From the May 24th 2016 until the 10th September 2016


Margherita Martinelli


Margherita Martinelli was born in 1981 in Crema (Cremona).
She graduated, summa cum laude, at Fine Arts Academy of Brera in Milan. She continued her artistic education in Tokyo, where she was fascinated by culture and traditional ancient techniques of Japanese painting. Japan has always been one of her favourite places where she gets inspiration.
In 2007 she was a finalist of National Award Donato Frisia; in 2009 she won the Audience Award Patrizia Barlettani, at San Lorenzo Gallery in Milan. In 2011 she was a finalist of Ciaccio Broker Award for Italian young painting at ArtVerona. Since 2011 she has become one of the artists of Barsky Gallery in New York. With them she took part in several art fairs in U.S.A. (Aaf New York, Market Art & Design Hamptons). In 2013 Alberto Mattia Martini invited her to take part in Orientalmente Award in Mantova. In the same year Lorella Giudici invited her to take part in Brain Art Project, in Vercelli. In 2015 she created an installation in Raumen Museum in Shin-Yokoama, Tokyo, for CasaLuca Milan Project. Currently her works are treated by Federico Rui Arte Contemporanea Gallery, Zaion Gallery and Palmieri Gallery. Forforeign countries, Barsky Gallery, New York.

Margherita currently lives and works in Milan.


Federico Rui started working for a prestigious art gallery in Milan in 1995, being in charge of setting up exhibitions and dealing with customer relations, thus learning the job of gallerist (art dealer?/gallery manager?) on the field. In 2002 he and a partner founded la Galleria Pittura Italiana, which organized twenty exhibitions in their headquarters in via Palermo 1, and more than thirty exhibitions in other locations, with a particular interest in promoting young artists.
In 2009 Federico Rui Arte Contemporanea was created: the gallery in via Turati was opened with a retrospective on Aligi Sassu for the centenary of his birth. The gallery specialises in promoting emerging artists, with a particular preference for painting.
Since 2004 he has taken part in the most important art fairs (Milan, Verona, Bologna, Padua, Bergamo, Vicenza) and has been collaborating with the main Italian auction houses. He has organized and taken part in exhibitions in London, Brussel, Rome, Genova, Venice, Cape Town. He has been involved in art events for Timberland, Lloyd’s, the European Parliament in Brussel, Banca Popolare di Lodi, F.A.I., Quadriennale in Rome, Poltrona Frau, Comune di Milano, Comune di Como,
Premio La Fenice, publishing various artist monographies for Skira and Allemandi.
Several of the artists he represented have taken part in the most important international festivals such as the Biennale in Venice.
Federico Rui Arte Contemporanea gallery is in via Turati 38 in Milano.