About us

Metropolis Contemporary is a Community Interest Company set to promote emerging underrepresented artists and to fight social, gender and racial inequalities in the art world. Emerging artists need a safe space to experiment and to present their work. They need advise, support and access to opportunities. Metropolis Contemporary aims to provide emerging artists with the tools they need to navigate a career in the art world.

Through a curated programme of exhibitions and events, Metropolis promotes social engagement through art. It aims to provide representation for marginalised community, to trigger a dialogue between different cultures and to creatively tackle social and political issues.

To support emerging artists and to facilitate access to creativity it means to be a part of social and cultural progress. Metropolis Contemporary wants to inspire a new generation of art collectors by actively promote exchange and dialogue with the artists. Ultimately, Metropolis Contemporary offers affordable artworks and payment plans to ensure accessibility for a larger part of the population. 

We are a business with purpose

A community interest company is a type of company designed for social enterprises that want to use their profits and assets for the public good.

We do our best to be sustainable

We use environmentally certified recycled paper and we print with premium quality vegetables based inks. We choose green suppliers and recycle all our waste products.

The Space

Metropolis Art Gallery inaugurated in July 2021. The space comprehends two separate rooms. The first one is the main exhibition space. The second one is a lounge room where people are encouraged to share their opinion and vision. Visitors can enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee, read our books, and just chill surrounded by amazing artworks.

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The Director: Ella

Hello! 

I’m Ella, the Director of Metropolis Contemporary. 

I am a curator with 10 years of experience in the contemporary art field.
I curated the artists notebooks collection for the non for profit organisation Moleskine Foundation. I run C-Gallery, an art gallery focused on Contemporary African Art based in Milan, Italy, for two years and I’ve been the Director and Project Manager of Grafite HB, a charity that develops Public Art projects in the peripheral areas of Milan.

I launched Metropolis Digital Fanzine in April 2020 as a first stage of the bigger Metropolis Project. Metropolis is my expression of curatorial activism. Through the selection of the artists and the implementation of events and community’s activities I am promoting social engagement through contemporary art. I believe art has the power to foster critical thinking and ultimately drive social progress. My work as an art curator is to facilitate the encounter between the artistic expression and the public perception.

I have been living in Brighton, U.K., for almost 3 years. Brighton broaden my perspective on life and art and Metropolis is my way for giving back.

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