Collector, networker and founder of Turin and Madrid’s Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
She celebrated 25 years of her collection in 2017, and Sandretto Re Rebaudengo hasn’t paused to take a breath. While work continues on a David Adjaye-designed space for her foundation in Madrid (scheduled for next year), works from her 1,000-plus collection made the journey to a big show at the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai in March. In exchange, a show of work from Asia went to the foundation’s homebase in Turin, where this year’s programme also marked a fresh focus on female artists, with solo presentations by Rachel Rose, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and Monster Chetwynd. These kinds of long-range exchanges, her presence on the councils of various big international museums (Tate and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to name but two) and her commitment to supporting artists through commissioning and producing are evidence of Sandretto Re Rebaudengo’s enthusiasm for the private sector supporting art beyond the market. In July work from the collection even found its way to Rochdale (Greater Manchester).