Phone:  +39 015 0991868  |  Email:  |  Corso del Piazzo 22/24, 13900 Biella (BI), Italia

Banksy, Bomb Love, lithography, 70x50 cm, 2003, Pop House Gallery

Biella hosts an extraordinary exhibition dedicated to the most influential contemporary artists

From 21 october 2023 to 1 april 2024

From October 21st 2023 the city of Biella for will become a new point of reference for major art exhibitions in Italy.

The first exhibition that inaugurates the new course will be Banksy, Jago, TvBoy and other stories against the tide, which is created by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Biella in collaboration with the Municipality of Biella and Arthemisia and with the main sponsor Biver Banca – Gruppo Banca di Asti, and describes contemporaneity through the eyes of the most influential living artists.

The exhibition tells stories "against the tide”, it speaks of life and death, of social injustice, of wars, narrated now with a mocking spirit, now with lyrical mastery or even with a decisive aggressive tone. What is certain is that the message is never trivial or obvious, it shakes consciences and indignation, moves. As only great artists can do.

An exhibition itinerary in two historic buildings with over 90 works

Banksy, Jago and TvBoy, some of the most famous artists in the world, will be just some of the protagonists of the Biella exhibition, which bring together international celebrities such as David LaChapelle, Takashi Murakami, Liu Bolin, Obey, Mr. Brainwash and many others for the first time.

The exhibition, curated by Piernicola Maria Di Iorio, consists of over 90 works including famous icons such as Banksy's Girl with Baloon or Obey's Hope, and takes place in two locations: Palazzo Gromo Losa and Palazzo Ferrero which are part of the Biella Piazzo cultural centre.

It will also be an opportunity for many visitors to get to know better the city of Biella, its verdant territory and its excellent gastronomic offer. Among the cultural realities of greatest interest are the Ricetto di Candelo, the Sanctuary of Oropa and the Oasi Zegna, an ideal destination to discover and explore large spaces, activities and innovative laboratories, and also the famous Cittadellarte - Pistoletto Foundation and the impressive industrial archeology heritage.

Jago, Taste of Liberty, marble, 80x25x15 cm, 2019, Pop House Gallery © JAGO, by SIAE 2023
TvBoy, Love in the time of Covid, mixed technique on canvas, 200x100 cm, 2020, Pop House Gallery

Info and Times

Opening times

Wednesday and Thursday from 3 pm to 7 pm

Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm

November 1st, December 8th, December 26th, January 1st and 6th, March 31st (Easter) and April 1st (Easter Monday) from 10 am to 7 pm

December 25th (Christmas) Closed

Last entry 6 pm

Closing time garden 5 pm

Ticket office in Palazzo Gromo Losa

Single entrance ticket for the two exhibition venues

Each ticket is valid for a single entrance to the exhibition venues and is valid for the entire duration of the opening of the exhibitions.

Full: € 13,00 / Reduced: € 10,00

Reduced ticket: under 25, over 65, groups of at least 12 people, university students with card, FAI Members, Friends of Castelli Aperti, Plein Air Members, CartaEffe Feltrinelli, AIGO Card and AIGO Members

Free ticket: under 6, disabled + 1 carer, teachers if accompanying a class, Piedmont Valle d'Aosta Museum Subscription, Bank of Asti Museum Voucher, licensed journalists, licensed tourist guides

In addition to the exhibition at Palazzo Gromo Losa, it will be possible to visit for free the garden and the multimedia installation Plaç. The stories of the Piazzo


Free visit: € 5,00

Guided tour (duration 60-75 minuti): € 90,00 + € 3,00 per student*

Guided tour + workshop (duration 120 minuti): € 110,00 + € 3,00 per student*

* Free of charge for students from schools of Province of Biella
Proposal for schools - Download PDF


Guided tour for adults during opening hours (duration 60 minuti): € 100,00 + reduced ticket

Guided tour for adults in closing hours and/or in language (duration 60 minuti): € 120,00 + reduced ticket

Reservations schools and groups 011 19560449 (active Monday through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm)

For information  | +39 015 0991868



Guided tours, family workshops, special openings and more: discover the rich calendar of events we have organized for you!

Download the event schedule Conversation with Laurina Paperina – 8 March


Palazzo Gromo Losa - Corso del Piazzo, 22
Event at Palazzo Gromo Losa SOLD OUT
The talk will be broadcast live on Facebook on the Palazzo Gromo Losa page.
It will be possible to follow the Facebook live broadcast not only from home, but also on the big screen in the conference room of Palazzo Ferrero (to access you must book your presence at the link)


Promotion BJT & Selvatica

It is now possible to purchase the Selvatica 2024 ticket with a special offer that guarantees entry to the exhibition Banksy, Jago, TvBoy and other counter-current stories at a cost of €15.00 instead of €23.00 (13.00 € + €10.00 for single tickets for the two exhibitions).


How to reach us

Biella is located roughly halfway between Turin and Milan.

If you arrive by car: Once you have reached the center, we recommend that you go upwards to the village of Piazzo with the suggestive Funicular (you can take it in Piazza Curiel and it is free - current schedule 7.30-18.00). Once you have gone up to the Piazzo go left, cross Piazza Cisterna and continue for about 5 minutes on foot to Palazzo Gromo Losa, which you will find on your right. Alternatively you can drive up directly to the Piazzo. From February 12 until July 27  the "Piazzo Parking" is closed for environmental redevelopment work.

If you arrive by train: From the Biella San Paolo station, take the bus (lines 360 and 900) and get off in Piazza Curiel, then go up to the village of Piazzo with the Funicular (free - current schedule 7.30-18.00). Once you have gone up to the Piazzo go left, cross Piazza Cisterna and continue for about 5 minutes on foot to Palazzo Gromo Losa, which you will find on your right.

How to reach us

Do you want to visit the exhibition and discover the Biella region among nature, sports, culture, wellness and food and wine?

Book your experience at

Luciano Monti, American Landscape

Create your visit to the Biellese

Not only to the village of Piazzo

A visit to the exhibition is the ideal opportunity for a weekend to discover our territory. Industrial history and archeology, lots of nature just a few steps from the city with exceptional green areas such as the Burcina Park and the Zegna Oasis, the Sanctuary of Oropa and other spiritual places, the Ricetto di Candelo, a splendidly preserved medieval jewel, Lake Viverone and much more. Without forgetting the flavors of Piedmontese cuisine, our fine wines and the textile "know-how" that in 2019 earned Biella its entry into the Unesco Creative Cities network.

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