Massimiliano Gioni was appointed Director of the Visual Arts Sector with the specific responsibility for curating the 55th International Art Exhibition to be held in 2013.

Massimiliano Gioni (Busto Arsizio, 1973) is a curator and contemporary art critic. In 2010 he directed 10.000 Lives, the eighth Gwangju Art Biennale in South Korea being its youngest and first European director ever of this contemporary art biennale. He was the curator of the section entitled “La Zona” within the 50th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia.

His experience as the artistic director of biennials and other international exhibitions includes the organization of Of Mice and Men – the fourth Berlin Biennale (2006) – and the fifth edition of the travelling art biennale Manifesta (2004). He is the Associate Director of the New Museum in New York and the Artistic Director of the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi in Milan.

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