MAST Foundation is an international cultural and philanthropic institution that focuses on art, technology and innovation, founded in Bologna in 2013.
Looking at new generations as the primary target, MAST Foundation promotes the development of creativity and entrepreneurship also cooperating with other institutions, in order to support economic and social growth.
The MAST Foundation is located next to the headquarters of the Coesia industrial group (who is also founding partner) in a multi-functional complex designed for company collaborators but also open to the community. It represents an experiment of integration between industry and society.
The Gallery is one of its pillars, characterized by two key elements: the Innovation Gallery,
a space where industry and work are described with interactive technological exhibits and expressions of video art, and the Photo Gallery, an exhibition space that hosts temporary shows in photography focused on industry and the world of work, selected from the MAST Collection or on loan from other archives, international institutions and private collections. A programme of talks, encounters with authors and other public figures in the field of photography, films and videos, performances and publication presentations accompanies the exhibitions in the Auditorium.
In addition, the MAST Foundation produces, organizes and promotes Foto/Industria, a biennial review of industrial photography with exhibitions displayed at the MAST Foundation and at historic sites, public institutions and private spaces in the city center.