Maria PASSARO Curriculum

Maria Passaro, who was born in Bern, Switzerland, is an Full Professor for the L-Art/03 sector at DISPAC - Department of the Sciences of Cultural Heritage at the University of Salerno, where she teaches History of Contemporary Art ( for the bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies and Theatre Arts) and Sources and Languages of Contemporary Art (for the master’s degree in History and Art Criticism)

She is a member of the faculty of the PhD program on “Methods and Methodologies of Archeological and Art History research.

She is in charge of cataloguing, conserving and digitalizing important photographic material for  the History of Art Laboratory of the Department of Cultural Heritage

She is Chief Scientist for the project to conserve and  valorize the patrimonial treasures of  the University of Salerno for the Department of Cultural Heritage.  

She is part of the consulting team for the series “Annals of Art Criticism” edited by Gianni Carlo Sciolla.

She is a member of the board of the Filiberto Menna Foundation.

She is part of the Verband Deutscher Kunsthistoriker 

In 2014 she received qualifications as first level teaching fellow of Art History.

She is a scholar of Italian and European Art of the first part of the 20th century   specializing in theoretical problems in reconstructing the relationships between artists of the European avantgarde.

In this field of research She has published the following books: Pittura e Poesia. Franz Marc e Else Laker-Schüler. (Naples 2000); Espressionismo in Usa. Collezioni private e Musei (Naples 2002) and she has translated  and edited the Italian edition of Alexej von Jawlensky, The Face and the Color by Franz Marc and August Macke, Our Dream by Josef Albers and Wassily Kandinsky, Letters from Exile 1933-1940.

She has published the book L’arte espressionista. Storia e teoria for Einaudi

She is about to publish a book for Il Mulino that concerns artists in exile from nationalsocialist dictatorships and the cultural and figurative identities between Europe and America from 1930 to 1960.