Ivan Foletti is currently Professor of Art History at the Masaryk University, Brno. He is the head of the Center for Early Medieval Studies, editor-in-chief of the journal Convivium and director of the Hans Belting Library. He taught as invited professor in Czech Republic, Finland, France, Italy and Switzerland and was also a fellow at the Swiss Institute in Rome, the Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Bibliotheca Hertziana, the Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung in Berlin and the Deutsche Forum für Kunstgeschichte in Paris.
His collaboration with the project Global Horizons in Pre-Modern Art is a natural result of his passion for the investigation of medieval landscapes into the context of medieval pilgrimage, and the visual and material cultures of the Southern Caucasian region. With the team of Global Horizons, he is also sharing the engagement for a non-Eurocentric and non-colonial gaze on pre-modern cultures.