Stefano Collicelli Cagol is the new Director of the Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci in Prato. The Board of Directors of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in Tuscany – chaired by Lorenzo Bini Smaghi – has selected his name among a shortlist of candidates identified by the examining commission composed of Bruno Corà, Sarah Cosulich, Guido Guerzoni, and Lorenzo Sassoli de Bianchi.
Stefano Collicelli Cagol will take charge from 10 January 2022 and will lead for the next three years the first Italian institution created from the outset with the aim of presenting, collecting, documenting and supporting research in the visual arts, cinema, music, performing arts, architecture, design, fashion and literature.
Stefano Collicelli Cagol (Ph.D.) is Curator at BY ART MATTERS Hangzhou, China, the new Contemporary art center due to open in December 2021. From February 2018 to July 2021, he has been curator at Rome Quadriennale, co-curating the large-scale exhibition Art Quadriennale 2020 FUORI (Oct 2020/July2021). He is Visiting Lecture in ‘Exhibition and Display’ at the II Level MA in Design for Arts, Politecnico di Torino. From 2015 to 2017, he was Curator at Large at the Trondheim kunstmuseum, Norway. In 2014, he gained his PhD in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art, London. He has curated exhibitions and projects in various institutions such as Palazzo Grassi, Venezia; LUX Artists’ Moving Image, London; steirischer herbst festival, Graz; Artissima, Torino; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino. He has published articles on Stedelijk Studies, Domus, Flash Art and Mousse, and written essays on the Italian history of exhibitions.