Paul D'Agostino, Ph.D. - bio, contact

Paul D’Agostino is an artist, writer, curator, translator, and educator, as well as founding director of Centotto, a curatorial project that now operates at large. It was initially established as a home art gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, where it operated in the living room of a loft for nearly twelve years, from the spring of 2008 to the end of 2019.

D'Agostino holds a Ph.D. in Italian Literature and is currently a member of the part-time art faculty at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, where he is MFA Writing Advisor. He also works as a studio art advisor and mentor, teaches art writing courses and workshops, and serves as visiting critic for several pedagogical and residency outlets, including the Yellow Chair Salon. D'Agostino has taught taught studio art at Parsons the New School for Design, served as Thesis Advisor and Reader at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, and developed and taught courses in language, literature, cinema and interdisciplinary studies in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at CUNY Brooklyn College, the Department of Romance Languages at Fordham University, and the Italian Department at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

D'Agostino has served as Visiting Curator, Visiting Critic, or Visiting Artist for many institutions and organizations, including The Jewish Museum, the MFA Program at Queens College, the Integrated Design Program at Parsons The New School, The New York Studio School, Residency Unlimited, NARS Foundation, AHL Foundation, The Fine Arts Department of Western Michigan University, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and SUNY Purchase MFA Program.

D'Agostino writes in and translates among a number of languages, primarily Italian, German, French, Spanish and English, and he does some translation work in several other languages as well. He is former Art Editor at Brooklyn Magazine and The L Magazine, and he is co-founder of ART(inter) and After Vasari. He is also Assistant Editor of Journal of Italian Translation, and he contributes critical writings on art, film and books to various publications, including Hyperallergic and Art Spiel. He has also been a contributing translator and translation reviewer for Specimen: The Babel Review of Translations. His academic writings and translations have appeared in numerous scholarly publications in the United States and abroad, and his poetry and prose have been published in several literary magazines.

D'Agostino's artwork has been featured in a number of solo, two-person and group shows. He has had solo exhibitions at Silas Von Morisse Gallery, Life on Mars, Weathervane, Pocket Utopia and Norte Maar, and two-person shows at Lodge Gallery and Slag Gallery. His artwork has been reviewed by Roberta Smith for The New York Times, and his artwork and curatorial activities have been written about in ARTNews, Art Review, The New York Times, Vice, Whitehot, The Huffington Post, Paper Magazine, The New Criterion, Two Coats of Paint, Hyperallergic, ArtFCity, Gothamist, Rough Cuts, La Voce di New York, The Conversation Project and The Brooklyn Rail, among others. He was also the featured artist in a "Critic's Pick" article in the February 2014 issue of ARTNews. His artwork is held in numerous collections, including that of New York Presbyterian Hospital.

In the summer and fall of 2014, D'Agostino collaborated with Stephanie Theodore, of Theodore:Art, and with Karl England, Charlie Levine and Ben Street, of London-based Sluice_, to develop and produce a transportable art exposition platform called Exchange Rates. Its first iteration was Exchange Rates: The Bushwick International Expo, in October 2014. The second edition, Exchange Rates II, took place in October 2016. Information here.

See D'Agostino's art résumé and academic CV here for more details on much of the above. Links to press about his artwork and curatorial activities are here.

Paul D'Agostino on Wikipedia.


Paul D'Agostino
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Director - Centotto Gallery
MFA Writing & Thesis Advisor - The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture
Freelance Writer & Editor - art, book, film, and culture features and reviews
Assistant Editor - Journal of Italian Translation
Freelance Translator & Tutor - Italian, French, German, Spanish, English (limited services in Dutch and Portuguese)