Who we were

Angelique Campens

Angelique Campens (1980) is an independent curator and writer. Born in Belgium, she works for non-profit galleries and public art spaces and is art adviser and writer for Domus. In 2007-2008, she was selected for the International Study Programme (ISP) at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Campens curated the solo exhibition After the fair by Kasper Akhøj at Wiels, Brussels, and was co-curator for the group exhibition Persona in Meno in the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Italy in 2010. She was assistant curator at the Belgian Pavilion with the artist Jef Geys at the 2009 Venice Biennial. She curated a section at the 2009 Watou Art Festival with Office (Kersten Geers David van Severen) and Bureau Bas Smets and was a co-curator of For Reasons of State at The Kitchen, New York (2008). Recently she published her first book about the architecture of the Belgian Modernist Juliaan Lampens. Angelique Campens holds an M.A. in Art History from Ghent University.

Chris Fitzpatrick

Chris Fitzpatrick (1978, New York) is the new Director of Kunstverein Munich. He has been the director of the not-for-profit contemporary art centre Objectif Exhibitions in Antwerp, Belgium, since 2012. After receiving an MA from California College of the Arts in 2009, he gained recognition for developing unconventional exhibition formats, often experimenting with the temporality of exhibitions. He has lent his artist-centric curatorial approach to exhibitions with Nina Beier, Bruce Conner, Mark Dion, Paul Elliman, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Joao Maria Gusmao & Pedro Paiva, Angie Keefer, Rosalind Nashashibi, Iza Tarasewicz, and many others. His writing and interviews have been published in Spike Art Quarterly, Pazmaker, Nero, Mousse, L’Uomo Vogue, Fillip, The Federal, Cura, The Baltic Notebooks of Anthony Blunt, Art Papers, as well as in numerous catalogs and books.

Erica Cooke

Erica Cooke, born in the United States in 1983, lives and works in New York. He received a Masters in Contemporary Art at Sotheby's Institute of Art with a thesis on the artist Walid Raad. In 2007-08 he participated in the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art, where she was co-curator of the exhibition For Reasons of State. Taught Middle Eastern contemporary art at Sotheby's Institute of Art in New York, and is interssata in video and photography, also recently worked as a researcher at the German Expressionist collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and has co-edited Without exposure at the New Wight Gallery UCLA.


Stefano Collicelli Cagol

Stefano Collicelli Cagol (b. Padua 1978) is a PhD Researcher on the Curating Contemporary Art Programme of the Royal College of Art in London. From 2010 to 2013 he coordinated the Young Curators Residency programme organised by the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, where in 2012 he was one of the tutors and coordinators of the first edition of CAMPO – Corso per Curatori, in which he taught History of Exhibitions and Curatorial Practice. He curated the second edition of Vitrine at the GAM in Turin in 2012-13 and he was one of the selectors of the ninth edition of the Furla Prize 2013. In 2011 he was Assistant Curator for the exhibition Un’Espressione Geografica curated by Francesco Bonami at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. In 2010 he curated the exhibition Seven Little Mistakes at the Museo Marino Marini, Florence. He was Research Curator at the Villa Manin – Centre of Contemporary Art, Passariano (UD) in 2006; from 2004 to 2006 the University Ca’ Foscari di Venezia – Department of History of Arts and Preservation of Artistic Heritage granted him a postgraduate fellowship to research into the Visual Arts sector of the Venice Biennial. He has contributed to several publications relating to the history of Italian exhibitions and he has collaborated with the periodical Domus.


Carlos Basulado

Carlos Basualdo (1964, Rosario, Argentina) is the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where he oversees the Museum’s Department of Contemporary Art. He was part of the curatorial teams for Documenta11 (2002), the 50th Venice Biennial, and conceived and curated Tropicalia: A Revolution in Brazilian Culture, which travelled from the MCA Chicago to the Barbican Gallery in London (2004/2005) as well as the Bronx Museum in New York and the Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro (2006 / 2007). In 2006, he initiated two exhibition series at the Museum called Notations and Live Cinema, both of which are devoted to the permanent collection and video. He was the lead organizer of Bruce Nauman, Topological Gardens, that represented the United States at the 2007 Venice Biennial, where it was awarded the Golden Lion for Best National Participation. In 2010 he organized a survey exhibition of the work of the Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto, a collaboration between the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the MAXXI Foundation (Rome), where it traveled in the spring of 2011. He organized Dancing Around the Bride: Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg and Duchamp, which opened in Philadelphia in October of 2012. From 2010 until 2013 he worked as Curator at Large at MAXXI Arte, in Rome, Italy.

