UNA | Piacenza
UNA is a contemporary art gallery dedicated to the promotion of artists from the generation born in the 1980s and the 1990s, established in spring 2018 in Piacenza out of a collaboration between Marta Barbieri and Paola Bonino. Although the gallery dedicates a particular attention to Italian artists, its program includes various collaborations with international artists and galleries, aiming at developing a dynamic approach and an exchange between the Italian and the international art scene.
UNA focuses on artistic researches based on an in-depth investigation of phenomena characterizing the contemporary era, which try to respond to some of its most concerning issues: the cultural and aesthetic homogeneity, the levelling of individual identity, the manipulation operated by Internet, commercial communication and political propaganda. Spanning a wide range of media – from photography to video, painting and sculpture – the silver thread among the artists working with UNA is the use of installation as the privileged outcome for their presentations.
UNA dedicates a particular passion towards organizing off-site curatorial projects and site-specific events, amongst them the annual exhibition programme in collaboration with Spazio Leonardo, the new space of Leonardo Assicurazioni - Generali Milano.
Through the perspective of openness and interdisciplinarity, Spazio Leonardo entrusts the artistic direction of its Gallery to UNA. Therefore, an annual program is established, which proposes a series of three solo exhibitions each year of as many young artists.