The Quadriennale runs a programme of exhibitions whose aim is to create an opportunity for an in-depth critical examination of the research of Italian artists. Each exhibition will begin with the writing of an essay by Italian and foreign curators (in equal numbers) aimed at defining specific aspects of the work of a given artist or proposing contextual analyses. Between one and three works will be shown for each exhibition in order to give maximum attention to the elements that make up the individual works.

Open door
exhibition projects can be proposed by curators and artists (as curators) through a precise application process. Applicants must be under 35 years of age and submit to the artistic direction of the Quadriennale a critical essay outlining the approach through which the exhibition will be constructed, as well as a project for the exhibition set-up, using a special downloadable form.