Lorenzo Balbi (Torino, 1982. Lives and works in Torino) is a curator at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. He graduated from Ca' Foscari University in Venice with a BA of Fine Arts and Preservation of Cultural Heritage and from the University of Turin with an MA in Contemporary Art History. His texts and articles were published by several reviews and magazines, including: Il Giornale dell'Arte, Inside Art, Artribune, Mousse, La Stampa, Exibart, ATP Diary, Il Giornale dell'Architettura. He was artistic director at Verso Artecontemporanea Gallery in Turin, an exhibition space devoted to research on emerging artists from South-East Asia. Recently he was part of the board of Nesxt, Indipendent Art Festival, curator of the Live Program for DAMA, the new experimental fair for emerging international galleries, and curator of the Pomilio Blumm Prize, a prize for contemporary artists promoted in collaboration with Magnolia and Sky Arte HD. Since 2007 he has worked as an assistant curator at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, teaches Curatorial Methodology at Campo Course for Curators (www.fsrr.org/campo) and works on the exhibition projects for the institution in the two venues of Torino and Guarene d'Alba. His works expecially focused on the exhibitions of the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection abroad. Among his curated shows: Neve chimica (Casa Olimpia, Sestriere, 2012); Riikka Kuoppala. La casa di biscotti (Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, 2013); Thomas Teurlai. Europium (Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, 2014); Stanze/Rooms (meCollectors Room, Berlino, 2014); Pierre Michelon. Parole e angurie (Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, 2015); Spin-Off (Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Quito, 2015); Daniel Frota. Irrealis Mood (Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, 2016). After working for the project as an assistant to former coordinators Ilaria Bonacossa (in 2009) and Stefano Collicelli Cagol (in 2011 and 2012), in 2005 he became curator and coordinator of the Young Curators Residency Programme (www.fsrr.org/ycrp).
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Ilaria Bonacossa (1973) is an art critic and curator. Since 2012 she is the artistic director of the Contemporary Art Museum Villa Croce in Genova, Italy. From 2002 she worked at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, where she curated numerous exhibitions, including D-segni (2004), five solo shows dedicated to works on paper by emerging artists in Italy and abroad, Subcontingent: The Indian Subcontinent in Contemporary Art (2006), Il Coraggio, contemporary art from the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (2010), a project by Francesco Bonami. In 2013 she was co-curator of the Islandic Pavilion at the Venice Biennial. From 2009 she founded Art at Work, an innovative operating system that develops contemporary art projects. She is the Italian responsible for the London trust of APT Artist Pension Trust, an international project that supports the international artists' careers, and she writes for several art magazines such as Outist and Mousse. She is a member of the Technical Committee for Acquisitions for the FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in Marseille.
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Stefano Collicelli Cagol
Stefano Collicelli Cagol (b. Padua 1978) is a PhD Researcher on the Curating Contemporary Art Programme of the Royal College of Art in London. From 2010 to 2013 he coordinated the Young Curators Residency programme organised by the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, where in 2012 he was one of the tutors and coordinators of the first edition of CAMPO – Corso per Curatori, in which he taught History of Exhibitions and Curatorial Practice. He curated the second edition of Vitrine at the GAM in Turin in 2012-13 and he was one of the selectors of the ninth edition of the Furla Prize 2013. In 2011 he was Assistant Curator for the exhibition Un’Espressione Geografica curated by Francesco Bonami at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. In 2010 he curated the exhibition Seven Little Mistakes at the Museo Marino Marini, Florence. He was Research Curator at the Villa Manin – Centre of Contemporary Art, Passariano (UD) in 2006; from 2004 to 2006 the University Ca’ Foscari di Venezia – Department of History of Arts and Preservation of Artistic Heritage granted him a postgraduate fellowship to research into the Visual Arts sector of the Venice Biennial. He has contributed to several publications relating to the history of Italian exhibitions and he has collaborated with the periodical Domus.
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Francesco Manacorda (1974,Turin) is an independent curator based in London. He graduated from the University of Turin and received an M.A. in curating contemporary art from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2003. He was appointed artistic director of Artissima in 2010, the international art fair of contemporary art in Turin, and since 2012 artistic director of the Tate Liverpool. 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, Turin (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.
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Gaia Tedone is a London-based curator. After earning a MFA in Curating at the Goldsmiths College in London (2006-2008), she took part in the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York as Curatorial Fellow (2011). In 2014 she curated the exhibition Twixt Two Worlds to the Towner Museum of Eastbourne, in the context of a curatorial fellowship promoted by the Contemporary Art Society and Whitechapel Gallery, patronized by the Arts Council of England. In 2012-13 she worked at the Tate Modern, dealing with the purchase and the exhibition of the artworks of its Photograph and Art Collection, and she previously was Assistant Curator at the David Roberts Art Foundation in London (2008-10). She curated several projects among which: Shifting Gazes (Guest Projects, London, 2013), Is Seeing Believing? (or-bits.com, TRUTH, 2011), Foreclosed. Between Crisis and Possibility (The Kitchen, New York, 2011), Nervous System, (James Taylor Gallery, London, 2009), Every Story is a Travel Story (Candid Arts Trust, London, 2008). In 2008 she co-founded the art magazine Impress, taking part at the publication of the book A Fine Red Line (A Curatorial Miscellany). Gaia Tedone is part of the jury of the seventh edition of Celeste Prize 2015 curated by Koyo Kouoh, and she was recently nominated for the Gerrit Lansing Independent Vision Award, supported by the Independent Curators International (ICI), New York.