Young Curators Residency Programme

Every year since 2007 Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo promotes the Young Curators Residency Programme Torino. The project aims to support emerging curatorial practice while spreading knowledge of the Italian art scene on an international level.

Residency program for young curators 2008 Curated by Ilaria Bonacossa

Palazzo Re Rebaudengo, Guarene d’Alba, Cuneo, Italy 25 May – 27 July 2008

Dai tempo al tempo

The exhibition Dai tempo al tempo is the fruit of three months work by the three young curators Fiona Parry (UK, 1980), Joseph del Pesco (USA, 1975) and Pelin Uran (Turkey, 1975). Invited by the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and by the Fondazione Edoardo Garrone, the three curators have spent three months in Italy to get a deeper insight into the contemporary art scene, contacting and meeting artists, curators, museum directors, gallerists and critics.
Focusing on the physical experience of time, the exhibition will begin with a daylong series of time-based projects by the 13 artists. Responding to the selected artists’ project-oriented practices, the exhibition will be composed of ephemeral, transient, momentary, and impermanent artworks. The artist projects will include: performances, artists’ talks, installations, video presentations, interventions, and participatory constructions. Some works will have specific durations, possibly lasting from a matter of minutes to the whole six hours. Some will, in more ephemeral ways, give form to the temporal structure and experience of the whole event. Installations will be born out of the series of events and will be on show to the public for the entire exhibition period. Francesco Arena will inscribe a quote by Fenoglio along the walls of the exhibition space, encouraging the public to interact with the space and reflect on the history of the Partisans of the Langhe and Roero regions. Federico Pietrella will present an installation of a room illuminated by lit torches that will go out one by one as their batteries die, setting an unpredictable turn of events for both the spectators and the artist. In the performance of Wolfgang Berkowski, 5 actors will read a work by Godard Le Mepris in blocked off spaces, hence creating a deaf conversation.



Fiona Parry

Joseph del Pesco

Joseph del Pesco (USA, 1975) is an independent curator, organizer, art journalist, and web-media producer, director of the Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco. He lives and works in San Francisco and New York. Working independently, del Pesco has organized several events, exhibitions and projects with institutions like Temple Contemporary, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, The Headlands Center for the Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The Oakland Museum of California, The Nelson Gallery at UC Davis, and the Rooseum in Malmö Sweden, among others. From 2007 to 2009 he was adjunct curator at Artists Space, New York. In 2006 he was a curatorial fellow at the Banff Centre, Canada (returning in 2009 to lead a month-long residency) and in 2008 he travelled to Italy for a residency with Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino (Italy). Prior to 2006 he worked as Assistant Curator at the Art Museum at UC Davis. He has contributed interviews, reviews and other texts to Flash Art, X-Tra, Proximity, Fillip Magazine and various websites including Open Space (SFMOMA’s blog) and Art in America. In 2009 he organised an experimental school-without-walls project called The Pickpocket Almanack with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Pelin Uran

Pelin Uran is an Istanbul based curator. After she completed her studies at Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies in 2005, she worked at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin. Now, working as a free-lance curator, Uran recently curated We Donot Know This To Be So in in Istanbul in 2018,  co-curated This Story is not ready for its Footnotes in Rome in 2010, Transit both in Italy and Turkey in 2009, Dai Tempo al Tempo, Torino, Italy in 2008, the night program: nightcomers for the 10th Istanbul Biennial in September 2007, If it is not love, it is the bomb at Bard College, New York and curated Endgame in Space Loop in Seoul, Korea in 2008, An Artist Who Cannot Speak English is No Artist at Artists Space, New York in May 2006 and a forest and a tree in Newbourg, New York in April 2005 which has traveled to Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienne in March 2007. Besides having contributed to an online contemporary art biweekly, Might Be Good, she wrote for Speech, a project by the collaborative duo, a constructed world, for Insight, the magazine of Artists Pension Trust, Art in America, domus and was a contributor for UOVO Magazine. Alongside her curatorial practice, she has been giving private contemporary visual art classes since 2010. 


Ilaria Bonacossa

Ilaria Bonacossa (Milano,1973) is a curator, art historian and the director of Artissima, Internazionale d’Arte Contemporanea since 2017. She received a BA in Contemporary Art History from the Università Statale di Milano and a MA in Curatorial Studies from Bard College, NY,. She has worked as research assistant for the 2003 Whitney Biennial and as curatorial assistant for Manifesta 3, Ljubljana. For 7 years she has been curator at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, in Turin, from 2012 to 2017 she has been the artistic director of the Public Museum for Contemporary Art Villa Croce, in Genoa. In 2013 she curated the Pavilion of Island with the solo project of Katrin Sigurdardottir. She has been a member of the technical committee for acquisitions of FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur of Marsiglia (2007–13), member of the scientific committee of PAC Milano (2013–16) and responsible for Italy of the Artist Pension Trust. In 2007 she was a member for the Golden Lion jury at the Venice Biennale and in 2013 member of the nominating committee for the Inamori Foundation Prize, Kyoto. She was a founding member of Art@Work, a collective that develops contemporary art projects in the non-profit sector and for private collections. Since 2016 she is artistic director of La Raia Foundation.


