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Out of respect for galleries, collectors and art enthusiasts, BolognaFiere, in agreement with Arte Fiera’s Artistic Director and Selection Committee, has decided to cancel the 2021 edition of Arte Fiera, a decision that was difficult and painful, but unavoidable. The next exhibition will be held in Bologna from 21-23 January 2022, confident that we will once again be able to present it in a form that fully meets the expectations of its exhibitors and public. 


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Paola Forni
Paola Forni earned a degree in biology in 1985 and immediately began working with her father Tiziano, managing the Gallery he had founded in 1967. She became the Gallery’s ...
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Gian Luca Farinelli
Gian Luca Farinelli has been the director of Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna since 2000. In 1986, he created the Cinema Ritrovato festival, and in 1992 promoted the opening ...
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Caterina Molteni
Caterina Molteni (b. Milan, 1989) is the Assistant Curator at MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna. From 2016 to 2019 she was the director of the Public Program and Digital ...
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Claudio Musso
Claudio Musso is an art critic, independent curator, Professor of Phenomenology of Contemporary Art and of Theory of Perception and Psychology of Form at the G. Carrara Academy ...
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Giovanni Di Brindisi and Stella Massaro
Giovanni Di Brindisi and Stella Massaro have run the AF Gallery in Bologna since 2010. Re-named AF Gallery in 2018, it focuses on research and experimentation (with specific ...
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Riccardo Venturi
Riccardo Venturi is a contemporary art historian and critic. His publications include Mark Rothko. Lo spazio e la sua disciplina (Electa 2007), Black paintings. Eclissi sul ...
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Cristiano Seganfreddo
An innovator and creative entrepreneur, he was a professor of Fashion Design at Milan Politecnico and Scientific Director of Corriere Innovazione at the newspaper Corriere ...
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Silvia Evangelisti
After earning a degree in Modern Literature with a dissertation on the History of Contemporary Art, she received her PhD in Art History in 1989. From 1986 to 2015 she chaired ...
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Giulia Biafore
Giulia Biafore (b. Bologna, 1992) is the director of Galleria Studio G7 in Bologna, founded by Ginevra Grigolo in 1973. In addition to its main activities, Galleria Studio ...
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Leonardo Regano
Leonardo Regano (b. Bari, 1980. Lives and works in Bologna) is an art historian, independent critic and curator. He has curated shows for public institutions (including the ...
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Davide Rosi Degli Esposti
Davide Rosi Degli Esposti is the director of Bologna’s CAR DRDE Gallery, which inaugurated the art district created in the “Manifattura delle Arti” area. CAR DRDE is an exhibition ...
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Luca Caccioni
Luca Caccioni was born in Bologna in 1962. He attended public school, art high school, and then the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. He taught painting in Palermo and Brera ...
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Chiara Bertola
Chiara Bertola was born in Turin in 1961. She lives and works in Venice and Milan. She is Curator of Contemporary Art Program at the Querini Stampalia Foundation in Venice ...
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Pier Paolo Pancotto
Pier Paolo Pancotto is the curator of La Fondazione, Rome and of the Art Club exhibition programme at Académie de France à Rome, Villa Medici (2016-present). He has curated, ...
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Patrizia Raimondi
Patrizia Raimondi has directed the Galleria L’Ariete artecontemporanea in Bologna since 1983. The gallery presents Italian and foreign artists in dialogue with recent ...
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ZAPRUDER filmmakersgroup
ZAPRUDER filmmakersgroup   is a collective of italian filmmakers based in Romagna, founded in 2000 by David Zamagni, Nadia Ranocchi and Monaldo Moretti. The group experiments ...
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Andrea Pizzi
Andrea Pizzi, an attorney in Bologna, specialises in art law and serves as a consultant to museums, foundations, artists and collections. In 2005, he founded the UIA Art ...
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Giuseppe Iannaccone
Giuseppe Iannaccone was born in Avellino on 25 November 1955. In the early ‘70s he moved to Milan, where he earned a degree in law and opened his own office. In the ...
