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.

Young Curators Residency Programme 2009 Curated by Ilaria Bonacossa

Palazzo Re Rebaudengo, Guarene d’Alba, Cuneo, Italy May 10 – June 21, 2009 Genova Palazzo Ducale September 19 – October 18, 2009

And yet it moves

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and Fondazione Edoardo Garrone present Eppur si muove (And yet it moves). The exhibition comprises works by Rosa Barba, Emanuele Becheri, Eva Cenghiaro, Rä di Martino, Patrizio Di Massimo, Caterina Nelli, Giulia Piscitelli, Moira Ricci, Davide Savorani and Elisa Strinna. In Le Mépris (1963), French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard sets silent movie director Fritz Lang on the roof-terrace of the modernist Villa Malaparte in Capri shooting The Odyssey. The final shot pictures Odysseus facing endless waters as an invitation for the viewer to project his/her own narratives upon the void between past and present. In 1908, on the Mediterranean island of Capri, the exiled Russian writer Aleksei Maksimovich – better known as Maxim Gorky – was planning his Capri School. Far from the epicenter and ideals of Lenin’s Bolshevism, the School saw myth and religion fulfilling a central role in the revolution. It was then, during the summer of the following year, that eight Russian workers arrived to take part as students in Gorky’s peculiar utopia. At the SISMOS center of the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia in Rome, Italian artist Elisa Strinna found a seismographic recording of the Messina earthquake of 1908. This scientific data collected during the movement of faulting tectonic plates in the Mediterranean, is an excerpt from a registration of one hundred years of Natural History. Through a musical translation, Strinna recalls the archival strata. The true method for making things present is to place them in our space (and not us in theirs). That is why only anecdotes have the power to move us. We don’t displace our beings into theirs: they step into our life. [Walter Benjamin, The Arcades Project, conceived in 1927 – unfinished]. It seems as though when artists deal with data, documents or moments from collective or personal histories, their ways of relaying them, acting upon them or even modifying them, are close to Benjamin’s aforementioned potential of the anecdote and its retreat from messianic historicism. In this exhibition the anecdote does not depend on the viewer’s empathy with the story told, but allows the event to be seen through diverse simultaneous temporalities.



Inti Guerrero

Inti Guerrero (Bogotà, 1983) is a curator based in Hong Kong. From November 2011 to November 2014 he was the Associate Artistic Director-Curator of TEOR/éTica, a space for art and thought founded in 1999 in San Josè. He studied History & Theory of Art and Architecture, and General History in Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotà, and at Universidade de São Paulo. He is a former fellow of De Appel’s Curatorial Programme, Amsterdam. He has curated exhibitions and symposia in Latin America, Europe and Asia. Amongst his most recent curatorial projects are: Duet for Cannibals at the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam; Quasi-cinemas at the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam; Flying Down to Earth at both MARCO in Vigo and FRAC Lorraine in Metz; The City of the Naked Man at the Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo and the survey exhibition Light Years. Cristina Lucas at Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo, Madrid, and Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City. Guerrero is a former curator-in-residence of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, and Capacete Entretenimentos, Rio de Janeiro. His writings have appeared in Afterall, Ramona, ArtNexus, Arteria, Manifesta Journal, Metropolis M, and Nero, among other publications and exhibition catalogues.

Julia Kläring

Julia Kläring (Vienna, 1978) graduated in Visual Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, where she specialized in Conceptual Arts, Performance Arts and Video. She participated in the curatorial program of Ecole du Magasin, Grenoble (France). She is currently working on various artistic and curatorial projects that deal with performance and its intersections with text and image formats, such as documentary practices. She took part to different exhibitions among which: She Devil 3, Studio Miscetti, Roma, and National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest (2009), Salon Fauxpas brutal, Vienna (2008), Diskurs-festival: Cyborgs crossing, Performance-Festival, Giessen, Germany (2008), Art-e-conomy at Challengers! curated by Marko Stamenkovic, LOM, Venice (2007). Among her curatorial projects: To store stories, exhibition and publication, conceived with Katharina Lampert, IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna (2009), Performing Memory, itinerant series of conversations (2009), Point.doc, curatorial project, realized in the context of Ecole du Magasin (2008), Nicht nur ein Bild, sondern eine ganze Welt (Not Just an Image, But a Whole World), for the Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna (2012). From 2010 to 2011 she followed the research and performance project 37 Years too Late, which was shown in stages in London, Dornbirn and Vienna.

