Max Papeschi

Max Papeschi


Max Papeschi approda nel mondo dell’arte contemporanea alla fine del 2008, dopo un’esperienza da autore e regista in ambito teatrale, televisivo e cinematografico. Il clamore mediatico sollevato da una sua opera gigante affissa sulla facciata di un palazzo nel centro di Poznan in Polonia lo proietta sulla scena internazionale, rendendolo in pochissimo tempo uno degli artisti italiani più conosciuti all’estero.

In soli 9 anni di attività ha realizzato più di 60 mostre personali e partecipato a un centinaio di mostre collettive in giro per tutto il mondo.

Nel 2014 è uscita in Italia la sua autobiografia “Vendere Svastiche e Vivere Felici” edita da Sperling & Kupfer (Gruppo Mondadori).

Nel 2018 è uscito il suo secondo libro “Max vs Max” edito da Giunti Editore, realizzato in collaborazione con lo scrittore Massimiliano Parente.

Dal 2016 sta portando in giro per il mondo il progetto culturale-umanitario Welcome to North Korea, un vero e proprio precedente artistico realizzato in collaborazione con Amnesty International, che unisce arte digitale, performance e installazioni in un’operazione multimediale che attraverso una fittizia e parodistica propaganda di regime svela gli orrori perpetuati dal dittatore Kim Jong Un.

 

After an experience as author and director for theatre, Tv and cinema, Max Papeschi starts with digital-art in 2008. The media hype raised by a giant work on the facade of a building in the center of Poznan in Poland projects him on the international scene, making him in a very short time one of the best known Italian artists abroad.

In just 9 years of activity, he has made more than 60 solo exhibitions and he has participated in about one hundred collective exhibitions around the world.

In 2014 he published his biography: “How to sell Swastikas and Live Happy” by Sperling & Kupfer (Mondadori Group).

In 2018 he released his second book "Max vs Max" published by Giunti Editore, in collaboration with the writer Massimiliano Parente.

From 2016 he's showing the cultural-humanitarian project Welcome to North Korea around the world in collaboration with Amnesty International. This operation combines digital art, multimedia performances and installations in a fictitious and parodic regime propaganda that reveals the horrors perpetrated by the dictator Kim Jong-un.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

The Best is Yet to Come - Palazzo Chiaramonte Steri - Palermo

Max Papeschi + Artistas - Biblioteca Pública Municipal Eugenio Trías - Madrid

Waiting for Mr Papeschi - Aeroporto Internazionale Falcone Borsellino - Palermo

2017

The Leader is Present – McLoughlin Gallery – San Francisco

The Leader is Present – Le Point Éphémère – Paris

2016

The Best is Yet to Come – Museo M.A.C. – Milano

Crowd Pleasers – McLoughlin Gallery – San Francisco

The Leader is Present – Galleria Sant’Agostino – Torino

The Leader is Present – Marsiglione Arts Gallery – Como

The Leader is Present – Silbernagl Undergallery – Milano

The Leader is Present – Leonardvs Arte – Sestri Levante

The Leader is Present – Leonardvs Arte – Desenzano del Garda

2015

Fifty Shades of Gold – Italian Cultural Institute – San Francisco

La Société Du Spectacle – Italian Cultural Institute – Osaka

From Hiroshima With Love – Gallery Tomo / Mag Japan – Kyoto

Je Ne Regrette Rien – Galleria Davico Arte – Torino

La Société Du Spectacle – Silbernagl Undergallery – Milano

2014

La Société du Spectacle – Le Point Éphémère – Paris

That’s all Folks! – Gallery Tomo / Mag Japan – Kyoto

Two – San Pietro in Atrio – Como

Revolution is Not a Dinner Party – 1462 Contemporary – Izmir

Iconoclasm – McLoughlin Gallery – San Francisco

2013

Max Papeschi’s Freak Show – Castello del Valentino – Torino

Learning to Cheat/Sound True – Aurum – Pescara

Learning to Cheat/Sound True – Sala AXA – Campobasso

New Hotel Papeschi – Paggeria Arte di Palazzo Ducale – Sassuolo

2012

Greetings from Hell – Pandora’s box Gallery – Mexico City

The Silence Of The Lambs – Gestalt Gallery – Pietrasanta

Warhol vs Papeschi – Silbernalg & Undergallery – Milano

Role Play – Palazzo Cellamare – Napoli

Silence Is Golden – Marsiglione Arts Gallery – Como

2011

A LIFE Less Ordinary – Mondobizzarro Gallery – Roma

The Golden Age – Abnormals Gallery – Berlin

Exit From Heaven – Leo Galleries – Monza

Bambi’s Mother is Dead!  – Spazio Stendhal 36 – Milano

In the Sky with Diamonds – KH Tacheles – Berlin

Oops!…I did it again – Rinascimento Contemporaneo Gallery – Genova

Bunga Bunga Republic – Abnormals Gallery – Berlin

A LIFE Less Ordinary – Caserma dell’Artiglieria di P.Verona – Peschiera del Garda

