The Rotary Award, celebrating its tenth consecutive edition in 2022, awards the most creative installation (either the creation by an artist or the overall setup of a stand) presented at Arte Fiera 2022. For this special occasion, the amount of the award will be doubled.

Participating in the tenth edition of the Award will be all of the Rotary Clubs of Bologna combined in the Felsineo Rotary Group, Rotary International District 2072 Emilia Romagna and Republic of San Marino, Rotaract Bologna, and Libera Accademia di Studi Caravaggeschi “Francesco Maria Cardinal del Monte” research facility.

To emphasise the importance of this tenth edition, the jury will once again include Silvia Grandi and Silvia Evangelisti two experts who contributed to creation of the Award.

The fundamental aims of the Award remain the popularisation of contemporary art among young people and the promotion of the Rotary Club’s ideals concerning friendship and universal brotherhood.

The Award consists of:

  • Rotary Award Arte Fiera 2022 to gallery
    Assigned to an installation or to the setup of a contemporary art gallery at an Arte Fiera 2022 stand that presents outstanding originality and creativity. The award does not involve an acquisition, and refers to all of the contemporary art galleries present at Arte Fiera.
  • Special Rotaract Bologna Award
    Financed by the young members of Rotaract Bologna, this is a cash prize to the artist or artists presented by the gallery that wins the Rotary Award.
  • Special “Andrea Sapone” award by Rotary Club Bologna Valle del Samoggia
    In memory of Andrea Sapone, one of the event’s organisers, a special cash prize will be awarded to the artist or artists presented by the gallery that wins the Rotary Award


Silvia Evangelisti - Art Historian and Curator
Raffaella Galliani - President of Rotary Club Bologna Valle del Samoggia and President of the jury
Silvia Grandi - Art Historian and UniBO professor
Maura Pozzati - Art Critic
Matteo Zauli - Director Museo Carlo Zauli

Winning gallery: Schiavo Zoppelli

(discover the gallery at Arte Fiera 2022)

Motivation: The jury for the Arte Fiera 2022 Rotary Award selected Galleria Schiavo Zoppelli (Milan) for its structured and absorbing set-up, which greets the observer in a visual context where Simone Berti’s paintings dialogue with Francesco Ardini’s sculptures.

Artists: Simone Berti and Francesco Ardini, Galleria Schiavo Zoppelli


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