Arte Fiera Bologna 2022: Tickets, Exhibitors and Dates – What to do

Bologna, May 12, 2022 – After two and a half years of a forced stop, the doors are opening again art fairthat Overview of modern and contemporary art which traditionally takes place in January, has been postponed this year from May 13th to 15th, 2022 because of the pandemic. In fact, the motto of the 45th edition is “resumed”, ready to rediscover the city and the art lovers who are finally present.

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As in 2020, the fair will take place in halls 15 and 18, dedicated to each contemporary art and art of the 20th century, but with a new access path that allows you choose freely which pavilion to visit first.
Here is the guide to attending the fair. The city is now spruced up, thanks city ​​of artthe Cultural Alliance project, born of the collaboration between the City of Bologna and Bologna Fiere, to support the exhibition with exhibitions, events and special initiatives, proposing an original exploration of the city’s museums and art spaces, until Sunday 15 June. May.

Arte Fiera opening hours

Arte Fiera takes place in Bologna Exhibition Center, in halls 15 and 18. It will be possible to enterNorth entrance of the fair (From Piazza Costituzione there is one free shuttle service every 2 minutes).

Opening to the public is planned from May 13th to 15th, 2022: Friday 13th from 12pm to 8pm, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th from 11am to 8pm.

the tickets

All tickets for Arte Fiera 2022 have been digitized and can be purchased on the ArteFiera website. The ticket office at the fair will be active exclusively for entrances that provide for concessions and agreements.
You will be accepted Credit card or debit card payments only.


Full entry costs 26 euros. Then it’s two different subscriptions: you secure daily admission for all three days of the fair, at a price of €35.00while the one that allows you to enter for two days has costs 32.00 Euro. I Children up to 10 years including have the right toFree admission.

In addition, the purchase of the day ticket entitles you to do soFacilitated entry to all Modern and Contemporary Art museums of the Bologna Musei and Genus Bononiae institutionsas well as the main projects involved in the Art City Bologna program, according to their respective opening methods.

Discounts and discounts

The tickets that provide for concessions and agreements can be can only be purchased at the ticket office at the trade fair. There are discounts for owners the culture card (the ticket costs 13.00 euros) or la Younger card (15 euro).
I Groups of 15 or more peoplewith a list to be presented at the ticket offices are entitled to a reduced ticket price of 15 euros (same amount if purchased online, active for this type).
The organized groups of high school students, with an accompanying person and a list on stationery signed by the headmaster, to be presented at the cash desk, they pay 13 euros for the admission ticket (accompanying persons have free admission). This reduction does not include universities and academies.

Hey Access for the disabled is free, after picking up the free ticket at the cash desks; each accompanying person pays for the entrance ticket. The accompanying person only has free entry if they have a disability that requires this number.

access mode

IS Entering the pavilions with travel bags, suitcases or backpacks is prohibitedto be handed in at the cloakroom.
Lentrance of the dogs It is allowed only if it is on a leash and equipped with a muzzle or a special transport box, with the exception of dogs serving disabled people.


As in previous editions it was A shuttle service from the train station / Art Fair and back is provided at the following times:

Central Station (Viale Pietramellara 18/3) – Artefiera
From May 13th to 15th at 10.30am – 11am – 11.30am – 12pm – 12.30pm – 2pm

Artefiera – Central Station (Viale Pietramellara 18/3)
From May 13th to 15th at 6pm – 6.30pm – 7pm – 7.30pm

Wireless Internet access

In order to be able to use the WLAN, you have to connect to the ARTEFIERA network and enter the Password ARTEFIERA2022.

How do you get

From the central station

Bologna Central Station is just 10 minutes from BolognaFiere.
In Taxi, indicate directly the north entrance of Arte Fiera. In Bus, Lines 35 or 38 reach Piazza della Costituzione, where a continuous shuttle service goes to the Arte Fiera entrance (north entrance).
Alternatively, you can also use one direct bus connection from the train station to Arte Fiera, at the times indicated above.

From the highway

and Florence, Milan and Ancona: take directly theExit at Bologna Fiera. on the A14 motorway. Out of Padua: ring road Exit 8 to the North Entrance and the Michelino multi-storey car park (Around Dante Canè).

In the bus

The exhibition center Bologna can be reached every day TPER lines at urban fares 28 – 35 – 38 – 39. and permanent shuttle service leads from Piazza Costituzione to the entrance of Arte Fiera (north entrance).

From the airport

The international airport is Guglielmo Marconi directly connected to the station with the comfortable “Marconi Express” monorail.

Access for people with walking difficulties

Something Vehicles are available free of charge at the public entrances and must be requested from the service staff.
ThatAccessibility to all areas of the exhibition center open to the public. Exhibitors and designers of individual stands have to comply with the applicable regulations to remove architectural barriers.

sections and galleries

I am 142 galleries will take part in Arte Fiera 2022the full list is available at this link.

Here is a brief summary of the Content of each section and its participants:

That The main section includes modern and post-war art, historical strengths of the event, to contemporary research, with a strong emphasis on Italian art. Encourage monographic stands and curatorial proposals that focus on one movement, one trend, one period in 20th-century art.

introduced in 2020, focus is a section dedicated to the Modern and historicizing post-war period. His Content changes from year to year: The curator is invited to choose the period, trend and artistic movement to focus on. The 2022 edition of the section is curated by the art historian, critic and curator Marco Meneguzzo and will have as an object the so-called “Exact Art” (including kinetic art, programmed art and related experiences) tLate fifties and seventieswith special attention to the Italian scene.

Painting XXIedited by independent critic and curator Davide Ferrinow in its second edition, is an unprecedented proposal for trade fairs, not only in Italy: one Overview of the painting of the new millennium, Italian and international, which ranges from emerging talent to mid-career artists, who in past editions have found a great consensus among professionals and the public. For the first time, a fair is dedicating a specialized area to the more traditional artistic medium, which in recent years has again become the center of attention from critics, institutions and the market.

Ultimately photography and moving image, until Fantom platform (represented by Selva Barni, Benedetta Pomini, Ilaria Speri, Massimo Torrigiani and Francesco Zanot), is in front of the photographic medium from a decidedly up-to-date perspective: it includes the completely Video, and is open to dialogue between photography and other media. In its third edition, it is now a fixed date in Italy for collectors and enthusiasts.

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