Metropolis is an art gallery, a fanzine and a curatorial concept. We promote emerging artists both local and international aiming to encourage a dialogue between different cultures. We propose affordable artworks and we try to engage communities through different events. We aim to interest young professionals in buying contemporary emerging artists in order to create a new generation of young collectors that are sharing the same values and concerns of the artists, instead of seeking profit through speculation. We are also promoting underrepresented and marginalised voices in order to fight gender, racial and social inequalities in the art world.
We are a business with purpose
Our mission is to promote emerging international artists and fight social, gender and racial inequalitywithin the art world. For this reason we propose a diversified programme of exhibitions and events that aim to create a dialogue between cultures and communities.
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.
A percentage of our monthly sales goes to The Hummingbird Projects. A local charity that protects and support young refugees.
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 in sharing their opinion and vision. Visitors can enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee, read our books, and just chill surrounded by amazing artworks.
The Director: Ella
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 that 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.