Foundations

Pirelli HangarBicocca

Set up in 2004, it occupies a vast redeveloped industrial complex formerly owned by Ansaldo-Breda. With solo exhibitions of works by top international artists, the artistic programme is characterised by its focus on research and experimentation and by its particular emphasis on site-specific projects capable of interacting with their unique setting.

HangarBicocca also puts on an exciting calendar of events offered to the public completely free of charge: HB Kids offers creative adventures, films and activities for children. HB Public has a programme of film festivals, guided tours, meetings with the curator and artists, cycle rides to explore the Bicocca District. HB School provides regular educational activities for schools of all types and grades. Pirelli HangarBicocca is the brainchild of Pirelli and a tangible sign of its dynamic presence within the community: a place where the values of artistic research interact with those of a company whose core principles have always been innovation, the promotion of talent, and dialogue between different disciplines.

Contacts & Details
OPENING:
thu, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon, tue, wed

T: (+39) 02 6611 1573
M: info@hangarbicocca.org
W: Website

ADDRESS
Via Chiese, 2

ESTABLISHED
2004
Current Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Cerith Wyn Evans: “….the Illuminating Gas”
The largest solo of Cerith Wyn Evans ever held in Italy, “….the Illuminating Gas” redefines the...
31 Oct 2019 - 23 Feb 2020
Past Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Mike Kelley: Eternity is a Long Time
HangarBicocca, the contemporary art space in Milan promoted and supported by Pirelli, presents Mike Kelley:...
24 May 2013 - 08 Sep 2013
Exhibitions
Dieter Roth: Islands
HangarBicocca presents Islands curated by the Artistic Advisor Vicente Todolì. The exhibition brings...
06 Nov 2013 - 09 Feb 2014
Exhibitions
Carsten Nicolai: unidisplay
unidisplay is an audiovisual installation by Carsten Nicolai, German artist, musician and leading player...
21 Sep 2012 - 06 Jan 2013
Exhibitions
Damián Ortega Retrospective
This retrospective is the first exhibition in Italy devoted to one of the most interesting and ironic...
11 Jun 2015 - 08 Nov 2015
Exhibitions
Philippe Parreno: Hypothesis
“Hypothesis” is the first survey exhibition in Italy of French artist Philippe Parreno. The show,...
22 Oct 2015 - 29 Feb 2016
Exhibitions
Juan Muñoz: Double Bind & Around
HangarBicocca presents Double Bind & Around, the first solo exhibition in Italy dedicated to Juan...
09 Apr 2015 - 23 Aug 2015
Exhibitions
I Sette Palazzi Celesti 2004-2015
On Friday 25 September 2015 HangarBicocca unveils the new installation by Anselm Kiefer: the new display,...
25 Sep 2015 - 25 Sep 2017
Exhibitions
Petrit Halilaj: Space Shuttle in the Garden
“Space Shuttle in the Garden” brings together and connects, for the first time, a selection of works...
03 Dec 2015 - 13 Mar 2016
Exhibitions
Carsten Höller: Doubt
Pirelli HangarBicocca presents  “Doubt”, Carsten Höller’s solo exhibition. The German artist...
07 Apr 2016 - 31 Jul 2016
Exhibitions
Architecture as Art
For the XXI International Exhibition of the Triennale di Milano, entitled “21st Century. Design After...
02 Apr 2016 - 12 Sep 2016
Exhibitions
OSGEMEOS: Efêmero
Efêmero is the first intervention in a new program, “Outside the Cube”, dedicated to Street Art...
21 Apr 2016 - 21 Apr 2018
Exhibitions
Kishio Suga: Situations
“Situations” is the first European retrospective dedicated to Kishio Suga (b. 1944 in Morioka, Japan)....
30 Sep 2016 - 29 Jan 2017
Exhibitions
Take Me (I’m Yours) at Pirelli HangarBicocca
Curated by Roberta Tenconi in collaboration with Christian Boltanski, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Chiara...
07 Nov 2017 - 21 Jan 2018
Exhibitions
Lucio Fontana: Ambienti/Environments
Curated by Marina Pugliese, Barbara Ferriani and Vicente Todolí, the new exhibition at Pirelli HangarBicocca...
20 Sep 2017 - 25 Feb 2018
Exhibitions
Rosa Barba
Curated by Roberta Tenconi, Rosa Barba‘s solo show presents an extensive selection of sculptures,...
05 May 2017 - 08 Oct 2017
Exhibitions
Miroslaw Balka: Crossover/s
The artist’s first retrospective in Italy exhibits fifteen sculptures, installations, and videos...
16 Mar 2017 - 30 Jul 2017
Exhibitions
Laure Prouvost: GDM – Grand Dad’s Visitor Center
This exhibitions presents one of the Turner Prize 2013 winner’s most ambitious projects. The...
19 Oct 2016 - 09 Apr 2017
Exhibitions
Rosa Barba: From Source to Poem to Rhythm to Reader
The exhibition gathers together the movie, site specific works and installations the artist have been...
05 May 2017 - 08 Oct 2017
Exhibitions
Eva Kot’átková: The Dream Machine is Asleep
The exhibition is a chance to explore the fantastical world of the artist, which is made of dreams, fantasies...
15 Feb 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
Exhibitions
Eva Kot’átková: The Dream Machine is Asleep
The solo show “The Dream Machine is Asleep,” by Eva Kot’átková (Prague, 1982) includes both her...
15 Feb 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
Exhibitions
Matt Mullican: The Feeling of Things
Pirelli Hangar Bioccca presents “The Feeling of Things”, the first retrospective by Matt Mullican...
12 Apr 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
Exhibitions
Leonor Antunes: The Last Days in Galliate
The space known as the Shed in Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, is the setting for Leonor Antunes‘...
14 Sep 2018 - 13 Jan 2019
Exhibitions
Mario Merz: Igloos
The exhibition. dedicated to one of the most relevant post-war artists, brings together the igloos, his...
25 Oct 2018 - 24 Feb 2019
Exhibitions
Giorgio Andreotta Calò: CITTÀDIMILANO
Pirelli HangarBicocca presents CITTÀDIMILANO, a solo exhibition by Giorgio Andreotta Calò: an archipelagos...
14 Feb 2019 - 21 Apr 2019
Exhibitions
Sheela Gowda: Remains
Sheela Gowda (Bhadravati, Karnataka, India, 1957; lives and works in Bangalore) is having her first solo...
04 Apr 2019 - 15 Sep 2019