ArtistMassimilian BreederResidesItaly
United States
Websitemassimilian-breeder.netMediumDigital Photography
Follow the ArtistInstagramEmailmassimilianbreeder@gmail.com
ThemesHuman Body Research
Organic Materials
American Visions
Restrain
Pressure
Containment 
Human Body Alteration

About the artist

Massimilian Breeder is a multifaceted artist whose creative journey traverses the realms of photography, film direction, sculpture, and contemporary installation art. Residing and working between Italy and the United States, Massimilian’s oeuvre resonates with an abstract exploration of the human body and its intricate relationship with alteration and modification. His compelling works delve into the depths of human existence, inviting viewers to contemplate the fragility and resilience encapsulated within our corporeal forms. Drawing from a diverse array of mediums and materials, Breeder crafts evocative narratives that confront societal norms and perceptions surrounding the body.

He captures moments of vulnerability, strength, and transformation, revealing the inherent complexities of the human experience.

Artwork Themes & Subject Matter

Central to Massimilian Breeder’s practice is his fearless utilization of symbolic materials, including bodily fluids and blood, which serve as visceral reminders of our shared humanity. By incorporating these elements into his works, he challenges conventional notions of beauty and confronts viewers with the raw, unfiltered essence of existence.

Over the course of two decades, Massimilian has forged a distinguished career marked by exhibitions at renowned international venues such as the Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, Chelsea Museum, Art Basel, Mori Museum, and Pera Museum, among others. His installations beckon spectators into immersive environments where the boundaries between art and life blur, inviting introspection and dialogue.

Massimilian’s artistic journey is a testament to the power of creativity to transcend boundaries and provoke thought. Through his captivating imagery and thought-provoking installations, he invites audiences to embark on a transformative exploration of the human condition, where beauty and imperfection intertwine in a mesmerizing dance of discovery and revelation.

Press

Massimilian Breeder written and directed notable publications including Buchi Bianchi, DISTORTIA, ResearchGate, Rizistnz, and The Art Newspaper

WhenExhibition nameGallery
September
2024
Group exhibition: “War Photography”Ukraine for
Reuters International

CV

Education

1992

Paul Klee Institue for the Arts

Neuroscience, University of Florence

Cinema, Television & Video

2022-2023

The Living Thing – Writer & Director

2021

The Lunatic Express – Writer & Director

Resonance

2020

RI’ZISTENS: Video and Music Project

Jimmy Kimmel Live – Author & Director

2014

Fukushima Best-Girl – Writer and Director

Artè France: Devil Come to Hell and Stay Where you Belong

Rage+ – Writer & Co-Director

Selected Solo Exhibition

2023

The Wet Lands, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom

War, Palestine for Reuters International

2022

Correzione Dorsale, Satura Gallery, Genova, Italy

2019

Body-on 2, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2015

Massimilian Breeder – Retrospevtive, Miuccia Prada, The Silos, Milan Italy

Selected Group Exhibition

2013

Amigdale, Art Basel, Miami, United States and Basel Switzerland

Amigdale, Art Basel, Basel Switzerland

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