M77 opened in 2014 with the purpose to make room for new ideas in Milan’s contemporary art scene. Offering its 1000 sqm space as a platform for dialogue and a place for ambitious projects, M77 hosts exhibitions with a strong site-specificity and curatorial vision.
The core mission of the gallery is to foster a reputable and varied roster of artists by bringing their ideas and vision to fruition and establish itself exponentially as a cultural epicenter through a carefully curated exhibition program and by hosting book presentations, talks, performances and art-related events within its programming to further engage its public and collector-base.
Gradually over the last five years, the gallery has embarked and expanded on a clear exhibition program focused on very personal declinations of the conceptual attitude, often preferring to shed light on underrepresented mid-career international artists and on the more experimental, less known aspects of the production of renowned Post-War Italian Masters.
M77 currently represents Emilio Isgrò, Nino Migliori, Grazia Varisco, Braco Dimitrijević, the Estate of Maria Lai, Avish Khebrehzadeh, Kendell Geers, Alberto Biasi, the Estate of Valentino Vago, Archives Charlotte Perriand, Kaarina Kaikkonen, the Estate of Tano Festa, the Estate of Alessandro Mendini, Mat Collishaw and Tatsuo Miyajima.
Among the gallery’s recent highlights we proudly mention: Alberto Biasi’s solo show, The Visibility of the Invisible, a comprehensive monumental exhibition focused on Biasi’s pioneering environments from the 1960s and ‘70s; Kendell Geers’ installation Hanging Piece (1993) where more than 500 bricks were hung to create an impactful experience, enhanced by a mirroring floor, for his solo show OrnAmenTu’EtKriMen; finally, our debut at ArtBasel | Unlimited with a striking installation by Paris-based Bosnian conceptual artist Braco Dimitrijević and at Paris+ par ArtBasel | Sites with a outdoor sculpture by Op and Kinetic art pioneer Grazia Varisco.
M77 aims to expand its International presence through its participation in reputable art fairs world-wide. The gallery’s yearly fair calendar features miart (Milan), artgenéve (Geneva), ArtBrussels (Bruxelles), Art Cologne (Cologne), EXPO CHICAGO (Chicago), among others. The year 2023 marks M77’s debut at Art Basel in Basel in the Feature sector with a monographic booth featuring historical works by Sardinian artist Maria Lai as well as at Frieze Masters and at Paris Photo in the Main Sector.
Since our very first exhibition, M77 has been producing its own hardcover catalogues featuring critical texts, installation views and unedited archive and research materials.