Massimo Scaringella is a contemporary art independent curator and cultural events organizer. For over thirty years of activity in Italy and abroad he has presented innumerable Italian and foreign artists, many of them belonging to new generations and today highly valued in the international field.
Born in Rome on 1953, he lives in Rome and Buenos Aires. He curated or collaborated with more than 250 contemporary art exhibitions in 40 countries, being in direct contact with the local reality of diverse cultures and contemporary world, thus creating an exchange bridge between Italian art and the rest of the world, particularly in Latin America, where he has been Artistic Director of the 4th edition of The End of the World Biennial (Bienal del Fin del Mundo) 2014/2015. He is Director and founder of 'ars maxjer contemporanea - vanguardist cultural projects' and in 2017 he has been appointed curator of the National Pavilion of Ivory Coast at the 57th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia and invited curator of the International Biennial of Curitiba´17.
On 1977 he started aside Italo Mussa his active path through the Roman avant-garde, specially in the Pastificio Cerere. Since 1990 he devotes himself to the spreading of Italian art abroad, curating numerous collective and personal itinerant art exhibitions and collaborating with public and private spaces, mainly in Rome. Since 2000 he worked at the "Contemporary Art" sector of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, participating in the creation of the renown "Farnesina Collection of Italian Art of the 20th Century".
He curated or collaborated with more than 250 contemporary art exhibitions in the following 40 countries: Italy; Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Peru, Brazil, Mexico, USA; France, Germany, Austria, Spain, Belgium, United Kingdom, Sweden, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Russia, Portugal; China, Japan, Kazakistan, Thailand, Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, India, Turkey, Lebanon, Persian Gulf; Egiypt, Morocco, Ethiopia, Libya, Kenya, Mozambique, Angola, Zimbabwe and Australia. He also wrote numerous critical texts and articles in the specialised press (Il Tempo dell’Arte, Artribune).
On 2003 he began an intense exchange with Argentina, collaborating with its main public an private institutions, such as the Modern Art Museum MAMBA, the Contemporary Art Museum MACBA, the Borges Cultural Centre CCB, the Argentine Catholic University UCA, the San Juan Fine Arts Museum, the Rosario Contemporary Expression CEC, among others. Presently he also collaborates in Chile with the Modern Art Museum MAC and in Peru with the Modern Art Museum MAC.
Among his recent art exhibitions stand out “The tip of the iceberg - Francis Bacon's drawings” (Argentina, Chile, Portugal and Taiwan 2010-2011), “The wonders' garden - Joan Miro's graphic works” (Argentina – itinerant 2013), “Words, images and other texts - Homage to visual poetry and 50 years of Fluxus” (Argentina 2012), “Italian cinetic art 50'-70' ” (Argentina, Chile, Peru and Brazil 2013-2016) y and the personals exhibitions of Omar Galliani (Argentina, Uruguay and Chile 2010-2012) and Massimo Listri (Argentina and Chile 2012-2013).
As well, those collective exhibits that made Italian art known in the world: “The essence's project” (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Serbia, Romania 1997-1998), “Italian art 50'-70' - The Farnesina Collection” (India, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Bosnia, Serbia 2008), “Thought forms” (Indonesia, Sweden 2002), “The energy of matter” (China 2008), “The sign of color: Burri & Afro” (Peru 2016).
On the other hand, he has undertaken an intense promotion activity in Italy of Argentina's new creativity, with initiatives such as the collective exhibitions “Focus Buenos Aires” (MIART, Milan 2008), “Art Abroad” (Turin 2012), “Global Exchange” (MACRO, Roma 2014) and the collective Mondongo (MAXXI, Rome 2016), along with the Italian Consulate-General in Buenos Aires' Lucio Fontana Prize (2012/2016).
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