, cultural and social issues. I emphasize the importance of historical contextualization and cultural analysis while providing students with theoretical and methodological frameworks to analyse visual and material culture. I welcome the use of digital technologies, digital art history and virtual reality teaching.
I am Principal Investigator of the teaching project Incorporating Virtual reality (VR) Technology in the teaching of Art History and Theory (2022-2023) (CHTL TDG-1/2122/01) funded by the University Grants Committee of Hong Kong.
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