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Bologna, Italy

Adelaide Cioni, Go easy on me, one pale blue with red stick, 2023, wool stitched on canvas, 148 x 96 cm

Courtesy: the artist and P420

P420 was founded in Bologna in 2010 by Alessandro Pasotti and Fabrizio Padovani and is located at Via Azzo Gardino since January 2016. Working with artists from even widely separate generations, P420 examines the relations between languages belonging to different periods, with the aim of bringing out their continuously timely pertinence. P420 collaborates directly with the artists, or with their heirs and the foundations that represent them.
In 2020 P420 opens P420^2, a new project space devoted to a great extent to the discovery of young and emerging artists. P420^2 intends to break down the barriers between virtual and real. The carefully selected artists will have the possibility to make a debut on a hybrid exhibition platform, simultaneously live and online, which we might call “onlife”, to borrow an apt definition from the philosopher Luciano Floridi.


Helene Appel, born in 1976, Germany
Riccardo Baruzzi, born in 1976, Italy
Irma Blank, born in 1934, Italy
Adelaide Cioni, born in 1976, Italy
Francis Offman, born in 1987, Rwanda
Monika Stricker, born in 1978, Germany


Helene Appel
Riccardo Baruzzi
Irma Blank
Adelaide Cioni
John Coplans
June Crespo
Laura Grisi
Milan Grygar
Rodrigo Hernández
Paolo Icaro
Merlin James

Ana Lupas
Piero Manai
Marie Cool Fabio Balducci
Richard Nonas
Francis Offman
Stephen Rosenthal
Joachim Schmid
Alessandra Spranzi
Goran Trbuljak
Franco Vaccari
Shafei Xia
Pieter Vermeersch


Alessandro Pasotti, Owner / Founder
Fabrizio Padovani, Owner / Founder
Chiara Tiberio, Director

Bologna, Italy
Via Azzo Gardino, 9