In 1998 Galleria Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea opened its doors in Milan. The gallery stands out on the contemporary scene for its effective activities of support for young Italian art and international artists with a new, visionary approach. The role and image of the gallery have taken on a precise character in over 20 years of activity, through exhibitions that have been apparently eclectic, but also strategic to experiment with and explore the existence and the possibility of new artistic pathways in various languages, now including also international abstract muralism.
Among the most important solo exhibitions by Italian artists, we can mention the show on Mario Schifano, with 3000 retouched photographs, in the early years of the gallery, and more recently the exhibition In the garden of Eden, which opened the horizons to the world of design, architecture and applied arts, dedicated to Alessandro Mendini and 22 other internationally renowned artists who accompanied him in projects on many different scales.
Recently the gallery explored the territories of contaminations with the show Now and Ever. Pattern and Decoration, including artists such as Barry McGee, Jacob Hashimoto and House Industries. Other exhibitions over the years include those of 108 (Guido Bisagni), Marco Cingolani, , Nathalie Du Pasquier, El Gato Chimney, Massimo Giacon, Matteo Guarnaccia, Dario Maglionico, Fulvia Mendini, Luca Pancrazzi, Luigi Presicce, Andrea Salvino, Oliviero Toscani, Olimpia Zagnoli.
In recent years the focus has shifted to international artists like Anthony Ausgang, Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, Clayton Brothers, Mike Giant, Ryan Heshka, Sergio Mora, Russ Pope, Andy Rementer, Fred Stonehouse, Gary Taxali, Esther Pearl Watson, Eric White, Zio Ziegler.
The passion for rock music has also been a fundamental factor, in the choice of certain artists like Moby and Daniel Johnston, also in a recent exhibition of unpublished photos from 30 years of Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour taken by Paolo Brillo