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 2012 Curated by Stefano Collicelli Cagol

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo 29 May – 2 August 2012

Underneath the Street, the Beach

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino and V-A-C, VICTORIA – the Art of being Contemporary, Moscow present Underneath the Street, the Beach. Inspired by a protest slogan used during the French May 1968 protests “Sous les pavés, la plage”, the exhibition explores the importance of making active gestures and taking positions that redefine our relation to reality. Underneath the Street, the Beach presents works by artists who experiment with disruptive strategies and counter-narratives in order to create new dynamics and conditions for visibility within the socio-political, cultural and urban Italian context of today. By drawing on both the vitality and poetic content of the featured works, the exhibition suggests imagining new aspects of life beyond the obvious surface and, as suggested in the title, a possible way to find the beach beneath the street.



Andrey Parshikov

Andrey Parshikov (Russia, 1985) is a curator. Since 2004 he worked in Xl-gallery, as the coordinator and manager of the branch-XL-projects gallery in the cultural center ARTStrelka, Moscow. In the summer of 2004 he made a project for the festival PUSTO Comedia del Arte: sequel for submission Madrid video-festival Vallecas Puerto del Cine and Kansky video-festival. In 2005, as implemented curator with O. Lopuhova draft Ars Longa in the context of the Bulgakov festival Manuscripts don’t burn. Until recently Parshikov has worked as an associate curator for an emerging Moscow contemporary art gallery GMG, helping to develop the exhibition policy, concept and image of the gallery on the international art scene. He has curated three major museum exhibitions, one of which – Ultra-New Materiality – was included in the program of the III Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art 2009. In 2011 he curated an innovative theatrical exhibition, Human Oratorio. Afghan-Kuzminki, where theater, drama, music and the real works of contemporary art developed the dramaturgy of this curatorial approach, connected to Eisenstein Montage Theory. He curated self-authors program for two years Ultra-New Materiality in Contemporary City Foundation. In 2008 he presented the project The Great Repression with emerging Russian video-artists, at the White Box gallery, New-York. Since 2009 he has been a member of the editorial board of Moscow Art Magazine – the leading intellectual contemporary art publication in Moscow, and he is author of many critical articles in the journals Art-Chronicle, Zaart, Afisha, Vremya Novostey, Independent newspaper, internet-portals and Art-Times, articles for gallery catalogues, Russian and foreign publications.

Benoit Antille

Benoit Antille (Switzerland, 1975) graduated from the MA Program in Classical Archeology and Art History at the Fribourg University (Switzerland) in 2001 and from the Curatorial Practice MA Program at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2011. Between 2001 and 2003, he worked on various projects, such as the inventory of the roman paintings of the Schola del Traiano in Ostia, Roma, or a research project on the industrial heritage of Nyon (Switzerland), for the Historical Museum of this town. At that time, he also started to work as director of communication of the Gallery FAC, Sierre (Switzerland). In 2003, he has been appointed curator and coordinator of the residency program at the Cultural Center Ferme-Asile, a non-profit association in Sion (Switzerland). During the six years he worked there, he ran the Ferme-Asile following the Kunsthalle model. In 2007, he took part to the elaboration of the Label’Art Triennial, the first large-scale event gathering together all the main spaces working in the field contemporary art in the Valais. For 2012, he has been contracted by the Culture Department of the Valais to write a report on the situation of contemporary art in this region in anticipation of their revision of the criteria for public funding.

Michele Fiedler

Michele Fiedler is a Puerto Rican independent curator currently based in Montreal, Canada. She was the Curator at Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros in Mexico City (2016-2019), and worked as an associate researcher for the project Below The Underground: Renegade Art and Action in 1990s Mexico at The Armory Center in Pasadena, California; a project that was part the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative. She has been Curator in Residence at the independent space Disjecta (now Oregon Contemporary) in Portland, Oregon (2016-17) and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, Italy (2012). She has collaborated with artists Melanie Smith, Ad Minoliti, Johanna Unzuetta, Naufus Ramírez Figueroa and Ximena Garrido-Lecca among others. She is interested in how information is produced and dispersed, how it formulates ideas of the normal, their subversion, and in how art can be a space that fosters conversation. Through her exhibition programs and research projects she provides spaces for political art and critique with perspectives towards gender issues and rights, Latin American historical, political and social conflicts, and art practices that have not been included in the larger historical framework.


