The Italian contemporary art foundation Fondazione Sandretto
Re Rebaudengo was officially set up in Turin in 1995 by contemporary art collector Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Active since 1992 at a personal level in the promotion of young artists, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo saw in the creation of an arts foundation the opportunity to transform her passion into an “organised” activity able to collaborate more effectively with Italian and foreign institutions.
The 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. 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.
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo is a flexible structure that brings together the valid contribution of artists, critics, curators and collectors. A place where art lovers and experts alike can refresh their knowledge and whereby those starting out have the chance to gain a greater understanding of contemporary art.