Roles in Archive: New Museum Curator, Partner Organization, Staff Member, Artist, Author, Curator, Editor, Moderator, Organizer, Panelist, Speaker
Massimiliano Gioni is the Artistic Director of the New Museum. He has curated numerous international exhibitions and biennials including the 55th Venice Biennale, which he directed in 2013, the 8th Gwangju Biennale (2010), the 4th Berlin Biennale (co-curated with Maurizio Cattelan and Ali Subotnick in 2006) and Manifesta 5 (co-curated with Marta Kuzma in 2004).
At the New Museum Massimiliano Gioni has curated solo exhibitions by Pawel Althamer, Lynda Benglis, Paul Chan, Sarah Charlesworth, Roberto Cuoghi, Tacita Dean, Nicole Eisenman, Urs Fischer, Camille Henrot, Carsten Höller, Ragnar Kjartansson, Klara Liden, Goshka Macuga, Gustav Metzger, Chris Ofili, Carol Rama, Pipilotti Rist, Andra Ursuta, Anri Sala, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, among others. Gioni’s group shows – which include “After Nature”, “Ghosts in the Machine”, “Here and Elsewhere”, “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star,” “Ostalgia”, “The Keeper” and the inaugural New Museum Triennial – have become signature initiatives of the New Museum program.
Since 2003 Gioni has been directing the Nicola Trussardi Foundation in Milan, where he has curated solo shows and public art projects by, among others, Allora and Calzadilla, Paweł Althamer, Darren Almond, John Bock, Maurizio Cattelan, Martin Creed, Tacita Dean, Elmgreen and Dragset, Urs Fischer, Fischli and Weiss, Cyprien Gaillard, Sarah Lucas, Paola Pivi, Pipilotti Rist, Anri Sala, and Tino Sehgal. With the Trussardi Foundation, in 2015, on the occasion of Expo Milan, he curated “The Great Mother” at Palazzo Reale and in 2017 he has organized “The Restless Earth” at La Triennale.
Gioni has contributed to many publications and magazines including Artforum, Flash Art (for which he served as US editor from 1999 to 2003), Frieze, Parkett, Tate Etc., among others. He co-founded the “Wrong Gallery” with Maurizio Cattelan and Ali Subotnick, with whom he has directed the independent art magazines “The Wrong Times” and “Charley”. He is the commissioning editor of “2000 Words,” a series of monographic books published by the Deste Foundation, with which he has frequently collaborated. He has served as a juror for the following prizes and awards: Absolut Art Award, Hugo Boss Prize, Mario Merz Prize, Edvard Munch Art Award, Pinchuk Art Prize, Kurt Schwitters Prize, Vilcek Prize.