Power 100

Most influential people in 2022 in the contemporary artworld


Miuccia Prada

Collector - Collector bridging art, fashion and high society

45 in 2022

  • 202245
  • 202136
  • 202035
  • 201911
  • 201820
  • 201733
  • 201645
  • 201561
  • 201293
  • 201185
  • 200887
  • 200665
  • 200589
  • 200482
  • 200379
Miuccia Prada. Photo: Brigitte Lacombe

For a long time the doyenne of fashion liked to keep her business activities separate from her love of art, and certainly Fondazione Prada’s private institutional spaces in Milan and Venice maintain church and state separately: exhibitions this year were dedicated to Scandinavian duo Elmgreen & Dragset in the former, and Human Brains, a game-changing group show concerning neuroscience curated by Udo Kittelmann in collaboration with artist Taryn Simon, in the latter, which perhaps announced bolder ambitions for the Fondazione’s future, part of which is its ongoing collaboration with Theaster Gates on Dorchester Industries Experimental Design Lab to support ‘compelling and creative thinkers of color’. Increasingly Prada is letting art seep into the main gig: her flagship store in Tokyo has its own exhibition space, which hosted Simon Fujiwara this year, and for Miu Miu’s spring 2023 show, Miuccia invited artist Shuang Li to conceive the set. One other passion? Sailboat racing – she’s sponsoring a team for next year’s America’s Cup, at which the crew will wear Prada sneakers designed by Cassius Hirst, Damien’s son.

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