Marcella Beccaria

Art historian, curator and author of multiple publications, Marcella Beccaria is Chief Curator and Curator of Collections at Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea. Following a degree in Art History and Criticism at the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy at Università di Torino, Beccaria completed an MA in Art History and Museum Studies at the Graduate School of Arts and Science, Boston University, Boston. Beccaria started her museum curatorial work in the United States at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and she later worked at The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. At Castello she developed and valorized the permanent collection and she organized numerous exhibitions including Claes Oldenburg Coosje van Bruggen (2006), Una stanza tutta per sé (2008), Vito Acconci (2010), La storia che non ho vissuto (testimone indiretto) (2012), Marinella Senatore (2013-14), Jan Dibbets (2014), Gilberto Zorio (2017), Nalini Malani (2018). Additional co-curated exhibitions include L’emozione dei colori nell’arte (2017) and the monographs on Giovanni Anselmo (2016) and Wael Shawky (2016). Beccaria authored many catalogs, for example the first monographs about Roberto Cuoghi, Yang Fudong, Francesco Vezzoli, and she edited several books about Castello’s collections. As a writer, she also collaborated with magazines such as “Parkett” and “Flash Art”, and she published with museum institutions including La Biennale di Venezia, Venezia; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museu Serralves, Porto; Stedelijk Museum, Ghent; Istanbul Biennial; Kunstmuseum Winterthur; FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims; SAM-Singapore Art Museum, Singapore. She also authored Olafur Eliasson, the monograph published by Tate, London. She is a member of the Directing Committee of AMACI.