Beatrice Merz

Lives in Turin, iTALY

Beatrice Merz was born in Switzerland in 1960.
Besides several curatorial experiences, in 1986 she founded the publishing company Hopefulmonster, specialized in essay writing and monographic catalogues of contemporary art.
From 2005 to 2009 she was the President and the Director of Merz Foundation, exhibition centre in Lancia, the restored former thermal plant, in Turin. The project was designed together with her father and aimed to promote the projects of contemporary artists, apart from hosting the collection of Mario Merz’s works.
From 2010 tol 2015 she is the director of Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea.
From 2010 to 2015 she is the president of AMACI – Association of Italian Museums of Contemporary Art.
She is also the President of the twin Swiss Merz Foundation and of the Mario Merz Prize, the International Prize for Art and Music.

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