Fondazione Pastificio Cerere

The dilapidated building of this former pasta factory dating back to 1905 was taken over in the late 70s by a group of artists, also known as the ‘Gruppo di San Lorenzo’ who saved it from disrepair by setting up their ateliers within it. Championed by the Italian critic Achille Bonito Oliva, the building rose to fame in the late 90s after opening its doors to the public with a series of contemporary art exhibitions. Today it continues to house a number of artists, creative studios and a photography school. Since 2014, it is the headquarters of the Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, set up to promote contemporary art through educational programmes, residencies for young artists and curators, exhibitions, conferences and workshops.


Via degli Ausoni 7, Roma

Opening times

Monday to Friday 3pm–7pm
Saturday 4–8pm