Nora Schultz, “Avere Luogo,” 2010. Exhibition view at Fondazione Giuliani per l’arte contemporanea, Rome. Photo: Gilda Aloisi. Courtesy the artist, Sutton Lane, London/Paris, and Giuliani Collection, Rome
The Fondazione Giuliani per l’arte contemporanea is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the advocacy, research, and exhibition of contemporary art. It was founded in 2010 by art collectors Giovanni and Valeria Giuliani, and is under the directorship and curatorial programming of Adrienne Drake.
With particular attention attuned to the practices and methodologies of the newest generations of Italian and international artists, the foundation produces three on-site exhibitions each year. Artists who have never before exhibited in Rome are invited for solo shows, for which the foundation commissions and produces new artworks, and publishes a catalogue dedicated to the artist to accompany each exhibition. NERO, a local independent publisher, publishes the catalogues. Each publication is envisioned as a hybrid between a catalogue documenting the exhibition and an artist’s book, with a unique intervention by the artist ideated specifically for each book.
The foundation also supports and promotes select projects taking place in Rome and abroad.
One of the foundation’s primary objectives is to engage the widest possible public through the organization of events and guided tours with groups and students. It promotes education in the arts through internships with universities.