GARD historical facts:
Galleria Arte Roma Design, was born in 1995, with the function of publisher, promoter, producer and diffuser of works of art and design of emerging artists and designers. Over the years, content of particular creativity and imagination has been recognized by both the Public Institutions and the media that have always followed with great interest the evolution of the Gallery as an important point for emerging artists, a point of connection and experimentation. Over the years, many celebrated characters in the world of painting, poetry, theater and cinema have approached the Gallery collaborating with their staff in numerous initiatives.
The first home in 1995 was a small 50 sq.mt space, located on two floors in the historic Roman quarter of Testaccio. Since 1997 the GARD has moved to an area of 600 square meters. between the Gazometer and the Pyramid Cestia, former industrial zone of the old river port of Rome. GARD thus becomes a multifunctional space that lends itself periodically to exhibitions and events of art, design and culture, alongside promotion and divulging activities to creative workshops devoted to manuality, with a special focus on experimenting with new artistic languages and the use of materials recovery and recycling. In January 2009, the walls of the new Gard office were sold, with great difficulty being decided to buy, triggering a remarkable mortgage. On October 20, 2011, the Gallery is involved in the flood in Rome and is forced to close. Since then, almost three years have passed, during which Sonia Mazzoli, founder and artistic director of Gard, devoted his energies to the reopening of the Gallery but also to three very important Cultural Art projects that have been very successful: 2012/2013 - CAE 2.0 (City of the Other Economy) - Module M4 Gallery, where a cycle of weekly exhibitions on ecological topics was held - 2013/2014 Art Caffè Letterario Award in collaboration with Pamela Cento - 2013/2014 Art Rome Award in collaboration with Pamela Cento. Finally finally on November 12, 2014 Gard reopens! Different than before, a drastic reduction and a new space arrangement was required, to cover the coverage of part of the mortgage. But it remains unchanged despite the numerous adversities, passion and will to surround himself with art, with the grin and the initiative that has always marked him.