Massimo Bartolini’s work embraces various materials and techniques, from sculpture and performance to photography. His artworks induce in the viewer a meditative state that is still highly experiential, making us reflect on the relativity of what is stable and unchangeable. He is interested in experimenting with expectations, relativity, and assumptions of what is fixed versus in flux; these themes become metaphors for imagination, memory, nostalgia, and obsession.

Massimo Bartolini
Massimo Bartolini
Cecina, 1962

Past Exhibitions

Massimo Bartolini: Landscapes

Massimo De Carlo
09/04/2016 — 07/05/2016

The Pagad

Massimo De Carlo
21/01/2016 — 26/03/2016

Liberi tutti! Art and Society in Italy. 1989 – 2001

Museo Ettore Fico
09/07/2015 — 31/10/2015


Palazzo Fortuny
09/05/2015 — 22/11/2015

Solo Shows

Massimo Bartolini, Museo Marino Marini, Firenze, Italy

It’s mine! Paesaggio e appropriazione, MART, Rovereto, Italy
Massimo Bartolini, Magazzino, Roma, Italy

Studio Matters +1, Fruitmarket, Edinburgh
Studio Matters +1, SMAK, Gent, Belgium
HUM, MARCO, Vigo, Spain
Afterheart, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK
Zwei Inseln (Two Islands), Schlosspark Pansewitz, Rugen, Germany

HUM, AuditoriumArte, Auditorium-Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy

Basements, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy
Il cuore in mano, Center of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, Torun, Poland

Dews, ICA Sofia, Bulgaria
Art Unlimited, Art | 41 | Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Group Shows

Liberi Tutti! Arte e Società in Italia 1989-2001, Museo Ettore Fico, Turin, Italy
Summer Reading, curated by Richard Wentworth, Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, USA
PROPORTIO, curated by Axel Vervoordt and Daniela Ferretti, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
Design Dialogues, curated by Chloe Piccoli, Palazzo Cusani, Milan, Italy

The Disappearance of fireflies, Prison Sainte Anne, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
Design Dialogues, 11 Columbia, Monaco
Booster, Marta Herford, Herford, Germany

Vice Versa, The Italian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, Venice, Italy

dOCUMENTA 13, Karlsaue Park, Kassel, Germany
T.R.A.C.K. A Contemporary City Conversation, curated by P. Van Cauteren and Miriam Varadinys, Gent, Belgium
Neon, La materia luminosa dell’arte, MACRO, Museo Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy

Sotto quale cielo?, Palazzo Riso, Palermo, Italy

Rotor, South London Gallery, London, UK
Sphères 3: énergies autour d’une nouvelle expérience d’exposition, Galleria Continua/Le Moulin, Boissy-le Châtel, Paris, France
Vulnerability, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy
-2 +3 Stefano Arienti Massimo Bartolini, Museion, Bolzano, Italy
Alla maniera d’oggi, Base a Firenze, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Cecina Country of birth: Italy Date of birth: 1962 Lives in: Cecina