Maurizio Bortolotti is a curator and writer based in Milan, Italy. He was Curator of the Zuecca Project Space International Program in Venice (2011-14) and professor at Urbino University 2003-5 and at NABA in Milan 2007-2013.
In 2010 he served as Art Commissioner for the First International Art Fair Art Gwangju made by the Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju. Previously exhibition curated include: Ai Weiwei. Disposition, Zuecca Project Space, Venice (2013); Yona Friedman. Haliç Center, Special project of Istanbul Design Biennale Istanbul (2012); Rirkrit Tiravanija, Untitled 2012 (a study for Karl’s perfect day) or (the incomparable Karl Holmqvist). Zuecca Project Space, Venice (2012); Orientale (with Shwetal Patel), Zuecca Project Space, Venice (2011); Yona Friedman/Tomas Saraceno, MerzWorld (with Adrian Notz), Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich (2011); Dan Graham, Models and Video (with Gavin Wade), East Side Project, Birmingham (2011); Insight Turkey.2. Kutlug Atman. Dictionary, Galleria Francesca Minini, Milan (2009); Insight Turkey.1. Ali Kazma. Obstructions, Galleria Francesca Minini, Milan (2008). Platform Paradise, FAST, Village of Ayn Hawd, Israel (2008); Local Modernity/Global Expectations, Special project 10th International Istanbul Biennale (2007); Tomas Saraceno, Museo Aerosolar, Isola Art Center, Milan (2007).
He lectured in many places. Like: Domus Academy, Milan; Triennale, Milan; Goldsmiths College, London; Extra City, Antwerp; Maxxi Museum, Rome; MSU, Zagreb; Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou; Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju; Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai; National Visual Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.
Amongst his publications: The Critic as Curator, Milan, Silvana (2003), (Writing of) Pierre Restany. The Critic Who Was an Artist, Milan, Domus (with Stefano Casciani) (2004); Unidentified Modern Cities, Zurich, Ringier (2011).
In preparation: Village. One Land & Platform Paradise (with Malkit Shoshan) Bologna, DAP-Damiani, 2014; Ai Weiwei. Disposition, Cologne-London, Walther Koenig, 2014.