Fondazione Merz

Named after Mario Merz, the Fondazione was established in 2005 as a centre for Contemporary Art with the intent to host exhibitions, events, education-related activities, and to further research and explore art.

Via Limone, 24

Established in 2005, Fondazione Merz presided by Beatrice Merz is as platform for contemporary art hosting a variety of exhibitions, events and education-related activities. The building – a former heating plant for the Lancia factory from the 1930s – has an overall area of 3,200 mq, of which 1,400 for an exhibition area over three floors and including an external area.

The Foundation works with collaborators and curators such as Vicente Todolí (artistic advisor at Hangar Bicocca, Milano), Frances Morris (Former Director at Tate Modern, London), Richard Flood (Director of Special Projects & Curator at Large of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York) and Mariano Boggia. It also works with site specific commissions and international projects.

Contacts & Details
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Via Limone, 24

Current Exhibitions
Emilio Prini
The exhibition curated by Beatrice Merz and Timotea Prini at Fondazione Merz pays tribute to the artist...
28 Oct 2019 - 09 Feb 2020
Past Exhibitions
Turin’s four urban contemporary art museums – the GAM Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e...
25 Apr 2015 - 08 Nov 2015
Alfredo Jaar and the Love for Revolution
Fondazione Merz presents Alfredo Jaar’s exhibition Abbiamo amato tanto la rivoluzione (We loved it...
05 Nov 2013 - 02 Feb 2014
Elisabetta Benassi: Voglio fare subito una mostra
Fondazione Merz presents Voglio fare subito una mostra, the exhibition project by artist Elisabetta Benassi...
15 May 2013 - 08 Sep 2013
Christian Boltanski: Dopo
From November 3, 2015, the Fondazione Merz presents Christian Boltanski. Dopo, a solo exhibition of the...
03 Nov 2015 - 31 Jan 2016
Botto&Bruno: Society, you’re a crazy breed
Fondazione Merz presents “Society, you’re a crazy breed”, a new project by Turin-based...
09 Mar 2016 - 19 Jun 2016
Mario Merz: La natura è l’equilibrio
Mario Merz. La natura è l’equilibrio (Nature is the balance) exhibition fits into the Fondazione’s programme...
04 Jul 2016 - 18 Sep 2016
Wael Shawky. Al Araba Al Madfuna
Curated by Abdellah Karroum, this site-specific exhibition by Wael Shawky is based on “Al Araba...
03 Nov 2016 - 05 Feb 2017
Henrik Håkansson Solo Show
Fondazione Merz presents a solo site-specific exhibition, curated by Maria Centonze, featuring works...
06 Jun 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
Mario Merz Prize: The Finalists Of The 2nd Edition
On the occasion of the second edition of the “Mario Merz Prize”, Fondazione Merz presents...
08 Mar 2017 - 21 May 2017
Petrit Halilaj
Fondazione Mario Merz, on occasion of the Mario Merz Prize – 2nd Edition Finalists Exhibition,...
08 Mar 2017 - 21 May 2017
Zena el Khalil. Sacred Catastrophe: Healing Lebanon
The exhibition is presented by Fondazione Merz and Liban Art and is enriched by a series of numerous...
18 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Carlos Garaicoa: El Palacio de las Tres Historias
Curated by Claudia Gioia, this is a major exhibition dedicated to the work of Carlos Garaicoa. On this...
30 Oct 2017 - 04 Feb 2018
Petrit Halilaj. Shkrepëtima
Of Kosovar origin, Petrit Halilaj (Kostërrc, Skenderaj-Kosovo 1986)is the winner of the art section...
29 Oct 2018 - 03 Feb 2019