Louis Lagana

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Born (1953-09-26) September 26, 1953 (age 68)
Vittoriosa Malta
NationalityMaltese
CitizenshipMalta
OccupationAssociate Professor

Louis Laganà (Born Vittoriosa, Malta on 26 September 1953), is Associate Professor at the University of Malta. He holds a Ph.D. in Art History from Loughborough University, UK (2005). Having taught in Malta for over 45 years, his career began at De La Salle College Junior School (1973-1987) and then at Senior School (1987-1995). He has lectured in Systems of Knowledge since 1988, first, at De La Salle College and then in 1995 at the Junior College. Laganà was Area Coordinator (2003-2007) for Systems of Knowledge, Art and Music. In 2008 he taught Fine Art and Art History at the Art Department, until 2015. In 2009 he introduced lectures in Cultural Tourism (Art, Culture and Events) at the Institute for Tourism, Travel and Culture and taught there until 2018. Recently, his lecturing duties were - History of Image Making at the Digital Arts Department, Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences, and Psychoanalysis and Art - at the Psychology Department, University of Malta. Laganà is a practicing artist, an art historian, critic, curator and consultant. His area of specialization in Modern and Contemporary Art History and his research interests include 20th Century Art, Visual Culture and Heritage, Psychoanalysis and the Arts, Cultural Tourism and Fine Art practice, Jungian Aesthetics and Primitivism.

Prof. Laganà delivered papers in many conferences and contributed articles in journals and newspapers.[1] A member of the American Society for Aesthetics, the Association for Art Historians, London, and the PsyArt Foundation, United States. Prof. Laganà was instrumental in organising the International Conference on Psychology and the Arts (University of Malta 2015)[2]. He has published three volumes in the series Two Generations of Maltese Artistic Families (2014-2016)[3] and co-authored the book Psychology and the Arts: Perceptions and Perspectives[4] with Professor Carmel Cefai. Laganà was artistic director and curator and wrote exhibition catalogues and booklets for many art exhibitions throughout the years.[5]

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