Stefano Collicelli Cagol

Stefano Collicelli Cagol (Padova, 1978) is the curator of La Quadriennale di Roma and since 2018 he teaches at the Master in Design for Arts, Polytechnic of Turin. He graduated in 2002 in Conservation of Cultural Heritage at University Ca Foscari, Venice. In 2014 he earned the PhD at the Royal College of Art in London with a thesis on the history of thematic exhibitions of contemporary art in Italy between the 30s and 50s. His career as a curator began in 2003 at Castello di Rivoli – Museum of Contemporary Art for the exhibition The Moderns curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev. Between 2004 and 2006 he covered the role of assistant curator at Villa Manin – Center of Contemporary Art, Passariano (UD). In 2011 he was assistant curator for the exhibition A Geographical Expression. Unity and identity of Italy through contemporary art, produced by the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, where he worked among others with Victor Man, Johanna Billing, Isabelle Cornaro, Markus Schinwald, Andro Wekua and Ibon Aranberri. From 2010 to 2013 at Fondazione Sandretto he coordinated the residence for young curators and contributed to the design and teaching CAMPO – Course for curators. At the ninth edition of the Premio Furla, 2012, he nominated with Bart Van Der Heide, curator of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the winner Chiara Fumai. Through these projects it has deepened the situation of the Italian art system and the knowledge of young art. In Italy, as an independent curator he worked at Castello di Rivoli – Museum of Contemporary Art, Rivoli-Turin; Artissima, Turin; Palazzo Grassi, Venice; GAM – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino; Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice and Marino Marini Museum, Florence. He also collaborated with international institutions such as Kunstmuseum Trondheim, where he is Curator at Large from 2015 and where he presented the works of artists: Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Sidsel Meineche Hansen; LUX Artists’ Moving Images, London; steirischer herbst festival, Graz; VAC Moscow and Venice; by_vienna curated the festival, Vienna and Art-O-Rama, Marseille. He has published several academic articles on the history of exposures and his articles have appeared in Stedelijk Studies, Domus, Mousse and Flash Art.


  • Alessandro Quaranta

    Alessandro Quaranta was born in 1975, Torino, Italy, where he lives and works.

    Kames Te Pijis Kafa?, 2003
    Video, DV, colour, 4:3, 10’
    Courtesy of the artist

  • Andrea Romano

    Andrea Romano was born in 1984 in Milano, where he lives and works.

    Untitled (Spotter), 2009-12
    Text on adhesive and performance. Text done for Real Presence 09, curated by Dobrila Denegri and Biljana Tomic. House of Legacy, MKM Magacin, Belgrade, Serbia
    Couresy of the artist

  • Angelo Castucci

    Back to Rome, 2010
    Installation, mix media
    Courtesy of the artist

  • Beatrice Marchi

    Beatrice Marchi was born in Gallarate (VA), Italy, in 1986. She lives between Milan and Hamburg.

    Nº5, 2012
    Installation, sculptures, plants, halogen lamps
    Dimensions variable
    Courtesy of the artist

  • Danilo Correale

    Danilo Correale was born in 1982 Napoli, Italy. He lives and works in New York and Napoli.

    Untitled (The Future in Their Hands / The Visible Hand), 2011
    Digital print, 400 x 250 cm , Courtesy Raucci/Santamaria Gallery, Naples, Italy

  • Francesco Arena

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

    Struttura Articolata, 2012
    Paper, cigar, 120 x 175 x 120 cm, (Detail)
    Courtesy of the artist and Monitor, Rome

  • Delvè

    Delvè was born in 1984, Napoli, Campania, where he works and lives.

    And if a double-decker bus crashes into us, 2009
    Luocks and chains, sculpture, Dimensions variable
    Courtesy of the artist and Supportico Lopez, Berlin

  • Hladilovà

    Hladilovà was born in 1983, Kroměříž, Czech Republic. She lives and works in Torino, Italy.

    Selfmade, 2012
    Site-specific installation, grass, soil, dimensions variable
    Courtesy of the artist

  • Liliana Moro
    Liliana Moro was born in 1961 in Milano, where she lives and works.

    Home, 2011
    Metal truck, sphere lamp, small yellow lamp, Variable dimensions
    Courtesy of the artist

  • Luca De Leva

    Luca De Leva was born in 1986 in Milan, where he lives and works.

    Catering Blotto, 2012
    Sculpture, drinks, performance, dimensions variable,
    Courtesy of the artist

  • Ludovica Carbotta

    Ludovica Carbotta was born in 1982, Torino, Italy. She lives and works in Barcelona, Spain and Maastricht, Netherlands.

    Il viaggio è andato a meraviglia, eserciziouno, 2010
    Video, colour, 120' (video stills)
    Courtesy of the artist
    Produced of the support of E/static, Turin

  • Maria Pecchioli

    Maria Peccchioli was born in 1977, Firenze, Italy. She lives and works between Milano, Italy, and Firenze, Italy.

    Versus Player, 2012
    In collaboration with Alessandro Kraus (a.k.a Tasker)
    Installation. Modified Techinics 1200, ampllifier, loudspeakers, table, 33 rpm LP cover
    Courtesy of the artist

  • Smerdel

     Mirko Smerdel was born in n 1978, Prato, Italy. He lives and work in Firenze, Italy.

    I Vostri Grattacieli, 2010
    Series of 30 digital images with text, printed on paper , 100 x 70 cm each (detail)
    Courtesy of the artist

  • Nico Vascellari

    Nico Vscellari was born in 1976, Vittorio Veneto, Italy. He lives and works in Roma.

    Lago Morto, 2009
    Video installation, poster, collage, photograph, sculpture (detail) Dimensions and duration variable, Courtesy of the artist and Fondazione Remotti

  • Renato Leotta

    Renato Leotta was born in 1982, Torino, Italy, where he lives and works.

