Curatorial visit | Aldo Rinaldi
Ramiro Camelo, Egle Oddo, Timo Tuhkanen
at EKWC meeting Carl Boutard, 2021
01.06 – 06.06
Curator from United Kingdom
London based curator and producer Aldo Rinaldi curatorial practice focused on commissioning artworks for the public realm. He is known for his experimental approach to commissioning works outside of the gallery and museum space and is particularly interested in the intersection of art and architecture and collaborative or multidisciplinary practices that foster collaboration between disparate disciplines. Aldo also engages in policy and strategy work, evaluation of public art programmes, public art strategy and branding,
Since relocating to London in 2017 Aldo has produced a range of works including 65,000 Photographs, (2017-2019) a large-scale sculpture by Idris Khan for One Blackfriars, funded by the Berkley Group and Peveril Gardens, (2017-2020), a collaboration between Mexican artist Gabriel Kuri, horticulturalists Nigel Dunnett and architects Sanchez Benton. The project entails garden space and buildings fusing a garden with artist studios and an exhibition/workspace for commissioning agency Forma. He is comfortable liaising with artists and has worked on projects with a value of up to £500,000. To date he has secured and produced projects with a combined value of over £11m using funding sources including He was granted, corporate sponsorships, and found support for projects from Arts Council of England, the Mayor of London and the Henry Moore Institute.
Currently Aldo is working with British designer Max Lamb, a major new public artworks in Milton Keynes with artists Something & Son, Takeshi Hayatsu and Tue Greenfort, and he is involved in a commissions programme for the Lake District coast featuring new site-specific artworks by Marcus Coates, Joep van Lieshout, Yelena Popova, and Turner Prize winning artists Martin Boyce, and Susan Philipsz.
Aldo Rinaldi worked independently since 2017, prior to which he oversaw the city-wide art programme for Bristol ‘Art and the Public Realm Bristol’ www.aprb.co.uk Before working in Bristol he developed projects with a commissioning agency in Cardiff, realizing public artwork by Swiss artist Felice Varini. Prior to working in Wales, Aldo was the assistant director of Laurent Delaye Gallery a contemporary art gallery in Savile Row, London where he developed the exhibitions programme with artists such as Grayson Perry, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Andrew Lewis, Chad McCail.
Past projects include new works with Nils Norman (UK), Simon & Tom Bloor (UK), Mark Titchner (UK), N55 (Denmark), MUF architecture/art (UK), Maria Thereza Alves (Brazil), Tue Greenfort (Denmark), Sabine Hornig (Germany) Heather and Ivan Morison (UK), Oscar Tuazon (USA), Richard Long (UK) and Turner Prize winners Assemble, and Roger Hiorns with Stirling Prize-winning architects Witherford Watson Mann.