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Francesco Bonami

Contemporary Art Curator

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Francesco Bonami Biography

Contemporary art curator of international renown, Francesco Bonami was born in Florence, then moved to New York in the mid-1980s, where he started working as curator. During the period 1995-2014 has was artistic director of the Foundation Sandretto ReRebaudengo per l’Arte in Turin. From 2004 to 2008 he was artistic director of the Centro di Arte Contemporanea at Villa Manin. Moreover he has been working with international companies including Enel, Yoox and UBS on several art projects; at the moment he is Valentino’s ‘publishing consultant’ and curator of the exhibition programme for Phillips. In 2012 he was hired as consultant on contemporary art programmes by the Council for Culture of the City of Milan.

In 2003 he directed the 50th edition of the Venice Biennale, in 2010 he curated the 75th Whitney Biennial of American Art, in 2000 he curated Manifesta 3 in Ljubljana, and in 1997 the Santa Fe ‘Biennale.

In Chicago he worked as Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, where he organized the first Jeff Koons retrospective. He helped organise exhibitions featuring some of the most famous artists on the contemporary scene, from Damien Hirst to Maurizio Cattelan. He worked for the Gagosian Gallery, for the Pinault Foundation, for the Museum of Qatar, the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the National Museum in Seoul, PS1 in New York, the Hara Museum in Tokyo.

In the Chinese Huangzhou province he is currently working on the art and artist residency programme for the new JNBY building designed by Renzo Piano, which will be inaugurated in 2017.

His new book, "Il Bonami dell’Arte: Incontri ravvicinati nella giungla dell’arte" [The Bonami of Art: Close Encounters in the Jungle of Art] published by Electa Mondadori, came out in May 2015. His other books include: "Potevo Farlo Anch’io" [I Could Have Done That Too], Oscar Mondadori 2007, "Dopo tutto non è brutto" [It’s not Bad After All], Mondadori 2009, "Maurizio Cattelan; Autobiografia non Autorizzata" [Unauthorised Autobiography] Mondadori 2011, "Mamma Voglio Fare l’Artista" {Mum, I Want to Be an Artist], Electa Mondadori 2013. He works for several specialised and non-specialist publications. Moreover he has worked on several documentaries directed by Stefano Pistolini for Italian television: “Il seme dell’Impero: Chicago un attimo prima di Obama “,”Dalla Parte degli Angeli: Riflessioni sulla cultura è sulla politica USA “e” PASM! Provo a scuotere Milano “.

For SkyArte he was involved in a TV programme on contemporary art, “Potevo Farlo Anch’io”, with Alessandro Cattelan.

Speaking Topics
  • Art and Contemporary Culture

  • Cultural Programmes

  • Art and Collecting

  • Art and Business

  • Roles and Trades in the Contemporary Art World

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Francesco Bonami Biography

Contemporary art curator of international renown, Francesco Bonami was born in Florence, then moved to New York in the mid-1980s, where he started working as curator. During the period 1995-2014 has was artistic director of the Foundation Sandretto ReRebaudengo per l’Arte in Turin. From 2004 to 2008 he was artistic director of the Centro di Arte Contemporanea at Villa Manin. Moreover he has been working with international companies including Enel, Yoox and UBS on several art projects; at the moment he is Valentino’s ‘publishing consultant’ and curator of the exhibition programme for Phillips. In 2012 he was hired as consultant on contemporary art programmes by the Council for Culture of the City of Milan.

In 2003 he directed the 50th edition of the Venice Biennale, in 2010 he curated the 75th Whitney Biennial of American Art, in 2000 he curated Manifesta 3 in Ljubljana, and in 1997 the Santa Fe ‘Biennale.

In Chicago he worked as Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, where he organized the first Jeff Koons retrospective. He helped organise exhibitions featuring some of the most famous artists on the contemporary scene, from Damien Hirst to Maurizio Cattelan. He worked for the Gagosian Gallery, for the Pinault Foundation, for the Museum of Qatar, the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the National Museum in Seoul, PS1 in New York, the Hara Museum in Tokyo.

In the Chinese Huangzhou province he is currently working on the art and artist residency programme for the new JNBY building designed by Renzo Piano, which will be inaugurated in 2017.

His new book, "Il Bonami dell’Arte: Incontri ravvicinati nella giungla dell’arte" [The Bonami of Art: Close Encounters in the Jungle of Art] published by Electa Mondadori, came out in May 2015. His other books include: "Potevo Farlo Anch’io" [I Could Have Done That Too], Oscar Mondadori 2007, "Dopo tutto non è brutto" [It’s not Bad After All], Mondadori 2009, "Maurizio Cattelan; Autobiografia non Autorizzata" [Unauthorised Autobiography] Mondadori 2011, "Mamma Voglio Fare l’Artista" {Mum, I Want to Be an Artist], Electa Mondadori 2013. He works for several specialised and non-specialist publications. Moreover he has worked on several documentaries directed by Stefano Pistolini for Italian television: “Il seme dell’Impero: Chicago un attimo prima di Obama “,”Dalla Parte degli Angeli: Riflessioni sulla cultura è sulla politica USA “e” PASM! Provo a scuotere Milano “.

For SkyArte he was involved in a TV programme on contemporary art, “Potevo Farlo Anch’io”, with Alessandro Cattelan.

Francesco Bonami Speaking Topics

  • Art and Contemporary Culture

  • Cultural Programmes

  • Art and Collecting

  • Art and Business

  • Roles and Trades in the Contemporary Art World

Francesco Bonami Videos

  • SHIT AND DIE - Visita guidata con Francesco BONAMI - YouTube
  • UBS Art Collection - Portrait of Francesco Bonami - YouTube
  • Public Talk with Francesco Bonami and Massimiliano Gioni at ...

FAQs on booking Francesco Bonami

  • How to book Francesco Bonami?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Francesco Bonami for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Francesco Bonami, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Francesco Bonami or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Francesco Bonami?

    Booking fees for Francesco Bonami, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Francesco Bonami, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Francesco Bonami?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Francesco Bonami for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Francesco Bonami for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Francesco Bonami or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Francesco Bonami or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Francesco Bonami is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Art and Contemporary Culture, Cultural Programmes, Art and Collecting, Art and Business and Roles and Trades in the Contemporary Art World. The estimated speaking fee range to book Francesco Bonami for your event is available upon request. Francesco Bonami generally travels from Italy and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tokini Peterside, Yuval Sharon, Scott Shellstrom, Jeff Koons and Kevin Allocca. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Francesco Bonami for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Francesco Bonami Speaking Topics

  • Art and Contemporary Culture

  • Cultural Programmes

  • Art and Collecting

  • Art and Business

  • Roles and Trades in the Contemporary Art World

Francesco Bonami Speaker Videos

  • SHIT AND DIE - Visita guidata con Francesco BONAMI - YouTube
    UBS Art Collection - Portrait of Francesco Bonami - YouTube
  • Public Talk with Francesco Bonami and Massimiliano Gioni at ...
    Francesco Bonami vs Pif - Punti di (s)vista sull'arte contemporanea ...

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