    100 Lire, 2012
    2 100 lire coins , 2,78 cm diameter each
    Courtesy of the artist

  • Tomaso De Luca

    Tomaso De Luca was born in 1988 in Verona, Italy. He lives and works in Milan.

    The Sleepers, 2010
    Photographic series, Lampda print, 6 pieces, 70 x 100 cm each
    Courtesy of the artist and Monitor, Rome

  • Tony Fiorentino

    Cleaning a Lamp for Street Lighting (infinite action), 2012
    DVD-PAL, loop, colour, sound , Video: Esteban Humet Fuentes, Reader: Maeva Deleernsnyder
    Courtesy of the artist

  • Yuri Ancarani

    Yuri Ancarani was born in 1972, Ravenna, Italy. He lives and works in Milano, Italy.

    Il capo, 2010
    35 mm, 15' (video still)
    Courtesy of the artist and Zero Gallery, Milan, Italy

  • Valentina Vetturi

    Valentina Vetturi is born in Reggio Calabria, Italy, 1979. She lives and works between Bari, Italy, and Geneva, Switzerland.

    La funzione, 2009
    Performance detail (visit card printed on light paper)
    Courtesy of the artist


Beatrix Ruf

Beatrix Ruf (Germany, 1960) is currently the Artistic Director of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and she was appointed Director/Curator of the Kunsthalle Zürich in 2001. Previously, she had been Director/Curator of the Kunsthaus Glarus, and curator at the Kunstmuseum Thurgau, Warth (Switzerland) between 1994 and 1998. Since 1995 she has been Curator of the Ringier Collection. She has organised exhibitions, written essays and published catalogues on artists such as Jenny Holzer, Marina Abramovic, Peter Land, Liam Gillick, Urs Fischer, Emmanuelle Antille, Angela Bulloch, Ugo Rondinone, Richard Prince, Keith Tyson, Elmgreen & Dragset, Monica Bonvicini, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Pierre Huyghe/Philippe Parreno: No Ghost just a Shell, Rodney Graham, Isa Genzken, Doug Aitken, Wilhelm Sasnal, de Rijke/de Rooij, Rebecca Warren, Carol Bove, Oliver Payne & Nick Relph, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Sean Landers and many others. Among her last exhibitions, she curated the solo show Avery Singer, Pictures Punish Words, at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino (Italy) in 2015.

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 ).

Iwona Blazwick

Iwona Blazwick OBE (1955) is director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London. Until 2001, she was head of Exhibitions and Displays at Tate Modern, where she was responsible for co-curating the installation of the collection and formulating the exhibitions programme. From 1993 to 1997, Iwona Blazwick worked as an independent curator for museums and major public arts projects in Europe and Japan, devising surveys of contemporary artists and commissioning new works of art. During this period she was also Commissioning Editor for Contemporary Art at Phaidon Press where she created the ongoing book series, Contemporary Artists Monographs and Themes and Movements. From 1986 to 1993 she was Director of Exhibitions at London’s ICA where she curated exhibitions of modern and contemporary art; and from 1984 to 1986 she was Director of the AIR Gallery. She read English and Fine Art at Exeter University before becoming a junior curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, under the tutelage of Sandy Nairne, who is now director of the National Portrait Gallery, London. Her first show, Objects and Sculpture (1981), included work by Bill Woodrow, Richard Deacon, Anish Kapoor and Antony Gormley. Exhibitions she has curated include monographic shows of Katharina Fritsch, (Tate Modern) Art and Language, Willie Doherty, Peter Halley, Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer, Ilya Kabakov, Barbara Kruger, Meret Oppenheim, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Gerhard Richter, Rosemarie Trockel and Lawrence Weiner (ICA). Group exhibitions, often curatorial collaborations, include Objects and Sculpture, Possible Worlds, True Stories, (ICA); On Taking a Normal Situation… (MUHKA, Antwerp, Belgium), Body of Evidence (Toyama Museum of Modern Art, Japan ), Ha-Ha, (Killerton Park, Devon, UK), Now Here: Work in Progress (Louisiana Museum, Denmark) and Performing Bodies (Tate Modern). Iwona Blazwick was visiting tutor at the Royal College of Art and teaches occasionally at Goldsmith ‘s School of Art, Central St. Martins, Middlesex University, the Slade School and Sothebys MA Course; in addition she has taught at academies in Hamburg, Malmö and Vienna. Her writings have also been published extensively; they include contributions to monographs on Hannah Collins, Ceal Floyer, Katharina Fritsch, Ilya Kabakov, Cornelia Parker, Lawrence Weiner and Rachel Whiteread, among others; and anthologies such as Fresh Cream in 2001. She was editor of the Tate Modern Handbook and Century City and writes art criticism for numerous periodicals. She is also a broadcaster contributing occasional reviews and commentaries for BBC and Channel Four television and BBC radio. Iwona Blazwick has been on numerous juries including the Turner Prize in 1993, the Jerwood Painting Prize in 1997 and as a member of Ohio’s Wexner Center’s International Arts Advisory Council, the Wexner Prize for 2002. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours.


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