Gianfranco Maraniello is currently Director of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto (Mart). He has curated numerous exhibitions in Italy and abroad and is the author of many essays. He has taught postgraduate courses for LUISS University in Rome and for Brera Art Academy in Milan. He served as curator at Palazzo delle Papesse in Siena and at MACRO Museum in Rome. In 2006 he was Chief Curator of the Shanghai Biennale. In 2005 he became Director of GAM in Bologna where he proceeded to inaugurate the new MAMbo museum in 2007. From 2013 until 2015, he was in charge of directing the entire system of civic museums in Bologna (Istituzione Bologna Musei).