Luca Beatrice

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A graduate in Cinema History from the Faculty of Arts and Letters at the University of Turin, he began his career in the late 1980s with historical exhibitions on Turinese futurism. In particular, he curated monographs by Enrico Allimandi and Franco Costa.

Beatrice has been a curator since the 1990s of numerous exhibitions related to new Italian figurative arts. He was appointed curator of the Prague Biennale (2003- 2005), commissioner of the Anteprima section of the XIV Quadriennale in Rome (2004), and in 2009 was selected as curator of the Italian Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Art Biennale.

Recent exhibitions include the Andy Warhol exhibition at Palazzo Ducale in Genoa (2016), the Edward Hopper exhibition at Palazzo Fava in Bologna and at the Vittoriano in Rome (2015-2016), and the group exhibitions “Jackson Pollock and the New York School” at Palazzo Reale in Milan and at the Vittoriano in Rome (2018), “Easy Rider. The Myth of the Motorcycle as Art” at the Reggia di Venaria (2018), “Warhol and Friends” at Palazzo Albergati in Bologna (2018), “Diabolik” at the Mole Cinema Museum in Turin (2021), Carlo Levi at GAM in Turin (2022), Giacomo Soffiantino at the Ferrero Foundation in Alba (2022) and “Alberto Moravia and Criticism” at GAM in Turin (2023).

For Gallerie d’Italia – Intesa Sanpaolo, he curated at Palazzo Zevallos in Naples multiple exhibitions dedicated to New York, London, Berlin and Los Angeles, as well as the Futuro exhibition at Palazzo Leoni Montanari in Vicenza (2020). For the same project, he is and is following the project to select young Italian painters for the institutional stand at the Miart fair.

He is currently the art curator for the Heysel Victims’ Memorial, commissioned by Juventus FC and is a collaborator on the Eataly Art House project in Verona.

Beatrice is the author of numerous books of art and music criticism. His works include Nuova arte italiana [New Italian Art] (Castelvecchi 1998), Da che arte stai? [Whose Art Are You On?] (Rizzoli 2010), Pop (Rizzoli 2011), Sex (Rizzoli 2013), Nati sotto il Biscione [Born Under Biscione] (Rizzoli 2015), Da che arte stai? Dieci lezioni sul contemporaneo. [Whose Art Are You On?: Ten Lessons on the Contemporary] (Rizzoli 2021); biographies of Renato Zero (Baldini Castoldi 2007-2017) and Lucio Dalla (Baldini & Castoldi 2016), Canzoni d’amore. [Love Songs] (Mondadori, 2018), Arte e libertà?] [Art and Freedom?] (Giubilei Regnani Editore, 2020). His most recent book, Le vite. Una storia provinciale dell’arte italiana [Lives: A Provincial History of Italian Art] will be published in September 2023 by Marsilio.

He has written for art magazines Tema Celeste, Arte and Flash Art and has taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo, the Accademia di Brera in Milan and IAAD in Turin, as well as through numerous visiting professorships, including at the Helsinki Academy. From 2010 to 2018 he was president of the Circolo Dei Lettori in Turin and as an expert soccer pundit he participated in the programs La Domenica Sportiva in the 2017/ 2018 season and TikiTaka between 2021 and 2022.

He is a member of the Nucleus of Evaluation for the School of Cultural Heritage and Activities and currently collaborates with the newspapers Libero, Corriere Torino and Linkiesta.

Da che arte stai? 10 lezioni sul contemporaneo; Luca Beatrice critico d’arte presenta nuovo libro