Young Curators Residency Programme 2018

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo announces the curators selected for the thirteenth edition of the Young Curators Residency Programme (January – April 2019): Rosa Tyhurst (UK, 1986), Jeppe Ugelvig (Denmark, 1993), Hannah Zafiropoulos (Greece). The coordinator of the thirteenth edition is Lucrezia Calabrò Visconti.

The curators were selected by a jury composed by Andrea Viliani, Director of Madre. Museo d’arte contemporanea Donnaregina and Mark Rappolt, editor-in-chief of ArtReview.

The project has the dual objective of developing the professional and critical skills of the young curators selected and that of promoting Italian contemporary art internationally. The initiative consists in an experimental laboratory for curatorial practices in which the contact of international professionals with young artists in Italy aims to create a network that spreads awareness and knowledge of the Italian art scene on a global level. The residency programme functions as a link between the end of the educational path and the entrance into the professional world, and is structured as a semi-autonomous training activity, providing a period of in-depth research on the territory under the guidance of a reference Italian curator that culminates with an exhibition, realised with the support of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo team.

The selection of participants takes place through the contact with the most renowned international programs for curators: Royal College of Art (London); Graduate Program, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (New York); Curatorial Program, De Appel (Amsterdam); CuratorLab, Konstfack University of Arts (Stockholm); Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art (New York); MFA Curating, Goldsmith’s University of London (London); MA Curatorial Practice, California College of the Arts (San Francisco); MAS / CAS Curating, Zurich University of the Arts (Zurich). Participants are pre-selected following the indications of the directors of the courses involved by sending a motivational letter, curriculum vitae, portfolio of previously realised projects, published or recently edited texts.

The residence lasts three months and ends with an exhibition of Italian artists or artists that are relevant for the Italian scene that takes place in the spaces of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. The residency programme is formulated in order to facilitate the research of the Italian art scene: the preparation of the exhibition is preceded by the study of bibliographic material, meetings with artists, curators, gallery owners, collectors and museum directors through trips and visits to the most important cultural production centres of Turin, Milan, Venice, Bolzano, Rome, Bologna, Naples, Palermo.


Rosa Tyhurst (b. 1986, Carmarthen, UK) is a curator, writer, and publisher based in Oakland, California. She graduated from the Curatorial Practice MA Program at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2018 with a thesis focused on the work of Art Club 2000. Recent projects include: PS8 (San Francisco, CA 2017-2018), Break-up Letters (published 2018), Artwork for Bedrooms (The Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA, 2018), You had to be there (swissnex, San Francisco, CA, 2018). Rosa has held positions at the De Young Museum, San Francisco; Limoncello, London; SUNDAY Art Fair, London, and is currently the America’s Collection Fellow at KADIST, San Francisco.

Jeppe Ugelvig is a curator and cultural critic born in Denmark. His research interests evolve around histories and theories of cultural production, as well as the intersections of queer, cybernetic and decolonial thinking. He completed his IB diploma at the Mahindra United World College in India in 2012, his undergraduate degree Communication, Curation, Criticism at Central Saint Martins in 2016, and his MA degree at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, in 2018. Jeppe’s writing has appeared in Frieze, parallax, ArtReview, Flash Art International, Spike, Kaleidoscope and LEAP, amongst many others, and he has written exhibition catalogues for artists and projects including Dozie Kanum, A Kassen, BODY HOLES, and Soft Baroque. He functions as the features director and editor of DANSK Magazine and contributing editor of Wallet. He has staged exhibitions in Copenhagen, Ramallah, Berlin and London, and most recently curated the exhibition Fashion Work, Fashion Workers at the Hessel Museum of Art, NY.

Hannah Zafiropoulos is a curator, researcher and writer living and working in London and Stockholm. Her practice departs from the possibilities of the emergent field of ‘the curatorial’ to inspire new methodologies and modes of curatorial research, with a particular focus on performativity and participation. Using live action role play as a starting point, her research develops a methodology of ‘procedural authorship’ through which a curator may open up spaces of renewed democratic participation in which diverse voices can participate in the process of meaning and the production of new knowledges. She has worked as Assistant Curator at Calvert 22 Foundation, London and has previously curated projects at Gasworks, London and Tensta konsthall, Sweden, where she will hold the position of Guest Curator for 2019, developing a research programme around the history and methods of the Fogelstad Women’s Citizenship School. From 2013-16, she was Director of Exhibitions at Howard Griffin Gallery, London. She regularly writes for publications including Art Review, The Calvert Journal, Apollo and Koreografisk Journal and has recently co-edited the forthcoming publication Red Love: Reading Alexandra Kollontai (Sternberg Press, 2018). She holds a BA in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art and an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, and has recently participated in the curatorial research programme CuratorLab at Konstfack University of Arts, Stockholm.