Giorgio Gaburro, Owner, Beatrice Benedetti, Art Director
Boxart Gallery, Verona, Italy
Giorgio Gaburro, owner of Boxart Gallery in Verona (Italy) and Beatrice Benedetti, gallery art director, have been working together since 2006, although Boxart was founded in 1996. In 2006 they started an international activity and research, travelling to Asia, especially to China (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen) and South Korea (Seoul). Some of the talented artists they met, such as the Gao Brothers, Liu Bolin or Kim Joon, who use photography as they primary medium, had their first solo show in Italy organized by Boxart.
After working for more than 15 years as a private gallery, exhibiting and selling contemporary artworks, recently Boxart started cooperating mainly with Institutions, such as Forma Foundation for Photography (Milan), Mart museum in Rovereto (Trento), National Gallery for Contemporary Art (Rome), transforming themself into a Project Gallery. The Gallery, today, supports the artist's concept working with him/her by focusing on the right exhibition venue, installation and Marketing tools. The entire artist' project/exhibition, or at least a part of it, usually enters into the gallery collection in order to be, later, sold and loaned around the world.
Boxart main interest is on international young and mid-career artists who work with photography as their primary medium. The works should be deeply meaningful, coherent and committed, as the result of a concept, performance or staged photography. Mr. Gaburro and Mag. Benedetti are not interested in reportage, social documentary or commercial photography. In their opinion the knowledge of technique is essential for striking the audience and forward a universal content in the most original and recognizable way. Art should be perceived as a mission by the artist, as the gallery target is to involve his/her talent into a 4-hand-built-up project to be presented to public spaces curators, shown following site-specific criteria, or acquired directly by the gallery.