The Other Shapes of Art’s third guest: Lorenzo Balbi – artistic director of MAMbo – Museum of Modern Art in Bologna

Lorenzo Balbi (Turin, 1982). Lives and works in Bologna) has been the artistic director of MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna since 2017, when he took on the role of Head of the Modern and Contemporary Art Area of the Istituzione Bologna Musei, to which, in addition to MAMbo, Villa delle Rose, Museo Morandi, Casa Morandi, Museo per la Memoria di Ustica and Residenza per artisti Sandra Natali belong. After his studies in Conservation of Cultural Heritage at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, he earned a MA in Contemporary Art at the University of Turin. For four years he was artistic director of the Verso Artecontemporanea gallery in Turin. From 2006 to 2017 at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, he taught Methodology of Curating at Campo, a course for curators, and was responsible for the organization and development of exhibition projects in the spaces of the institution in Turin and Guarene d’Alba, as well as the exhibitions of the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection abroad. He followed as assistant curator the project Residenza per Giovani Curatori Stranieri from 2009 until becoming the responsible curator for three editions from 2015 to 2017. Since 2018 he has taken over the artistic direction of ART CITY Bologna, a series of exhibition events in the city promoted on the occasion of Arte Fiera. Professor of Art Systems at the DAMS of the University of Bologna, he is a member of the board of directors of AMACI – Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums and of the coordination of the Forum of Italian Contemporary Art.

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