February 21, 2012
The Board of Directors of the Fondazione Torino Musei is pleased to announce that Sarah Cosulich Canarutto has been appointed new Artistic Director of Artissima.
She succeeds Francesco Manacorda, who was named Director of Tate Liverpool last December.
Sarah Cosulich Canarutto was selected through a public international competition among 44 candidates.
Sarah Cosulich Canarutto was born in Trieste in 1974.
From 2004 to 2008, she was curator of the Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art (Udine), where she curated over 20 exhibition projects.
She has worked as Assistant Curator of Director Francesco Bonami at the 50th Venice Biennale.
In 2009 she contributed to the foundation of Cardi Black Box Milano, working as the gallery's Artistic Director and following its first year of artistic activity.
Since 2010, she has lived and worked as art advisor in Switzerland, overseeing a number of private collections.
She has been a contributing editor for a number of art magazines and has held seminars on museology and curatorship at universities in Italy and abroad. She is the author of two monographs on Jeff Koons (2006) and Gabriel Orozco (2008) from the series Supercontemporanea published by Electa Mondadori.
ARTISSIMA a brand owned by Regione Piemonte, Provincia di Torino and Città di Torino, is managed by Fondazione Torino Musei. With the support of Camera di Commercio di Torino, Compagnia di San Paolo and Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT.
The forthcoming edition of the Fair, Artissima 19, will take place at the Oval pavilion, Lingotto Fiere, Turin from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 November 2012 (preview and opening on November 8).