The Quadriennale di Roma is a national institution with the task of promoting contemporary Italian art.
Its name is linked to the Esposizione Quadriennale d’Arte, the four-yearly exhibition that documents the latest trends in the Italian visual arts. The latest edition, the 2020 Art Quadriennale FUORI, curated by Sarah Cosulich and Stefano Collicelli Cagol, opened to the public on 30 October 2020 at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni and, originally scheduled until 17 January 2021, has been extended until 18 July 2021.
The Quadriennale’s Library Archive (Archivio Biblioteca della Quadriennale – ArBiQ) protects and promotes a fundamental collection of documents and materials on 20th and 21-st century art, ensuring the continuity and stringency of the Institution’s cultural activity.
The archive and library can also be consulted in full online: the archive collections in their entirety and the library catalogue as part of the National Library Service.
The Ministry of culture, the Municipality of Rome and the Region of Lazio all play a role within the Quadriennale, which began life as a periodical exhibition in 1927 and was institutionalized in 1937.