  • Anna Scalfi

    Anna Scalfi was born in 1965, Trento, Italy. She lives and works in London.

    Always half full, 2008
    Installation view at Palazzo Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Guarene d'Alba
    Courtesy of the artist

  • Cesare Pietroiusti

    Cesare Pietroiusti was born in 1955 in Roma, where he lives and works.

    Permanent attribution of ideas to others, 2008
    Performance realised in the Teatro Colosseo in Rome, in Tempo reale (2007) (frame from the video)
    Courtesy of the artist

  • Dafne Boggeri

    Dafne Boggeri was born in 1975, Tortona, Alessandria, Italy. She lives and works in Milano.

    Untiled (LOST), 2008
    Lamba print - 60 x 45 cm
    Courtesy of the artist

  • Domenico Antonio Mancini

    Domenico Antonio Mancini was born in Napoli, Italy in 1980. He lives and works in Milano, Italy.

    Move South, 2008
    Courtesy of the artist

  • Elisabetta Benassi

    Elisabetta Benassi was born in 1966 in Roma, where she lives and works.

    Nevermore, 2008
    Performance - Palazzo Re Rebaudengo, Guarene d'Alba, Cuneo, Italy (performance view)
    Courtesy of the artist

  • Federico Pietrella

    Federico Pietrella was born in 1973, Roma. He lives and works in Berlin.

    25 maggio 2008, 2008
    Performance at Palazzo Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Guarene d'Alba (installation view)
    Courtesy of the artist

  • Francesco Arena

    Francesco Arena was born in 1978, Torre Santa Susanna, Brindisi, Italy. He lives and works in Cassano delle Murge, Bari, Italy.

    Senza Titolo (Guarene), 2008
    Engraving on wall and wooden bench - A portrait of Francesco Arena in the space of his installation Senza Titolo (Guarene) at Palazzo Re Rebaudengo, Guarene d’Alba, Cuneo, Italy (installation view)
    Courtesy of the artist

  • Giorgio Andreotta Calò

    Giorgio Andreotta Calò was born in 1979, Venice, Italy. He lives and works in Venice and Amsterdam.

    Senza titolo, 2008
    Video of the performance, series of 80 diapositives, variable dimensions (installation view)
    Courtesy of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

  • Giulia Piscitelli

    Giulia Piscitelli was born in 1965 in Napoli, Italy, where she lives and works.

    Furore, 1996
    Video, 6'20''
    Courtesy of the artist

  • Rossella Biscotti

    Rossella Biscotti was born in 1978, Molfetta, Bari, Italy. She lives and works in Brussels.

    The Undercover Special Agent, 2008
    Still of the film

  • Stanislao di Giugno

    Stanislao di Giugno was born in 1969, Roma. He lives and works in Roma and Berlin.

    happy ending resistenza: history did't teach me anything at all, 2008
    Courtesy of the artist

  • Wolfgang Berkowski

    Wolfgang Berkowski was born in 1960, Salzkotten, Germany. He lives and works in Roma.

    Lateral Dissection, 2006
    Courtesy of the artist


Francesco Bonami

Francesco Bonami (Firenze, 1955) has been senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, from 1999 to 2008. He also was artistic director of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino (Italy) since its foundation (now honorary director), Fondazione Pitti Discovery, Firenze (Italy) 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, London, the Whitney Museum of America Art Biennial in 2010, and of the first edition of the T-Torino Triennale Tremusei. 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 ).

Francesco Manacorda

Francesco Manacorda (Torino, 1974) is an independent curator based in London. He graduated from the University of Turin, Torino (Italy) and received a MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2003. He was appointed artistic director of Artissima in 2010, the International Fair of Contemporary Art in Turin, and since 2012 artistic director of the Tate Liverpool (UK). He worked as a curator at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, (2007–09), and his freelance practice has included curating Subcontinent: The Indian Subcontinent in Contemporary Art, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino (2006) and national pavilions at the 52nd Venice Biennial (Tobias Putrih, Slovenian Pavilion, 2007 and Francis Upritchard, New Zealand Pavilion, 2009). He has written extensively for Domus, Flash Art Italia, Flash Art International, Frieze, Metropolis M, Piktogram, Untitled, and Art Review.

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 in March 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 (UK), created in 2012.


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