Artissima is a year-round research project that involves a team of leading curators and museum directors from around the world. The quality of its exhibition programming, the avant-garde nature of the curatorial proposals, the attentive presentations and the wide-ranging geographical provenance of the artists presented all reflect the vision and invaluable contribution of these highly regarded professionals.
In the year leading up to the fair, Artissima’s staff is enhanced by an extended international panel, which includes more than 40 curators who collaborate actively with the fair: on the selection committees, in the numerous prize juries, in the exhibition initiatives and in additional events such as talks and presentations.
Artissima’s comprehensive curatorial team therefore contributes to the development of a dynamic, inclusive and avant-garde perspective on the art world which ensures that collectors are offered the highest quality artworks as well as an extraordinary opportunity for discovery.
Thanks our contributing curators, the 20,000 square meters of the exhibition hall extend for thousands of kilometres, from Brazil to China, Colombia to Norway, North to South Africa, Poland to Lebanon, California to the Middle East.
Based near Artissima: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Turin, director, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea – GAM illy Present Future Prize jury member Franz Bernardelli, Turin, independent curator Prix K-Way Per4m jury member Andrea Busto, Turin, director, MEF – Museo Ettore Fico Fondazione Ettore Fico Prize jury member Francesco Zanot, Turin, curator, Camera – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia Reda Prize jury member
Based less than 500km from Turin: Daniel Baumann, Zurich, director, Kunsthalle Zürich Sardi per l’Arte Back to the Future Prize jury member Eva Fabbris, Milan, independent curator Back to the Future curator and coordinator Silvia Fanti, Bologna, co-director, Xing Prix K-Way Per4m jury member Emma Lavigne, Metz, director, Centre Pompidou – Metz / curator, Biennale de Lyon (2017) Promos Scalo Milano New Entries Prize jury member Simone Menegoi, Milan, independent curator In Mostra curator Letizia Ragaglia, Bolzano, director, MuseionFondazione Ettore Fico Prize jury member Cristiano Raimondi, Montecarlo, head of development and international projects, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco Back to the Future committee member
Based less than 1,000km from Turin: Frédérique Bergholtz, Amsterdam, curator, If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution Per4m co-curator Tobia Bezzola, Essen, director, Museum Folkwang Reda Prize jury member Reinhard Braun, Graz, director, Camera Austria Reda Prize jury member Luigi Fassi, Graz, visual arts curator, steirischer herbst festival Present Future curator and coordinator Anne Faucheret, Vienna, research curator, Kunsthalle Wien Present Future committee member Susan Gibb, Amsterdam, curator, If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution Per4m co-curator Krist Gruijthuijsen, Berlin, director, KW Institute for Contemporary Art Back to the Future committee member Bart van der Heide, Amsterdam, chief curator, Stedelijk Museum illy Present Future Prize jury member Hicham Khalidi, Paris, associate curator, Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Lafayette Anticipation Present Future committee member Christine Macel, Paris, chief curator, Musée National d'Art moderne – Centre Pompidou / director, Venice Biennale (2017) Sardi per l’Arte Back to the Future Prize jury member Filipa Ramos, London, editor in chief, Art Agenda Prix K-Way Per4m jury member Andrea Viliani, Naples, director, MADRE Fondazione Ettore Fico Prize jury member Wim Waelput, Ghent, founding director and curator, KIOSK Present Future committee member
Based less than 10,000km from Turin: Gary Carrion-Murayari, New York, curator, Kraus Family, New Museum / co-curator, New Museum Triennial (2018) Back to the Future committee member Stefano Colicelli Cagol, Trondheim, curator, Trondheim kunstmuseum "What is Experimental?" talk curator and moderator Ruth Estevez, Los Angeles, gallery director and curator, REDCAT Prix K-Way Per4m jury member Tobi Maier, São Paulo, independent curator and critic "What is Experimental?" talk curator Sohrab Mohebbi, Los Angeles, writer and associate curator, REDCAT Present Future committee member Davide Quadrio, Shanghai, founder and curator Arthub "What is Experimental?" talk curator Jose Roca, Bogota, director, FLORA ars+natura Promos Scalo Milano New Entries Prize jury member Jay Sanders, New York, curator and curator of performance, Whitney Museum of American ArtSardi per l’Arte Back to the Future Prize jury member Kitty Scott, Toronto, curator of modern and contemporary art, Art Gallery of Ontario / co-curator, Liverpool Biennial (2018) Promos Scalo Milano New Entries Prize jury member Natalia Sielewicz, Warsaw, curator, Museum of Modern Art "What is Experimental?" talk curator Christine Tohme, Beirut, director, Ashkal Alwan / curator, Sharjah Biennial (2017) illy Present Future Prize jury member
Artissima would like to thank all of them for the extraordinary vision they bring!
Artissima is a brand of the Regione Piemonte, Città Metropolitana di Torino and Città di Torino. Mandated by the three organisations, it is connected with the Fondazione Torino Musei. The 23rd edition of Artissima is staged thanks to the support of the three bodies that own the brand name, together with the Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT, Compagnia di San Paolo and the Camera di commercio di Torino. Artissima is organised by Artissima Srl, a company established in 2008 to manage the fair’s artistic and commercial relations.
The fair involves the collaboration of: Main partner: UniCredit Partners: illycaffè, K-Way, Lancia, Lauretana, Leica, Reda, Fondazione Sardi per l'Arte, Promos Scalo Milano In-kind sponsors: GL Events Italia – Lingotto Fiere, FR Costruzioni, Guido Gobino, Sagat Official carrier: Gondrand Media partners: La Stampa, AD, Vogue Italia In-kind online partner: Artsy