Vittorio Calabrese

Executive Director

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Vittorio Calabrese is the Executive Director of Magazzino Italian Art Foundation. He leads all museum programming, exhibitions, and research and is responsible for broadening institutional development, fostering collaborations with fellow institutions and international artists. Vittorio has extensive experience in arts administration within the nonprofit sector, philanthropy, and research initiatives. He has curated and edited numerous exhibition catalogues on Italian Contemporary Art.

Born in Irpinia, Italy, Vittorio studied at Columbia University (Master in Business Administration), Christie’s Education in New York (MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History), and Bocconi University in Milan (BA and MSc in Business Administration and Management). 

Vittorio gives frequent lectures and presentations and has curated a number of exhibitions including: Homemade,Magazzino Italian Art, Cold Spring, New York, 2020; Renato Leotta, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York and Magazzino Italian Art, Cold Spring, New York, 2019; Fausto Melotti: Works from the Olnick Spanu Collection, Consulate General of Italy, New York, 2019; Alessandro Piangiamore: Marango, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York, 2018; Bagnoli, Bianchi, Salvadori, The Garrison Art Center, New York, 2018; Marco Anelli: Building Magazzino, Alice Curtis Desmond & Hamilton Fish Library, New York, 2018; Marco Anelli: Building Magazzino, Italian Cultural Institute, New York, 2017; Marco Bagnoli, Domenico Bianchi, Remo Salvadori: From the Olnick Spanu Collection, Hillyer Art Space, Washington D.C., 2017; Ornaghi & Prestinari, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York, 2016.

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