Massimiliano Rossetto (b.1993) is a Swiss-Italian artist.
He lives and works between Zurich and Berlin.

Rossetto’s artistic practice investigates the complexities of human interaction with the environment and the notion of landscape through the exploration of photography and sculptural mediums. In his work, he is particularly interested by landscape memories and the notion of belonging, particularly in regions impacted by human and natural influences. His focus is on spaces and objects shaped by human activity, whether constructed, destroyed, or altered. Through his work, Rossetto highlights his relationship with the environment, emphasizing the profound interconnectedness with nature.

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Upcoming
2024 | Space Invasion III - Fabienne Levy Gallery (Lausanne, Switzerland)
2024 | Making space, finding forms (Diploma Exhibition MFA) - Toni Areal ZHdK (Zurich, Switzerland)
2024 | Micromacro by Atelier Viandanti (Lugano, Switzerland)


Selected group exhibitions
2023 | La Regionale (ACXSI) - Villa Ciani (Lugano, Switzerland)
2023 | Of Each Absence - Klimarunde, ETH curated by Judith Welter (Zurich, Switzerland)
2023 | Restless in the 1960s: The Tokyo Experience with the Avant-Garde - Shared Campus Summer School (Tokyo, Japan)
2023 | BreggiArte - Associazione Percorsi Culturali (Bruzella, Switzerland)
2023 | Playing with the trouble - [SIC] Space for International Cooperation (Athens, Greece)
2023 | Playing with the trouble - Ρολοι Ασπρoπυργου, Shared Campus Summer School (Aspropyrgos, Greece)
2023 | 2nd Quanzhou International Image Biannual - Huaguang Photography Art Museum (Quanzhou, China)
2023 | Off grid - Material (Zurich, Switzerland)
2023 | Stories of water, Chapter IV - Oncurating project space curated by Bianca Bauer (Zurich, Switzerland)

2023 | 10th edition - La nuit de la photo, Musée des beaux-arts (La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland)
2022 | Winter Auction Fine Arts - Fondation ZHdK (Zurich, Switzerland)
2022 | Rethinking Nature - Festival Center FOTO WIEN,  European Month of Photography (Vienna, Austria)
2022 | Genesi creativa - m.a.x. museo, Spazio Officina (Chiasso, Switzerland)
2022 | .YOUNG - Kromya Art Gallery (Lugano, Switzerland)
2022 | Le stanze dell’arte - Palazzo Civico (Bellinzona, Switzerland)

2021 | Wunderkummer - Atelier Viandanti curated by Maria Ares, Francesco Maria Gamba (Lugano, Switzerland)
2021 | 25th vfg Swiss Young Talent Award for Photography - IPFO Haus der Fotografie (Olten, Switzerland)
2021 | Rethinking Nature - Imago Lisboa, European Month of Photography (Lisbon, Portugal)
2021 | C’era una volta la Pangea - Offspace +41, curated by Nicolò Latini, Chiara Ottavi (La Saceba, Switzerland)
2021 | Rethinking Nature - Mois européen de la photographie Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
2021 | photoSCHWEIZ - Halle 550, curated by Daniel Bollinger (Zurich, Switzerland)
2021 | 24th vfg Swiss Young Talent Award for Photography - Kammgarn West (Schaffhausen, Switzerland)
2021 | S(P)LACES - Centrale Festival, curated by Laura Davì (Fano, Italy)
2021 | HOT MESS II - Neuezeit Ost, curated by Yolandé Gouws (Berlin, Germany)
2020 | HOT MESS - Prince Charles, curated by Yolandé Gouws (Berlin, Germany)
2020 | 24th vfg Swiss Young Talent Award for Photography - Oslo 8 (Basel, Switzerland)
2020 | 24th vfg Swiss Young Talent Award for Photography - Photobastei (Zurich, Switzerland)
2020 | Generation Z - Noorderlicht International Fotofestival / Museum Heerenveen, curated by Robert Jan Verhagen (Groningen, Netherlands)
2020 | SPC Photo Awards - Photobastei (Zurich, Switzerland)
2019 | Environment Documenta - LoosenArt gallery (Rome, Italy)
2019 | Rala: Feast of the Peasant - RETA (Zurich, Switzerland)
2018 | Les nouveaux sauvages - Le Faubourg (Lyon, France)
2018 | The inner forest - Verzasca Foto Festival (Sonogno, Switzerland)
2017 | Vicini di casa - Spazio 1b (Lugano, Switzerland)
2016 | Sê plural como universo! - LaRada, curated by Carolina Sanchez, Riccardo Lisi (Locarno, Switzerland)
2016 | Exhibition École BLOO - Loft 4-40 (Lyon, France)
2016 | Vita di lago - Brissago Islands (Locarno, Switzerland)
2016 | Low Cost - BLOO gallery (Lyon, France)
2015 | Art Tonic - Port Tonic Art Center (St. Tropez, France)
2012 | Identità - Ego gallery, (Lugano, Switzerland)
2012 | Making Life - Castellinaria, International young film festival (Bellinzona, Switzerland)
2011 | Self shots - Giu*BoxGallery (Naples, Italy)


Education
2022-2024 | ZHdK Zurich University of the Arts - MA in Fine Arts
2014-2016 | BLOO - BA in Fine Arts & Contemporary Photography (Lyon, France) Direction: Julien Guinand & Gilles Verneret
Studied under:  Valérie Jouve, Christian Lutz, Eric Rondepierre, Delphine Balley, Michel Poivert, Joerg Bader, Brigitte Bauer, Bertrand Stofleth, Karim Kal, Laurent Mulot


Awards
2024 | Finalist, KSW Kantonsspital Winterthur Kunstpreis (Winterthur, Switzerland)
2023 | Shortlist, H&B Real Estate AG Kunstpreis (Zurich, Switzerland)
2020 | 1st price, 24th vfg Swiss Young Talent Award for Photography (Zurich, Switzerland)
2016 | Shortlist, Vita di lago - Verzasca Foto Festival (Brissago, Switzerland)


Residences
2024-2025 | What’s next_Compass - Z-Kubator at Zurich University of the Arts (Zurich, Switzerland)
2023 | Shared Campus - Restless in the 1960s, Summer School (Tokyo, Japan)
2023 | Shared Campus - Critical Ecologies, Summer School (Athens, Greece)

Workshops & Masterclass
2018 | Photobook: RESET by “Self Publish, Be Happy”, EMOP Opening Days, hosted by C/O Berlin
2012 | Reflexions Masterclass founded by Giorgia Fiorio and Gabriel Bauret


Publications
FISHEYE PHOTO REVIEW 2021.22
| ENTKUNSTUNG | ANTIHERO PRESS | PHLEARN | FISHEYE MAGAZINE | ARTRIBUNE | YET MAGAZINE | OZON | C-HEADS |
DARK BEAUTY MAGAZINE | DIGITAL CAMERA MAGAZINE | PF - FOTOGRAFIE MAGAZINE


Other projects
2024 | LOVE BOOK - Supported by ZHdK MA Fine Arts Department
2018 | Member of near. - Swiss association for contemporary photography
2012 | Co-founder of YET MAGAZINE