Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo is the founder and President of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. After graduating in Economy and Business at Turin university, she approached the world of contemporary art as a collector, in the early 1990s.
She turned her passion for art into an organized activity in 1995, when she created Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. In 1997 the first building of the Foundation was opened in Guarene d’Alba (Turin), into the rooms of Palazzo Re Rebaudengo, an XVII- century manor on the hills of Piedmont.
In 2002 the Foundation took its activity of developing and promoting contemporary art a step further, with the opening of a new exhibition venue in Turin, which is now an internationally acknowledged center for research, experimentation, and exchange between artists, critics, curators from all over the world.
She is a member of the International Council and the Friends of Contemporary Drawing of New York’s MoMA, the International Council of London’s Tate Gallery, the Leadership Council of New York’s New Museum, the Committee for Modern and Contemporary Art of Philadelphia’s Museum of Art, the Conseil d’Administration de l’Ecole Nationale Supériure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, the Art Basel Cities Advisory Board, and the CCS of New York’s Bard College. She is a member of the Global Private Museum Association and a honorary member of the Monaco Project for the Arts. She is a member of the Advisory Committee of Shanghai’s Rockbund Art Museum.
In Italy, since 2008 she has been a member of the Cultural Committee of the General Confederation of Italian Industry and of Federculture’s Board of Directors. Since 2014 she is the President of the Comitato Fondazioni Arte Contemporanea (national Committee of Contemporary Art Foundations). Since 2017 she is the President of Fondazione IEO-CMM (The European Institute of Oncology and Monzino Cadriological Centre).
Last update 2nd October 2018