Who We Are

Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea fosters the understanding of our era through art and culture, involving the local and international public to promote social and civil growth of the area in which it operates. In addition to collecting and exhibiting works of art, the Museum is a center for creativity, research, education and the development of culture especially in the field of contemporary art in a reflection on the present that passes through a dynamic relationship with the past.


The mission of Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea is to engage local and international audiences in a deeper understanding of our present times through art and culture, while contributing to the social development of its surrounding region. In addition to collecting and exhibiting artworks, the Museum is a hub for creativity, research and learning, primarily in the field of contemporary art, by reflecting on the present through a dynamic relationship with the past.

The first museum devoted to contemporary art in Italy, Castello di Rivoli is a beacon for the art world. Since it opened in 1984, it has continuously presented innovative exhibitions and radical art performances, while remaining sensitive to the unique Baroque castle that hosts it. Designed in 1718 by Filippo Juvarra, the castle is a constant source of inspiration for artists. Its architecture and history inspire the creation of new works conceived specifically for the Museum’s Permanent Collection.

While conserving and displaying works of art is a central mission of Castello di Rivoli, this represents only a part of the activities that make it a cutting-edge contemporary art museum for the 21st century. A lively center for experimentation, activities take place both in its physical spaces and online, through its website and on other digital platforms, promoting the work of artists from all generations, countries, and cultural backgrounds. Its high-quality publications are of long-lasting historical and scholarly importance.

An identity formed out of encounters and openness requires the constant re-inventing of oneself, in line with the rapid and profound changes in society. To this end, one of the distinctive features of Castello di Rivoli is its commitment to multiple fields and disciplines. The Museum frequently collaborates with other local cultural institutions, hosting theatrical performances, concerts, film and video festivals as well as seminars and conferences both on- and offsite. It also programs symposia and roundtables dedicated to other fields, from literature, philosophy, and music, through science, physics, and conservation.

By operating across Piedmont and Turin, in dialog with numerous Italian and international museums, with its Curatorial Department, Education Department, Research Institute, Library, Archives, and Multimedia Center, Castello di Rivoli is a key center of artistic culture.

The collections include works owned directly by the Museum, works on long-term loan acquired for the Museum by Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT, works from Fondazione Rivetti and Cerruti Collection. The video collection was acquired thanks to Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo.

The Museum is supported by Regione Piemonte, Città di Torino, Città di Rivoli, Fondazione CRT, partner Intesa Sanpaolo and Gallerie d’Italia, as well as other sponsors and donors.



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Supporting Friends

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Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (Ridgewood, New Jersey, 1957) has been Director of the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea since 2016. She has also been Artistic Director of the Fondazione Francesco Federico Cerruti in Turin since 2018 and Honorary Guest Professor at the FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland since 2021.

Curator at Villa Medici, Rome (1998-2000), she was Chief Curator at MoMA /P.S.1 in New York (1999-2001). From 2002 to 2008 she was Chief Curator at Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea (and interim director in 2009). In 2008 she curated the 16th Biennale of Sydney, Australia, and was the Artistic Director of dOCUMENTA(13) in Kassel in 2009-2012. In 2012 she also received the Hessian Award.

Following dOCUMENTA(13), she was Getty Research Scholar in Los Angeles (2013), Leverhulme Professor at the University of Leeds (2014) and Edith Kreeger Wolf Distinguished Visiting Professor in Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University (2013-2019). She directed the 14th Istanbul Biennial in 2015. From 2016 to 2018, in addition to the Castello di Rivoli, she was also Director of the GAM Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Turin. In 2019 she received the Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence.

Her major publications include the volume Arte povera (London, Phaidon Press, 1999), as well as monographs on Alberto Burri (1996), William Kentridge (1998), Janet Cardiff (1999), Pierre Huyghe (2004), Anna Boghiguian (2017), Hito Steyerl (2019) and Michael Rakowitz (2019).

From the perspective of her research, Christov-Bakargiev is known for having introduced the topic of multi-species co-evolution in the field of art with the dOCUMENTA(13) exhibition in 2012 as well as for having premiered in 2022 a physical/digital/nft work (Beeple’s Human One) in a museum for the first time globally.

She was in the jury of the Nasher Sculpture Prize 2022 awarded by the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, she be in jury for the Gwangju Biennale Park Seo-Bo Art Prize at the 14th Gwangju Biennale 2023, and in the Wolfgang-Hahn Preis one in 2024.


Board of Directors

Francesca Lavazza

Gianluca Ferrero
Vice President

Antonella Musy
Board Member

Marco Chiriotti
Board Secretary

Board of Auditors

Alessandro Cian

Elvira Pozzo
Maria Irma Ciaramella
Luigi Scalise Pantuso (Substitute) 
Laura Schiavone (Substitute)

Advisory Commitee
Lara Favaretto
Peter Galison
Massimiliano Gioni
Joan Jonas
William Kentridge
Chus Martínez
Giuseppe Penone


Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

Marcella Beccaria
Deputy Director

Eleonora Marengo
Director’s Office 
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Curatorial Department

Marcella Beccaria
Deputy Director
Chief Curator and Curator of Collections 
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Marianna Vecellio
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Stefano Volpato
Head of Exhibitions and Collections
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Sofia Biondi
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Federica Lamedica
Assistant Curator
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Education Department

Paola Zanini
Head of Department
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Barbara Rocci
Secretary Coordination 
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Brunella Manzardo
Media Relations, Communication and Accessibility 
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Anna Pironti
Honorary Consultant
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Cerruti Collection

Fabio Cafagna
Archives, Registrar and Research
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Laura Cantone
Archives, Registrar and Research
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CRRI – Castello di Rivoli Research Institute,
Library, Multimedia Archive and Museum of Advertising

Marcella Beccaria
Head of CRRI

Maria Messina
Head Librarian
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Ilenia Carriero
Library Assistant
Head of Video Archvie

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Giulia De Giorgi
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External Relations Department

Manuela Vasco
Press Office Manager
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Roberta Aghemo
Marketing and Events Manager
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Alessia M.S. Giorda
Historic and Artistic Heritage of the Savoy Residence Manager, Digital Contents
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Giulia Colletti
Public Programs Consultant and Digital Contents Curator
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Sarah Greenberg
International Communications Advisor

Media and Public Relations Consultant


Sabrina Beccati
Head of Administration and Finance
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Caterina Immordino
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Stefania D’Orta
Administration and Human Resources
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Technical Department

Piero Nuzzolese
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Daniele Menin
Technical Office Manager with certified skills in the field of occupational safety
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Fulvio Castelli

Francesco Spinelli

Architectural Conservation Consultant

Andrea Bruno
Armando Baietto

Luisa Mensi
Conservation and Restoration

Visitors and Ticketing Service

Antonella Cosimato
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Pierluigi Gambula
Angela Martinisi


Stefania D’Orta
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Caterina Filippini

Museum Café

Dennis Cafà
Luciana Romano

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