Roberto Cuoghi


Born in 1973 in Modena, Italy.
Lives and works in Milan.

Roberto Cuoghi is one of the most enigmatic, mysterious and fascinating Italian artists of his generation.
Through an array of unconventional techniques, Cuoghi’s paintings, drawings, sculptures and animations bear the imperative to always contest the known, the familiar, the accepted, and the understood.
Concepts of perpetual experimentation, rule breaking, continuous and processual learning are central to his work. 

The artist’s first comprehensive monograph was published in 2017. This richly illustrated 500 pages catalogue includes new essays by Andrea Bellini, Andrea Cortellessa, Anthony Huberman, Charlotte Laubard and Yorgos Tzirtzilakis in addition to a compilation of previous interviews and texts by the artist, and a complete chronology and bibliography.

Solo exhibitions were held at the Fridericianum, Friedrichsplatz, Cassel, Germany (2022) ; Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève and Museo Madre, Naples (2017); Italian Pavilion, Venice Biennale (2017); DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens (2016); Le Consortium, Dijon (2014-2015); Aspen Art Museum (2015); New Museum, New York (2014); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2011); Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2008).  

His work has been shown in numerous group exhibitions at important venues worldwide, such as the MOCO, Montpellier, France (2022) ; Centre Pompidou Metz, Metz, France (2021) ; Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris, Paris, France (2021) ; DESTE Foundation Project Space, Slaughterhouse, Hydra, Greece (2021) ; Fondazione Prada, Milan (2018); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2013); Venice Biennale (2009 and 2013); Aspen Art Museum (2012); Gwangju Biennale (2010); New Museum, New York (2010); DESTE Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens (2007); Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi, Venice (2007); Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art (2006).

His work is part of important collections, among which: Castello di Rivoli, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy; Museo Madre, Naples, Italy; Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Pinault Collection; DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece ; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, U.S.A. ; ACACIA Association of Italian Contemporary Art Collection, Milan, Italy ; Fondazione Guastalla, Lugano, Switzerland.

Selected works

Our exhibitions

Solo Group

Group exhibition


October 15th — November 19th, 2016

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External exhibitions

Roberto Cuoghi

Pompei @ Madre. Materia Archeologica

November 19th, 2017 — April 30th, 2018
Madre Museum - Naples — Italy

Roberto Cuoghi


May 26th — September 18th, 2017
Museo Madre - Naples — Italy

Roberto Cuoghi

Imitazione di Cristo

May 11th — November 26th, 2017
57th Venice Biennial - Venice — Italy

Roberto Cuoghi


February 21st — April 30th, 2017
Centre d'Art Contemporain de Genève - Genève — Switzerland

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