Born in 1974 in Taranto, Italy, Massimo Grimaldi lives and works in Milan. Using a wide range of media, including photography, sculpture, text and digital imagery, Grimaldi’s practice investigates the role, formation and dissemination of contemporary art. His work critically engages with the seductive power of objects and images, addressing the complex phenomena of desire. By employing an aesthetics associated with cutting edge technology and high-end design, Grimaldi examines the clash between medium and message, violence and design, which characterizes the market and affects our daily lives as consumers, while also exploring the mechanisms that might render an artwork or a product obsolete. Massimo Grimaldi has recently presented solo exhibitions at Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2009), Zero…, Milan (2006 and 2008), Galleria Roberto Giustini, Rome (2007), ARCO Projects, Madrid (2007) and Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin (2005). His work has also been shown as part of “Turn On” at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Canada (2009), “Italics” at Palazzo Grassi, Venice and MCA, Chicago (2008-2009), “Comunismo Da Forma” at Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo (2007), “Take It Furthur!” at Andrew Mummery Gallery, London (2005), “No Manifesto” at GAMeC, Bergamo (2005), “Delays And Revolutions”, the 50th Venice Biennale (2003) and “ExIt” at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2002).

Massimo Grimaldi
Massimo Grimaldi
Taranto, 1974

Past Exhibitions

Massimo Grimaldi: Monogatari, 2019

02/04/2019 — 20/04/2019

Few of the Things you Left Behind

Edicola Radetzky
13/04/2018 — 30/04/2018

Massimo Grimaldi: Scarecrows

29/03/2017 — 29/04/2017

Imitatio Christie’s II (part of the process 7)

FuturDome 08/04/2016 — 14/05/2016

Growing Roots: Celebrating 15 years of the Furla Art Award

Palazzo Reale
05/03/2015 — 12/04/2015

Solo Shows


Morir Soñando, West, The Hague, The Netherlands.


Chorus Lines, Team, New York, USA.
Landini, ZERO…, Milan, Italy.


Slideshows, Villa Croce, Genoa, Italy.


Texts, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome, Italy.
Highlights, Team, New York, USA.


Surfaces, ZERO…, Milan, Italy.

Group Shows


Regarding Spectatorship, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany.
Ennesima, Triennale, Milan, Italy.
Growing Roots, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy.


Afterimage, Mart – Galleria Civica Trento, Trento, Italy.
Donʼt You Know Who I Am? Art After Identity Politics, M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium.
Ritratto dellʼArtista da Giovane, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli (Turin), Italy.
To Meggy Weiss Lo Surdo, Happy Hours, CO2, Turin, Italy.


Non È un Paese per Vecchi?, Sala Dogana, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, Italy.
Black Cake, Team, New York, USA 2012 Pose Position, 1m3, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Taranto Country of birth: Italy Date of birth: 1974 Lives in: Milan