Arte Fiera Bologna 2022: tickets, exhibitors and dates – What to do?

Bologna, May 12, 2022 – After two and a half years of forced shutdown, the doors open again art fairthe overview of modern and contemporary art which traditionally takes place in January, postponed this year from 13 to 15 May 2022 because of the pandemic. In fact, the motto of the 45th edition is ‘Resume’, ready to rediscover the city and art lovers, finally here.

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Just like in 2020, the fair will take place in halls 15 and 18, respectively dedicated to contemporary and 20th century art, but with a new access path that lets you choose freely which pavilion to visit first.
Here are the instructions for participating in the fair. Meanwhile, the city is dressed thanks to art citythe cultural alliance project born of the collaboration between the municipality of Bologna and Bologna Fiere, to support the exhibition with exhibitions, events and special initiatives and to propose an original exploration of museums and art places in the city, until Sunday 15 May.

Arte Fiera . opening hours

Arte Fiera takes place in Bologna Exhibition Center, in halls 15 and 18. It will be possible to enterNorth entrance to the fair (from Piazza Costituzione there is a free shuttle every 2 minutes).

The opening to the public is planned from 13 to 15 May 2022Friday 13 from 12.00 to 20.00, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 from 11.00 to 20.00

The tickets

All entrance tickets for Arte Fiera 2022 are digitized and can be purchased on the ArteFiera website. The Ticket Office at the Beurs will be active exclusively for entrances that provide for concessions and agreements.
They are accepted only payments with credit or debit card


Full access costs 26 euros† Then there are two different subscriptions: they provide daily access for all three days of the fair, at a cost of € 35.00while the one that allows you to enter for two days has a cost of 32.00 euros. l children up to 10 years including the right tofree entrance

In addition, the purchase of the day ticket entitles you to:Facilitated access to all museums in the modern and contemporary art space of the institution Bologna Musei and Genus Bononiaeas well as for the main projects involved in the Art City Bologna program, according to their respective opening methods.

Discounts and concessions

The admission tickets that provide for concessions and agreements can be purchased exclusively at the cash register at the Stock Exchange. Discounts are available to owners the culture map (the ticket costs 13.00 euros) or la Younger Card (15 euro).
l groups of at least 15 peoplewith a list to be shown at the cash registers is entitled to a ticket with a discount of 15 euros (the same amount when purchased online, active for this type).
The organized groups of high school students, accompanied by an accompanying person and a list signed by the director on letterhead paper, to be handed over to the counter, they pay the ticket 13 euros (accompanying persons free). this reduction does not include universities and academies.

ai disabled access is allowed free of charge, after collecting the free ticket at the cash registers; each attendant pays the admission ticket. The companion only enters for free in the case of a disability that requires this figure.

Access Mode:

IS It is forbidden to enter the pavilions with travel bags, suitcases or backpackswhich must be deposited in the cloakroom.
lentrance of the dogs it is allowed only when on a leash and equipped with a muzzle or with a special travel basket, except for dogs serving the disabled.


As in previous editions, it was a shuttle service from the Station / Art Fair and back is provided at the following times

Central Station (Viale Pietramellara 18/3) – Artefiera
From 13 to 15 May at 10.30 – 11.00 – 11.30 – 12.00 – 12.30 – 14.00

Artefiera – Central Station (Viale Pietramellara 18/3)
From 13 to 15 May at 18.00 – 18.30 – 19.00 – 19.30


To use Wi-Fi, you need to connect to the ARTEFIERA network and enter the password ARTEFIERA2022.

How do you get

From Central Station

Bologna’s main train station is just 10 minutes from BolognaFiere.
In cab, immediately indicate the north entrance of Arte Fiera. In bus, lines 35 or 38 reach Piazza della Costituzione, where a continuous shuttle service leads to the Arte Fiera entrance (north entrance).
Alternatively, you can use a direct bus connection from the station to Arte Fiera, at the times indicated above.

From the highway

And Florence, Milan and Ancona: take the immediately“Bologna Fiera” exit on the A14 motorway. By padova: ring road exit 8 for northern entrance and parking Michelino (Round Dante Cane).

in bus

The Bologna Exhibition Center can be reached every day by: TPER lines at city fares 28 – 35 – 38 – 39† And continuous shuttle service leads from Piazza Costituzione to the entrance of Arte Fiera (north entrance).

From the airport

Guglielmo Marconi International Airport is directly connected to the train station with the convenient monorail train “Marconi Express”

Access for people with walking difficulties

Some vehicles are available for free at the public entrances, and must be requested from the service personnel.
Theaccessibility to all parts of the exhibition center open to the public. Exhibitors and designers of individual stands must comply with applicable regulations for removing architectural barriers.

Sections and Galleries

I’m 142 galleries participate in Arte Fiera 2022the full list is available at this link.

Here is a brief summary about the content of each section and its participants:

The Main section ranges from modern and post-war art, historical strengths of the event, through to contemporary research, with a strong emphasis on Italian art. Encourage monographic booths and curatorial proposals focused on a movement, a trend, a period of 20th century art.

Introduced in 2020, Focus is a section that deals with the modern and historicized post-war. To be content changes from year to year: the curator is invited to choose the period, the trend, the artistic movement on which he wants to focus. The 2022 edition of the section is curated by the art historian, critic and curator Marco Meneguzzo and will aim at the so-called “Exact art” (including kinetic art, programmed art and related experiences) tlate fifties and seventieswith a special focus on the Italian scene.

Painting XXIedited by independent critic and curator Davide Ferrinow in its second edition, is an unprecedented proposal for scholarships, not only in Italy: a overview of the painting of the new millennium, Italian and international, which ranges from emerging talent to mid-career artists who have found great consensus among professionals and the public in recent editions. For the first time, a trade fair is dedicating a specialized section to the more traditional artistic medium, which in recent years has once again become the focus of attention from critics, institutions and the market.

In the end photography and moving image, By the Fantom platform (represented by Selva Barni, Benedetta Pomini, Ilaria Speri, Massimo Torrigiani and Francesco Zanot), faces the photographic medium from a distinctly topical perspective: it fully encompasses the video, and is open to dialogue between photography and other media. In its third edition, it is now a permanent fixture in Italy for collectors and enthusiasts.

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