Venice is a city that will make you fall in love, its colours, its canals, its famous architectures such as the Rialto bridge or the bell tower of San Marco will leave you speechless. But if its wonderful monuments are already famous all over the world, you probably still don't know that in the city there are also important contemporary art galleries. I'll show you some of these.
Founded in 1979 by gallery owner Stefano Contini, today it is divided into four spaces scattered between Venice and the nearby Cortina d'Ampezzo (BL). It represents for Italy great international artists such as Igor Mitoraj, Robert Indiana, Fernando Botero and many others. it participates in fairs and projects all over the world
Calle larga XXII Marzo – Calle dello Spezier – San Marco 2414 Venezia VE (MON- SUN 10.30 am 1 pm – 2 pm 7.30 pm)
Galleria Michela Rizzo
Founded in 2004, it is a point of reference for contemporary art in Venice. Its exhibitions of great elegance have presented to the Italian public great artists such as Fabio Mauri, Antoni Muntadas, Roman Opalka, Hamish Fulton and Vito Acconci. A lot of space is given to the search for new talents and the young artists who come here are always of a high level. It's worth taking a look at it
Fondamenta S. Biagio, 800, 30133 Venezia VE (TUE-SAT 11 am 6 pm)
Caterina Tognon Art Gallery
Founded by the homonymous gallerist first in the city of Bergamo, Caterina Tognon Art Gallery, originally called D'Arte & Divetro. In 1998 she opened a second gallery in Campo San Maurizio in Venice and in 2004 Caterina Tognon and her team moved to the main floor of the seventeenth-century Palazzo da Ponte in Venice. In 2015 the gallery moved definitely to Palazzo Treves, located in the romantic Piazza Corte Barozzi, near Piazza San Marco. Located on the Grand Canal, opposite Punta della Dogana, in a strategic position for maritime trade, Palazzo Treves was one of the most important palaces of Romanesque-Venetian architecture. It is worth visiting this little jewel of architecture and contemporary art
Corte Barozzi, 2158, 30124 Venezia VE (TUE - SAT 10 am 7 pm)
Beatrice Burati Anderson Art Space Gallery
Located in the heart of Venice near Campo San Polo, in a beautiful fourteenth-century courtyard, Beatrice Burati Anderson Art Space & Gallery was opened in 2017. Its spaces, certainly different from the usual white cube, are located in an ancient building that preserves all the charm and traces of its great past. Although it is located on one of the most popular tourist routes in Venice, it is unexpectedly secret and quiet. It is a research laboratory that works with artists of different generations and cultures, highlighting all the qualities of the last-mentioned. "It also wants to strongly promote ethical issues and the relationship between art and science"
San Polo 1448, 30125 Venezia VE
Emanuela Fadalti and Matilde Cadenti founded the Marignana Arte Gallery in Venice in 2013. The gallery is located in the Dorsoduro district, a focal point for art exhibitions and considered the fulcrum of contemporary art in Venice.
The gallery's exhibit program explores many expressions of contemporary artistic research, focusing on both the new generations of artists and those already internationally acclaimed. Marignana Arte is also working in international partnerships that include the implementation of projects with public and private organizations.
Dorsoduro, 141, 30123 Venezia VE (TUE – SAT 10.30 am 1.30 pm – 2 pm 6.30 pm)
A Plus A
A plus A is a gallery dedicated to the experimentation of new exhibition concepts and the discovery of young artists. One of the main activities of this space is also the School of Curatorial Studies in Venice, which since 2004 welcomes students from all over the world to participate in the Course of Curatorial Practices and Contemporary Arts. Historically, A plus A was also the official seat of the Slovenian pavilion at the Venice Biennale from 1998 to 2014, becoming a point of reference for all Slovenian artists. A plus A plus plus A is currently directed by Aurora Fonda and Sandro Pignotti.
Calle Malipiero, 3073, 30124 Venezia VE (MON – SUN 9.30 am 7 pm)
Galleria Alberta Pane
In 2017 Alberta Pane opened its headquarters in Venice after the first Parisian headquarters opened in 2008. In Venice, a former carpenter's office is converted into an evocative exhibition space through an architectural restyling. This is how Alberta Pane tries to create a place capable of producing culture, to get in touch with the city and its people not only through experimental exhibitions and quality, but also through laboratories, discussions and studies art day. An international area, in continuous progress, Alberta Pane Gallery is an energetic place where it is possible to exchange points of view. I recommend a visit
Calle dei Guardiani, 2403 H, 30100 Venezia VE (TUE – SAT 11 am 7 pm)