Marcello Maloberti (b. Codogno, Lodi, 1966) is a visual artist based in Milan. Subtle
aspects of marginalized urban experience inspire his practice, and he pays particular
attention to the shapelessness and uncertainty of daily life. His artistic vision goes beyond
the immediacy of the everyday and offers a neorealist glance, dreamlike and alienating,
that combines an archaeological approach toward art history. His performances and
installations, situated in both private and public spaces, have a strong dramatic impact that
always encourages audience interaction. These installations generate brief narratives and
lived-in atmospheres with distinct emotional temperatures. The performing body is that of
the community, producing dialogue between the performance itself and its audience. In
recent years Maloberti has given greater emphasis to the duality of art and life by means
of a variety of visual and sound-based languages; photography, video, performance,
installation, sculpture, and collage are always enriched by a strong performative
Maloberti has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions at public and privateinstitutions, including: Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover (2021);Biennale Gherdëina, Ortisei (2020);MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome (2019);Stazione dell’arte, Ulassai (2019);Haus Wittgenstein– Bulgarisches Kulturinstitut, Vienna (2019);Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci,Prato (2000, 2018, 2020); Manifesta12 (M12),Eventi Collaterali & 5X5X5, Palermo (2018); MOCAK – Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakov (2017);Biennale di Pune, India (2017); Quadriennale di Roma (2016); Artissima Torino (2016);MuCem –Museo delle Civiltàd’Europa e del Mediterraneo, Marsiglia (2016); Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan (2014,2018, 2020); Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli (TO) (2014);Padiglione Italia 55a Biennale di Venezia (2013); Thessaloniki Biennale, (2013);Fondazione Zegna, Trivello (BI) (2013); MAC VAL Museum, Vitry-sur-Seine, France(2012); MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma (2012); Frankfurter Kunstverein,Frankfurt (2012); Triennale di Milano (2012, 2015); The 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts,Ljubljana (2011); Nuit Blanche, Paris, in collaboration with CAC Brétigny (2011); GeneraliFoundation, Vienna (2010); Royal Academy of Arts, London (2010); GAMeC − Galleriad’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo (2009); PERFORMA 09, New York, (2009);Rotonda della Besana, Milan (2008); PAN | Palazzo delle Arti Napoli (2007); SpazioOberdan, Milan (2007); Villa Manin − Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Codroipo (UD)(2005); MUSEION – Museo d’arte contemporanea di Bolzano (2005); Collection Lambert –Musée d’art contemporain Avignon (2005); Palazzo Strozzi, Florence (2005); PAC –Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan (2003); Premio FURLA, Venice (2002);Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice (2002), SESC Pompeia, São Paulo, Brazil(2001); GAM – Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna (2000).
Maloberti is a professor of Visual Art at NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti) in Milan,