Young Curators Residency Programme

Since 2020, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo promotes the Young Curators Residency Programme Madrid. The project aims to support emerging curatorial practice while spreading knowledge of the Spanish art scene on an international level. The YCRP Madrid stems from the experience of the Young Curators Residency Programme Torino, that takes place every year in Italy since 2007.

Young Curators Residency Programme 2020 Curated by Ana Ara


Emily Markert

Emily Markert is an arts professional, writer, and curator from and based in New York. She holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University in History and English with Museum Studies and Visual Arts minors, and she received her MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts in 2021. During her time at CCA, Markert held curatorial internships, fellowships, and research positions with the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, The Jay DeFeo Foundation, the CCA Libraries, and FOR-SITE Foundation. Prior to pursuing her Master’s, she was Manager of Global Communications in the Preferred department at Sotheby’s, where she worked for five years. Currently, she is a Curatorial Assistant at The Jewish Museum, New York; supports strategic projects and administration for cultural consultant András Szántó; and writes for Susan Sheehan Gallery. Markert’s curatorial practice centers on questioning whose stories have been left out of the art historical canon and why, often through a lens of social history.

Laura Castro

Laura Castro is a Dominican artist and curator based in the Dominican Republic. Through her artistic and curatorial practice, Castro investigates notions of identity, engaging with nature and history. She is co-founder and co-director of the artist-run hybrid platform Sindicato and an alumni of De Appel Curatorial Program ’20-21′ in Amsterdam, NL. Her most recent project is Dark Black, a publication in progress that revisits the history of the partition of the island of Quisqueya, present day Haiti and the Dominican Republic, to engage in its reconstruction through capacities of doubt, feeling, and imagination. Conceived from the premise of land as self, the project studies the possibility of narrative systems that transcend merely human discourse, hence affirming the multiple latent ancestries and phenomenal legacies erased by the dominating historical fables.

Ludovica Bulciolu

Ludovica Bulciolu is an Italian-French curator based in London. She is interested in how musical and folkloric traditions disseminate and unfold in the popular cultures and habits of a place. Looking at particular geographies, she is interested in how the body, as the main receptacle and creator of sound, can become a place of healing, care and resistance. Currently Associate Curator of San Mei Gallery, she also works independently with artists and institutions including Harlesden High Street. She previously worked as Director Assistant of SAM Art Projects (Paris) and Galleria Continua (Beijing). Ludovica holds a MA Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London, where she curated an online exhibition in collaboration with Gasworks; a MA in Art History of East Asian Art from Paris Sorbonne; a BA in Art History from Bordeaux University and the Lisbon NOVA University.


Ana Ara

Ana Ara is an art historian and curator based in Madrid. She has completed studies in various international institutions including the École du Louvre (Paris), the Università della Sapienza (Rome) and the Städelschule and the Goethe Universität (Frankfurt am Main). Her professional trajectory includes positions at Portikus in Frankfurt, the Curatorial Department of dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel and the Exhibitions Department of the Museo Nacional Reina Sofía in Madrid and her position as Head of Programmes at Matadero Madrid. Her curatorial work includes exhibitions such as Vergüenza (La Casa Encendida, 2013), Los cuerpos dóciles (La Conservera, 2015), Pessoa. Todo arte es una forma de literatura (MNCARS, 2017), Miriam Cahn. todo es igualmente importante (MNCARS, 2019), Eco-visionarios. Arte para un planeta en emergencia (Matadero Madrid, 2019) and “Profundidad de campo” (Matadero Madrid, 2019-2021), a programme that focused on the production, screening and study of contemporary audiovisual practices.

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