Cornelia Lauf '85GSAS '86GSAS '92GSAS is an art historian and curator, living in Rome. She holds a B.A. from Oberlin College, Ohio, and M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Her award-winning exhibitions and publications include Artist/Author, Contemporary Artist’s Books, (American Federation of Arts, New York), Konstantin Gricic (Casa di Goethe, Rome; Harvard University, Cambridge; Klassik Stiftung, Weimar) Wall to Wall: Carpets by Artists, (Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland); Indeed, an international traveling exhibition on certificates of authenticity by artists, co-curated with Susan Hapgood, among many others.
Cornelia has served as Editor-in-Chief of Imschoot, Uitgevers, Belgium; co-founded Three Star Books, Paris (2005-2015), and lectures widely, including at Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Getty Center for the Arts and Humanities, Los Angeles; Tate, London, Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Musei Civici, Venice. She is Artistic Director of Agricola Due Leoni, a prize-winning Italian olive oil farm that works with contemporary artists including David Shrigley and Jonathan Monk. Cornelia consults individuals, private, and public institutions in the field of contemporary art, and currently teaches arts management and art history in the graduate program of John Cabot University, Rome. She taught for a decade at IUAV, Venice, as well as five years at LUISS, in the Department of Political Philosophy. She is on the Board of Advisors of the Global Fine Arts Awards, and is a Founder of FAI Lazio, Gruppo della Sabina.
Cornelia currently serves as Vice-President of the Columbia Alumni Association, Rome, and lives between Rome, Sabina, and Catania.