Artist

Masbedo

Born in Milan, Italy, 1999 and lives in Milan, Italy

The two artists have worked together since 1999. They express themselves through the language of video, in different forms such as performance, theater, installation, photography and recently cinema. In Italy they are recognized among the most important video artists and innovators in the field of contemporary art. Thanks to their unique feature of re-union of different arts the multiplicity of languages becomes a single chorus.
Nicolò and Jacopo began working together in 1999 as MASBEDO, focusing on video art and installations. Their artistic research has focused on the theme of incommunicability both on a personal level, between couples, and on a larger scale, highlighting the paradox of our communication society.  This has led them to produce very intimate pieces alongside work with a greater anthropological, social, and political feel.
MASBEDO’s aesthetic approach is pictorial. They strive to engage their audience by using the moving image as an immersive installation. The work is a synthesis of theatre, performance, architecture, and video.

In 2014 MASBEDO were the feature of a solo show at Turin’s Fondazione Merz, a space dedicated to art bridging painting and sculpture. MASBEDO have also worked with video-performances to engage their audience within the creative space and gestures created by the video itself.  They will further explore this “live” aspect this coming fall directing and designing sets for the Arena di Verona’s production of Mozart’s “Die Zauberfloete.”

Exhibitions
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Masbedo: Symphony of an Execution
Masbedo will be presenting a new project at the Mart di Rovereto comprising three works: Symphony –...
10 Oct 2015 - 14 Feb 2016
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Par tibi, Roma, nihil
In an area that has been closed to the public for decades (Domus Severiana, Palatine Stadium, Lower Peristyle...
23 Jun 2016 - 18 Sep 2016
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Sound in Space
The show “Sound in Space” is related to sound and video art and it takes places in the museum...
08 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
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Masbedo: Handle with Care
“Handle with Care” is the title of the multichannel video that Masbedo shot in the Opificio...
29 Oct 2016 - 15 Jan 2017
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Masbedo: Videomobile
MASBEDO transformed an old OM freight van of the ’70s into a “video car” to travel...
17 Jun 2018 - 04 Nov 2018
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L’Ultima Cena dopo Leonardo
Opening the Art Week 2019, the exhibition “L’Ultima Cena dopo Leonardo” (“The...
02 Apr 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
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Hyper Visuality. Film & Video Art from the Wemhöner Collection
Within the rooms frescoed by 18th century Venetian school artists, the exhibition Hypervisuality, which...
04 Apr 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
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Masbedo: Why Frontiers Change
Artist duo Masbedo – formed by Nicolò Massazza (1973) and Iacopo Bedogni (1970) – presents a...
12 Oct 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
Art Spaces
Galleria Lorcan O’ Neill
Galleries in Rome