Michele Robecchi is an independent curator and writer based in London. He studied at the Loughborough University School of the Arts and at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts where he obtained a BA in Theater Design and a MA in Curating.
He has been Managing Editor of Flash Art International, Senior Editor of Contemporary, and is currently the London Editor of Mousse and Chief Editor of RES , contributing frequently to those publications as well as Art in America, Art Pulse, Camera Austria, Domus, Kunst Bulletin, Interview, Manifesta Journal, Moscow Art Magazine and Sight & Sound.
Since 2012, he is the Commissioning Editor of Phaidon Press’ Contemporary Artists Series, where he edited monographs on artists such as Marina Abramovic, Pawel Althamer, Francis Alÿs, Ai Weiwei, Monica Bonvicini, Marlene Dumas, Chris Johanson, Alex Katz, Theaster Gates, Jorge Pardo, Wilhelm Sasnal, Stephen Shore, Simon Starling, Wolfgang Tilllmans, Jeff Wall, Yin Xiuzhen and Zhang Huan.
He is the author, together with Francesca Bonazzoli, of Mona Lisa to Marge: How the World’s Greatest Artworks Entered Popular Culture (Prestel, 2014), and a monograph on the work of Sarah Lucas (Electa Mondadori, 2006). Recent publications featuring his writings include Moving Image (Whitechapel Art Gallery, 2015), Vitamin D2: Different Perspectives on Drawing (Phaidon, 2013), and Theories and Documents on Contemporary Art (University of California Press, 2012).
He has lectured at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna, the Bezalel Academy of Fine Art in Tel Aviv, the Durham University, the Ecole National des Beaux Arts in Grenoble, the Kingston University, the Metropolitan University and the Royal Art College in London, and the University of Art in Newcastle. Since 2006, he is a visiting lecturer at Christie’s Education in London.
Exhibitions he has organized or co-organized include TIP: Trends, Ideas, Projects (Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, 2004), Beauty So Difficult (Fondazione Stelline, Milan, 2005), Calling All the Stations (National Gallery of Kosovo, Pristina, 2010), and Pretenzione Intenzione (Fabbrica Rosa di Szeemann, Maggia, Switzerland, 2015).