Pieternel Vermoortel

Pieternel Vermoortel (Belgium, 1981) is an independent curator and co-founder/director of FormContent, a curatorial programme. In her most recent programme at FormContent It’s moving from I to It, she uses fiction as its main tool to reflect upon cultural production. Currently she teaches Exhibitions and Cultural Productions at TEBEAC, Ghent (Belgium), and is a visiting lecturer at the BA Fine Art and the MFA Curating at Goldsmiths University, London. She has taught on various MFA and curatorial training programmes, such as LUCA, Brussels, MFA Fine Arts Saint Lucas, Antwerp (Belgium), HISK Ghent, Doctoral Research Programme in Fine Art and Curating Goldsmiths University, London. She wrote for various catalogues and magazines such as the Venice Bienniale Catalogue 2011 and Metropolis M. She edited various publications such as a.o. Out of the Studio, 2008 and The Responsive Subject, 2011. Among her last curatorial projects: alovestorysomewherearround2046, Edgar Schmitz, LUX, London (2013), You only fall twice, CCA Derry-Londonderry, UK (2013), The falling of the books, Cairo (2013), The question Itself, South London Gallery, London (2013), In the wake of a view, Brussels (2013), The school, David Robberts Art Foundation, London (2013), What happens when all characters leave the stage, Liverpool, UK (2013), The Cat, Carpeted, Brussels (2012), It’s Moving from I to It, Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu, Romania (2012), Not surprisingly, he is wearing gloves, Birmingham, UK (2012).


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.


  • Caterina Nelli

    Caterina Nelli was born in 1979, Roma. She lives and works in Roma.

    Long Portraits. Michele, Pierfrancesco, Cecile, Giorgio, John, Federica, Brando, 2006-07
    7 pinhole photographs, hand printed on baryta paper, 30 x 30 cm each, (installation detail, Pierfrancesco)
    Courtesy of the artist

  • Davide Savorani

    Davide Savorani was born in 1977. He lives and works in Milano, Italy.

    Hybrîda, 2009
    Installation, mix media (installation view)
    Courtesy of the artist

  • Elisa Strinna & Eva Cenghiaro

    Elisa Strinna was born in Padova, Italy, in 1982. She lives and works in Vicenza, Italy.

    Wood Song, 2007
    Sound installation (detail)
    Courtesy of the artist

    Wood song, 2007
    Sound installation (installation view)
    Courtesy of the artist

  • Emanuele Becheri

    Emanuele Becheri was born in Prato, 1973. He lives in Vaiano (PO), Italy.

    Rilascio, 2006
    Carbon paper on kraft paper, wood, plexiglass, 280 x 175 cm / 260 x 175 (installation view)
    Courtesy of the artist

  • Giulia Piscitelli

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

    Todos, 2008
    video, 9', (installation view)
    Courtesy of the artist

  • Moira Ricci

    Moira Ricci was born in Orbetello (GR), Italy, in 1977. She lives and works in Orbetello.

    20.12.53 – 10.08.04, 2004-09
    13 digital prints (installation view) Courtesy of the artist

  • Patrizio Di Massimo

    Patrizio Di Massimo was born in 1983, Jesi, Ancona, Italy. He lives and works in Milano, Italy and London.

    OAE, 2009
    video, 16 mm, (installation view)
    Courtesy of the artist

  • Rä di Martino

    Rä di Martino was born in 1975, Roma. She lives and works in Torino, Italy.



    August 2008, 2008
    16 mm film transferred to video, 5' (video frame)
    Courtesy of the artist

  • Rosa Barba

    Rosa Barba was born in 1972, Agrigento, Italy. She currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

    Outwardly from Earth's Center, 2007
    35 mm film transferred to video, 24 min (installation view)
    Courtesy of the artist


Carlos Basualdo

Carlos Basualdo (Argentina, 1964) 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, London (2004/2005) as well as the Bronx Museum, New York and the Museu de Arte Moderna, 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 organiser 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 organised a survey exhibition of the work of the Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto, a collaboration between the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the MAXXI Foundation, Roma, where it travelled in the spring of 2011. He organised 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 Roma.

Charlotte Laubard

Charlotte Laubard (1974) is a French curator, director of CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux (France) since October 2006 where she recently curated the exhibitions Diego Perrone, David Maljkovic and On Lost Worlds. She has previously worked as a curatorial associate at PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (1999 – 2000), at Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Torino (Italy) (2002-05), and she was the consultant for the Viktor Pinchuk Foundation, Kiev, on the opening of its contemporary art museum (September 2006). In Torino in 2004, Charlotte co-founded the art space More Fools in Town together with Australian artists Geoff Lowe and Jacqueline Riva, where they have organised many events. She also curated the 2003 edition of the Fuori Uso festival in Pescara (Italy) and exhibitions in Fondation Ricard in Paris (Così va il mondo, 2003; Incipit, 2006), and in the Victoria College of Art in Melbourne (Daniel Dewar & Gregory Gicquel, 2006). From 2001 to 2006, Charlotte Laubard was a contributor to Artforum, 02 Magazine, Beaux-Arts Magazine, and the editor of the contemporary art rubric of the magazine Technikart.

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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