Peep-Hole Art Center was a contemporary art institution operating in Milan from 2009 to 2016, with an articulate program of exhibitions, publications, lectures, and conversations.
Peep-Hole grew out of the need to create a kind of institution that was lacking in Italy. It aimed to investigate what the role and future of the art institution could be while encouraging people’s approach to contemporary art. Over seven years, it has produced 30 exhibitions working with 35 artists among the most significant on the international scene; published 28 issues of the quarterly of artists’ writings Peep-Hole Sheet; organized a range of encounters, conversations, conferences, workshops, and events in collaboration with Italian and international institutions. All this has been possible thanks to the support of over 150 artists. A distinctive goal of Peep-Hole, from the outset, has been to activate collaborations with other art centers, in the belief that openness to discussion and interaction represents an opportunity for mutual growth. Through the program “Six Ways to Sunday”, it built many partnerships with institutions like the Kunsthalle in Zurich, Museion in Bolzano, CAC – Contemporary Art Center in Vilnius, CAC – Centre d’Art Contemporain in Brétigny, the Nomas Foundation in Rome, Portikus in Frankfurt, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Kunsthalle Saint Gallen.
Peep-Hole played a key role in the national cultural landscape, as well as in the international debate, serving as a model for even much larger organizations.
This website collects all the projects that it has produced, serving as a platform for research material, future learning experiences, and experimentations.
Vincenzo de Bellis, Director
Bruna Roccasalva, Director
Anna Daneri, Adjunct Curator
Stefania Scarpini, Project & Communication Manager
Francesca Spaini, Assistant Project Manager