Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
The Italian contemporary art foundation Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo was officially established in Turin in 1995 by contemporary art collector Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Since 1992, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo has been active at personal level in the promotion of young artists and envisioned the creation of an arts foundation which would transform her passion into a streamlined and effective organisation capable of collaborating with Italian and foreign ministers.
An encounter with Francesco Bonami in 1995 gave rise to the Fondazione’s cultural programme with Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo as President and Francesco Bonami as Artistic Director. Working at an international level with a new generation of artists and art world professionals, the programme now presents an observation of research and production of the most exciting avant-garde art.
The Fondazione’s main aim is to promote and encourage a greater understanding of contemporary art and of today’s leading trends at an international level.
At the Fondazione, the vast field of visual arts – painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation and performance – is analysed and presented to the public not only through the exhibition programme but also through an array of in depth educational activities and flanking events. These include conferences, lectures by artists, curators and critics from acclaimed Italian and foreign institutions as well as courses on contemporary art conducted by the country’s leading university professors.
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo is a flexible organisation which brings together valuable contribution from important artists, critics, curators and collectors. It is a place where art lovers and experts alike can refresh and exchange their knowledge as well as where those new to the art world have the chance to gain a greater understanding of contemporary art.
The Artistic Direction of the Fondazione is entrusted to Francesco Bonami, while the Italian photography section is curated by Filippo Maggia.