Who we are

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KARIN REISOVÁ

Founder and president of Areacreativa42

Karin was born in Karlovy Vary, Boemia (Prague). After the degree in Architecture, she worked as a freelance for 20 years with her husband and in 2008 she decided to work in the world of art. She began to organise exhibitions and events by founding Areacreativa42 in Casa Toesca and at the same time she managed, after being put in charge by the public administration, another association called Villa Vallero (Rivarolo C.se). The two associations created a cultural centre and drew the attention of art amateurs with more than 50 exhibitions in the first 4 years of activity.

In 2011 she created the Carlo Bonatto Minella Biennial Prize.

 

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ELISABETTA CHIONO

Vicepresident of Areacreativa42

Elisabetta was born in Turin in 1985, where she lived until last year. She works between London, Turin, Milan and Prague. Her educational and professional path is characterized by a creative and a rational aspects. She is a lawyer and she attended a Master in Economics and Management of Art and cultural heritage, then a professional experience at Robilant+Voena Art Gallery in Milan.

Since the birth of Areacreativa42 in 2008, she is the vice-president of the Association and responsible for the press office; moreover she supports Karin on the organisation of exhibitions and events. Since 2013, she has been developing within Areacreativa42 a section for young curators,and she is developing project in Italy and abroad.

She is the responsible for the ART PRIZE CBM organised by Areacreativa42, that in its III Edition, took place in Turin, London and Prague.

 

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MARTINA FURNO

Responsible for the Educational Area of Areacreativa42 

Martina (1991) is an art historian, graduated at the University of Turin with a dissertation concerning press illustration for children between France and Italy in the 1930’s. Keen on 20th and 21st century art, in 2015 she deepened her researches in Paris studying Museology and Art Criticism and collaborating with the blog “LeBourdon – actualités de l’art contemporain”. In 2016 she started doing researches for a private art collector and since february 2017 she is an art mediator at Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli and Camera – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia in Turin.

Since 2014 she has worked with Areacreativa42 as a curator and cultural mediator. She is responsible for the Educational Area, organising activities and guided tours with schools and families.

 

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ELENA AMBROSI

Responsible for the coordination of cultural program and events

Elena has a degree in Communication of art and cultural market at the IULM University of Milano, with a dissertation on the cultural exchange between the XLVI Biennial of Venice 1988 and the Valle d’Aosta Region. When she finished her studies she worked in the Office of Turism at Valle D’Aosta in Paris, in the culture promotion sector. Afterward she went to London, where she attended a course of Art and Market at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Since October 2015 she is responsible for the coordination of the cultural program and events organised by Areacreativa42.