5 galleries to visit in Italy

Despite being known for its Renaissance and medieval art, Italy is home to a vibrant contemporary art scene. Just as the Venice Biennale has kicked off, garnering attention from art lovers around the world, we zoom in on 5 contemporary galleries to visit in the boot shaped country in Southern Europe. 

Founded in 2002 and based in Naples and Rome, T293 takes a challenging approach to exhibiting and representing emerging international artists.

Via Ripense 6
00153, Rome, Italia
T +39 06 89825614
Tue – Fri, 12.00 am – 7.00 pm
Sat, 3.00 pm – 7.00 pm


Acapella is dedicated to the search for a “new language” of contemporary art. The name of the gallery, ‘Acapella’, reflects the belief that the pure voice, unembellished by distracting accompaniment, is the “strongest proof of an artist”.

Via Cappella Vecchia 8/A
80121 Napoli, Italy
Tue – Fri, 16.30 pm – 19.30 pm
Sat, 11.30 am – 14.00 pm


Greg Gong, New works, installation view, Luce Gallery

Luce Gallery
Luce Gallery was founded in 2009, it is directed by Nikola Cernetic and promotes young Italian and international artists. The gallery has hosted various exhibitions including ones by Hector Arce-Espasas, Robert Davis, Greg Song, and Curtis Mann.

C.so San Maurizio, 25
10124 Turin, Italy
T +39 011 8141011
Tue – Sat, 3.30 pm – 7.30 pm


John Henry Newton, Trust-me I’m firing on all cylinders, Frutta Gallery, 2015

Frutta gallery was founded by a newcomer both to Rome and to running a gallery, 25-year-old James Gardner from Glasgow. Utilising the small dimensions of the gallery, Gardner has successfully communicated a playful and efficient use of space, while supporting both international and local artists including Gabriele De Santis, Nicholas Matranga, Jacopo Miliani, John Henry Newton, and Oliver Osborne.

Via dei Salumi, 53
00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 45508934
Tue – Sat, 1 pm – 7 pm


Galleria Massimo Minini, Anish Kapoor, January 2017, installation view. Courtesy Galleria Massimo Minini

Galleria Massimo Minini
Massimo Minini opened in 1973 with a focus on Conceptual Art, Arte Povera, and Minimal Art. The gallery continued along these lines in the late seventies and early eighties with works from Italian and foreign artists, including Ettore Spalletti, Jan Fabre, Didier Vermeiren, Bertrand Lavier, Anish Kapoor, Alberto Garutti, Icaro, and Gerwald Rockenschaub.

Via Apollonio, 68
25128 Brescia, Italy
T +39 030 38 30 34
Mon – Fri, 10.30 am – 7.30 pm
Sat, 3.30 pm – 7.30 pm