ART CRITIC AND CURATOR OF THE ITALIAN PAVILION AT THE 53rd BIENNALE D’ARTE OF VENICE
Art critic and curator, he teaches history of art and history of design at Accaddemia Albertina in Turin, Contemporary Art at IED, Turin and Contemporary Art and Culture at IULM, Milan. He previously taught at Accademia di Belle Arti in Palermo and at Brera Academy, Milan, at IAAD in Turin, while doing many visiting professors, among which one at Helsinky Academy. He graduated in History of Cinema at the University of Turin, with a specialization in History of Art at the University of Siena. Among the most famous curators and art critics of the italian gamut, he started his career at the end of the 80s with exhibitions about turin futurism.
As a critic he wrote for art journals like Tema Celeste, Arte and Flash Art. Since the 90s is curator of many exhibitions linked to new Italian visual arts. He was curator for Prague Biennale (2003-2005) and commissioner for the sections “Anteprima” of XIV Quadriennale of Rome (2004).
In 2009 he was chosen as curator of the Italian Pavilion at the 53th Biennale of Venice. The starting point of the exhibition (titled “Collaudi”) was an homage to Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and Futurism. From 2010 to 2018 he has been President of the Readers Association of Turin.
Among his most recent exhibitions, the ontological about Andy Warhol at Palazzo Ducale of Genoa (2016) and Edward Hopper in Palazzo Fava (Bologna) and Vittoriano (Rome) in 2015-2016, the collective exhibitions “Jackson Pollock and the School of New York (Palazzo Reale, Milan) and Easy Rider (Vittoriano, Rome, 2018). “Il mito della motocicletta come arte”, Reggia di Venaria, 2018, Warhol and Friends, Palazzo Albergati (Bologna, 2018), “Diabolik alla Mole”. Cinema Museum, Turin, 2021, “Carlo Levi”, GAM Torino, 2022, “Giacomo Soffiantino”, Fondazione Ferrero, Alba 2022.
For Gallerie d’Italia with Intesa Sanpaolo he curated for Palazzo Zevallos of Naples the exhibitions dedicated to New York, London, Berlin and Los Angeles, and the exhibition “Futuro” at Palazzo Leoni Montanari of Vicenza (2020).
He published numerous essays about art and music critic: “Da che arte stai?, Pop, Sex e Nati sotto il Biscione” for Rizzoli, the biography about Renato Zero and Lucio Dalla for Baldini & Castoldi, “Canzoni d’amore” for Mondadori, “Arte e Libertà?” for Giubilei Regnani. In February 2021 he publishes a new essay “Da che arte stai? Dieci lezioni sul contemporaneo” with Rizzoli.