Galleria La Nica was born in Rome in 2017 from the passion and efforts of an all-female team: a young art historian, Maria Vittoria Marchetta, an already gallerist in Milan and economist, Cristina Liscaio, and an expert in external communication and relationships, Francesca Valeria Scazzocchio.
"La nica", which in Sicily slang means "the little", refers to the origins and the young age of the manageress Maria Vittoria, but also refers to the figure of Nike, the statue of the winged Victory, thus composing a semantic game of references.
After a first year of roman exhibitions, La Nica moved temporarily to Palermo, Italian capital of Culture for the 2018 and also chosen city to host the 12th edition of Manifesta Biennal. In May 2019 La Nica reopens its Roman headquarters in the historic Via dei Banchi Nuovi, a stone's throw from Piazza Navona.
Passion and dedication feed the purpose of the gallery itself to become a "little" reality aimed to welcoming and sharing with her public the contemporary art in its most varied shades, from figurative to non-figurative, from the most famous expressions to those finished in the rear of the art world despite their thickness. La Nica's interest will also be engaging in giving young artists the opportunity to exhibit their thoughts and art. The hope is to be able to grow together over the time and to become the stage for an art beyond time and space limits, always ready to question herself and the world around us.