Rome Art Week 2017

We decided to create the Rome Art Week to respond to a simple consideration, it wasn’t there

The new edition will take place from 9 to 14 October 2017, we are working on it!

RAW is a collaborative project, totally independent and not for profit in order to valorize contemporary art in Rome, for which, to date, the inscriptions of 107 structures, 29 projects and 230 artists, artists, have been accepted.

This year the points of view that will help you to choose your routes are: Alberto Dambruoso, Angelo Bellobono, Daniela Fonti, Giovanni Albanese, Helia Hamedani, Paolo Balmas, Raffaele Gavarro, Roberto Gramiccia, Saverio Verini, Silvano Manganaro, Valentino Catricalà, Wonderlust..


Understand RAW

Rome Art Week is a project that involves the whole city of Rome through events in art galleries and open studios of professional artists. It has been organised to give a new impetus to the contemporary art market of the capital and to bring it to the attention of the international art circuits.
The public will be able to find all the info through the site where you will find the calendar with all the events taking place in that week and an interactive map. The complete schedule will also be printed and distributed to all members.

Galleries and Institutions

In the first edition of Rome Art Week, 124 galleries and institutions took part and organized one or more events (even by invitation) to present their vision of contemporary art to the public. They had their own complete card and it was independent from the event cards, Some structures joined together into free consorts, having a private home page with a personalized presentation, map and calendar of events.


RAW 2016 enrolled 209 artists that organized an open studio ( by invitation too) and/or a presentation to illustrate their research directly on their studios or in a reference space. Participation was reserved for artists who practice in a professional manner. For artists the site has provided a “virtual showcase”, with a complete description of their work and an event card.


To participate you have to apply before july 15th 2017 and your inscription will be confirmed before july 30th (after selection). The registration will be opened starting from August 1, and with your login information you will be able to fill and organise both the biography/structure cards and the event card.
The galleries or exhibition spaces will have to declare before october 9th what type of events they intend to organize for the RAW week (vernissage, meeting with the artist, conference, etc.); they will be free to choose the date and the opening hours.
The artists must define the date and the opening hours of their open studio for the visit..(You can find all the informations in the rules document).
The participation to RAW is completely free and entry to the events will be free.
To be notified of the opening of the inscriptions go to this page.


In addition to the events and exhibitions organised by galleries and institutions and the open studio of the artists, in this edition we wish to include participation from exposition projects. We encourage a dynamic collaboration between the various operators of the sector, artists, curators or institutions.

Points of view

During this edition as last year’s critics or influential professionals in the contemporary art sector will provide suggestions to help choose what events and locations to visit during the RAW week.

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

The participants are: 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.