Emilio Vedova working, 1962. Ph Umberto Rossi, Venezia


The Fondazione Emilio e Annabianca Vedova, established in Venice by Vedova himself and his wife Annabianca Manni in 2004, has for more than two decades aimed to promote the artist’s art and work with a range of cultural initiatives: studies, research, analysis, exhibitions, conferences, scholarships and awards. The Foundation, chaired by Alfredo Bianchini, is committed to the safekeeping and maintenance of the artist’s works and to spreading awareness of them, in partnership with major international museums and cultural institutions. The Fondazione Vedova devotes special attention to the themes “painting - space - time - history” that constitute the cardinal points of Emilio Vedova’s art and commitment.

The Fondazione has two exhibition spaces on the Zattere: the Magazzino del Sale, restored under a project conceived by Renzo Piano and realised in 2008 by Maurizio Milan and Alessandro Traldi, is equipped with advanced technologies for the conservation and presentation of the works, foremost among which the robot machine, which permits the creation of different display scenarios; and the Spazio Vedova is a multi-purpose space capable of hosting both exhibitions and other events. From the inaugural 2009 show, the artistic direction of the foundation was entrusted to the critic Germano Celant (1940-2020), who has curated several exhibitions for the foundation, as well as Fabrizio Gazzarri (1953-2023), who has also served as director of the Archive and the Collection.