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Veronica Veronesi
Veronica Veronesi is the director of GALLLERIAPIÙ (Bologna, 2013). The gallery is a versatile space for contemporary art, focusing on research and artistic experimentation. ...
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Renato Barilli
Renato Barilli was born in Bologna in 1935 and taught Phenomenology of Styles for many years at the DAMS course of the University of Bologna, where he is now an emeritus ...
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Chiara Casarin
Chiara Casarin is the director of the Civic Museums of Bassano del Grappa and a curator of contemporary art. She has curated numerous shows and publications for Italian and ...
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Francesco Ribuffo
Francesco Ribuffo manages the Galleria de’ Foscherari in Bologna with Bernardo Bartoli and Elena Ribuffo. The gallery was opened in the early ‘60s by Pasquale ...
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Francesca Passerini and Claudio Calari
FRANCESCA PASSERINI An art historian and archivist, she has worked at the Lercaro Collection in Bologna since 2007, doing research on the art collection, curating shows, ...
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Alessandro Bosetti
Alessandro Bosetti (b. Milan, 1973, living in Marseille) is a composer and sound artist who, through multiple forms and fields, has expressed his passion for the sound of ...
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Ludovico Pratesi
Ludovico Pratesi was born in Rome in 1961. He contributes to the Italian newspaper “La Repubblica” and is a professor of contemporary Italian art at the Academy ...
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Laura Moro
Laura Moro (b. Rome, 1967) is an architect and PhD in Conservation of Architectural Heritage. She began working with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (MiBAC) ...
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Luca Vitone
The artwork of Luca Vitone (Genoa, 1964), began in the second half of the ’80s. It focuses on the idea of the place, inviting us to recognize something we already know, ...
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Simone Menegoi
Simone Menegoi (b. Verona, 1970) is a contemporary art critic and curator. From 1997 to 2003 he worked mainly as a journalist, writing for Italian newspapers such as Corriere ...
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Barbara Abbondanza Maccaferri
Barbara Abbondanza was born in Pesaro and earned her degree at Bologna University. While still a student, she formed an organization and communication company (active until ...
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Giuseppe Palmieri
Born in Matera in 1975, Giuseppe Palmieri is self-taught in wine and food. In 2000, after working at Villa Crespi and Locanda Solarola, he came to Osteria Francescana in ...
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Eva Marisaldi
Eva Marisaldi, a visual artist, lives and works in Bologna. She was the featured artist at Arte Fiera 2020, with “Welcome.”
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Fabio Alberto Roversi Monaco
Degree in Law, Professor of Administrative Law at Bologna University. Rector of Bologna University from 1985 to 2000. During his term as Rector he modernised the University ...
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Nico Vascellari
Nico Vascellari was born in Vittorio Veneto (TV) in 1976. Nico currently lives and works in Rome. He is considered to be one of the most important Italian artists of his ...
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Marcorea Malià
Marcorea Malià (real name Marco Zanardi) opened his "creative cave," a studio-salon-laboratory and meeting place for art, in 1978. Since then, he has dictated ...
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Massimo Cirulli
Silvia Grandi is an art historian and curator. A Professor in the History of Contemporary Art at the University of Bologna, she focusses primarily on performance art and ...
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Massimo Cirulli
Massimo Cirulli began his collection in the early ‘80s in New York by frequenting the NY art scene with his wife Sonia. In 1984 they created the Massimo and Sonia Cirulli ...
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Enrico Paroletti
Enrico Paroletti, a graduate of Bologna University and a GIOCA master, is Chairman of the Friends of the Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti Onlus, one of the most active ...
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Giovanni Egidio
Giovanni Egidio, 55, has been the editor-in-chief of Repubblica Bologna since 2010
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Cesare Pietroiusti
Cesare Pietroiusti (born 1955 in Rome) is a visual artist, founder and coordinator of many art research, design, and conference centres. Since 1977 he has exhibited in numerous ...
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Massimo Mezzetti
Massimo Mezzetti, 57, was born in Rome. He moved to Modena 30 years ago and now lives in Bologna. He studied humanities and theology, and became involved in politics at ...
