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Established in 1992 in the northern Italian city of Bergamo, Caterina Tognon, originally named D'Arte & Divetro, is owned and directed by Caterina Tognon.
In 1998 a second branch of the gallery opened in Venice Campo San Maurizio and in November 2004 Caterina Tognon and her team relocated to the noble floor of the seventeenth-century Palazzo da Ponte in Venice.
Until 2004 Caterina Tognon represented the most influential artists of the Studio Glass movement, fast becoming one of the leading European galleries in the cross-field between visual, applied arts and design.
Since 2005 the gallery has focused on contemporary visual art and begun working on a project basis encouraging artists to explore Venice and employ glass as a medium. The gallery therefore retains a powerful identity and a recognisable style that has earned it a loyal following.

In 2015, the gallery moved to Palazzo Treves, situated in the romantic Corte Barozzi square, two steps away from the San Marco square. Located on the Canal Grande, in front of the Punta della Dogana, a strategic position for maritime trade, the Palazzo Treves is one of the most important palaces of Venitian-romanican architecture. It was built by the Barozzi family in the 12th century. Around 1580 began a process of modernization initiated by Michele Sumachi and continued later on based on a project by Bartolomeo Monopola. In 1828, the entire complex was purchased by the Treves de Bonfili family, a family of Jews and bankers. They enriched the internal rooms, without damaging neither the incomplete and asymmetrical facade nor the ground plan and transforming the edifice into the finest example of neoclassicism in the city. Inside were added an astronomical observatory, the new and large staircase and the beautiful Salone designed and decorated by Giuseppe Borsato to receive two monumental statues by Antonio Canova : Ettore and Aiace.

The programme of the gallery has been favouring solo shows punctuated by a few group exhibitions and participation in international art fairs.
The gallery has also organised major exhibitions in public spaces in cooperation with important Italian or international cultural institutions.

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