Galleria Alessandro Bagnai

Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Foiano della Chiana, installation view, Altri Occhi Paolo Leonardo, 2022. Courtesy Galleria Alessandro Bagnai. Photo © Bruno Bruchi

Alessandro Bagnai opened his gallery in Siena in 1987. The gallery soon began to concentrate on a group of artists defined as the “New Roman School”, which included Giuseppe Gallo, Pizzi Cannella, Nunzio, Marco Tirelli and Gianni Dessì. Work with some of them continued over time, forging a close bond that led to the organisation of both museum and gallery exhibitions.

The main focus of the painting of the 1980s was on the relationship, right from the early years, with other artists of previous generations on the international scene. These included Mario Schifano, Sandro Chia, Roberto Barni, Enzo Cucchi, Aldo Mondino, Rainer Fetting and other Europeans and Americans, such as David Salle and Julian Schnabel, all shown in various group exhibitions.

Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Foiano della Chiana (AR), installation view, “TERRA/TERRE” Gianni Dessì, 2021.
Courtesy Galleria Alessandro Bagnai. Photo © Bruno Bruchi.

The gallery also handles younger emerging artists such as Massimo Barzagli, Vittorio Corsini, Daniele Galliano, Maurizio Savini, Paolo Leonardo, May Cornet and numerous others, thus alternating exhibitions of artists of the new generation with exhibitions of established masters, such as Günther Uecker.

The gallery works in conjunction with some of the most renowned critics, curators, and art historians, such as Lorand Hegyi, Giorgio Verzotti, Achille Bonito Oliva, Alberto Boatto, Bruno Corà, Stephen Bann and Demetrio Paparoni.

Since 2016, the Alessandro Bagnai Gallery has been operating in its new premises in Foiano della Chiana, in the province of Arezzo, and a new venue in Florence, at Via Maggio 19-21r.


City Exhibition Date
Firenze Mario Schifano, Massimo Barzagli, Gianni Dessì Until 25.03.2023


  • Ferruccio Ascari
  • Donald Baechler
  • Roberto Barni
  • Massimo Barzagli
  • Sandro Chia
  • Gianni Dessì
  • Rolando Deval
  • Stefano Di Stasio
  • Jim Dine
  • Jiri Georg Dokoupil
  • Rainer Fetting
  • Paola Gandolfi
  • Paolo Leonardo
  • Aldo Mondino
  • Gianmarco Montesano
  • Nunzio
  • Mimmo Paladino
  • Piero Pizzi Cannella
  • Pierluigi Pusole
  • Mario Schifano
  • Francesco Sena
  • Marco Tirelli
  • Betty Woodman
  • George Woodman