10.10 | 14.10 2013
ArtVerona was conceived of, and initiated by, Danilo Vignati, the president of Fullsteam s.r.l., a company specialised in art events, and Massimo Simonetti who for twenty-five years had been a well-known gallery owner.
The first edition took place between 13 and 16 October 2005 and immediately aroused great interest. It was a totally unexpected event and at once caught the attention of the art world because of its insistence on high quality and of its decision to invite only Italian galleries with the highest profile.
Year after year, innovation after innovation, it has grown both in quality and in its success among critics and the public. And now, in part because of its particular approach, it is considered one of the few important Italian events that absolutely cannot be missed.
The 2012 edition had over 20,000 visitors.
The polls undertaken every year by the Milanese Rimarko opinion-poll research institute has shown a constantly increasing level of appreciation both by the visitors and the exhibitors.
With edition 2013 ArtVerona aims at a turning-point between the past and the future. Two important events are approaching: the tenth anniversary celebrations and the setting up in 2014 of the fair as a full-fledged brand of Veronafiere. Following this direction the choice was made to further boost artistic consultancy by Massimo Simonetti with the help of Andrea Bruciati, independent curator, ex director of Municipal Contemporary Art Gallery of Monfalcone, creator of innovative formats like lab.it, video REPORT ITALIA, On Stage, studiovisit, a talent scout caring for young artists promotion.