Art Consultant. Expert on trends in the art market, Romano specialises in creating and curating major collections.
An attentive observer of the profound transformations occurring in the art market over the last twenty years, a tireless traveller, he has accrued great experience in the analysis of artistic trends, further enhanced by continuous interaction with the greatest artists active on the international scene.
With in-depth knowledge of the problems of forgery among works of art, he was one of the first in Italy to specialise in the restoration of contemporary art, conducting experimental work for major museums.
Romano curated the collections of the Museo Treccani in Milan for ten years, of the Francesco Pellin Foundation in Varese for four years, and of the Bandera Foundation, in Busto Arsizio, for three years.
In New Delhi he worked in association with the Birla Academy on the project for a new museum.
He runs the Archivi di Corrente [Corrente Archives], a project for the comparative study of the key figures in the Corrente movement.
The study of private collections. After experience gained in the most important European museums, in 1995 with Marina Pizziolo he founded Art Consulting, the first company in Italy to apply the critical scientific rules of museum management to the creation and curating of major collections. Many of these Romano has created from scratch and they have been the focus of exhibitions and monographic works or have even become art foundations and private museums in their own right. The exhibitions and monographic publications he has curated include:
Pizziolo, M & Ravasio, R 2013, This is not propaganda. Arte Contemporanea italiana. Collezione Antonio Stellatelli, L’Artistica, Savigliano;
Pizziolo, M & Ravasio, R 2012, The Indian renaissance. A research project on the new frontiers of art, L’Artistica, Savigliano;
Pizziolo, M & Ravasio, R 2009, Zhang Dali. Il sogno proibito della nuova Cina, Argo, Turin;
Pizziolo, M & Ravasio, R 2007, Arte italiana contemporanea. New Entries, Arte-2000, Milan.
His scientific experience accrued in the museum environment enables him to solve any problems involved in creating and administering a major art collection, organising the hanging, maintenance and restoration work, designing the archives and monitored warehouses and conducting accurate screening in order to weed out forgeries.
Thanks to his experience in analysing art market trends and studying artistic currents on the rise, especially in emerging countries, Romano is responsible for acquiring works for prestigious international collections.
New projects. As part of the project to expand Art Consulting internationally, he studies the emerging markets.
He is currently involved in managing major projects with public institutions in India and the United Arab Emirates. Since 2013 he has been working with the government of Abu Dhabi on a collection of site specific art for the New York University campus on Saadiyat island. For the government of Dubai he is developing various public art projects for Expo 2020 Dubai.
Museums. As a restorer he has worked in the staging of exhibitions in association with: Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan; Palazzo Reale, Milan; Triennale, Milan; Museo della Permanente, Milan; Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome; Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome; Palazzo Grassi, Venice; Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna; Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bergamo; Palazzo Strozzi, Florence; Palazzo Vecchio, Florence; Tate Modern, London; Nationalgalerie, Berlin; Musée Picasso, Paris; Puškin Museum, Moscow; Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna; Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Lugano; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo; Musée d’art moderne e contemporain, Nice; Fondation Vasarely, Aix en Provence; Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek.