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  • Torino
    Fondazione Merz

Fondazione Merz



The site will be closed in compliance with the DPCM 15th January 2021. 

Named after Mario Merz, the Fondazione was established in 2005 as a centre for Contemporary Art with the intent to host exhibitions, events, education-related activities, and to further research and explore art.

Presided over by Beatrice Merz, the Fondazione alternates shows dedicated to Mario and Marisa Merz, to discover and contemplate their work, with other major site-specific projects by national and international artists, who are invited to interact with the space of the Fondazione and its collections. It also cultivates research, exploring the new generations of artists with regular temporary shows.

It organizes art events, such as the Meteorite in Giardino Festival: an annual summer program of visual arts and contemporary music bringing together different disciplines related to contemporary culture.

The Mario Merz Prize is a biennial prize that aims to recognize talents in the fields of contemporary art and music composition. The project creates a new network of exhibitions and music initiatives connecting Italy and Switzerland.

The Fondazione’s building, a former heating plant for the Lancia factory, a fascinating example of industrial architecture from the 1930s owned by the Città di Torino and given in concession to the Fondazione Merz. It is located in Borgo San Paolo, an area now undergoing the urban and cultural revitalisation and refurbishment affecting much of Turin in recent years.

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Fondazione Merz

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How to reach the site

  • By bus: 55 - 56 Robilant stop; 64 Caraglio stop; tram 15 stop Racconigi.
  • By car: take the Tangenziale Sud exit Corso Allamano, continue along Corso Allamano, turn left onto Corso Siracusa and then right onto Via Lancia, continue along the street until you turn left into Piazza Chiribiri and turn right into Via Limone.

Services and Accessibility

educational tours for individuals
educational tours for groups
cloak room
accessible site

Info and Reservation

Fondazione Merz



Ticket Office

Admission ticket

Full: € 6,00

Reduced: € 3,50

visitors aged between 10 and 26, senior citizens over 65, groups of a minimum of 10 persons, holders of Pyou Card

Free: children up to 10 years of age, disabled visitors and their carers, holders of Abbonamento Musei and Torino + Piemonte Card, journalists with valid press card or accredited, ICOM members, Merz Foundation members and every first sunday of the month


Fondazione Merz



Get ready for the visit

Didactic tours

  • Thanks to the service of welcome and assistance in every room, each visitor can choose at any moment to be accompanied, free by the personnel of the Education Department, with the aim of approaching, knowing and understanding in depth the basic tenets of the exhibitions as well as the specific aspects of the individual works on show.

  • For organised groups to make use of the free guided visit service, establishing the time at the moment of reservation and at least a week beforehand.


Fondazione Merz





11.00 - 19.00

Tuesday - Sunday