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2004 The Fondazione Giulio e Anna Paolini was founded on 14 December 2004 in Turin.

Founding members: Mariano Boggia (architect, artist's collaborator), Maddalena Disch (art historian, artist's collaborator), Ida Gianelli (then Director of the Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Turin), Luisa Mensi (conservator), Anna Paolini Piva, Giulio Paolini, and Mario Tortonese (lawyer).
The Foundation was authorized by the Piedmont Region on 1 August 2005.

2008 Publication of the first two volumes of the Catalogue Raisonné of the works by Giulio Paolini edited by Maddalena Disch.

The project launched by Ida Gianelli is realized in collaboration with the Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Turin and the Milan publishing house Skira.


Realization of an exhaustive bilingual website dedicated to the activities of Giulio Paolini.

2012 Donation to the Foundation of an important group of works by Giulio Paolini by the artist and his wife.

Giulio and Anna Paolini donate 65 paintings, sculptures, and installations, dated from 1960 to 2011, which had previously belonged to their private collection.


Revision of the statute, renewal of the Board of Administration (Pier Giovanni Castagnoli, Ida Gianelli, Anna Paolini Piva, Giulio Paolini, Daniel Soutif), and appointment of the first Director (Maddalena Disch).

2014 Creation of two published series dedicated to the study of the works and poetics of Giulio Paolini.

The series “In collezione” comprises monographic studies on the works in the Foundation’s collection, while the series “In tema” contains essays focusing on the main themes in the artist’s research. The bilingual series (Italian/English) are published in collaboration with Corraini Edizioni, Mantua.

2014 Sponsorship of a symposium on Giulio Paolini held at the Whitechapel Gallery, London.

The symposium takes place on 12 September as part of the presentation of the solo exhibition of the artist’s work at the museum. Participants include Teresa Kittler, Luke Skrebowski, Nicholas Cullinan, Nicolas de Oliveira, and Livia de Pinto.


Beginning of the digital cataloguing of the artist's works.

2015 Sponsorship of a meeting on Giulio Paolini organized by the Art Institute, Chicago.

The meeting curated by Matthew S. Witkovsky takes place on 6 February, on the occasion of the first presentation of a work by the artist in the museum’s permanent collection. Participants include Nicholas Cullinan, Teresa Kittler, Nicoletta Leonardi, Judith Russi Kirshner, and Blake Stimson.


Renewal of the Board of Administration (Daniela Lancioni, Giulio Paolini, Daniel Soutif).

2019 Opening of the Foundation’s headquarters.

Located at Piazza Vittorio Veneto 10, it hosts the Foundation’s offices and the archives of Giulio Paolini.


Renewal of the Board of Administration (Maddalena Disch, Giulio Paolini, Emanuela Rollino) with the appointment of a new Director (Bettina Della Casa), and the establishment of a Scientific Committee (Carlos Basualdo, Francesco Manacorda, Matthew S. Witkovsky).

2021 Creation of a new bilingual website including the online Catalogue Raisonné of the artist’s works.

A wealth of materials that makes available numerous bibliographical documents and allows access to the Catalogue Raisonné, in Italian and English, of the artist’s paintings, sculptures, and installations, as well as his works on paper from 1960 to the present.

2022 Organization of a symposium on the work of Giulio Paolini at the Teatro Niccolini, Florence.

The symposium titled "L'artista ringrazia. Genealogie: le fonti artistiche e letterarie di Giulio Paolini" (The Artist Expresses His Gratitude. Genealogies: the Artistic and Literary Sources of Giulio Paolini), conceived and organized in collaboration with the Museo Novecento in Florence, was held on 9 and 10 June, on the occasion of the artist’s solo exhibition at the Florentine museum. Participants include Fabio Belloni, Saretto Cincinelli, Lucia Corrain, Andrea Cortellessa, Flavio Fergonzi, Elio Grazioli, Francesco Guzzetti, Roberta Minnucci, Giuliano Sergio, Denis Viva, Claudio Zambianchi.


Completion of the online Catalogue Raisonné of the works of Giulio Paolini, including a section dedicated to the works on paper and the multiples.