We decided to create the Rome Art Week to answer a simple consideration, there wasn’t any!

RAW is a collaborative project, totally independent and non-profit to promote contemporary art in Rome, The first edition, whithace  124 galleries and institutions 209 artists. attending and a total of 459 events organized, took place in October, from Monday 24th to Saturday 29th.

Critics or influential professionals in the contemporary art sector have provided suggestions to help choosing events and locations to visit during the week of RAW Alberto Dambruoso, Alfredo Pirri, Angelo Bellobono, Antonio Arévalo, Bruno Aller, Claudio Zambianchi, Daniela Fonti, Dario Evola, Giovanni Albanese, Helia Hamedani, Ilaria Schiaffini, Lorenzo Canova, Mike Watson, Paolo Balmas, Raffaele Gavarro, Roberto Gramiccia, Saverio Verini, Shara Wasserman.

207 events, 153 open studios and 99 exhibition!

Galleries and Institutions

During the Rome Art Week participating galleries and institutions organized one or more events to present to the public their vision of contemporary art. Some galleries and institutions also joined forces to create free associations of at least six participants, each of them having a home page with presentation, map and custom calendar.

128 between galleries and institutions participated to the first edition of the Rome Art Week in October 2016. All participants filled in a structure profile still available on this website.

Artists

Attending Artists have organized open studios or presentations to illustrate their research. Participation to the first edition of the Rome Art Week was limited to professional artists.

All participants filled in profile and biography still available on this website.

Points of view

Critics or influential professionals in the contemporary art sector have provided suggestions to help choosing events and locations to visit during the week of RAW.

Most of the opinion leaders have also shared their point of view on contemporary art in videos still available on this website (all videos are in Italian language)

Participants: Alberto Dambruoso, Alfredo Pirri, Angelo Bellobono, Antonio Arévalo, Bruno Aller, Claudio Zambianchi, Daniela Fonti, Dario Evola, Giovanni Albanese, Helia Hamedani, Ilaria Schiaffini, Lorenzo Canova, Mike Watson, Paolo Balmas, Raffaele Gavarro, Roberto Gramiccia, Saverio Verini, Shara Wasserman.

 

RAW and the world

We organized guided tours provided by students of history of arts at the “La Sapienza” University in Rome.

The first edition of the Rome Art Week also hosted meetings with curators and organizers of international exhibitions in order to promote and spread most interesting artistic activities of the city.