Simóndi Gallery, founded in 2023 by Francesca Simondi, represents the continuation of the cultural research started by Alberto Peola in 1989 in Turin. From its beginnings, the gallery’s attention has always been focused on young and emerging artists, combining attention to the Italian art scene and dialogue with leading figures on the European and International stage. Alberto Peola was the first in Italy to show the work of Botto&Bruno in 1996, Martin Creed in 1999, Lala Meredith-Vula in 2002, Michael Rakowitz in 2006, and Emily Jacir in 2007. Always alert to new trends that find personal narrative solutions through various expressive mediums, from photography to painting to videos to installations, the gallery has consistently collaborated with artists who have earned numerous international awards and recognitions and have featured in museums, biennials, and contemporary art events.
In September 2023, after three years of shared management between Peola and Simondi, Peola Simondi Gallery changed its name to Simóndi, which Francesca Simondi continues independently. The curatorial approach continues to develop its research line aimed at promoting the work of artists who, despite the diversity of geopolitical contexts to which they refer, address themes ranging from environmental issues to the interaction between diverse cultures, from political and social tensions to the reinterpretation of the historical memory of places and communities.