MIA Fair, conceived in 2011 from an idea of Fabio Castelli, is the most important art fair dedicated to photography in Italy. MIA Fair offers a unique approch by presenting Solo Show and Group Show with a specific curatorial project. MIA Fair was created with the aim of highlighting the transverse role that photography has come to play between the languages of expression of the contemporary art system.


MIA Fair provides a rich cultural program, with events and conferences dedicated to the world of art and photography, which aims to support a conscious collectors with insights and important guests in the Italian and international art scene.

MIA Fair offers the possibility to art collectors to enjoy a lively and innovative art event, experiencing a unique view in Italy on the photography art market, ranging from established to emerging artists. MIA Fair has achieved the result of creating a new collectors’ base which approaches contemporary art through the collection of photography.


90 galleries coming from 16 different countries attended the tenth edition of MIA Fair; alongside them other 50 exhibitors, divided into 13 specialized editors, 9 media partners, 5 exhibitions, 17 conferences and 5 awards, bringing the total number of exhibitors to 140, within an exhibition area of 7.000 sq. mt.

During the days of the fair 6 prizes have been awarded: the BNL BNP Paribas Group Award an acquisition award which enriches the Banks’s art collection; the G*AA Architecture Photography Award, in partnership with Attilio Giaquinto’s Studio G*AA and with Tiziana Bonomo’s ArtPhotò, dedicated to architectural photography and aiming to enhance its ability to make the public discover the space, atmospheres, landscapes and transformations that are experienced on a daily basis; the New-Post Photography Award, born in 2020, promoting the new languages of a photography capable of confronting the contemporary world in an innovative way; the Premio Esplorare Gavi – Immagini d’autore dal Piemonte, promoted by the Consorzio Tutela del Gavi, aming to enhance the territory of Gavi Docg through photography, telling its distinctive features, its landmarks, its protagonists and the different experiences that can be lived in this beautiful place; the PUNCTUM Prize – Chromatic Synaesthesias, promoted by the Maimeri Foundation with the scientific sponsorship of the Università degli Studi di Milano (Department of Cultural and Environmental Heritage and Department of Historical Studies), addressed to professional and amateur photographers who want to question themselves on the relationship between photography and color; and the Codice MIA Award 2019, an exclusive porfolio review dedicated to mid-career artists, conceived and curated by Enrica Viganò, curator and photo critic.

These are the figures and activities of MIA Fair 2021, the fair dedicated to photography directed by Fabio Castelli and Lorenza Castelli at SUPERSTUDIO MAXI – Via Moncucco 35, Milan.




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