<p><strong>LAST DAYS!</strong><br />
February 1-June 9, 2024</p>
<h2>Mimmo Paladino</h2>
<h3>in the Palace of the Pope</h3>


February 1-June 9, 2024

Mimmo Paladino

in the Palace of the Pope


On the 50th anniversary of Arte Fiera, internationally renowned artist Mimmo Paladino returns after many years to exhibit in Bologna with large paintings and sculptures in a particularly evocative venue that enhances and celebrates his creative poetics.
Curated by Silvia Evangelisti

Senza Titolo, 2023 di Mimmo Paladino

After Michelangelo Pistoletto, Marino Marini and Aldo Mondino, Palazzo Boncompagni once again hosts an exhibition featuring a great contemporary artist displaying his works in the splendid 16th-century spaces of the palace that was once the residence of Pope Gregory XIII.
Organized by the Fondazione Palazzo Boncompagni, the exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of Arte Fiera with Mimmo Paladino, an artist of international renown, returning to Bologna, a city he has always loved in a special way and with which he has had close ties, from his fraternal friendship with Lucio Dalla to the Laurea ad Honorem awarded to him in 2020 by the Alma Mater University.

Mimmo Paladino Sala del Papa

The Bologna exhibition, curated by Silvia Evangelisti, will present some 20 major works, paintings and large-scale sculptures significant to the artist's poetics, documenting his research over the past two decades.

Paladino has successfully measured himself with multiple creative languages, from painting and sculpture, writing to theater set design and film directing, bringing his particular poetics to each sphere.

Do not see the blackness of horses as a negative aspect but rather blackness is energy and then who better than a bolted horse to come out of this great dark fog.

Mimmo Paladino
Mimmo Paladino Senza Titolo

Senza Titolo
Alluminio e bronzo
100 × 374 × 100 cm
Collezione dell’artista

Useful Info

The exhibition can only be visited by guided tour with reservations required CLICK HERE


• 12 euro, full
• 9 euro, Card Cultura Bologna / Touring Club Italiano / Group admission
• free, children up to 10 years old


• Wed: 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm
• Thu: 3.30 pm – 6.30 pm
• Fri, Sat, Sun: 11.00 am – 1.00 pm and 3.30 pm – 6.30 pm
• Sunday 2 June: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., 3.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.

Fondazione Palazzo Boncompagni
Galleria Cavour 1959