Massimo Bartolini

Massimo Bartolini, born in Cecina in 1962, where he currently resides and works, has a multifaceted background. He studied as a surveyor in Livorno (1976-1981) and graduated from the Florence Academy (1989). He is a professor of visual arts at UNIBZ Bolzano, NABA (New Academy of Fine Arts, Milan) and Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna.


His repertoire spans a wide array of languages and materials, encompassing performative works involving temporary actors, the public, or the architectural space, complex sound sculptures, photographs, videos, and large-scale public installations.


He has participated in the La Biennale di Venezia (1999, 2009, 2013), Documenta 13 (Kassel, 2012) and Manifesta 4 (Frankfurt, 2002). Bartolini’s work is in permanent collections of National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; MAXXI Arte Collections, Rome; Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin; Fundaciò La Caixa, Barcelona; Museum Voorinden, Wassenaar; Olnick Spanuand Magazzino Italian Art Collection, New York.



Massimo Bartolini will be the representing artist of the Italian Pavilion at the 60th Venice Biennial in 2024.

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Biography

Solo exhibitions
Year
Country, Exhibition Name, Location
2024
I, Stranieri Ovunque Curated by Luca Cerizza, Padiglione Italia, 60. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, Venezia
PRC, forthcoming, MASSIMODECARLO, Hong Kong
2022
F, Horizontal Victory, MASSIMODECARLO Pièce Unique, Paris
IT, Hagoromo Curated by Luca Cerizza, Elena Magini, Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato
2020
I, On Identikit, CSAC , Parma
2018
B, And others landscapes, Gert Robijns RESETHOME, Borgloon
I, Caudu e Fridu Curated by Caludia Gioia, Palazzo Oneto di Sperlinga, Palermo
2017
I, Four Organs, Fondazione Merz, Torino
2016
I, Paesaggi, Massimo De Carlo, Milano
UK, Golden Square, Fifth Street Gallery, London
2015
I, Massimo Bartolini, Museo Marino Marini, Firenze
2014
I, Massimo Bartolini, Magazzino, Roma
I, It's mine! Paesaggio e appropriazione, MART, Rovereto
2013
B, Studio Matters + 1, S.M.A.K., Gent
UK, Studio Matters + 1, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
UK, Afterheart, Frith Street Gallery, London
D, Schlosspark Pansevitz, Outdoor Sculpture Park, Rugen
D, Zwei Inseln (Two Islands), Schlosspark Pansewitz, Rugen
E, Hum Curated by Anna Cestelli Guidi, Marco - Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Vigo
2012
I, Hum Curated by Anna Cestelli Guidi, AuditoriumArte, Roma
2011
Polonia, Il cuore in mano, Centre of Contemporary Art "Znaki Czasu", Turon
CH, Massimo Bartolini, Art Unlimited, Art Basel 42, Basilea
I, Basements, Massimo De Carlo, Milano
PL, Serce na dłoni, Centre of Contemporary Art, Torun
2010
BG, Massimo Bartolini. Dews, Institute of Contemporary Art, Sofia
UK, Massimo Bartolini: Cor, South London Gallery, London
2009
Three quarter tone-pieces, Magazzino d'arte moderna, Roma
2008
I, Organi, Massimo De Carlo, Milano
UK, Massimo Bartolini, Firth Street Gallery , London
USA, Massimo Bartolini: Concert room with voices, D’Amelio Terras, New York
I, Dialoghi con la città Curated by Laura Cherubini, MAXXI - Museo delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Roma
2007
E, El Jardì de Roses - Intervencions a’artistes a CaixaForum, Fundaciòn La Caixa, Barcelona
Group exhibitions
Year
Country, Exhibition Name, Location
2024
I, DIORAMA Curated by Elisabetta Masala, MAN, Nuoro
I, Collezione Enea Righi, Museion, Bolzano
J, Echigo Tsumari-Art Triennal, Echigo Tsumari, Niigata Prefecture
2023
I, Panorama, a project by ITALICS Art & Landscape, Aquila
I, Terra animata. Visioni tra arte e natura in Italia (1964-2023) Curated by Paola Bonani, Francesca Rachele Oppedisano, Mattatoio, Roma
I, La guerra è finita! La pace non è ancora iniziata, Gallerie delle Prigioni, Treviso
2022
F, Le futur derrière nous, Villa Arson, Nice
I, Crazy, Dart – Chiostro del Bramante, Roma
2021
I, Villa Chiuminatto, Villa Chiuminatto, Torino
2020
MASSIMO DE CARLO FOR MILANO: A Benefit Sale to Support Local Hospitals, ARTSY
T, Bangkok Biennial, Bangkok
I, Come prima, meglio di prima, Massimo De Carlo, Milano
2019
I, Grotoni e malocchi, Museo Carlo Zauli, Faenza
I, Mare blu, Fondazione musei civici di Venezia, Venezia
I, Notti magiche. Arte italiana anni novanta dalla collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino
2018
UK, Summer Breeze: An Ensemble of Prints, Frith Street Gallery, London
I, Raymond, Grand Hotel et des Palmes, Palermo
PRC, Starting from the Desert. Ecologies on the Edge, Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan , Yinchuan
I, No Man's Library Curated by Zerynthia Associazione per l'Arte Contemporanea, Ex Biblioteca Universitaria, Sassari
2017
UK, Summer Breeze: An Ensemble of Prints, Frith Street Gallery, London
NEP, The City, My Studio / The City, My Life Curated by  Philippe Van Cauteren, Kathmandu Triennale 2017, Kathmandu Valley
D, In the Meantime, Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar
IT, Walk-In And Expansive Works From The Museion Collection, Fondazione Museion, Bolzano
2016
D, Massimo Bartolini, Emscherkunst, Essen
I, The Indipendent. Base, MAXXI, Roma
I, Other times, other myths - The 16th Art Quadrennial, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma
I, Start up Quattro Agenzie per la produzione del possibile Curated by Gianfranco Baruchello, Maria Alicata, Carla Subrizi, Fondazione Baruchello, Roma
NL, Full Moon, Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar
I, The Pagad Curated by Rita Selvaggio, Massimo De Carlo, Milano
2015
I, Liberi Tutti! Arte e Società in Italia 1989 - 2001, Museo Ettore Fico, Torino
I, PROPORTIO Curated by Axel Vervoordt, Daniela Ferretti, Palazzo Fortuny, Venezia
I, Ennesima. Una mostra di sette mostre sull'arte italiana Curated by Vincenzo De Bellis, Triennale di Milano, Milano

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2020
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2019
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2016
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2015
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2014
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2013
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2012
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Public collections

Country
Location
Canada
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Italy
Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Torino
Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato
Fondazione Teseco per l'Arte, Pisa
Il Giardino dei Lauri - Collezione Massimo Lauro, San Litardo
MAGA - Museo Arte Gallarate, Gallarate
MAXXI Arte Collections, Roma
Museion Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Bolzano
Spain
Centro de arte visuales Fundaciòn Helga de Alvear, Caceres
Fundaciò La Caixa, Barcelona
The Netherlands
Museum Voorinden, Wassenaar
United Kingdom
Here and Now Collection, The McManus, Dundee
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
United States of America
Olnick Spanu Art Program, Garrison, New York

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