Renata Bianconi founds the Bianconi Gallery in 2004 in Milan in “Brera” district, in via Fiori Chiari 18, with the intent of developping an accurate work of research in the second half of 20th Century Italian Arts sphere.
The whole work of the Gallery is so focused on the rediscovery of figures that have been left out or forgotten, in order to encourage an improved attention from collectors, historians, curators and institutions.
The aim is to reassess the artwork of strong artistic personalities, which have been distinguished for their artistic version although their independent and individual style, but sill with a close relationship with the social reality and artistic dynamics of the time.
In the context of this careful work of valorisation it’s inserting the representation to artists such as Mario Davico, Nanni Valentini, Carlo Zauli, many solo exhibitions and the long collaborations with Michele Zaza, the recent collaboration with Ugo La Pietra; as well as the realization of exhibitions like “Vasco Bendini. Il tempo, la luce”, “Un probabile umore dell’idea. Quattro scultori del dopoguerra: Lucio Fontana, Leoncillo Leonardi, Nanni Valentini, Carlo Zauli”, “Pensare concreto. Soldati, Nigro, Davico, Nativi, Crippa”, “Winfred Gaul: Die Linie” or the historic and philological reconstruction of the Mario Davico’s room at XXXI Biennale di Venezia in 1962, presented to Milano MiArt in 2012 like a solo project, the latest Umberto Bignardi’solo exhibition, proponent of the well-known “Scuola di Piazza del Popolo” “Umberto Bignardi. Una stagione Pop 1959-1968”, and at last the fulfilment of projects such as “ Primo Lavoro. Francesco Jodice e Nanni Valentini” or which compare historic and contemporary artists in a language without solution of continuity.
In 2010 Renata Bianconi moves the headquarters from Brera district to the current location of the Gallery in Via Lecco 20, in Milan, with the intent of putting beside the historic research which had never been forget – Umberto Bignardi’s cited above solo exhibition is an example – a careful investigation of the contemporary art scene. The same distinctive feature that accompanies the research on the recent past, in now applied to the present; the goal is to built cultural projects that might create an added value and a meeting with positive energy for the development of contemporay society, starting with strong visions and individuals artists of our time, both established and emerging. The first project from the Galleria Bianconi in this area is “Click or Clash? Strategis of Collaboration”, curated by Julia Draganovic and LaRete Art Projects.