Massimiliano Alioto

Massimiliano Alioto was born in Brindisi in 1972, displaying a penchant for drawing from a young age. He pursued his artistic education at the art high school and later at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence.

In 1994, he began exhibiting his works across Italy, from the historic literary café Giubbe Rosse in Florence to prominent galleries and public spaces in Rome and Milan. Collaborating with Casa d’Arte San Lorenzo in 1999, Alioto embarked on a painterly journey guided by art critic Maurizio Sciaccaluga, participating in exhibitions like “Made in Japan” at Spazio Consolo in Milan and “Altre Direzioni” at central stations in Milan, Venice, Turin, Bologna, and Florence. In 2003, he took part in the IV Cairo Communication Prize at Palazzo della Permanente in Milan, followed by his debut exhibition in New York at Scope Art in 2004. The same year, he published a monograph for the Rex Built In collection.

From 2004 to 2007, Alioto collaborated with the Di Giovanni Bonelli gallery. Guided by art critic Alessandro Riva, he exhibited in the “Miracolo a Milano” show at Palazzo della Ragione in Milan and other significant exhibitions, organizing events with Paola Artoni, Luisa Castellini, and Emma Gravagnuolo.

Since 2007, Massimiliano Alioto has collaborated with Italian Factory in Milan, garnering recognition from critics and journalists such as Luca Beatrice, Chiara Canali, Duccio Trombadori, Angelo Crespi, and Vittorio Sgarbi. He has curated important exhibitions and editorial publications, including the trilogy on the Natural landscape (soon to unveil the fourth chapter, Natural Transgenic). Noteworthy exhibitions include “4 Way Street” at Palazzo Te in Mantua in 2013, where he participated alongside Agostino Arrivabene, Giorgio Ortona, and Bernardo Siciliano, curated by Luca Beatrice and Angelo Crespi. In 2013, he participated in the 55th International Art Exhibition – the Venice Biennale at the Pavilion of the Syrian Arab Republic, curated by Duccio Trombadori.

His projects have been published by numerous publishing houses, including Vallecchi, Damiani, Silvana, Electa, and Maretti. Some of his works have found a place in important collections such as the International Museum of Music in Bologna, the Benetton Foundation, the Michetti Museum, the Rex Built In Collection, and the Confindustria Collection.

Massimiliano Alioto lives and works in Milan.