Mazzoleni was founded in Turin in 1986 by Giovanni and Anna Pia Mazzoleni and opened a Mayfair-based London outpost in October 2014. Over the past three decades Mazzoleni has organised solo and group exhibitions of more than 150 prominent Italian and international artists from across the 20th century.
The gallery evolved from the private collection of Giovanni and Anna Pia Mazzoleni who have been collecting since the 1960s. The collection brought together significant works from important international art movements including Surrealism, Futurism and Abstract Art. Italian Post-War art quickly became the primary focus of the collection and, when Giovanni’s sons Davide and Luigi joined the gallery in the 1990s, soon became the core of Mazzoleni’s curatorial programme.
Today the Turin gallery takes up three floors of Palazzo Panizza, overlooking Turin’s historic Piazza Solferino and occupying part of the original 19th century foyer of the Alfieri theatre. The London gallery is situated on Albemarle Street, in the heart of Mayfair’s historic art district. The Turin 3,000 square foot space – designed by the Architect David Trad, which hosts exhibitions across two levels, continues to present a programme focused on museum-calibre Post-War Italian art and art from the Seventies, working in close collaboration with artists’ estates and foundations.
In recent years Mazzoleni has been increasingly present at international art fairs, participating across London, Hong Kong, New York and Miami, amongst others.