About Us

Located in the world-class OōEli 天目里 complex, BY ART MATTERS 天目里美术馆 is a contemporary art museum that has been designed and built to the highest standards by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW). As a leading hub for creativity, the museum is committed to providing exhibition and publication opportunities for artists while also serving as a third space for the public, offering a welcome respite from the everyday routines of work and life. With its stunning architectural design and exceptional programming, BY ART MATTERS is a must-visit destination for contemporary art lovers and enthusiasts in Hangzhou and beyond.


BY ART MATTERS 天目里美术馆 endeavours to become one of Hangzhou's most prominent museums, dedicated to showcasing both international and domestic art and serving as a catalyst for artistic practice, research, and sensitivity. Through diverse exhibitions and public education activities, the museum aims to cultivate the public's appreciation for contemporary art, providing a source of sensual, intellectual, and spiritual inspiration.


Directing BY ART MATTERS 天目里美术馆 is Italian art curator and writer Francesco Bonami, whose resume includes serving as curator for the 50th Venice Biennale, the 2010 Whitney Biennial, and the second edition of the SITE Santa Fe Biennial in 1997. Bonami has also held prestigious positions such as the Manilow Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the artistic director of Fondazione Pitti Discovery in Florence. With his vast experience, notably having organised exhibitions at the Whitechapel Art Gallery (London) and the Hayward Gallery (London) among other institutions, Bonami brings his passion for art to BY ART MATTERS 天目里美术馆 and helps it to achieve its goal of becoming a vital cultural institution in Hangzhou.

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