The Quadriennale di Roma is a national institution with the task of promoting contemporary Italian art. Its name is linked to the Esposizione Quadriennale d’Arte, the four-yearly exhibition that documents the latest trends in the Italian visual arts. The latest edition, the 16th Art Quadriennale “Other times, other myths” , took place at Palazzo delle Esposizioni from October 13th, 2016 to January 7th, 2017. The next edition is scheduled in autumn 2020.
The Quadriennale’s Library Archive (Archivio Biblioteca della Quadriennale – ArBiQ) protects and promotes a fundamental collection of documents and materials on 20th and 21-st century art, ensuring the continuity and stringency of the Institution’s cultural activity.
The archive and library can also be consulted in full online: the archive collections in their entirety and the library catalogue as part of the National Library Service.
The Ministry for Cultural Assets and Activities, the Municipality of Rome and the Region of Lazio all play a role within the Quadriennale, which began life as a periodical exhibition in 1927 and was institutionalized in 1937.