Gian Maria Tosatti (Rome, 1980) is an Italian visual artist, journalist and essayist.
He trained artistically between Pontedera, Warsaw and Rome in the territory of performance. He lived in New York between 2009 and 2018. He currently lives in Naples. His projects are long investigations of precise topics related to the concept of identity, from political and spiritual perspectives. His work consists mainly of large site-specific installations, conceived for entire buildings or urban areas. His practice often involves the communities of the places for which the works are developed.
In 2014 Domus mentions his work My dreams, they'll never surrender (permanent intervention at Castel Sant'Elmo in Naples) among the world's top 10 exhibitions for that year. In 2015, the international magazine ArtReview listed him among the world's 30 most interesting artists of his generation (Future Greats). He worked for a year in the Calais Jungle making environmental interventions that are currently the only visible evidence of that city's existence.
Since 2021 he has been artistic director of the Quadriennale di Roma. In 2022 he is the only artist in the Italian Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale. He has developed solo exhibitions and projects at CCS BARD's Hessel Museum (New York - 2014), MADRE museum, (Naples - 2016), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (New York - 2011), A4 Arts Foundation (Cape Town - 2019), Manifesta 12 (Palermo-Catania, 2018), Homo Novus Festival (Riga - 2018) the Archaeological Museum of Salerno (Salerno - 2014), Fondazione Morra (Naples - 2013-2016), CIAC (Genazzano, Rome - 2009) and Galleria Lia Rumma (Naples, 2017). His work has been exhibited at the Galleria Nazionale (Rome - 2017, 2018), Petah Tikva Museum of Art (Petah Tikva - 2017), American Academy in Rome (Rome - 2013), Villa Croce Museum (Genoa - 2012), Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Rome - 2008), Chelsea Art Museum (New York - 2009), BJCEM (2014), Castelli Gallery (New York - 2019) and other national and international venues. As a curator, he has carried out a number of projects such as Reload - prototipo d'intervento urbano (Rome - 2011), a moment of investigation on the generation of artists and curators of the 21st century in the city of Rome (17 exhibitions and two international conferences) and the exhibition Nowhere - Now here - No we're at the A4 Arts Foundation (Cape Town - 2019).
Gian Maria Tosatti opens at The Drawing Hall a solo exhibition curated by Andrea Mastrovito, entitled Alcuni Appunti. Disegni 2005-2021 starting June 10 through July 9, 2022. For the first time Tosatti is exhibiting to the public a series of drawings he has made over the years: the exhibition delves
The Drawing Hall
via Boschetti, 87 – capannone 13B, Grassobbio (BG)
Marrying the Night. By G. Olmo Stuppia | First walk: Sacca San Mattia, Murano | Saturday, May 7th, h 7pm-12pm | After a brief drift in Cannaregio, the artist will sail from Venice to Sacca San Mattia, Murano: a man-made island where modernizing impulses failed a long ago and resulted
On Wednesday 27 April at 5.30 p.m., the program of initiatives for the public on the occasion of the Italian Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, promoted by the Directorate General for Contemporary Creativity of the Ministry of Culture, will begin at the Museum Madre
Marina Abramović, Vanessa Beecroft, Paolo Icaro, Alfredo Jaar, William Kentridge, Joseph Kosuth, Domenico Antonio Mancini, Luca Monterastelli, Ugo Mulas, Thomas Ruff, Wael Shawky, Haim Steinbach, Ettore Spalletti, Gian Maria Tosatti, Tobias Zielony, Gilberto Zorio
Vanessa Beecroft, Giuliano Dal Molin, Michele Guido, Alfredo Jaar, Paolo Icaro, William Kentridge, Joseph Kosuth, Domenico Antonio Mancini, Marzia Migliora, Luca Monterastelli, Ugo Mulas, Thomas Ruff, Ettore Spalletti, Wael Shawky, Gian Maria Tosatti, Tobias Zielony, Gilberto Zorio
Storia della Notte e Destino delle Comete (History of Night and Destiny of Comets) is the title of the exhibition project of the Italian Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, promoted by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity – Ministry of Culture. Curated by Eugenio