Curator and scholar. Born in 1983 in Rome. Valentino’s work is mainly focused on relationship of artists with new technologies and media. He is a founder and artistic director of the Rome Media Art Festival (MAXXI Museum), former art projects coordinator at Fondazione Mondo Digitale and curator of the Kunstraum Goethe. He is currently the director of the Art Section of the Maker Faire Rome — the European Edition. Valentino received a Ph.D. from the Department of Philosophy, Communication and Performing Arts at Roma Tre University.
Valentino has curated exhibitions in major galleries and museums, such as the Hermitage (Saint Petersburg), Minnesota Street Project (San Francisco), New York Media Center, MAXXI Museum (Rome), Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Rome), among others. He is the author of “Media Art. Prospettive delle arti verso il XXI secolo. Storie, teorie, preservazione” (Mimesis, 2016) and “The artist as Inventor” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019).