Massimo Ghiotti



Curriculum vitae


Massimo Ghiotti was born in Turin, Italy, where he lives and works.

He was  professor of painting at the city's Academy of the Fine Arts and of sculpture at its High School for the Arts.

Maurizio Calvesi (Rome, 2007) wrote that Ghiotti's sculpture "is among the most original and innovative seen in recent decades",  while Barbara Thiemann (Cologne, 2003), described Ghiotti's works as "opurism that has been given form, the creation of a new aesthetic". Piere Restany (Paris, 1996), editor of one of his monographs, called Ghiotti a "owitness of a new post-industrial humanism". J.M. Foray, Conservateur Général Honoraire des Musées de France, (Paris, 2008) wrote that "The entire vocabulary of modern sculpture is present in Massimo Ghiotti's sculpture . . . equilibrium between spirit and form. It is now rare to see works of this caliber and this importance . . . classicism and vision confer a timeless quality to his works" .


In addition to being present in private institutions and collections, Ghiotti's work is in numerous international museums and foundations. These include: the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg; Musée Bonnat, Bayonne; Sculpture Garden of the City of  Gubbio; Belvedere Gardens, Lugano; Museion, the Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art, Bolzano; the Museum of Modern Art, Moscow; GAM, Gallery of Modern Art, Turin; the Museum of Modern Art, Minsk; the Marc Chagall Museum, Vitebsk; the Museum of Modern Art, Kaunas; the collection of the City of Turin and the University of Turin; Fondazione Peano, Cuneo; Foreign Art Museum, Riga; Fondazione Stauròs Museum of Contemporary Sacred Art, Teramo; Fondazione Mastroianni, Brescia; the Italian Embassy, Belarus; the collections of the Province of Turin and the City of Bayonne; Fondazione Calvesi, Rome; the Museum of Art, Aosta Valley; the Italian Embassy in Lithuania; Europos Parkas-an outdoor sculpture park in Vilnius, with eight monumental sculptures representing Italian art.


Ghiotti has created numerous works for public spaces in Turin: the three monumental sculptures made of colored iron set in the new Piazza Monfalcone; monumental sculptures for a neighborhood park (color photographs of the works appeared in The New York Times); sculptures for the Avogadro Technical Institute and for the High School for the Arts; sculptures for a new piazza on the Spina 3 roadway and for the courtyard of the University of Turin's historic Palazzo del Rettorato.