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Giancarlo Tonelli
Giancarlo Tonelli (Bologna, 1960) received the Italian Order of Merit for Labour in May 2018. In March 2013 he was appointed a Director of the Chamber of Commerce Industry ...
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Maria Morganti
Maria Morganti, Milan 1965, lives and works in Venice. Her work focuses on the experience of colour, understood as matter and trace of existence. Among her personal exhibitions ...
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Matteo Zauli
Matteo Zauli is a cultural manager and curates shows, events, residences and festivals related specifically to the use of ceramics in contemporary languages in Italy and ...
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Federica Schiavo
Federica Schiavo is the director (with Chiara Zoppelli) of the Federica Schiavo Gallery, founded in Rome in 2009 and based in Milan since 2016. She has been a member of the ...
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Selva Barni
Selva Barni founded Fantom and is a photography curator and editor. In addition to her work as a curator, she lectures in the Master in Photography and Visual Design course ...
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Fabiola Naldi
Fabiola Naldi is an art historian and curator. She teaches Art Appreciation at Bologna University, Problemi Espressivi del Contemporaneo at the Bologna Academy of Fine Arts, ...
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Mauro Stefanini
Mauro Stefanini became a collector because he is passionate about art. Bolognese by birth, he founded the Open Art Gallery in Prato (where he has lived for over 40 years) in 2000.
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Stefano Collicelli Cagol
Stefano Collicelli Cagol (b. Padova, 1978) is the curator of the Rome Quadrennial and teaches in the 2nd Level Specialising Master’s programme in Design for Arts at ...
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Alessandra D’Innocenzo Fini Zarri
Alessandra D'Innocenzo Fini Zarri è is Chairman of the do ut do Commission. A work from the do ut do collection was exhibited in “Solo figura e Sfondo”, the first show in ...
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Giangi Fonti
Giangi Fonti has been a member of the Arte Fiera Selection Committee since May 2019
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Sissi
Sissi (Bologna, 1977) lives and works in Bologna and London. She graduated from the Bologna Academy of Fine Arts and now teaches at the Department of Visual Arts of the Florence ...
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Maura Pozzati
Maura Pozzati is an art historian and art critic, and a professor of History and Methodology of Art Criticism at the Bologna Academy of Fine Arts. She specialises in contemporary ...
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Massimo Orsini
In late 2005, curiosity led him to leave his family’s company and take over Mutina to try his hand at ceramics, quickly making it a material loved by the world’s ...
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Carlo Repetto
Carlo Repetto, Director of the Repetto Gallery in London since 2015, began his career at the Repetto and Massucco Gallery in Acqui Terme in 1983. In 2006, he opened the Repetto ...
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Francesco Zanot
Francesco Zanot, photography critic and historian, has curated exhibitions and written monographs of artists such as Olivo Barbieri, Mark Cohen, Linda Fregni Nagler, Luigi ...
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Fulvio Macciardi
Fulvio Macciardi is the Superintendent of the Teatro Comunale of Bologna. A chamber-music and orchestral violinist up to 2003, he then worked as the artistic director of ...
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Gianluca Ranzi
Gianluca Ranzi has worked mainly with Fluxus, Mono-Ha, Happening and Gutai, and has curated exhibitions and projects for artists such as Yoko Ono, Cèsar, Daniel Spoerri, ...
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Paolo Giacomin
Paolo Giacomin, journalist, age 53. Managing Director of the newspaper “il Resto del Carlino” after having directed Quotidiano Nazionale (Qn).  
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Ludovica Carbotta
Ludovica Carbotta lives and works in Barcelona. Together with Lara Favaretto, Ludovica Carbotta is the only Italian artist chosen by Ralph Rugoff, curator of the 58th ...
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Andrea Viliani
Andrea Viliani has been Director of MADRE, Naples since 2013. For Arte Fiera 2019 he was a member of the Jury for the “Arte e progetto” Award, Jacobacci ...
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Ilaria Speri
Ilaria Speri is a curator and producer of exhibitions and publications. A correspondent at Il Giornale dell’Arte, she writes for books and magazines, and collaborates ...
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Alex Cecchetti
Sara Piccinini is Senior Coordinator of the Maramotti Collection in Reggio Emilia, where she has worked since before it opened to the public in 2007. Works from the Collection ...
