Camilla Moresi is a young gallery owner who trained at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio. After first working in Zurich, she has realised her dream of opening a contemporary art gallery in her hometown of Como. The G / A R T / E N is an exhibition space for emerging art open to the international culture that Camilla absorbed during her years in Switzerland and Paris.
She is part of a trend that is slowly coming to the fore in the city as it embraces contemporary art, addressing its themes with a new and fresh language that connects both with the local region and with distant places. The name comes from the German for garden, while containing within it a play on “art”. The idea of the garden is important as it enshrines the young gallery owner’s desire to offer a place to display works that together create a landscape of shapes and colours to be enjoyed in an informal manner, like friends chatting between themselves in a garden.
The idea of the garden is important as it enshrines the young gallery owner’s desire to offer a place to display works that together create a landscape of shapes and colours.
The location itself belonged to her grandparents who bought the space back in the nineteen sixties for use as a stationery store. They later pass it on to her father, who turned it into a store for fountain pen collectors. It is now Camilla’s turn and once again it has changed as now it is the G / A R T / E N gallery for emerging international artists.
These are artists starting out on their careers but who already have with exhibition experience behind them, or at least have clear and recognisable artistic personalities and an ability to communicate with everyone, and not just those from the art world.