Power 100

Most influential people in 2020 in the contemporary artworld


Mario Cristiani, Lorenzo Fiaschi & Maurizio Rigillo

Gallerists - Founders of Galleria Continua

93 in 2020

  • 202093
  • 201994
  • 201882
  • 201776
  • 201673
  • 201569
  • 201491
  • 201385
  • 201282
  • 201179
  • 201083
  • 200992
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
Photo: Oak Taylor-Smith

Galleria Continua has built a reputation for operating outside the epicentres of the artworld: exhibitions this year by Michelangelo Pistoletto and JR, Daniel Buren and Nedko Solakov required the effort to visit, respectively, the Italian town of San Gimignano and the French commune of Les Moulins, where the now 30-year-old gallery has spaces (the latter also hosted a show organised by Kourtrajmé, the school run by Ladj Ly). In January, however, adding to the Beijing gallery (which celebrated its 15th year with a group show titled To Be Continua) and a project in Havana (which staged an exhibition on the theme of obsession), Continua opened in Rome, at the St Regis Hotel. The venue chimes with Italics, a digital sales and lifestyle platform cofounded by Fiaschi to promote and support Italian galleries, while also offering food and accommodation tips in Italy. Equally conventional, with a twist, is the choice of São Paulo for the planned sixth space, albeit one that will occupy the historical currently-under-refurbishment Pacaembu sports complex, part of a controversial privatisation plan. 

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