Massimo Grimaldi

Born in Taranto, 1974 and lives in Milan

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).

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