Filmmaker, Installation artist, Performer, Photographer, Videomaker – Italian



Masbedo are Nicolò Massazza (Milan, Italy, 1973) and Iacopo Bedogni (Sarzana, Italy, 1970).

From 2002 onwards, Massazza and Bedogni collaborated with French writer Michel Houellebecq with whom they wrote and produced 11.22.03 and Il mondo non è un panorama, art videos featuring Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche. In 2006, they were the only video artists invited to Locarno´s Piazza Grande. In 2007, 10 Insects To Feed received the critics´ award at the Trieste Film Festival. In 2009, they were invited to the 53rd Venice Biennial in the Italian wing. In 2010, they won the Cairo award and presented Distante un padre, a short, at the United Nations World Forum in Rio de Janeiro´s Museum of Modern Art. In June 2011, with the Noire Contemporary Art gallery, they took part in the ‘Art Unlimited´ section of the Basilea art festival with the Kreppa Babies video installation. That same year, they exposed their art at the MAXXI in Rome and at the Lorcan O´Neill gallery. Throughout 2012, they plan on exhibiting a series of video performances in contemporary art museums (Centro Luigi Pecci in Prato) and institutions (RomaEuropa Festival). With the Sentieri Selvaggi ensemble, and with the extraordinary participation of Fanny Ardant, they will present Guillaume de Machaut´s Le Remède de Fortune at the Piccolo Teatro Strehler in Milan and the Teatro Palladium in Rome.

Masbedo have exhibited their artworks in museums and galleries and have taken part to important film festivals around the world (including Locarno, Rome, Trieste, Lisbon, Athens).

Public Collections:

MARTA Museum, Herford
GAM Galleria d’arte Moderna Torino, Turin
Tel Aviv Art Museum
Da2 Museum, Salamanca
CAAM Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas
MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome
Junta de Andalucia, Spain
CAIRN Centre d’art contemporain, Digne