Alessandra Borghese

Alessandra Borghese is a journalist, writer, cultural entrepreneur, and scholar of art and spirituality. Over the years, she has organised international exhibitions in collaboration with public museums and private institutions, including the artists Tamara de Lempicka and Leni Riefenstahl, and curated the exhibition la Seduzione da Boucher a Warhol. She brought Mexican artists Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco to Italy for the first time. During Manifesta 12 (2018) in Palermo, she managed relations with the Prince Claus Fund in order to bring an abridged version of Bintou Were, a Sahel Opera (the first African opera with its libretto in various Sahel dialects) to Teatro Massimo. She created and produced the documentary Futuru: an inside look at Palermo, distributed by In September 2020, she developed Il Leonardino, a cultural and nature-based itinerary that retraces the steps of the young Leonardo da Vinci through the area in which he was born. Since 2020 she has developed and curated The Ghenie Chapels, together with the artist Adrian Ghenie, for the Chiesa della Madonna della Mazza in Palermo. Her books, which have been translated into many languages, include Noblesse Oblige (Mondadori 2001), Con occhi nuovi (Piemme 2014), Sulle tracce di Joseph Ratzinger (Cantagalli 2008), il romanzo La Padrona (Mondadori 2013), and For Friends (Steidl 2016).

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