The Fondazione Giuliani per l’arte contemporanea is a private non-profit foundation dedicated to the advocacy, research and exhibition of contemporary art. It was founded in 2010 by the art collectors Giovanni and Valeria Giuliani, and is under the directorship and curatorial programming of Adrienne Drake.
With particular attention attuned to the practices and methodologies of the newest generations of Italian and international artists, the Foundation produces three on-site exhibitions each year. Artists who have never before exhibited in Rome are invited for solo shows, for which the Foundation commissions and produces new artworks, and publishes a catalogue dedicated to the artist to accompany each exhibition. The Foundation also supports and promotes select projects taking place in Rome and abroad.
The Fondazione Giuliani is a distinct entity from the Giuliani Collection. However, exhibitions often take the Collection as a key point of departure, to cultivate an examination and interpretation of the very process of collecting. Group exhibitions often cull works from the collection to unveil and underline common threads within the collection itself. The foundation also produces solo shows in which the artists are invited to select and display artworks from the collection, positioned as counterparts or complements to their own practice. Using the collection as archive, resource material and experience, the artists facilitate multiple readings of a single work of art, enriching and expanding the context of display through additional layers of meaning and interpretation.