One of the first international modern and contemporary art fairs organized in Italy in the 1970s, Arte
Fiera has gradually become Italy’s largest and most important art fair. Every year, this must-see
event is the first exhibition devoted to modern and contemporary art, and attracts gallery owners,
collectors, curators, artists, and art lovers from Italy and around the world.
Aware of the new function that art fairs have assumed on the art market, Arte Fiera Art First has
maintained its role of showcase and continues to cultivate and promote Italian and international art
from the early 20th Century right up to the latest trends, while progressively increasing synergy with
local institutions thanks to a programme of high-level collateral events.
More than 200 galleries are present in the Bologna Exhibition Centre’s 15,000 square metres, divided
into three sectors (modern art, contemporary art, and latest trends), with an emphatically international
section reserved to Young Galleries with not more than five years of activity.