Massimo Guerrera


Massimo Guerrera was born in Rome in 1967 and lives in Montréal. He has a degree in Fine 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 White Columns (New York); the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux and the Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver) among other prominent venues. Major works were 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).

Recent exhibitions


Solo exhibition to The Invisible Dog Art Center, New York


Group show to Mois de la photo, Montréal


Group show to Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal


Price Louis-Comtois of Ville de Montréal


 Darboral is presented to the Darling Foundry and the Joyce Yahouda Galery and to the National Gallery of Canada


Exhibition to CAPC, Museum of contemporary art in Bordeaux, France


Exhibition to Mercer Union, Toronto


Price Ozias-Leduc from the Émile-Nelligan Foundation


Montreal Biennial with the Darboral project