The contemporary art foundation Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo was officially set up in Turin in 1995. Through working with the new generations of artists and art world professionals at an international level, the programme today presents an observatory on research and production of the most exciting avant-garde art. The Fondazione’s main aim is to encourage a greater understanding of contemporary art and of today’s leading trends at an international level.
The vast field of visual arts – painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation and performance – is analysed and presented to the public not only through their exhibition programme but also through an array of in depth educational activities and flanking events, such as conferences, talks led 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. The Fondazione has two venues: Palazzo Re Rebaudengo in Guarene d’Alba (Cn) and the exhibition space in Via Modane in Turin.
Since 2007 Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo runs the Young Curators Residency Programme. Invited by Fondazione SRR to spend four months in Italy, three young curators selected from the most important curatorial schools in the world have the opportunity to explore and develop their knowledge about Italian artists and the Italian contemporary art scene by visiting artists’ studios, museums and galleries and by meeting curators, museum directors, gallerists and critics. The residency offers a reflection on contemporary curatorial practice and allows the development and further promotion of the Italian art scene around the world. Each programme ends with a show that includes the artists selected by the curators. The exhibition takes place at Palazzo Re Rebaudengo in Guarene.