Capo d’Arte is an Italian non-profit organization dedicated to contemporary art.
It was founded in 2009 by Francesca Bonomo and Francesco Petrucci, who still run it, with the idea of bringing the most advanced forms of art to Gagliano del Capo: a tiny village at the tip of Puglia, an area which had rarely experienced it before.
Ever since its inception, Capo d’Arte has staged summer exhibitions featuring the work of renown international artists, in the context of a land overlooking the Mediterranean, which has always been acting as a crossroad between Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East and North Africa. Furthermore, since 2016 the association is a partner of the French Academy in Rome. Every year, they co-organize in Gagliano del Capo projects and exhibitions with artists who are in residence at Villa Medici.