Anthony White’s research focuses on the history of modern and contemporary art. He is the author of Italian Modern Art in the Age of Fascism (New York: Routledge, 2020); with Grace McQuilten, of Art as Enterprise: Social and Economic Engagement in Contemporary Art (London: IB Tauris / Bloomsbury, 2016); and Lucio Fontana: Between Utopia and Kitsch (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2011). He has written for the peer-reviewed journals Grey Room, October, The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art and Third Text,and for exhibition catalogues published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris.
He has received several research awards from the Australian Research Council (2018, 2012, 2007) and the Ian Potter Foundation (2014) and was a named Collaborator on a project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2012 – 2017). He has held visiting appointments at the Department of Italian Studies, New York University (2013), The Centre for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts, Washington D.C. (2006), and the Humanities Research Centre at The Australian National University (2005). From 2014 – 2018 he was President of the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand.