Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

Collector, patron of the arts
    
Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo graduated in economics and business studies from the University of Torino. She started collecting contemporary art in the early nineties. What started as a hobby rapidly became a full time career when she founded the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in 1995, of which she is President. The Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo set up its first gallery at the Palazzo Re Rebaudengo in Guarene (1997) and opened its current headquarters, a centre for contemporary art, in Turin (2002).

Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo is an extremely active patron of the arts. She is a member of the International Council, Museum of Modern Art, New York (since 1996); member of the Friends of Contemporary Drawing, Museum of Modern Art, New York (since 1996); member of the International Council, Tate Gallery, London (since 1997); member of the Leadership Council, New Museum, New York (since 2007); member of the Advisory Committee for Modern and Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art (since 2008); member of the Amici Sostenitori, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin (since 1993); patroness Italian Red Cross (since 1992); founder and director of the National Association of the Tree of Dreams (assistance and therapeutic support to children undergoing intensive medical treatment); member of the Confindustria Nazionale Cultural Commission (since 2008); member of the «Giuria dei Letterati» for the «Premio Campiello — Confindustria Veneto».

Among other Italian honors and awards for her work in the art world, she also received the Mont Blanc Arts Patronage Award for her dedication to contemporary art in 2003 and was awarded the title «Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres» by the French Ministry of Culture in 2009.