Mission

BASEMENT ROMA is a non-profit organization and a self-sustained exhibition space run by CURA.

It’s located, since its establishment in 2012, in the hidden basement of the magazine’s editorial office in the heart of the Prati district in Rome.

BASEMENT ROMA is devoted to experimentation, discussion and the production of exhibition projects, presentations, lectures, and publishing ventures in collaboration with artists, curators, independent and institutional actors.

The exhibitions program is mainly focused on a new generation of international artists who have never been exhibited in town or even in Italy before.

BASEMENT ROMA’s program also encourages:

• an exchange of space with worldwide independent organizations.
• a residency program aiming to welcome to Rome not only artists and curators but also publishers, writers and independents actors of the international scene.
• an outdoor program, run by CURA. as an extension of BASEMENT ROMA, that operates as a curators’ collective in the organisation of exhibitions and events in collaboration with museums, art galleries, foundations, institutional and independent spaces.
• a nomadic soul aiming to develop an international franchise of small curatorial and editorial off-site branches.
• an independent bookshop featuring rare artists books, editions and international independent publishing houses.

Staff

ILARIA MAROTTA
Founding Director and Curator

ANDREA BACCIN
Founding Director and Curator

LEONARDO CALDANA
Assistant Curator

GIULIA BELARDI
Interns

WALTER SANTOMAURO
Graphic Designer

Advisory

SAMUEL LEUENBERGER
Founding director and curator SALTS, Birsfelden, Switzerland

JOÃO MOURÃO & LUÍS SILVA
Co-founders and Co-directors Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon

CHRIS SHARP
Co-founder and co-director
Lulu, Mexico City

MARTHA KIRSZENBAUM
Founding director and curator
Fahrenheit, LA

Supporters

LAND srl

PARTNERS
Project Arm
Overdrive
Settembrini
Untitled Association
Wunderkammer

WE DRINK
Menabrea

Contact

BASEMENT ROMA
Via Nicola Ricciotti, 4
00195 Roma, Italy
+39 06 9435 8667

Monday to Friday 2–7pm
and by appointment

Hello
hello@basementroma.com

 

Credits

STUDIO LHOOQ
Art Direction & Design

ANDREA SERRANI
Site Architecture