Maurizio Vetrugno


Sant’Antonio di Susa, 1957

Lives and works between Turin and Bali

Selected works
Selected exhibitions


A Degree of Reality – Martina Simeti, November 2021

Maurizio Vetrugno’s (1957) artistic career started in Bologna, where he attended the DAMS at the end of the seventies. His first exhibitions were held in the Neon gallery, co-founded by Vetrugno himself. The artistic research moves freely from painting to fashion, combining archaic techniques, such as the embroidery and the batik, with pop, beat and punk tendencies. His interest in music and philosophy led him to experiment with sophisticated hybrid art forms: interactive sound installations and experimental photography.

Personal exhibitions include Love, Commas and Asterisks, Blum&Poe Gallery, Los Angeles, Usa (2012); Lead Baloon, Chiesa della Maddalena, Alba, Italy (2011); Meteorite in Giardino, Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy (2011); Electricity Comes from Other Planets, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy (1995). Group exhibitions include Quadriennale d’Arte 2020 | FUORI, Rome, Italy (2020); Notti magiche: arte italiana anni novanta dalla Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy (2019); Liberi tutti! Arte e società in Italia. 1989-2001, Museo Ettore Fico, Torino (2015), Shit and Die, Palazzo Cavour, Turin, Italy (2014); Emphatism, Studio 522, New York, Usa (2013).

Vetrugno lives and works between Bali and Turin.