Born in Rome, Italy in 1967, Massimo Guerrera has a bachelor’s degree in visual arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal (1992). His artistic research is primarily focused on the sphere of human interaction. Through drawing, painting, installation, sculpture, photography and performance, the artist explores the relationship between the body and its surroundings and questions the body’s relationship with the Other and the limits of private or public spaces. His work is inspired by notions of exchange, meetings and circulation and subscribes to relational aesthetics, an artistic trend theorized by Nicolas Bourriaud that was very present in the 1990s and encouraged creating interhuman relationships. Massimo Guerrera reproduced individual exhibitions and performances in Québec and abroad, and he participated in several collaborative exhibitions and events, including Artifices 1996, Artifices 1998, La Biennale de Montréal (2000), the Liverpool Biennial (2010), the Québec Triennial at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2011) and Le Mois de la Photo de Montréal (2011). He was a winner of the Prix Ozias-Leduc (2001) and the Louis-Comtois Award (2008). Several of his pieces belong to a number of major collections, including that of the National Gallery of Canada, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Massimo Guerrera, (vue d'installation) Une Installation au ralenti, 2013, Galerie Joyce Yahouda. Dimensions variables. Photo © : Massimo Guerrera.