Paola Gribaudo, a graduate in Literature and Philosophy in Turin, is the first woman to become Director over the Turin Academy of Arts. Daughter of the famous artist Ezio Gribaudo, who was President of the Academy from 2005 to 2007, and now Honorary President, she inherited from her father the passion for art, the deep interest in culture and international creativity, the will to transmit the sense of research and a language in constant evolution. Collaborator of the publishing houses Skira, Gli Ori, De Agostini, Electa, Rizzoli Internationale, Silvana Editoriale and Thames & Hudson, Paola Gribaudo received in 2011 the honor of “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” by the French Minister of Culture Frédéric Mitterand. From her father, who has always followed closely, Paola Gribaudo inherited the passion for her work, perfecting it in continuous travel around the world, weaving strong relationships with artists and intellectuals. These include Botero, Rauschenberg, Nobel laureates Garcia Marquez and Iosif Brodskij. She is expanding the strength of The Accademia Albertina organizing international shows and exhibitions.