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Sara Piccinini
Sara Piccinini is Senior Coordinator of the Maramotti Collection in Reggio Emilia, where she has worked since before it opened to the public in 2007. Works from the Collection ...
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Laura Cherubini
Laura Cherubini, critic, curator and art historian, known especially for her contributions to the study of 1960s and ‘70s Italian art, is the curator of the new FOCUS ...
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Laura Trisorio
Laura Trisorio, director of the Studio Trisorio Gallery in Naples and of Artecinema - International Film Festival on Contemporary Art, talks us about Maurizio Finotto ...
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Letizia Ragaglia
Letizia Ragaglia, the director of Museion, a museum of modern and contemporary art in Bolzano, talks about her experience during Florian Hecker's sound performance in Bologna ...
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Cristian Chironi
A multi-disciplinary artist, Cristian Chironi’s different expressive languages blend and dialogue. His site-specific installations and performative artworks are always ...
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Cecilia Canziani
Cecilia Canziani, independent and historical art curator, tells us about  'The Lamentation of the Dead Christ' by Niccolò dell'Arca, the terracotta group kept ...
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Tania Bruguera
Tania Bruguera, internationally renowned artist, will be in Bologna on March 1st with a lecture/debate at the DAMSLab to inaugurate the ten-day projects (1-10 March) that ...
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Stefano Cortesi
Stefano Cortesi of Cortesi Gallery, member of the Arte Fiera Selection Committee, tells us how much he appreciated during this year's edition, at the fair and in the city  
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Eva Brioschi
Eva Brioschi, art historian and member of the Jacobacci & Partners Award jury at Arte Fiera 2019, tells us about her 'encounter' with the works of Carlo Benvenuto  
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Matteo Lepore
Matteo Lepore, Bologna’s City’s Counsellor for Culture, talks about how the city promoted and developed Writing and Street Art, among the most interesting expressive ...
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Cristiano Raimondi
Cristiano Raimondi tells us how in 2001 he was fascinated by the beauty and drama of "come se" by Francesco Gennari; a work that, sixteen years later, has become ...
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Gea Politi
  Editor in chief and director of Flash Art, Gea Politi talks about a memorable exhibition/ work held at the Prada Foundation in 2017: an immersive, transmedia ...
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Flavio Favelli
  Flavio Favelli comes to Arte Fiera 2019 with his installation “Hic et Nunc” , a very personal take on the fountain by Quinto Ghermandi in front of Bologna’s ...
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Marino and Paola Golinelli
  Marino Golinelli, founder and Honorary President of Alfasigma and the Golinelli Foundation, presents Pierre Huyghe’s UUmwelt exhibition at London’s Serpentine ...
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Massimo Di Carlo
  Massimo Di Carlo, director of the Scudo Gallery and member of the Selection Committee of Arte Fiera, proposes a tour of Venice between the exhibitions by Renzo Piano, ...
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Roberto Grandi
  Roberto Grandi, President of the Bologna Museums Institution, takes us to the city’s Certosa Cemetery to discover the monument to Letizia Murat Pepoli by Vincenzo ...
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Davide Ferri
  Davide Ferri, who be curating the first edition of the ‘Courtesy Emilia Romagna’ exhibition entitled Solo figura e sfondo , tells an amusing anecdote ...
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Fabrizio Padovani
  Fabrizio Padovani, Director of the P420 Gallery and member of Arte Fiera's Selection Committee, talks about Franco Vaccari and a journey to Bologna that became a ...
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Silvia Fanti
  Performing arts curator and programmer, Silvia Fanti talks to us about the ‘W’s by Kinkaleri: 4 signs that overturn the underground or subway ‘M’ ...
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Massimo Torrigiani
  Massimo Torrigiani of Fantom - the association to curate the PHOTOGRAPHY AND MOVING IMAGES section of Arte Fiera 2019 - talks about  Why Art Museums? ,  ...
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Lorenzo Balbi
  Lorenzo Balbi, director of MAMbo, has the task of launching our new column, in which every week we will host a character from the art world who has a link to Arte ...
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