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Juliana J Biondo

Curatorial assistant at the World Bank Art Program

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Juliana is an internationally-oriented arts and development practitioner, currently the curatorial assistant at the World Bank Art Program. She is responsible for the oversight and exhibition of the Banks global contemporary and modern art collection of approximately 5,800 objects, and management of their educational programs. Prior to her current role, Juliana worked in New York as an account executive at SUTTON, orchestrating domestic and international media strategies for gallery and museum clients.  Prior to this, Juliana lived in Rome as the project manager for the design and implementation the Vatican Museums first ever mobile platform Patrum, and tour guide for international patrons, innovating the educational engagement experiences offered to visitors.
Developing a body of research focused on international uses of visual art, Juliana has worked with the US Department of State in ART in Embassies, publishing a white power on the power of cultural diplomacy and the impact of the government’s support of promoting American Abstract Expressionist art abroad in the thawing of relations during the Cold War. She has written on, and curated, a variety of exhibitions ranging from Middle Eastern contemporary art, to 20th century British sculpture and American photography.
Juliana holds a BA in the History of Art from Yale University with contributing coursework in international relations, and an MA in 20th Century Art from the Courtauld Institute in London.  With an global perspective on the larger relationships between visual art and cultural development, Juliana maintains her writing practice as an exhibition reviewer for the arts publications East City Art and Bmore Art.