Arte Padova - Modern and Contemporary Art Trade Fair

Four days dedicated to art and culture with talks, conferences and performances!

From 15 November 2019 to 18 November 2019

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From 15 to 18 November 2019, Arte Padova, the acclaimed Modern and Contemporary Art Fair in Padua, Italy is back for its 30th edition!

Housed in the exhibition pavilions 1-7-8 at Padova Fiere, Arte Padova 2019 is one of the most anticipated art fairs in Italy, an event attracting visitors from all over the world and reinventing itself every year to offer the best of the best, both on a national and on an international level.

With more than 300 exhibitors and over 15.000 works on display in roughly 28.000 square metres, the art fair in Padua is an unmissable event for professionals, investors, collectors and enthusiasts. ArtePadova owes its great success to its ability to combine the market of modern and contemporary art through a selection of the best Italian and international brands: from Futurism to Informal, from Art Zero to Pop Art, Conceptual Art and Arte Povera, presenting something for all tastes!

In its past editions, Arte Padova Fiera has successfully established itself as an important showcase for new market trends. This is right where the Japanese avant-garde group Gutai was launched and Masters of Estroflessione such as Enrico Castellani, Agostino Bonalumi, Giuseppe Amadio and TuriSimeti have been promoted, all exhibiting at Arte Padova 2019 with a shortlist of works. In addition to giving visibility to established artists, the Art Fair at Padova Fiere also pays great attention to emerging talents with a section dedicated to them, the Contemporary Art Talent Show.

A rich calendar of conferences, meetings and live performances will contribute to offering an all-encompassing overview of the modern and contemporary art scene.

  • Modern and Contemporary Art
    As with past editions, exhibitors at Art Padova - selected amongst the best Italian and foreign artists and the most renowned Italian art galleries - will display great works of art, ranging from established figures to innovative experimentations and present day works, such as videos, live performances and installations. At the Padua art trade show, visitors can immerse themselves in various visual itineraries ranging from Italian art of the 20th century - featuring artists such as Lucio Fontana, Mario Sironi, Achille Perilli, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Piero Manzoni, Mimmo Rotella, Mario Schifano, Emilio Isgrò, Agostino Bonalumi, Carla Accardi, Tano Festa, Franco Angeli, Michelangelo Pistoletto and highly acclaimed Alighiero Boetti, – through to the so-called 'blue ocean' of the market, with names such as Paolo Cotani, Beatrice Gallori and Tino Stefanoni, just to name a few.
  • Contemporary Art Talent Show
    The Art Under 5000 project is open only to galleries, associations and artists displaying artwork valued at less than €5000. The aims of this original project, presented as part of Padua art fair 2019 range from harnessing the work of emerging artists and helping them reach a wider audience, to stimulating the market by offering works at affordable prices and promoting new venues to allow all artistic expressions to have their works recognized. Associations, independent and group artists, who aim to establish themselves in the art market, will find space in large areas of the Padua Italy Art Fair 2019, a sort of large creative workshop with installations, laboratories, sculptures, workshops and performances dedicated to new expressive languages where visitors can buy an original piece at a low price. In parallel with the contemporary art fair in Padua, ArtePadova will also stage the C.A.T.S. Award, given to young talented artists exhibiting at the art fair in Padua: a high-quality jury will be asked to evaluate the exhibited works by choosing the 10 finalists, among which the first 4 classified will be chosen to receive recognition and a cash prize.
  • Works Under 500 - Works that cost less than €500
    To encourage the purchase by young people and with the broad objective of bringing the public closer to the art market, Arte Padova decided to give more visibility to the works with a more affordable price, less than €500. These works will be presented in a brochure to make it easy for visitors to locate them within Padua Italy Art Fair 2019.
  • Banca Mediolanum Award – 3rd edition
    Aimed at the enhancement and promotion of emerging artists, it is open to all artists who are already participating in the C.A.T. Award. The works, one per artist, will be on display in a dedicated area marked with a specific caption. The winner will receive a prize worth €1000.
  • Show & Tell – Pensa, crea, mostra
    Show & Tell is a new and original contest dedicated to the promotion of young creative artists under 30 years who are students, artists or curators. Participants will be able to express their art freely on a theme of their choice. A jury will decide the winning project that will be exhibited at Arte Padova 2019 in the ‘Contemporary Art Talent Show’ section!


From 15 to 18 November, do not miss one of the longest running art trade show in Italy: the Modern and Contemporary Art fair in Padua is waiting for you! Take advantage of this long weekend to see and visit the best artworks in the city of Padua with one of our guided tours of Padua!


Art Trade Show Padua Opening Hours

  • From Friday 15 to Sunday 17 November from 10.00 to 20.00
  • Monday 18 November from 10.00 to 13.00

Art Trade Show Padua How to Get There

  • Entrance from Via Niccolò Tommaseo for access to halls 1 and 7
  • Entrance from Park Nord, Via Rismondo, for access to pavilion 8

Art Trade Show Padua Tickets

  • Arte Padova Adult Ticket: €10.00
  • Arte Padova Concession Ticket: €5.00 *
  • Groups of at least 10 people; Police Forces; over 65s; students; disabled visitors; children aged 11 to 17 years.
  • Arte Fiera Extra Concession Ticket: €1.00 *

Download your ticket on, Members of FAI, Arci, Touring Club, DLF, AICS, CSEN, CRAAL, Padua University of the People, ZIP Center.

  • Free entry*
    Holders of Carta Feltrinelli, CartaPiù and MultiPiù; children up to 10 years old; school groups, including leaders (prior request from the Organizing Secretariat is needed).

*To qualify for concessions you must report to the ticket office and show a document proving your membership to one of the above categories and proving your identity.

By Insidecom Editorial Staff