Galleria Continua was founded in 1990 by Mario Cristiani, Lorenzo Fiaschi and Maurizio Rigillo, with the intention, evident in the name, to give continuity to contemporary art in a landscape rich with the signs of ancient art. Occupying a former cinema, Galleria Continua established itself and thrived in an entirely unexpected location in a town - San Gimignano – steeped in history, timeless and magnificent.
In 2004 Galleria Continua began a new adventure in Beijing, China, showing contemporary Western artists in an area where they are still little seen.
Three years later, in 2007, Galleria Continua inaugurated a new peculiar site for large-scale creations - Les Moulins - in the Parisian countryside.
In 2015 Galleria Continua embarked on a new path, opening a space in La Habana, Cuba, devoted to cultural projects designed to overcome every frontier. In 2020, the same year as Galleria Continua’s thirtieth anniversary, a new space in Rome opened, dedicated to an open interculturality and new forms of dialogue and encounters between art and the public. In 2020, a space in São Paulo also opened, situated inside the Pacaembu sports complex. A new space in Paris is open. In 2021, a pop-up exhibition space opened inside the most iconic hotel in the world, the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah in Dubai.