galleria raffaella cortese is a contemporary art gallery and a vibrant meeting place for art lovers

Galleria Raffaella Cortese opened its first exhibition space with a solo show dedicated to Franco Vimercati in 1995. Based in Milan’s Città Studi district since its inception, the gallery has a widespread spatiality thanks to its three spaces in Via A. Stradella, 7, 1 and 4. From 2022, the gallery has also a special project space in Albisola Superiore, on the Ligurian Riviera of Ponente.

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Galleria Raffaella Cortese opened its first exhibition space with a solo show dedicated to Franco Vimercati in 1995. Based in Milan’s Città Studi district since its inception, the gallery has a widespread spatiality thanks to its three spaces in Via A. Stradella, 7, 1 and 4. From 2022, the gallery has also a special project space in Albisola Superiore, on the Ligurian Riviera of Ponente.

This particular division of spaces not only allows artists to interact with different contexts in thinking about their exhibitions and presenting their works, but it also offers a unique opportunity to establish and nurture dialogue between the practices of artists across different generations and origins. Not only that, it is also the basis of a visit to art in close relationship with the city in which one is: one passes from one space to another as one crosses the street, encountering Milan and its passersby. This is the reason for the gallery’s motto “Still a place,” because the place shapes the discovery of the artists and their world: the works here acquire a unique aura, given the close correlation with a space far from the repeatable logic of the white cube.

In 2022, Raffaella Cortese opened a 12-square-meter exhibition space in Albisola Superiore (Liguria) as a window on contemporary art that showcases two special projects each year. The first project, taking place over the spring and summer, features new commissions by young artists in collaboration with their respective galleries. The second project involves the creation of site-specific artworks by the gallery’s represented artists. Galleria Raffaella Cortese | Albisola offers a unique opportunity to experience and contemplate art with a different pace, in sync with a natural and aquatic spirit that embodies the freshness of water, the warmth of the sun, and the depth of the blue.

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via a. stradella 7, milan

via a. stradella 1, milan

via a. stradella 4, milan

Artists

The gallery represents a transgenerational group of 30 global artists working across different media, with renowned dedication to the representation of women artists and long-standing collaborations with major public institutions. The artists’ practices are centered on critical themes such as individual, political, and national identities; the body, language, and literature, as well as issues of feminism, femininity, and gender.

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The gallery represents a transgenerational group of 30 global artists working across different media, with renowned dedication to the representation of women artists and long-standing collaborations with major public institutions. The artists’ practices are centered on critical themes such as individual, political, and national identities; the body, language, and literature, as well as issues of feminism, femininity, and gender.

Through its long-standing commitment to the advancement and promotion of photography, installation, and time-based media such as video and performance art, Galleria Raffaella Cortese has established itself as a pivotal member of the Milanese and Italian contemporary art scene. The gallery was one of the first to introduce the work of pioneering American women artists to the Italian contemporary art market in the ’90s and championing the work of women has become a defining aspect of the gallery’s identity over the years. Another focus of Galleria Raffaella Cortese’s exhibition program has been developing the careers of Italian artists, both acting as a site of experimentation for younger generations as well as bringing underrepresented late-career artists to the forefront.

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Gallery Team

  • nicla calegari director

  • chiara panarello senior artist liaison

  • tommaso joppolo artist liaison

  • emiliano aversa communication & visual content

  • daniele fraulini gallery assistant

  • linda fasoli press office

  • marco ingoglia head preparator

  • elisabetta necchi bookkeeper

For general inquiries: galleria@raffaellacortese.com
For press inquiries: linda@raffaellacortese.com

Visit the gallery in Milano


Raffaella Cortese SRL
Via A. Stradella 7
20129 Milano
Vat: IT04036340968
SDI: W7YVJK9

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