Más Aún, 2020. Sardinian fabrics sitched on velvet; silk fringes; golden metallic threads, 180x230 cm. ph. Ela Bialkwoska, OKNOstudio
Más Aún, 2020. Sardinian fabrics sitched on velvet; silk fringes; golden metallic threads, 180x230 cm. ph. Ela Bialkwoska, OKNOstudio
No one would have been you, 2020. Sardinian brocade stitched on damask fabric, silk fringes; golden metallic threads, 150x230 cm. ph. Ela Bialkwoska, OKNOstudio
No one would have been you, 2020. Sardinian brocade stitched on damask fabric, silk fringes; golden metallic threads, 150x230 cm. ph. Ela Bialkwoska, OKNOstudio
A cozy home for me, my future husband and our lovely kids, 2019. Performance 8’ Ph. Ela Bialkowska, OKNOstudio
Gli Invisibili, 2019. Embroidery on photographic prints on cotton paper, lambda prints, Sardinian brocade, cotton, velvet, paper and tape; silk and cotton threads; mounted on wood and copper, variable dimensions. ph. Ela Bialkwoska, OKNOstudio
Did you ever fall in love again?, 2019. Documentation of the performance at the Maritime Theatre of Villa Adriana, Tivoli. ph. Ela Bialkwoska, OKNOstudio
Did you ever fall in love again?, 2019. Documentation of the performance at the Maritime Theatre of Villa Adriana, Tivoli. ph. Ela Bialkwoska, OKNOstudio
Habibi. 2019. installation of six elements, five embroideries on photographic prints on cotton paper, Sardinian brocade and silk, mounted on copper, a copper pedestal for mini projector, with video and audio, 5 min, 200x160x100 cm ph. Marco Totè
Habibi. 2019. Video e audio, 5 min. Video stills. ph. Ela Bialkwoska, OKNOstudio
Madre, 2019, Performance 10’, Documentation of the performance at Alsova Jihoceska Galerie, Czech Republic, Ph. Ela Bialkowska, OKNOstudio
Ritratto di mia madre come la mamma più bella del mondo, 2019. Backstage photographs from video shooting, Video 6.43’, Ph. Ela Bialkowska, OKNOstudio
Il Vuoto attorno, 2019. Performance, about 70 min, Iron sculpture 150x150x180cm - Artist's body. ph. Ela Bialkwoska, OKNOstudio
Senza odio Senza Lacrime Senza Rancore Un giorno peró, 2018/2019 Sardinian brocade sewn on silk and cotton bedspread 280x300cm approx. Ph. Ela Bialkowska, OKNOstudio
No-Time Relation, 2010 performance, 4 months
La Vestizione della Sposa, 2016 performance 60’
, ph. Ela Bialkowska, OKNOstudio
Questo Anonimato E’ Sovversivo, 2017 at Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Berlin ph. Ela Bialkowska
Questo Anonimato E’ Sovversivo, 2017 at Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Berlin ph. Ela Bialkowska
Questo Anonimato E’ Sovversivo, 2017 at MAN_Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro ph. Ela Bialkowska
Ruben Montini, Questo Anonimato È Sovversivo, 2018 at MKC, Split. Ph. Ela Bialkowska, OKNOstudio
Ruben Montini, Camere Separate, 2018, Circolo Culturale Paolo Peroni, Venice. Installation view. Ph. Sergio MartucciRuben Montini, Camere Separate, Circolo Culturale Paolo Peroni, Venezia, 2018. Installation view. Ph. Sergio Martucci
Ruben Montini, One Person Protest, 2018 Performance 120’. MKC, Spit, Ph. Ela Bialkowska, OKNOstudio
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Ruben Montini

Ruben Montini (Oristano - Italy, 1986) lives and works between Lake Garda and Milan.

Interpreter of the queer culture and heir to the social claims of the 60s and 70s, he expresses its precariousness with the performative language and tells the resistance with the installation. His visual poems, made of letters in Sardinian brocade, texts sewn with references to the aesthetics of tradition, fix intimate moments as parables of social life; they tell the love, the fear, the sexuality of the individual in his contemporaneity. 

He has participated in numerous international exhibitions, in public and private institutions, among others: (solo) Did you ever fall in love again?, Villa Adriana, Tivoli; (solo) Madre, Aleš South-Bohemian Gallery, Hluboká nad Vltavou; (solo) Il vuoto addosso, Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani, Milano; We will not change our show, Dům umění města Brna, Brno; (solo) I couldn’t live without, MKC, Spalato;  – MAN_Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro;  Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Berlino;  Royal School of Needlework, Londra; Bang! Festival!, Bruxelles;  Assemblaggi Provvisori, Tenuta dello Scompiglio, Lucca; Pomada, Museum for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Varsavia; Vanità/Vanitas, Museo Ettore Fico, Torino (2015); (solo) Cosa Resta di Noi – Requiem, Oratoire du Louvre, Parigi; Turtle Salon in the Forest, Fargfabriken, Stoccolma; Bienal del Fin del Mundo, Buenos Aires.

In 2019 he was nominated for the 20th Cairo Prize, Palazzo Reale, Milan.