Francesco Bonami

Francesco Bonami (1955, Florence) has been senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago from 1999 to 2008. He also was artistic director of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin since its foundation (now honorary director), Fondazione Pitti Discovery in Florence and the contemporary art center Villa Manin, Udine, Italy. He was the director of the 50th Venice Biennial of Visual Arts in 2003, and he was the first Italian curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial. He curated several international exhibitions like The Universal Experience at the Hayward Gallery in London, the Whitney Museum of America Art Biennial in 2010, and of the first edition of the Turin Triennial in Italy. He is a regular contributor to the Italian daily Il Riformista, Zero and Vanity Fair Italy. Until 2013 he was director of Tar, a magazine of art and culture. In 2010 he received the Légion d'honneur of the Franch Republic. He published several books among which Lo potevo fare anch'io. Perché l'arte contemporanea è davvero arte (2009), Dopotutto non è brutto (2010), Si crede Picasso (2010) and Maurizio Cattelan. Autobiografia non autorizzata (2011). Among his last exhibitions, the Takashi Murakami's solo exhibition, Il Ciclo di Arhat, (Milan, 2014) and The see is my land – Artisti dal Mediterraneo, at the Milan Triennial with Emanuela Mazzonis (Milan, 2014, and MAXXI, Rome, 2013).

Jan Debbaut

Jan Debbaut (1949, Temse, Belgium) is a professor in curatorial studies (teaching at the University of Groningen and KASK in Ghent) and an independent curator and advisor based in London. Over the past 25 years he has been a curator and museum director, directing a.o. the exhibition program of BOZAR in Brussels, the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven – where he oversaw the building of the new museum – and the Collections Division of Tate in London. He has been curating numerous exhibitions and publications for museums both in Europe and the United States and on special occasions (like a.o. the Dutch and Belgian pavillions at the Venice Biënnial, or as a member of the curatorial team of Magiciens de la Terre). He has been building both public and private collections (a.o for Generali in Vienna or La Caixa in Barcelona) sat on many juries (a.o. the Turner Prize) and boards (a.o. De Appel in Amsterdam, Whitechapel Gallery in London, Palais de Tokyo in Paris). He recently oversaw the creation of UCCA in Beijing and is currently starting up the Herbert Collection Foundation in Belgium and curating a retrospective exhibition of Dutch filmmaker Marijke van Warmerdam for Museum Boymans van Beuningen in Rotterdam and Fundacio Serralves in Porto.

Teresa Gleadowe

Teresa Gleadowe (London) is a curator, writer, and editor with extensive experience in contemporary visual arts, both nationally and internationally, and Chair of Nottingham Contemporary. She was a member of the Furla Prize 2015. She worked for the Visual Arts Department of the British Council, London, and the Tate Gallery, London, as head of information. In 1992 she joined the academic staff of the Royal College of Art, London, to develop and lead the curating course. She was head of the Curating Contemporary Art department until the summer of 2006, when she left the college to work freelance. From 2006 to 2012 she was Research Consultant and Series Editor for the Exhibition Histories series published by Afterall. She has also taught on curatorial programmes at California College of the Arts, San Francisco; de Appel, Amsterdam; the London Consortium MA Film Curating; the MA Curating at Chelsea College of Art and Design; and on the Curatorial Intensive run by Independent Curators International in New York in July 2011. She has co-convened two conferences with Kitty Scott for the Banff International Curatorial Institute and a symposium, On Remoteness (2013). She is a member of the Advisory Board of PEER, a member of the ICA’s Artists Advisory Committee, a specialist adviser to The John Lyon’s Charity and a member of AICA and ICOM. She is also Chair of CAST (the Cornubian Arts & Science Trust), a new charity based in Helston, Cornwall, created in 2012.


Residency program for young curators 2010

Curated by Stefano Collicelli Cagol

Persona in meno

Curated by Angelique Campens, Erica Cooke and Chris Fitzpatrick

Palazzo Re Rebaudengo, Guarene d’Alba, Cuneo, Italy
 8 May to 20 June , 2010

Genova Palazzo Ducale

18 September to 17 October, 2010

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and Fondazione Edoardo Garrone present Persona in menofrom 8 May to 20 June at Palazzo Re Rebaudengo in Guarene d’Alba and from 18 September to 17 October at Palazzo Ducale in Genova. The exhibition includes works by Meris Angioletti, Nico Angiuli, Lupo Borgonovo, Chiara Camoni, Canecapovolto, Carloni & Franceschetti, Manuele Cerutti, Andrea Contin, Andrea De Stefani, Nicolò Degiorgis, Federico Del Vecchio, Rä di Martino, Chiara Fumai, Alessandro Gagliardo, Lorenzo Scotto di Luzio, Giuseppe Lana, Renato Leotta, Eva Marisaldi, Andrea Nacciarriti, Linda Fregni Nagler, Nicola Nunziata, Alberto Scodro, Marinella Senatore, Alberto Tadiello and Mauro Vignando.Persona in meno offers “portraiture without portraiture” as a paradoxical framework for considering the diverse works of more than twenty contemporary Italian artists— from an overarching parabola of basil to a bronze cast of the human soul. Punctuated by sound, as well as by moving images and moving objects, Palazzo Re Rebaudengo will be filled with works that elicit absent presences, apparitions, surrogates, private rituals, reappearances, and failed attempts at invisibility. Surveyed together, these works hover between what is visibly absent and absently visible. Persona in meno is curated by Angelique Campens (Belgium), Erica Cooke (USA) and Chris Fitzpatrick (USA), fellows of the fourth edition of the Young Curators’ Residency programme coordinated by Stefano Collicelli Cagol (Italy) and supported by the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin) and Fondazione Edoardo Garrone (Genoa) with the support of the Compagnia di San Paolo (Turin).


