Marcello Smarrelli graduated in Art History and specialized in contemporary art. He has been professor of Art History and Design History at La Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Architecture. He collaborated with the main sector magazines (Tema Celeste, Flash Art, Exibart, Artribune). He curated several public art projects and exhibitions in public and private venues; he was jury member or president of various awards for contemporary art. Since 2007 he has been artistic director at Fondazione Ermanno Casoli, since 2011 at Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, since 2015 Visiting Curator at Fondazione Memmo Arte Contemporanea and since 2016 Consultant for modern and contemporary art at Comune di Pesaro.