Rotary Award

Rotary Award

Rotary Award

Now in its 12th consecutive edition, the Rotary Award is presented to the most creative installation at Arte Fiera 2024, whether a creation by an artist or the overall setup of a stand.

The 12th edition of the Award is promoted by all of the Rotary Clubs of Bologna, combined in the Felsineo Rotary Group, the Rotary International District 2072 Emilia Romagna and Republic of San Marino, and Rotaract Bologna.

Participating along with Rotaract Bologna, partner since the first edition of the Award, are all of the young members of Rotaract in the Bologna area (Petroniano Group).

The Award is sponsored by the Libera Accademia di Studi Caravaggeschi “Francesco Maria Cardinal del Monte” research facility.

The Award consists of:

Rotary Award Arte Fiera 2024 to gallery

Assigned to an installation or to the setup of a contemporary art gallery at an Arte Fiera 2024 stand that presents outstanding originality, creativity, and possibly the promotion of emerging artists. 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 organizers, a special cash prize will be awarded to the artist or artists presented by the gallery that wins the Rotary Award


Gloria Bartoli (Director of Communications, Pinacoteca Agnelli, Turin)
Silvia Evangelisti (Art Historian)
Silvia Grandi (Arts Department, UNIBO)
Bruna Roccasalva (Artistic Director, Furla Foundation)
Andrea Zarabini (Chairman of Rotary Club Bologna Valle del Samoggia)


  • Federica Schiavo Gallery, B10
  • Franco Noero, A9
  • Galleria Studio G7, B47
  • Laveronica, B15
  • Michela Rizzo, A31
  • P420, A11
  • SpazioA, B17
  • Traffic, B63
  • Vistamare, A1
  • Zero…, B3


Winner: Zero…, B3


Motivation: The jury for the Arte Fiera 2024 Rotary Award chose the Zero… Gallery of Milan for the consistency of its exhibition choices, its elegant stands, and its attention to enjoyment.

Rotaract Award and Andrea Sapone Award: Daniele Di Girolamo, Beautiful things fading away, 2023, rotating dry thistles, brass pipes, motors, cables, power supplies, life-size (Traffic, B63)

Motivation: The jury assigned the artist awards to the young Daniele Di Girolamo for having designed an electro-kinetic installation that symbolizes the complexity of human relations in a dance between two opposing thistles.

Photogallery of the Award Ceremony