Massimo Guerrera was born in Rome in 1967 and lives in Montréal. He has a degree in Plastic Arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal (1992). In 2000 Guerrera was given a large room of the Biennale de Montréal dedicated to his installation Darboral. In 2001 he won the prestigious $25,000 Prix Ozias-Leduc from the Fondation Émile-Nelligan. Since 2002 he has shown at WhiteColumns (New York); the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux and the Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver) among other prominent venues. Major works were recently acquired by the Musée National des Beaux-Arts Montréal, the Banque National and the Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec. In September 2008 a sprawling installation was included in the show “Caught In The Act: the viewer as performer” at the National Gallery of Canada, curated by Joseé Drouin-Brisebois. A large group of works from that installation was then subsequently acquired for the National’s permanent collection. Guerrera’s work, along with Adad Hannah and seven other Quebec artists, is included in Tactful Rituals at the Liverpool Biennial (until Nov. 28th). He is also included, with Sylvain Bouthillette, Pascal Grandmaison and Valerie Blass, in Chimère/Shimmer which just opened at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec (until 3 April, 2011).
A Hyphen between the Visible and the Invisible (Darboral) 2008
Installation view, Darling Foundry, Montreal. June 26 to Aug 31, 2008
Darboral, Installation view, Clint Roenisch (2009)
Dialogue intime avec…, (1999)
Colour print, 50 x 60 cm.
Studio view, Montreal (2010)
Architecture Interne - Internal Architecture, (2009 - 2010)
mixed media on paper mounted to canvas, 55" x 66"
"Arborescence Du Nord Et Résonances Impalpables
(Branching From The North And Resonances From The Impalpable)"
56" wide x 88" high, unframed
mixed media on archival paper mounted to canvas (encre, acrylique, vernis polymere, crayon sur impression numerique, papier Arches maroufle sur toile)
Exhibited: "Massimo Guerrera: The Reunion Of The Practices" at Clint Roenisch (Toronto), December 2010
Provenance: Clint Roenisch (Toronto); MG studio (Montreal)
Property of the National Gallery of Canada
Pivot Noir, Maintenant L'equilibre Fragile de L'esprit - A Black Pivot To Maintain The Delicate Balance Of Mind, (2009 - 2010)
mixed media on paper mounted to canvas, 51" x 62"