Galleries

Galleria Continua

Founded in 1990 in San Gimignano by Mario Cristiani, Lorenzo Fiaschi and Maurizio Rigillo. Has venues in San Gimignano, Les Moulins and Beijing.

Occupying a former cinema, Galleria Continua established itself and thrived in an entirely unexpected location, away from the big cities and the ultramodern urban centres, in a town – San Gimignano – steeped in history, timeless, magnificent. This choice of location provided scope for the development of new forms of dialogue and symbiosis between unexpected geographies: rural and industrial, local and global, art from the past and the art of today, famous artists and emerging ones.

The gallery’s presence in an area that is in a certain sense “forgotten” but which has a spirit and significant history of its own, has enabled it to create a reputation as a centre capable of producing exciting and challenging contemporary work where it is least expected, unhampered by the spatial and temporal restrictions of classic contemporary art institutions. Remaining faithful to a spirit of perpetual evolution and committed to interesting as broad a public as possible in contemporary art, in the course of twenty years Galleria Continua has created a strong identity for itself through its ties and experiences. That identity is grounded in two values – generosity and altruism – which lie at the heart of all its dealings with artists, the general public and its development as a whole.

Galleria Continua is all about a desire for continuity between ages, the aspiration to having a part in writing the history of the present, a history that is sensitive to contemporary creative practices and which cherishes the link between past and future, and between different and unusual individuals and geographies.

Contacts & Details
OPENING:
mon, tue, wed, thu, fri, sat 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
sun

T: +39 0577 943134
M: info@galleriacontinua.com
W: Website

ADDRESS
Via del Castello 11

ESTABLISHED
1990
Past Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Mona Hatoum: A body of work
Over a career spanning three decades, Mona Hatoum has become a leading artist on the contemporary art...
18 May 2013 - 24 Aug 2013
Exhibitions
Daniel Buren: Una cosa tira l’altra, lavori in situ e situati, 1965-2015
Una cosa tira l’altra, lavori in situ e situati, 1965-2015 is the title of the next solo show by...
21 Feb 2015 - 11 Apr 2015
Exhibitions
Nari Ward: Iris Hope Keeper
Galleria Continua hosts Iris Hope Keeper, a new solo show by Nari Ward. The exhibition features a large...
18 May 2013 - 31 Aug 2013
Exhibitions
Carlos Garaicpa: Sin Solución
Galleria Continua presents a new solo exhibition by Carlos Garaicoa: Sin Solución, in its San Gimignano...
11 Feb 2012 - 31 Mar 2012
Exhibitions
Ai Weiwei at Galleria Continua, San Gimignano
Galleria Continua presents, for the first time in its San Gimignano gallery space, a solo show by Ai...
27 Oct 2012 - 16 Feb 2013
Exhibitions
Anish Kapoor: Descension
Internationally acclaimed as one of the most significant contemporary artists, Anish Kapoor returns to...
02 May 2015 - 05 Sep 2015
Exhibitions
Reynier Leyva Novo: El peso de la muerte
Galleria Continua presents the first solo exhibition by Reynier Leyva Novo in Italy. One of the latest...
13 Feb 2016 - 01 May 2016
Exhibitions
Qiu Zhijie: Racing Against Time
After the solo show at the Beijing gallery in 2013, Galleria Continua presents, for the first time in...
13 Feb 2016 - 01 May 2016
Exhibitions
Hans Op De Beeck: Small Things and Soothing Thoughts
Galleria Continua presents “Small Things and Soothing Thoughts”, a solo show by Hans Op de...
14 May 2016 - 04 Sep 2016
Exhibitions
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov
Galleria Continua welcomes Ilya & Emilia Kabakov back to its San Gimignano venue for a new solo show. Regarded...
14 May 2016 - 04 Sep 2016
Exhibitions
Carlos Garaicoa: Witness, the Roots of the World
Galleria Continua presents Testigos, Las Raìces del Mundo [Witness, The Roots of the World], a new solo...
14 May 2016 - 04 Sep 2016
Exhibitions
Sislej Xhafa: Fireworks in my Closet
After the solo in 2012 held at the French venue of Les Moulins, Galleria Continua hosts, for the first...
24 Sep 2016 - 15 Jan 2017
Exhibitions
Arcangelo Sassolino: Canto V
Galleria Continua presents a new solo exhibition by Arcangelo Sassolino. Pursuing his lifelong interest...
24 Sep 2016 - 15 Jan 2017
Exhibitions
José Antonio Suárez Londoño: A New Larousse
Galleria Continua presents José Antonio Suárez Londoño’s first solo exhibition in Italy in its exhibition...
24 Sep 2016 - 15 Jan 2017
Exhibitions
Zhanna Kadyrova: Mia Casa, Mia Fortezza
Galleria Continua presents a new solo exhibition by Zhanna Kadyrova. The project comprises a series...
23 Sep 2016 - 15 Jan 2017
Exhibitions
Nedko Solakov: Stories in Colour
Galleria Continua presents in its San Gimignano a new exhibition spaces, the work of Bulgarian artist...
18 Feb 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
Exhibitions
Leila Alaoui: Je te pardonne
Galleria Continua presents, for the first time in San Gimignano, a solo exhibition of the photographer...
18 Feb 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
Exhibitions
Kader Attia: Reflecting Memory
Galleria Continua is pleased to welcome once again at its headquarters in San Gimignano an exhibition...
18 Feb 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
Exhibitions
Ahmed Mater: Mitochondria: powerhouses
For his solo show the artist investigates on the structures of contemporary geopolitics, combining religion...
24 Sep 2017 - 07 Jan 2018
Exhibitions
Jonathas De Andrade: Eu, mestiço / Me, mestizo
On the occasion of his solo show at Galleria Continua, the Brazilian artist is presenting the third part...
24 Sep 2017 - 07 Jan 2018
Exhibitions
Etel Adnan
The exhibition gathers a series of works from the early beginnings through to the present day, and highlights...
24 Sep 2017 - 07 Jan 2018
Exhibitions
Sabrina Mezzaqui : Autobiography of Red
On the occasion of her new exhibition with the gallery, Italian artist Sabrina is presenting a  series...
24 Sep 2017 - 07 Jan 2018
Exhibitions
Hiroshi Sugimoto: The First Encounter Italy through eyes of Hiroshi Sugimoto and Tenshō Embassy
Hiroshi Sugimoto is considered to be one of the most acclaimed and respected of modern artists. From...
27 Oct 2018 - 13 Jan 2019
Exhibitions
Jorge Macchi: Suspension Points
The exhibition by the Latin American artist presented is composed a series of works that weave together...
27 Oct 2018 - 13 Jan 2019
Exhibitions
Shilpa Gupta
Galleria Continua presents one of the most internationally well-known Indian artists, Shilpa Gupta....
27 Oct 2018 - 13 Jan 2019