Massimo Bartolini 1962–

Massimo Bartolini was born in 1962 in Cecina, in the province of Livorno, where he lives and works today. Special projects executed by the artist include Library, Henry Moore Foundation, Leeds (1996); Untitled (Wave), MoMA P.S.1, New York (2001); Laboratorio di Storia e Storie, Mirafiori, Turin (2007); Anche oggi niente, MAXXI, Rome (2008); Caude e fridu, Manifesta 12, collateral event, Palermo, Italy (2018).

In 1993 Bartolini had his first solo shows at Galleria Artra and Untitled in Milan and at Francesca Sorace’s house in Florence. Other solo shows over the past decade include those at Fondazione Merz, Turin (2017); Museo Marino Marini, Florence (2015); Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2013); SMAK, Ghent (2013); Frith Street Gallery, London (2008, 2013); ICA, Sofia (2010); Magazzino Arte Moderna, Rome (2009); Museu Serralves, Porto (2009); Massimo De Carlo Gallery, Milan (2008); D’Amelio Terras, New York (2007); Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2007); GAM, Turin (2005); and Abteiberg Museum, Mönchengladbach (2003).

Bartolini has also participated in a number of group shows including the 2nd Yinchuan Biennale, Yinchuan, China (2018); Kathmandu Triennale, Nepal (2017); Emscherkunst, Castrop-Rauxel-Ickern, Germany (2016); the 48th, 49th (collateral events), 53rd, and 55th Venice Biennale, (1999, 2001, 2009, 2013); the 6th and 9th Shanghai Biennale (2006, 2012); One on One, Kunstwerke, Berlin (2012); Etchigo‑Tsumari Triennale, Tokamachi (2012); dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (2012); Yokohama Trienniale, Yokohama (2011); the 28th Pontevedra Biennial (2006); Ecstasy, In and About Altered State, MOCA, Los Angeles (2005); Living Sculpture, MMK, Frankfurt am Main (2003); Manifesta 4, Frankfurt am Main (2002); San Paolo Biennale (2002); Squatters, Museu Serralves, Porto, Witte de With, Rotterdam (2001); Sonsbeek 9, Arnhem (2001); and TRUCE: Echoes of Art in an Age of Endless Conclusions, SITE, Santa Fe (1997).