The Tucci Russo Gallery was established in 1975 in Turin by Antonio Tucci Russo, opening with a solo exhibition of Pier Paolo Calzolari and it has henceforth represented several artists belonging to the Arte Povera group. In fact shows by Giovanni Anselmo, Mario Merz, Marisa Merz, Giulio Paolini and Giuseppe Penone are numerous in the gallery’s history. Moreover, for several years the gallery had its exhibition spaces located in the same building and at the same floor of Marisa and Mario Merz’s studio in Turin.
Alongside these artists, between 1975 and 1980 the gallery has held exhibitions with artists belonging to younger generations such as Remo Salvadori, Marco Bagnoli, Enzo Cucchi and Sandro Chia.
In 1994 the Tucci Russo Gallery moved to Torre Pellice, a small town near Turin, where it occupies about 1.200 m2 of exhibition space in a fascinating former textile mill.
Since the foundation of the gallery Lisa and Antonio Tucci Russo have been focusing their activity on the study and research on the sculpture and its developments.
In addition to artists belonging to the Arte Povera group, throughout its history to the present day the Tucci Russo Gallery has also worked with Daniel Buren, Tony Cragg - whose first solo show at the gallery was presented in 1984 - Lili Dujourie, Harald Klingelhöller, Richard Long, Paolo Mussat Sartor, Maria Nordman, Alfredo Pirri, Thomas Schütte - whose first solo show in Italy was the one at the gallery in 1986 - and Jan Vercruysse.
Over the years the Tucci Russo Gallery has always sought new tendencies in more recent generations of artists such as Mario Airò, Christiane Löhr, Paolo Piscitelli, Robin Rhode and Conrad Shawcross.
In 2017 the gallery opened a second venue, the Tucci Russo Chambres d'Art, in an historical building in the centre of Turin.