FAQ

According to the latest Government Decree, Pirelli HangarBicocca is closed to the public until new provisions. 


  • The institution

    What is Pirelli HangarBicocca?
    Pirelli HangarBicocca is a non-profit foundation, established in 2004, which has converted a former industrial plant in Milan into a place for producing and promoting contemporary art.

    Does Pirelli HangarBicocca have a permanent collection?
    Pirelli HangarBicocca is not an institution that collects artworks, with the exception of its permanent installations: The Seven Heavenly Palaces (2004) by Anselm Kiefer and La Sequenza (1981) by Fausto Melotti.

    What kind of exhibitions are on show at Pirelli HangarBicocca?
    Pirelli HangarBicocca’s artistic program features solo shows by established and emerging international artists, who are invited to work in close collaboration with the curators to conceive shows that highlight lesser-known aspects of their practice, combining past projects with new pieces.
    Pirelli HangarBicocca’s program is conceived by its Artistic Director together with the curatorial department. Since 2012, it has presented solo shows by Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi, Tomás Saraceno, Mike Kelley, Ragnar Kjartansson, Dieter and Björn Roth, Micol Assaël, Cildo Meireles, João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva, Joan Jonas, Céline Condorelli, Juan Muñoz, Damián Ortega, Philippe Parreno, Petrit Halilaj, Carsten Höller, Kishio Suga, Laure Prouvost, Miroslaw Balka, Rosa Barba, Lucio Fontana, Eva Kot’átková, Matt Mullican, Leonor Antunes, Mario Merz, Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Sheela Gowda, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané and Cerith Wyn Evans.

    How can I learn about Pirelli HangarBicocca future exhibitions?
    The calendar of all current and future exhibitions can be consulted at the following links: pirellihangarbicocca.org/en/exhibitions/whats-on/ and pirellihangarbicocca.org/en/exhibitions/upcoming/. The programming will continue in 2020 with the show by Chen Zhen in the Navate space, and the show by Trisha Baga in the Shed space.

    How can I learn more about the exhibitions and the space?

    PRINT AND DIGITAL GUIDES
    For each exhibition, printed guides are available free of charge, and can also be downloaded in digital form from the website pirellihangarbicocca.org, where you’ll also find photo galleries of the exhibitions and video interviews with the artists.

    NEWSLETTER AND SOCIAL NETWORKS
    To be kept up to date on Pirelli HangarBicocca openings, events, and initiatives, just join our mailing list by writing to newsletter@hangarbicocca.org or by visiting pirellihangarbicocca.org/en/newsletter/.
    Pirelli HangarBicocca’s social media accounts offer insights, videos and information about our exhibitions and events.

  • Admission and opening hours

    Do I need to buy a ticket?
    Admission to the permanent installations and temporary exhibitions is free of charge.

    When is Pirelli HangarBicocca open?

    EXHIBITIONS AND PERMANENT INSTALLATIONS
    Pirelli HangarBicocca’s permanent installations and temporary shows are open to the public from Thursday to Sunday, from 10.30 AM to 8.30 PM, and admission is free. Any special openings or closings are noted on the homepage and on the website calendar, as well as on our social media accounts.

    BOOKSHOP
    The Bookshop is open from Thursday to Sunday, from 10.30 AM to 7.30 PM.

    BISTROT
    Iuta Bistrot is open from Monday to Wednesday, from 11 AM to 3 PM, and from Thursday to Sunday, from 10.30 AM to 6 PM.

    What time is last entry to the exhibitions?
    The exhibition space is open until 8.30 PM. Admission to the exhibitions ends at 7.45 PM.

    How long does it take to visit the exhibitions?
    Although the time you will want to spend on the premises and visiting the shows is subjective, and will unquestionably depend on the type of exhibition, given the dimensions of the space (15,000 square meters) we suggest calculating an average of 45 minutes for each show.

  • Where we are

    Where is the entrance to Pirelli HangarBicocca?
    The entrance to Pirelli HangarBicocca is located at Via Chiese 2, Milan, 20126.

    How do I get to Pirelli HangarBicocca?
    Pirelli HangarBicocca is located in Milan’s Bicocca neighborhood, in the northern part of the city. For complete information on how to get here, please visit pirellihangarbicocca.org/en/hours-and-how-to-reach-us/ and download our map.

    Does Pirelli HangarBicocca have a parking lot with an attendant?
    There is no parking lot on the Pirelli HangarBicocca premises, but nearby, along Via Chiese, there are several unattended parking lots that can also accommodate coaches.

  • Accessibility

    Are there any architectural barriers?
    Our public venues and exhibition spaces are free of architectural barriers and are accessible to visitors with impaired mobility. We do invite visitors to check the regulations for individual shows, in case the nature of the works on view imposes any restrictions. Visitors can ask the Info Point staff at the entrance for a wheelchair and/or folding chair to use in the exhibition spaces.

    Are strollers and/or prams allowed inside?
    Strollers and prams can be brought into the space, except when special restrictions apply due to the nature of the works on view. There is also a changing table on the premises.

    Are dogs and other pets allowed inside?
    Dogs and other pets are not allowed to enter the communal areas or galleries.

  • Bistrot

    Is there a restaurant at Pirelli HangarBicocca?
    The Bistrot is located inside Pirelli HangarBicocca, just off the lobby.

    Can I book a table at the Bistrot?
    For reservations please call (+39) 02 64 31 111 during opening hours. For special requests and events, please write to eventi@iutabistrot.com.

    Can food and/or beverages be consumed outside of the Bistrot?
    Food and/or beverages may not be consumed inside the exhibition area unless otherwise indicated.

  • Photos and videos

    Can I take photos and/or videos?
    Photos and/or videos of the Pirelli HangarBicocca space and the works on view may be taken, when not otherwise indicated, for personal, non-commercial use only, following the guidelines laid out in our official policy. Visitors are invited to review these rules and contact the foundation if they have any special requests.

  • Public services

    Is there a cloakroom?
    The locker area is closed. Please bring only small bags to keep with you during the visit.

    Is there a reading room?
    The Reading Room is temporarily closed to the public.

    Is there a bookshop?
    There is a Bookshop where visitors can purchase Pirelli HangarBicocca publications, limited editions by the featured artists, as well as a wide range of monographs, essays, art catalogues, and branded merchandise. The Bookshop is open from Thursday to Sunday, from 10.30 AM to 7.30 PM.
    All purchases support Pirelli HangarBicocca programming and activities.

    Is there a membership program?
    The Pirelli HangarBicocca Membership program is designed for visitors who want to play a front-and-center role in the life of the institution. Becoming a Member gives you access to targeted activities, events, exhibition previews, and special discounts. For information and to join: hangarbicocca.org/en/membership.

    Is there a Wi-Fi network available on the premises?
    There is a free Wi-Fi network at Pirelli HangarBicocca.

  • Space Rental

    Can the Pirelli HangarBicocca spaces be rented for private events?
    Private corporate events and initiatives can be organized in Pirelli HangarBicocca spaces, artistic program permitting. For more information: pirellihangarbicocca.org/en/space-rental/ or write to eventrental@hangarbicocca.org.

  • Job Applications

    Can I send Pirelli HangarBicocca my CV/resume?
    CVs/resumes can be sent to info@hangarbicocca.org. Pirelli HangarBicocca reserves the right to respond to applicants only when positions become available.