Massimiliano Gioni (* 1973 Busto Arsizio, Italy) is a critic and contemporary art curator. In 2010 he curated the 8th Art Biennale of Gwangju, South Korea. Since December 2006, he has been on the curatorial team of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York.
In 2003, he curated the exhibition entitled La Zona within the 50th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia; in 2004 he co-curated the travelling contemporary art biennale Manifesta 5. In 2006 he curated the fourth Berlin Biennale in collaboration with artist Maurizio Cattelan and curator Ali Subotnik
Since 2003 he has been the artistic director of the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi in Milan.
During the course of his career, he has developed a wide variety of independent projects: he founded the magazine Charley and opened a not-for-profit exhibition space, the travelling mini-gallery Wrong Gallery, initially opened in New York in 2002 and later moved to the Tate Modern in London in 2005.
The exhibitions he has curated include Ostalgia, Urs Fischer. Marguerite De Ponty, The Generational and After Nature at the New Museum, New York and several exhibitions organized with the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, amongst which One of many by Pawel Althamer, Arena Civica, Milan; Still Life by Tacita Dean, Palazzo Dugnani, Milano; Altri fiori e altre domande by Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Palazzo Litta, Milano; My Religion is Kindness by Paola Pivi, Stazione di Porta Genova, ex Magazzini, Milano; Tino Sehgal, Villa Reale, Milano.
Editor-in-chief of Flash Art in New York from 2000 to 2002, he has collaborated with the magazines Artforum, Domus, Frieze, Parkett, Rolling Stone, Wired and with the publishing companies Charta, Mondadori, Phaidon, Les Presses du Réel, Dijon and Rizzoli.
Gioni is curator of the exhibition, Murakami - Ego, Takashi Murakami’s first solo show in the Middle East in Doha, Qatar, in 2012.