Do you want to go back to your job and forget about this narrative totally burying yourself in the same old habits, with bills and rent to pay, never enough money, job insecurity, frustration, regret of not having done something to change this world, of not having chosen a better life, or do you want to have fun getting into mischief in Captaloona with me?

Claudio Fiorentini, Captaloona, 2012

Captaloona is the title of a novel by Claudio Fiorentini. Today is also a concept living in the heart of Madrid, an exhibition space with a workshop in the backroom and the permanent presence of its creator and owner, Claudio Fiorentini. A meeting place provided with sound system, microphones, electric piano, guitar, adjustable lighting, that can be used as show room for emerging talents, as trait d’union between cultures (with particular emphasis on Italian and Spanish culture) that can also just be enjoyed as a meeting place.
Captaloona is a sentimental catalyst for lively cultural dynamics and ferments, a foothold for thought that is moving, a gym for ideas, where to get into mischief. An activity as needless as it is essential: needless because its only purpose is to play with thought and creativity, essential precisely because of that.

SHOWING AT captaloona

Calle de Andres Mellado 55, Madrid

Black holes and memory lapses

A union of intents between artists and galleries of different nationalities: ART G.A.P. in Rome and Captaloona Art in Madrid. Dec. 12th at 5pm streaming of an event with poems, paintings, photos, prints, music and video art. At 6,30 pm opening of the exhibition in Madrid.

Due to covid restrictions, ART G.A.P. (Rome) will present works of Vittorio Pavoncello and Serena Maffia, as well as the publication, a book of poems and paintings with  Fiorella Cappelli, Davide Cortese, Alessandra Carnovale, Simone Carunchio, Tiziana Colusso, Flaminia Cruciani, Laura De Luca, Angela Donatelli, Federica Fabrizi, Claudio Fiorentini, Marco Limiti, Serena Maffia, Marina Marchesiello, Emanuele Martinuzzi, Maurizio Mazzurco, Paolo Parisi Presicce, Vittorio Pavoncello, Luciana Raggi, Anna Santoliquido, Fabio Sebastiani, Fabio Strinati, Ornella Spagnuolo, Michela Zanarella.

Captaloona Art in Madrid will open the exhibition with Julia Gallego, Sacramento Almansa, Serena Maffia, Miguel García Martín, Angela Badino, Javier Santana, Claudio Fiorentini and Vittorio Pavoncello.

The musicians Alejandro Carballo and Sebastián Vita will participate with their music, also written based on the theme.

The project has obtained the patronage of the Oficina Cultural de la Embajada de España in Italy and the italian embassy in Madrid.

INFO: +34669616220

From dec 12th ti dec 23rd. 

Opening hours: L-V 10:00/13:00 – 16:00/19:30, S 10:00-13:00


Captaloona Art Madrid presents its artists.
To discover them, please access the artists gallery page.

Permanent exhibition and for sale

Artist bags

Ground Water Fire - Magma

Raku e Kintsugi pottery

Artist bags, by Nadia Chellaoui
Marco Vallesi
Helen Fioretti


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