Ruben Montini (Italy, 1986) lives and works in Verona.
In 2010 he earns a MA in Fine Arts from Central Saint MartinsCollege of Art & Design of London, after receiving a BA inVisual Arts, Painting degree, from the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice, and a scholarship awarded at the Manchester Metropolitan University.
In his artistic research, he develops a visual language that is at the same time radical, romantic and nostalgic, while looking at the history of performance, especially those works developed by feminist centraleuropean artists in the ‘60s and 70’s. His practice is tackling pressing issues related to communities that are changing the European social geography, carrying on an analysis on what it means for him to be a contemporary citizen, a migrant within the European Union and be part of the LGBT reality.
He took part in several international shows, both in private and public institutions, such as: The Brno House of Arts, Brno (2018); Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Berlin (2017); MAN_Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro (2017); Zisa, Palermo (2016); Tenuta dello Scompiglio, (2016); Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castel, Warsaw (2015); Museo Ettore Fico, Turin (2015); Turtle Salon in the Forest, Fargfabriken, Stockholm; Oratoire du Louvre, Paris (2015); Bienal del Fin del Mundo, Buenos Aires (2014-2015); ArtStays, Ptuj – Slovenia (2014); Teoremi, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genova (2014); Piece, Teatro Studio Krypton, Scan- dicci – Florence (2014); Microutopias of the everyday and Theatre of Life, Co Ca Znaki Czausu, Torùn – Poland (2013 – 2012); Art International, Istanbul (2013); Piccolo Festival, University of Trento (2012); Luce e Movimento, Signum Foundation for the Biennale of Architecture, Venice (2010); Realpresence, Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2008); MKG, Belgrade (2008).