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Michele Coppola

Intesa Sanpaolo
Executive Director Arte, Cultura e Beni Storici
Michele Coppola (1973) received his degree in International Political Science from the University of Turin. He currently holds the positions of Cultural Manager, Executive Director Art, Culture and Historical Heritage at Intesa Sanpaolo, and Director of Gallerie d’Italia (the bank’s three museum venues in Milan, Naples and Vicenza); he is in charge of Intesa Sanpaolo’s Progetto Cultura. Among the exhibition projects organised over the recent years under his direction are Hayez (Milan 2015–2016), Bellotto and Canaletto (Milan 2016–2017), L'ultimo Caravaggio [The Last Caravaggio] (Milan 2017–2018), Romanticismo [Romanticism] (Milan 2018–2019) and the exhibitions L'Ospite illustre [Illustrious Guest], which included Picasso from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid (Naples 2016), Caravaggio from the Metropolitan Museum in New York (Naples 2017), Maíno from the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg (Intesa Sanpaolo Skyscraper, Turin 2018-2019). He is Board Director of CAMERA-Centro Italiano per la Fotografia in Turin. He was Councillor for Culture and Youth Policies for the Piedmont Region (2010-2014) and has undertaken administrative duties in various Turin cultural entities (Consorzio La Venaria Reale, Fondazione Museo delle Antichità Egizie, Fondazione Torino Musei, Fondazione Film Commission Torino Piemonte, Associazione Torino Città Capitale Europea, MAUTO-Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile di Torino and Fondazione Camillo Cavour). He is Advisor to the Piedmont Foundation for Cancer Research ONLUS.