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 2023. Coordinated by Michele Bertolino



Ariane Sutthavong

Ariane Sutthavong is involved in curation, writing and translation projects at the intersection of art and politics in Bangkok. She co-founded the ‘inappropriate BOOK CLUB’, an ongoing initiative centred around the collective reading and writing of texts, supporting a third view of contemporary art in Thailand beyond both the confines of the state and the interests of capitalism. She is also a member of the London-based collective ‘tent’, exploring practices and theories that re-envisage dominant structures through temporary and tentative configurations and solidarities.

Katherine Jemima Hamilton

Katherine Jemima Hamilton (@c.r.i.t.i.c.a.l.t.h.o.t) is a curator, writer, and educator born and raised on unceded Ligwilda’xw territory. In 2014, she moved to Treaty 13 territory, aka Tkaronto, to pursue a degree in art history at the University of Toronto, only to move again in 2019 to unceded Chochenyo Ohlone, then Ramaytush Ohlone territory, known by settlers as the Bay Area, to learn more about contemporary art and curating. She is grateful to have been a guest on these lands.

Her research interests include feminism and technology, craft and ritual in contemporary frameworks, repatriation and unsettling practices for colonial institutions, and exploring sound as a framework for making, working, and living together. She has held various positions at institutions such as Collecteurs, The Wattis Institute, KADIST, SFMOMA, California College of the Arts, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Art Metropole, and The Museum at Campbell River, to name a few.

Christy Eóin O’Beirne

Christy Eóin O’Beirne is a curator, writer and artist from Bradford, UK. Deeply rooted in his Irish heritage and dual cultural identity, O’Beirne’s work interrogates and rearticulates notions of diaspora through the lens of fragmentation, land, shibboleth, mourning and decay. His research unearths the debris of displacement and explores the ways in which intergenerational colonial trauma is inscribed into landscapes and topographies, with soil, seeds and plants acting as both witnesses to and archives of violence, migration and memory.
As Curatorial Assistant at Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art (2021-22), O’Beirne curated Diamonds and Rust, Freya Dooley (2022), produced and edited a publication, If One Feather Falls… (2022), and assisted with several major exhibitions. O’Beirne previously worked as a Gallery Assistant at John Hansard Gallery (2019-20) and Lisson Gallery (2018-19), and as an Assistant Archivist for the restoration of Video Nation (2017). O’Beirne holds an MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths, University of London (2019-21) and a BA in English Literature, Art History & Visual Culture from the University of Exeter (2015-18).



Michele Bertolino

Michele Bertolino (he/him) is a curator and researcher living between Turin and Rome. He currently collaborates with Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo as coordinator of the Young Curators Residency Program. He is editing the publication Porpora – a photographic book of Lina Pallotta’s work. He curated exhibitions in several institutions, among those: MAMbo, Bologna; Last Tango, Zurich; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino. In 2020 he was visiting lecturer in the LAB.ZONE PETROLIO, class led by Lili Reynaud-Dewar at HEAD Genève. Between 2019 and 2021 he worked as assistant curator of the 2020 Art Quadriennale FUORI, held at Palazzo delle Esposizioni. In 2018-2019 he was Junior Curator at The Institute of Things to Come with which he continued collaborating in 2020-2021 as curator of the research project “Guerrilla against the Uncessing Hostilities of the Livings”. In 2016 he founded with Bernardo Follini, Giulia Gregnanin and Sebastiano Pala, the curatorial collective Il Colorificio. His writings have been published in Nero Magazine, Flash Art and other magazines. In 2022 he published Albe e tramonti in Praiano*, written together with Giulia Crispiani. He graduated in philosophy of art at the University of Turin and in 2015-2016 he participated in CAMPO15, a course of curatorial studies and practices of the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation.


Sepake Angiama

Sepake Angiama praxis stems from radical pedagogies, black feminist thought, rethinking human/non-human relations rooted in how we might reimagine and inhabit the world otherwise. Through continued and sustained dialogues and collaborations with artists she initiated under the mango tree – a gathering of artist-led schools centring unlearning, decolonising and indigenous practices. She has developed educational programmes for various institutions, including Tate Modern, documenta 14 and Manifesta 12. She is the artistic director of the Institute of International Visual Arts (iniva), dedicated to building community by making space for artistic research through radial education practices, collective study, residency, publishing and community-led commissioning that reflects on art and social justice.

Bart van der Heide

Bart van der Heide è storico dell’arte, iniziatore di mostre e direttore di Museion, Bolzano, dove ha avviato il progetto di ricerca multidisciplinare TECHNO HUMANITIES. Il progetto triennale (2021–2023) comprende mostre, pubblicazioni, tavole rotonde e programmi di mediazione dell’arte. La serie espositiva è incentrata su quesiti esistenziali urgenti che riguardano l’essere umano all’intersezione di ecologia, tecnologia ed economia. In TECHNO HUMANITIES dei team di ricerca internazionali esterni approfondiscono e sviluppano i temi affrontati e parallelamente il progetto offre a giovani talenti una piattaforma per realizzare le proprie aspirazioni. Un aspetto particolare, inoltre, consiste nel coinvolgimento di iniziative locali.
La mostra Kingdom of the Ill rappresenta il secondo capitolo del progetto triennale che Van der Heide ha lanciato nel 2021 con la mostra TECHNO (11 settembre 2021 – 16 marzo 2022).


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