Viola Romoli

Viola Romoli

Artistic Co-director

Viola Romoli is an art historian, founder, co-artistic director of Fondazione delle Arti-Venezia and founder of Club delle Arti.

Viola is the founder and director of THE POOL NYC gallery since 2009. THE POOL NYC has produced several exhibitions of emerging and established artists around the world, from Venezia to New York.

Since 2007 Viola has been the ‘secret’ organizer of Art tours and private events for collectors and travellers around Italy (she is a specialist in tailoring itineraries for each client). Lately in June 2016 she organized superb and original tours for The Floating Piers by Christo. She has been well trained by working with APVOI, A Private View of Italy.

Viola is the author of various texts and catalogues, and a contributor with articles and video interviews to My Art Guides, Flashart, Artribune and LuxFlux, paper and on line magazines.

She gave History of Art Lectures, and Classes at Università La Sapienza, Rome, Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, and NYU, New York University, NYC.

In June 2011 she was invited to give a conference Il Collezionismo è Maschio. Un breve excursus sul mondo del collezionismo contemporaneo tra l’Italia e New York during FOR THE LOVE OF CONTEMPORARY, Maratona del contemporaneo organized by Assessorato alla Cultura del Comune di Firenze for the exhibition For the Love of God by Damien Hirst curated by Francesco Bonami, Palazzo Vecchio, Firenze

From 2006 to 2008 she worked at Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, and at Greta Meert Gallery, Brussels. In 2008 she moved to New York and started working at the Guggenheim Museum in New York under the supervision of Karole Vail for the publication of the book The Museum of Non-Objective Painting: Hilla Rebay and the Origins of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, published for the 50th anniversary of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

In 2009, Viola was awarded the prestigious Hilla Rebay International Fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation and worked at the Guggenheim Museums of New York, Bilbao, and Venice.

In May 2007 Viola Romoli received a Special Mention for the Dissertation “L’Arte contemporanea oggi: L’interazione con lo spettatore”. Premio nazionale DARC - MAXXI per la storia e la critica dell’arte italiana contemporanea II Edizione, 2007, Fondazione Maxxi, Roma.

She graduated with high honors in History of Art at La Sapienza University of Rome.