In 1986, at the age of twenty-two, Alfonso Artiaco launched his gallery in Pozzuoli, in Corso Nicola Terracciano, with the group exhibition “Possibilità di Collezione”. The works displayed, collected over time, were by artists such as Carlo Alfano, Alighiero Boetti, Joseph Beuys, Luciano Fabro, Giulio Paolini, Mario Schifano and Andy Warhol.
After the first exhibition, the gallery narrowed its scope, focusing mainly on Arte Povera, Conceptual and Minimal Art, as evidenced by exhibitions featuring Richard Artschwager, Niele Toroni, Giovanni Anselmo, Wolfgang Laib, Alan Charlton, Andres Serrano and Lawrence Weiner. In 1995, the gallery was temporarily relocated to Via Mameli in Pozzuoli, with an inaugural exhibition featuring Carl Andre and Sol LeWitt. In 1997, the gallery returned to its original location, with a one-man exhibition by Jannis Kounellis. Its international outlook is shown in the exhibition choices of recent years. The gallery arranged the first solo shows in Italy of Roni Horn, Thomas Hirschhorn, Anri Sala, Albert Oehlen, Darren Almond and Edi Rama. In 2003, the gallery moved to Piazza dei Martiri in Naples, opening with Gerhard Merz’s exhibition ‘Fragments Napoli’. There, in 2010, a new space was opened with an exhibition by Magnus Plessen. In November 2012, the gallery opened its current premises in Piazzetta Nilo with an exhibition by Liam Gillick and a tribute to Sol LeWitt. As well as supporting its established artists, the gallery also continues to seek out artists of the new generation, such as Perino & Vele, Tursic & Mille and Diego Cibelli.