Giovanni Aloi is an art historian in modern and contemporary art, specializing in the representation of animals and plants in contemporary art. He currently teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sotheby’s Institute of Art New York and London, and Tate Galleries. He is the Editor in Chief of Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture (www.antennae.org.uk). He is the author of Art and Animals (2011) and Speculative Taxidermy: Natural History, Animal Surfaces, and Art in the Anthropocene (2018), and the co-author of Why Look at Plants: The Vegetal World in Contemporary Art (2018). With Caroline Picard, he is the co-editor of the University of Minnesota Press series Art after Nature.