Milan Gallery Community

July 1–August 1, 2020

Milan is an art center like no other. From the Renaissance works found in its countless churches to the contemporary highlights hanging on the walls of the iconic Fondazione Prada, the city’s centuries-old art history is in constant dialogue with its thriving contemporary art scene. This July, Artsy showcases 17 top galleries in Milan, featuring presentations by 29 established artists from around the world.

Sponsored by APALAZZOGALLERY, CARDI GALLERY, Clima, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Cortesi Gallery, kaufmann repetto, Monica De Cardenas, Massimo De Carlo, Gió Marconi, Galleria Massimo Minini, Francesca Minini, Francesco Pantaleone, Lia Rumma, Schiavo Zoppelli Gallery, Galleria Federico Vavassori, VISTAMARESTUDIO, ZERO...

Featured Artists
Galleria Massimo Minini
Carla Accardi

The so-called “queen of contemporary Italian art,” Carla Accardi’s calligraphic abstract works are emblematic of the Italian avant-garde movement.

Rosa Barba

This German-Italian visual artist and filmmaker explores the history and geography of language through installations, sculptures, text, and sound recordings.

Galleria Raffaella Cortese
Yael Bartana

Known for her explorations of identity and the politics of memory, this Israeli artist represented Poland at the 54th International Art Exhibition in Venice.

Francesca Minini
Matthias Bitzer

In his work, this Berlin-based artist depicts mysterious and seemingly ancient characters who reflect on a past that continues to influence our present.

Cortesi Gallery
Agostino Bonalumi

A leading figure of the Italian avant-garde, Agostino Bonalumi is celebrated for his single-color canvases that he would stretch, probe, and deform from behind in ingenious ways.

Galleria Raffaella Cortese
Monica Bonvicini

In a style that’s dry-humored and direct, Monica Bonvicini investigates the relationship between architecture, power, gender, space, surveillance, and control.

Monica De Cardenas
Lupo Borgonovo

For this special focus, Lupo Borgonovo presents a new series of drawings, “Aplomb,” in which two asparagus are floating and dancing on the surface of the paper.

Lisa Dalfino & Sacha Kanah

This Milan-based duo creates boundary-pushing conceptual installations, which often draw from science and technology.

kaufmann repetto
Simone Fattal

Featured in the Artsy Vanguard 2019, Simone Fattal is gaining international recognition for her ceramics, which explore the visceral and allegorical qualities of clay.

Francesca Minini
Flavio Favelli

Flavio Favelli assembles sculptures, installations, and collages with old furniture and common objects to explore themes of collective historic memory.

Gió Marconi
Lucio Fontana

A true titan of 20th-century art and the founder of Spatialism, Lucio Fontana has long been celebrated for his revolutionary gesture of piercing the canvas, but has recently gained critical acclaim for his innovative ceramic practice.

Massimo Grimaldi

For Massimo Grimaldi, art is an ongoing investigation into the criteria behind the production and circulation of images and the power of aesthetic speculation.

Schiavo Zoppelli Gallery
Jay Heikes

In his recent work, this Minneapolis-based multimedia artist has focused on the philosophical tradition of alchemy.

Mimmo Jodice

With a career spanning the last six decades, Mimmo Jodice is known for capturing urban and natural landscapes without any human presence, devoid of references to time and place.

Gió Marconi
Allison Katz

Allison Katz tests the boundaries of figurative painting with playful visual motifs such as roosters, mouths, cabbages, and noses.

Lia Rumma
William Kentridge

Lia Rumma presents drawings and sculptures from William Kentridge’s most recent project “Waiting for the Sibyl,” dedicated to the mythological figure of the Cuman Sibyl.

Francesco Pantaleone
Loredana Longo

This Milan-based artist juxtaposes provocative mantras, phrases, and slogans with traditional Middle Eastern carpets, resulting in works that can be interpreted in a multitude of ways.

Ibrahim Mahama

Featured in Ghana’s first national pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019, Ibrahim Mahama is known for revealing the histories, politics, and human experiences embedded in materials like charcoal sacks, cast-off clothes, and shoemaker boxes.

Galleria Federico Vavassori
Daniele Milvio

Galleria Federico Vavassori presents new works on paper by Daniele Milvio.

Luc Ming Yan

Born in 1994, this early-career artist continues the story of Abstract Expressionism, often hiding figures and creatures in his gestural paintings.