Alterazioni Video
Fune, 2010
Wood, paper, ink, clamps, rope, electric hotplate and pressure cooker , Dimensions variable , Courtesy Spazio Monotono, Vicenza, Italy (installation view)

Alberto Tadiello
HL, 2009
iron bars, stands, bolts, nuts, cables, air compressor, two-tone trumpets, tubes - 280 x 190 x 170 cm - Installation at 'Perarolo09', Perarolo di Cadore - Courtesy T293, Naples and Private Collection, Arezzo, Italy

Alberto Scodro
Fune, 2010
Wood, paper, ink, clamps, rope, electric hotplate and pressure cooker Dimensions variable Courtesy Spazio Monotono, Vicenza, Italy (installation view)

Alessandro Gagliardo
Fallimento, 2010
Channel A: Dust – Mini dv - 62'' - Channel B: Ghost truck (the spectator and its doubled) 5'18'' sec. - Dimensions variable - Courtesy Galleria Gianluca Collica, Catania, Italy

Andrea Contin
L’entrée des gladiateurs, 2004
Video - 2'' 35' - Courtesy the artist

Andrea de Stefani
Suite 415 (15 piante di basilico interpretano 2 idee di movimento), 2010 - Installation of 15 basil plants in vases with nylon string - 9 x 3.5 m - Courtesy the artist

Andrea Nacciarriti
DRAWINGS # 000000001, 2009
Electric fan and paper - Dimensions variable - Courtesy Franco Soffiantino, Turin

Se non sono nella luce, è ugualmente vero che non sono mai nelle tenebre. Non ho timore delle tenebre perché non conosco nient’altro, 2000 Courtesy Gianluca Collica Gallery, Catania, Italy

Carloni & Franceschetti
Spectrography II, 2003
Single channel video, black and white, sound - 6'' loop - Courtesy of the artist

Chiara Camoni
Scultura #12, 2009
wood and still - Courtesy SpazioA Gallery, Pistoia, Italy, and private collection, Florence, Italy - Photo credit: Serge Domingie

Chiara Fumai
Chiara Fumai presenta Nico Fumai, 2007-2010
Details from performance - Courtesy the artist

Enrico Serotti
On Air, 2010
Computers, motor and gymnastic ribbons - Dimensions variable - Courtesy the artist

Eva Marisaldi
On Air, 2010
Computers, motor and gymnastic ribbons, Dimensions variable, Courtesy the artist

Federico Del Vecchio
Alba will live forever, 2009
Take-away poster - 70 x 100 cm - Courtesy Umberto Di Marino Gallery, Naples

Giuseppe Lana
Untitled, 2010
Halogen heater, fan and subwoofer - Dimensions variable - Courtesy the artist

Linda Fregni Nagler
The Hidden Mother (work in progress), 2010
Twelve tintypes and albumen prints re-printed in gelatin silver - 26 x 17 cm each - Courtesy the artist

Lorenzo Scotto Di Luzio
Big Mama, 2006
Glass cabinet, electric engines, photocells and bonbonnières - 220 x 230 x 45 cm - Courtesy Fonti Gallery, Naples, and Collezione Ernesto Esposito, Naples

Lupo Borgonovo
Osso Sacro, 2009
Bronze - 10 x 11 x 5 cm - Courtesy Fluxia, Milan

Manuele Cerutti
La Condanna, 2009 –2010
Oil on linen - 85 x 115 cm - Courtesy the artist

Marinella Senatore
ROUTE #2, 2010
Fresnel Light 300W, 500W, wood and mixed media - MT 2.20 x 2 m - MT 2.20 X 1.30 m - Courtesy Umberto di Marino Gallery, Naples

Mauro Vignando
Untitled, 2010
Billboard posters and velvet - 105 x 145 x 5 cm - Courtesy Room Gallery, Milan - Photo credit Alessandro Zambianchi

Meris Angioletti
14 15 92 65 35 89 79 32 38 46 26 43 38 32 79 50 28 84 19 71 69 39 93 75 10, 2009
black and white video - 12'10'' - Courtesy the artist and Tiziana Di Caro Gallery, Salerno, Naples - (video still)

Nico Angiuli
Paccocelere1 Plus #3, 2010
Site-specific sound sculpture - 70 x 60 x 70 cm - Courtesy Artecontemporanea, Bruxelles

Nicola Nunziata
Tommy gun, 2010
video, color, sound - 5'' 50' - Courtesy the artist - (Video still)

Nicolò Degiorgis
The Hidden Islam, 2009- 2010
Seventeen C-prints series - Dimensions variable - Courtesy the artist

Rà di Martino
CanCan!, 2004
Installation with white board and video, color, sound, Single channel video, 4' loop, dimensions variable, Courtesy of the artist and Monitor Gallery, Rome

Renato Leotta
Abissinia, 2009
Ultrachrome print Hdr - 50 x 70 cm - Courtesy the artist