Gran Finale

A series of exhibitions closed to the public

A project by Numero Cromatico

December 3rd, 2020 - January 25th, 2021

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That's What I Do

Dionigi Mattia Gagliardi


Iconic Film

Salvatore Gaetano Chiarella


If I Should Die

Manuel Focareta



Marco Marini



Sara Cuono


Sul Volto

Dionigi Mattia Gagliardi



Numero Cromatico



Marco Marini



Manuel Focareta

Dionigi Mattia Gagliardi



Salvatore Gaetano Chiarella



Group Show



Numero Cromatico

Numero Cromatico presents GRAN FINALE. The research centre leaves the headquarters in Via degli Ausoni, Rome, with a series of exhibitions closed to the public, delivered digitally through its web pages and social media accounts ( -

FB: numerocromatico - IG: numerocromatico). The project will be shown to the public over the course of two months and will feature the artists that are part of the group: Salvatore Gaetano Chiarella, Sara Cuono, Manuel Focareta, Dionigi Mattia Gagliardi, Marco Marini.


Today Numero Cromatico is an articulate and flexible organism,

the only research centre on art and neuroscience in Italy and, most importantly, a group of artists that think of art as science.

During these years, this extraordinary and unusual body has grown, producing numerous activities internationally acknowledged. 


Numero Cromatico leaves the headquarters in the Ex Pastificio Cerere

After two years Numero Cromatico is forced to leave the headquarters located in the Ex Pastificio Cerere in Rome.

The attempts on finding a common ground on the rent expenses in order to overcome this pandemic crisis turned out to be completely unsuccessful.
The group’s integrity and honesty, which everybody acknowledges, and the high standards of the organised activities were for nothing. 


Numero Cromatico will continue its course in a new space, which will be revealed very soon. In the meantime, the programme of the following weeks will consist of the release of the exhibition project GRAN FINALE, the launch of the new issue of Nodes and

the publication of a manifesto containing the group’s practical and theoretical instances. 



For the season 2020/2021 Numero Cromatico had scheduled 12 exhibitions dedicated to its artists, which were impossible to deploy in the way they were intended to, due to the pandemic restrictions and the cessation of the activity in the headquarters in the Ex Pastificio Cerere. 


However, before leaving the premises, Numero Cromatico decided to produce the exhibitions anyways, but with a new and unusual format. This is how GRAN FINALE was born, a series of 12 exhibitions in 12 days, closed to the public and posthumously delivered in digital form via web. A way of giving back to the public a substantial part of the group’s artistic research by presenting past and recent artworks never exhibited before. 


A series of exhibitions closed to the public for the online consumption

It is said that great things come from difficult times, mater artium necessitas. GRAN FINALE shows the energy of the Roman research centre once again - the courage of an organisation that does not give in even during very difficult times.


Numero Cromatico, during one of the most critical moments for the arts, in Rome and in Italy, rebids by delivering directly to the house of the art public, through the computer screens and smartphones,

a programme of exhibitions to keep up with, week by week.

The 12 exhibitions that will be presented from December 3rd, 2020 to January 25th, 2021:


Thursday 3 December 2020 - That’s What I Do

Dionigi Mattia Gagliardi

Monday 7 December 2020 - If I Should Die

 Manuel Focareta

Thursday 10 December 2020 - Iconic Film

Salvatore Gaetano Chiarella 

Monday 14 December 2020 - Ossessioni.

Ovvero sette temi per immagini alla cieca

Marco Marini

Thursday 17 December 2020 - Chiasma

Sara Cuono

Monday 21 December 2020 - Sul Volto

Dionigi Mattia Gagliardi

Monday 28 December 2020 - Negativo

Numero Cromatico

Monday 11 January 2021 - Senza

Marco Marini

Thursday 14 January 2021 - Simultaneità

Manuel Focareta e Dionigi Mattia Gagliardi 

Monday 18 January 2021 - WE

Salvatore Gaetano Chiarella 

Thursday 21 January 2021 - Attempt

Salvatore Gaetano Chiarella, Sara Cuono,

Manuel Focareta, Dionigi Mattia Gagliardi

Monday 25 January 2021 - Finale

Numero Cromatico