AlbumArte is a Rome-based nonprofit ETS (Ente del terzo Settore) independent cultural and artistic production center, active in Italy and abroad since 2011, operating in its own creative and exhibition space in the Flaminio district and off-site, in Italy and abroad.

It is characterized by its international collaborations and in-depth cycles on various contemporary languages, offering free to the public a program of projects independent of commercial constraints and public or private collections. It is an inclusive research platform for new contemporary art proposals by Italian and international artists, covering video art, painting, photography, sculpture, installations, performance, sound art, digital art and multimedia projects, privileging young or emerging artists and curators in its research. It produces videos and documentaries on contemporary art and conducts a program of debates and confrontations on major issues in contemporary culture, art and society.

Works acquired from public collections: Istanbul City Hills-On the Natural History of Dispersion and States of Aggregation (2013) by Margherita Moscardini (in the MAXXI permanent collection) and Archivio (Tappeto) (2014) by Flavio Favelli in the Yapı Kredi Kültür Sanat Fondation collection. Artists presented for the first time in Italy or Rome by AlbumArte arrived in International Manifestations (selection): Lina Lapelytė, one of three artists in the Lithuania Pavilion, winner of the Golden Lion at the 58th Venice Biennale; Adrian Paci with the video The Column, (various international events); Driant Zeneli ( Albany Pavilion 58th Venice Biennale solo show; Teresa Margolles, special mention at the 58th Venice Biennale. Shubigi Rao Singapore Pavilion solo show at the Venice Art Biennale in 2022. Eglė Budvytytė, present at the 59th Venice International Art Biennale titled The Milk of Dreams, curated by Cecilia Alemani; Elisa Strinna and Sergio Racanati, only Italian artists present at documenta 15 in Kassel (2022); Eva Frapiccini present with AlbumArte Dreamscape project at the Son Biennale (Valais CH) first edition 2023; curator Lýdia Pribišová and artist Oto Hudec will be the Slovakia pavilion at the next Venice Biennale (2024).

Italian and international calls for proposals awarded (selection): Tandem Paris Rome -Institut Français Municipality of Rome Assessorato Cultura and Mairie de Paris (2014) Mondriaan Fonds (2017), Slovak Art Council (2015, 2017, 2018, 2021, 2023) Lithuanian Council for Culture (2016, 2017), National Arts Council Singapore (2018), i-Portunus | Creative Europe program (2017), Italian Council (8th edition 2020 and 12th edition 2023), Acción Cultural Española – AC/E (2020, 2021), Etxepare Euskal Institutua (2020), Lazio Region (2021), Lazio Crea / Lazio Region (2021), “ART~WAVES. For creativity, from idea to stage” Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation (2021, 2022); Directorate General for Education, Research and Cultural Institutes (2023). As Cultural Partner: 10th edition Italian Council Research Fellowship with foreign residency and “Grant to support research by artists, curators and critics” (2021 for two projects). Participations: (selection) Istanbul Biennial, Turkey (2011, 2013); Tandem Paris-Rome (2014); The Independent, Museo MAXXI (since 2015); 16th Quadriennale d’arte Altri tempi, altri miti (2016); Artists at Risk in Berlin (2017) in Malmö (2018); The Private Organizations of Contemporary Art in Italy ; Google Arts & Culture Platform; ARKAD Manifesta 13 – Les Parallèles du Sud (2021); Electopark Festival Genoa 2022 and 2023; Interplay dance festival, Turin 2022; Festival Resistere e Creare, Teatro La Claque Fondazione Luzzati Teatro della Tosse, Genoa (2022); Biennale Son first edition 2023 (Sion, Martigny and Sierre – Valais, Switzerland); Torinodanza Festival 2023.

Publications: Eva Frapiccini Dreams Archive (bruno publishing house, 2023); Romina Bassu Archè (2021digital); ALL BOOM ARTE Italian artists at AlbumArte 2011-2020 (Quodlibet 2020); FROM HOME. Inhabiting Suspended Time (2020 digital); Kristina Inčiūraitė REFLECTING WOMEN (Iacobelli editore, 2019); IGINIO DE LUCA BLITZ (Editions Mincione 2019); Angelo Bellobono | Linea Appennino 1201; CHASING BOUNDARIES SHKODËR; PARADISE; Juliet Jaques Fiction, memoir performance; CHASING BOUNDARIES BELFAST; Cosimo Veneziano Rompi la finestra e ruba i frammenti (Silvio Zamorani publisher 2018); ALBUMRTE | VIDEOARTFORUM; Gregorio Samsa WHERE IS ABEL? ; Flavio Favelli Grape Juice (Maretti publisher, 2015); Margherita Moscardini | Istanbul City Hills On the NaturalHistory of Dispersion and States of Aggregation (AAVV, Libria 2013); Anteprima | Atists video and film screening (2011).

Training credits: with major universities and academies.

Project director and founder: Cristina Dinello Cobianchi

Scientific Committee: Cristiana Perrella, Adriana Polveroni, Paola Ugolini