MIA Fair is the first art fair in Italy devoted to photography and video art. MIA Fair will start May 3rd and will stay open from the 4th to the 6th of May at the exhibition space Superstudio Più, which is one of the most renewed Milanese locations for events dedicated to art, design and fashion. MIA Fair is conceived in an innovative way which takes into consideration several aspects: one artist for each booth, giving the chance to visit several little exhibitions and permitting a better comprehension of the artist work. The trade fair dedicated to photography is coming.
- MAY 3/MAY 6
- Online until 04 Jun
- Opening hours
Thursday May 3 invitation only
Friday May 4 12pm-10pm
Saturday May 5 11am-9pm
Sunday May 6 11am-8pm
MilanVia Tortona 2720100 Italy
MIA Fair 2012 / Report
Our correspondent from Milan reports about this successful edition of MIA Fair: "Finally an important event dedicated to photography in Milan. MIA Fair, held at SuperStudioPiù, featured both established and young photographers. Each gallery presented a single artist with his own mini-catalogue: the monographic exhibitions allow the visitor to better understand every single artist and make it easier to visit the fair. Next to the central pavilions, where the main Italian and international galleries were, there was the pavilion devoted to new proposals: authors still looking for a gallery to represent them. There was also a big area dedicated to photography publishers, where you could enjoy new best sellers next to historical books, but especially find many precious editions by independent publishers. The show continued into the fashion photography pavilion, detached from the main fair complex, curated by fashion photography expert Enrica Viganò. It well represented the link between MIA Fair and Milan, and especially the Tortona area where the fair is located, known for its many labs, studios and offices related to the fashion industry. Several events accompanied the show: book presentations, lectures with artists, art critics and experienced photography collectors. Denis Curti and Lola Garrido taught us that to become photography collectors it is critical to follow your own taste. But the ability to collect art must be cultivated, in order to learn how to recognize and invest on emerging talents. If in the four days of the fair you have not been able to choose the right photo to start your own collection, you can continue your visit online on www.thefairgoer.com and prepare for the next year’s Milan Image Art Fair." Francesca Belgiojoso, psychologist and photographer
Awards / 2
The Ferrarelle Award to a talented artist exhibiting independently at MIA Fair 2012 in the section “MIA Proposal” goes to Nicola Bortolussi for "Sogno a N.Y.C.".
Awards / 1
The BNL – BNP Paribas Group Award goes to Ohad Matalon represented by Podbielski Contemporary for the work "Niad, The small crater".
MIA Fair opens its doors!
Visit more than 120 galleries, photo laboratories and photo editors. View images of the work, browse virtual booths or search by keyword. You can view information about the pieces and artists you like, contact galleries and save your favorite artworks to share with friends and colleagues via social media. Enjoy the visit!
And the winner is...
This year will see the first edition of the Ferrarelle Award and the BNL – BNP Paribas Group Award, confirming the interest of the sponsors in supporting contemporary art in Italy; the former prize will be awarded to a talented artist exhibiting independently at MIA Fair 2012 in the section “MIA Proposal”, and the latter to an artist represented by a gallery.
Photo Laboratories at MIA
Photo laboratories will be present as exhibitors at the 2012 edition of MIA Fair: this new partnership with artists gives the opportunity to understand how printing and production techniques are central and integral part of the language of photographic artistic expression.
We are proud to announce MIA Fair!
We are proud to announce MIA Milan image art fair 2012.Conceived from an idea of Fabio Castelli, art collector and curator, MIA lies a unique element of innovation that will distinguish it from traditional Italian art fairs: each exhibitor will be asked to display the work of only one artist per booth in order to give visitors an itinerary of the artist’s project the most complete and exhaustive as possible. Given public awareness of the increasingly decisive and transversal role that photography has come to assume among modern art’s forms of expression as a natural choice.