Valerio Nicolai

Born in 1988, this early-career Italian painter often expands beyond the canvas, extending his vision to sculpture, furniture, and even architecture.

Massimo De Carlo
Giulio Paolini

Massimo De Carlo premieres a new series of works on paper by Giulio Paolini, one of the most acclaimed artists of the Arte Povera movement.

Cortesi Gallery
Gianfranco Pardi

Born in Milan in 1933, Gianfranco Pardi has dedicated his multi-decade career to the study of space, construction, and architecture.

Alessandro Pessoli

This Los Angeles–based artist is gaining momentum for his expressive, dreamlike narrative paintings, which are filled with historical references to art, cinema, and theater.

Cardi Gallery
Mimmo Rotella

A pioneer of European Pop art, Mimmo Rotella is best known for his “décollages” made of distressed street posters ripped from the walls of Rome.

Monica De Cardenas
Gideon Rubin

Using delicate colors and fluid brushstrokes, Gideon Rubin renders figures without facial features in intimate atmospheres.

Galleria Massimo Minini
Ariel Schlesinger

Ariel Schlesinger is both an outsider inventor and a studio-bound artist, creating sculptures that are playful, kinetic, and sometimes even threatening.

kaufmann repetto
John Stezaker

A master of found images and collage, John Stezaker’s works are often seductive, yet on the verge of the disconcerting.

Schiavo Zoppelli Gallery
Patrick Tuttofuoco

From the Venice Biennale to Manifesta, this Italian artist has brought his animated, transformative, and sensory sculptures to the world stage.

Portrait of Carla Accardi by Mireille Hoster courtesy of Galleria Massimo Minini. Self-portrait by Ariel Schlesinger courtesy of Galleria Massimo Minini. Portrait of William Kentridge by Adine Sagalyn courtesy of Lia Rumma. Portrait of Allison Katz by Philip Coulter (2020) courtesy of Gió Marconi. Portrait of Lucio Fontana by Giancolombo (1951) courtesy of Gió Marconi. Portrait of Ibrahim Mahama by Peter Rosemann courtesy of APALAZZOGALLERY. Portrait of Luc Ming Yan courtesy of APALAZZOGALLERY. Portrait of Giulio Paolini by Luca Vianello courtesy of Massimo De Carlo and Fondazione Giulio e Anna Paolini, Torino. Portrait of Mimmo Jodice courtesy of VISTAMARESTUDIO. Portrait of Rosa Barba courtesy of VISTAMARESTUDIO. Portrait of Simone Fattal courtesy of kaufmann repetto. Portrait of John Stezaker by Becky Beasley courtesy of kaufmann repetto. Portrait of Agostino Bonalumi (1995) courtesy of Cortesi Gallery and Archivio Bonalumi, Milano. Portrait of Gianfranco Pardi by Daniel Aron (2002) courtesy of Cortesi Gallery and Atelier Gianfranco Pardi, Milano. Portrait of Mimmo Rotella courtesy of CARDI GALLERY. Portrait of Alessandro Pessoli courtesy of ZERO… Portrait of Massimo Grimaldi courtesy of ZERO… Portrait of Daniele Milvio by Delfino Sisto Legnani courtesy of Galleria Federico Vavassori. Portrait of Yael Bartana by Birgit Kaulfuss courtesy of Galleria Raffaella Cortese. Portrait of Monica Bonvicini by Andrea Rossetti (2019) courtesy of Galleria Raffaella Cortese and OGR Torino. Portrait of Gideon Rubin by Shira Klasmer courtesy of Monica De Cardenas. Portrait of Lupo Borgonovo by Enrico Hoffmann courtesy of Monica De Cardenas. Portrait of Loredana Longo courtesy of Francesco Pantaleone. Portrait of Patrick Tuttofuoco by Gaia Degli Esposti courtesy of Schiavo Zoppelli Gallery. Portrait of Jay Heikes by Jen Murphy courtesy of Schiavo Zoppelli Gallery. Portrait of Flavio Favelli courtesy of the artist and Francesca Minini. Portrait of Matthias Bitzer courtesy of the artist and Francesca Minini. Portrait of Lisa Dalfino & Sacha Kanah courtesy of Clima. Portrait of Valerio Nicolai courtesy of Clima.