Fukushima Mon Amour – Silbernalg & Undergallery – Varese

2010

Götzen-Dämmerung 2.0 – Abnormals Gallery – Berlin

Greetings from Italy – L2 Gallery – Stockholm

MAX! - Galleria Barbara Mahler – Lugano CH

Duck Eat Duck – Galleria Spazio Bevaqua Panigai – Treviso

Greetings from Italy - Farm Cultural Park – Favara

Hitler N°5 – Centro Culturale QAMM – Palermo

2009

Disneyland Under Attack - Mondobizzarro Gallery – Roma

My Little Adolf – Galleria Spazio Bevaqua Panigai – Treviso

NaziFuckingMouse – Skin Gallery – Brescia

Jesus Goes To Hollywood – Galleria Famiglia Margini – Milano

Ronald The Butcher Boy Reloaded - Voghera 11 ArtGallery – Milano

2008

Ronald the Butcher Boy – Galleria Famiglia Margini – Milano

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Karachi Biennale – KB17 – Karachi

Open 20 – Molino Stucky – Venezia

Politica Ideali Violenza Amore – Neon Gallery – Pavia

2016

Iran Contemporary Art Biennale – Niavaran Cultural Center – Tehran

Motoparade – Palazzo della Triennale – Milano

Amerikan Krazy – BC Space Gallery – Laguna Beach CA

Iran Contemporary Art Biennale Part II – Abadan Contemporary Art Museum – Abadan

Iran Contemporary Art Biennale Part III – Isfahan Contemporary Arts Museum – Isfahan

Money can buy me Love – Orsorama – Milano

2015

Praestigium Italia – Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo – Torino

Map Of The New Art – Fondazione Cini – Venezia

Art Busan - Tomo Gallery - Busan

Ventes aux Enchères – Salle d’exposition du Chesnay – Paris

Karma Sergi – 1462 Contemporary – Izmir

Charity Auction – Complesso Monumentale del Broletto – Novara

SuperPopZoo – Ex Complesso Conventuale San Francesco – Alessandria

2014

Biennale MArteLive – MACRO Testaccio – Roma

Il Sacro Svelato – Museo CAM – Casoria

Scope Basel - Silbernalg & Undergallery - Basel

SuperHeroes 2.0 – Villa Bertelli – Forte dei Marmi

SuperHeroes 2.0 – Palazzo Leonardi – Pietrasanta

Select Fair NYC - Galerie Bruno Massa - New York

Affordable Art Fair -  Galerie Bruno Massa – Brussels

Çocuklar Korunsun Diye – Asma Bahçeler – Izmir

Charity Auction – Fondazione Marzotto – Milano

Il Volto Dell’Anima – Complesso Monumentale del Broletto – Novara

2013

Manifesto – Rizzordi Art Foundation – Saint Petersburg

Hai paura del buio? – Auditorium Parco della Musica – Roma

Hai paura del buio? – Traffic Festival – Torino

Incubarte Festival Internacional de Arte – Llotgeta Gallery – Valencia

ArtAthina - Ufofabrik – Athens

Aqua - Galerie Bruno Massa – Miami

Affordable Art Fair - Galerie Bruno Massa - Hamburg

Palazzo in mostra – Palazzo Leonardi – Pietrasanta

Charity Auction – Arengo del Broletto – Novara

Pulsart Restart 2013 – Palazzo Fogazzaro – Vicenza

2012

Trame & Frame – Palazzo Morelli – Todi IT

Daegu Art Fair - Marsiglione Arts gallery – Daegu

Krakow Art Fair - Ufofabrik - Krakow

ArtVilnius - Ufofabrik - Vilnius

ArtExperience – Palazzo Visconti – Brignano Gera Dadda

PulsArt 2012 – Lanificio Conte – Vicenza

2011

Dadaumpop  – BMB Gallery – Bombay

Dadaumpop – Italian Cultural Center – New Delhi

Dadaumpop – Rabindranath Tagore Centre – Calcutta

Danno d’Immagine – Zajia Lab – Beijing

Into the Future – Musei Capitolini Centrale Montemartini – Roma

Charity Auction – Christie’s – Milano

Art.Fair - St-Artgallery – Cologne DE

Exposition d’ètè – Silbernalg & Undergallery – Saint Paul de Vence

Fashion Week – Abnormals Gallery – Berlin

Italian Pop Surrealism – Mondobizzarro Gallery – Roma

Agatarte, Il respiro della libertà – Palazzo della Cultura – Catania

Dadaumpop – Rinascimento Contemporaneo Gallery – Genova

Sanrio For Smiles – Umanitaria – Milano

La città e l’umano – Castello Orsini – Soriano nel Cimino

Mondo Bizzarro Show – Galleria Miomao – Perugia

2010

Abnormal Nudes – Abnormals Gallery – Poznan

Abnormal Nudes – Tacheles – Berlin

Sommerudstilling – Hans Alf Gallery – Copenhagen

Terzo Rinascimento – Palazzo Ducale – Urbino

Blooom. Art Fair - Abnormals Gallery - Cologne

Terzo Rinascimento – Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea – Aci Castello

Made out of Beautiful – Parlor Gallery – Asbury Park

Con Questi Occhi – Museo Piaggio – Pontedera

The Secret Garden – Mondobizzarro Gallery – Roma

Ceres4art – MyOwnGallery – Milano

2009

Nigredo – Ex Manicomio – S. M. Della Pietà – Roma

Love Nest – Wannabee Gallery – Milano

PornoStart – Voghera 11 ArtGallery – Milano

Social Circus – Galleria Famiglia Margini – Milano

2008

Freiheit. Libertà d’Exposizione – Galleria Famiglia Margini – Milano


artworks by Max Papeschi