The Cardi Gallery was founded in Milan, Italy in April 1972 by Renato Cardi.
Originally named ‘Galleria Cardi’ the gallery focused on fostering the work of contemporary Italian artists.
In the late 1960’s Renato Cardi started to presciently collect works by artists like Cy Twombly, Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni and Michelangelo Pistoletto, all who were relatively unknown at the time. Over the subsequent years Renato built a distinguished collection that spanned from Arte Povera to Spatialism. Through both his inextinguishable passion for art and the subsequent success of the Galleria Cardi, Renato earned the reputation as a critically engaged champion of developing artists, one who made major contributions to launching many of their careers.
Now led by Renato’s son Nicolo, the Cardi Gallery continues to shape the cultural landscape in Milan and abroad. In 2015, the Cardi Gallery opened its first overseas venue, expanding its presence to London’s Mayfair district, the epicentre of the European Art Market.