In the heart of Brescia, stands a 13th century palazzo decorated with frescoes from the 1750s, an unusual artist residency. Converted into dynamic ateliers, the spaces of Palazzo Monti regain a new life and are used from early morning until late at night by creatives who share their daily lives and experiment with different artistic practices: painting, photography, sculpture, design, performance. Participating artists are anonymously selected by a committee of international experts and supported by Edoardo Monti, founder and director of the programme. During their stay, participants are invited to immerse themselves in a unique and creative context.
To date, over 150 artists from 50 countries have been welcomed by Palazzo Monti. Here, they have created paintings and prints, installations and objects in ceramic, iron, bronze, marble or wood inspired by the savoir-faire of the Italian territory. Completely independent, the artist residency programme was founded in 2017, financed and curated by Edoardo Monti, a collector and curator from Bergamo. Building a dialogue between international artists and the Italian artisan community and disseminating it through the works that will travel around the world, this is the founder’s intent. Palazzo Monti and the private collection can be visited by appointment.