The Rome Quadriennale, a foundation that promotes contemporary Italian art, announced that Sarah Cosulich has been appointed its new artistic director. Cosulich will be responsible for coordinating the Quadriennale’s programming for the next three years, culminating in the seventeenth edition of the Art Quadrennial Exhibition.
Cosulich worked with Francesco Bonami on the Fiftieth Venice Biennale in 2003, served as curator of the Villa Manin Center for Contemporary Art in Codroipo, Italy, from 2004 to 2008, and was the director of Artissima, the international fair for contemporary art in Turin, from 2012 to 2017. Most recently, she has been working as a development adviser for Manifesta 12 in Palermo, Sicily.
Established in 1927, the Rome Quadriennale was part of a plan for the reorganization of cultural initiatives throughout Italy. The foundation’s mission is to bring together the most representative trends in Italian art in a group show to be held every four years. Seventeen editions of the Art Quadrennials have been staged so far. The last iteration was presented at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in October 2016.