MASSIMODECARLO Gallery, founded in 1987, has been distinguished from the very beginning by its courageous and counter-current choices, offering visibility and support to artists such as John Armleder, Olivier Mosset, Steven Parrino and Carsten Höller. In the following years, the gallery's program saw the alternation of young artists and world-famous masters such as Alighiero Boetti, Cady Noland, Rudolf Stingel, Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Maurizio Cattelan.
For more than 30 years the gallery has played a central role both in promoting Italian artists to the European and American public, and in bringing the most interesting voices of American art to the attention of the Italian scene, encouraging the establishment of a stimulating dialogue between artists, national and international institutions, critics, curators and collectors.
MASSIMODECARLO boasts of collaborating with over sixty multifaceted artists, internationally recognized, who combine a great variety of expression with an extraordinary combination of different languages such as painting, drawing, installation, sculpture, photography, performance and video.
The gallery’s exhibition spaces are located in Milan, London, Paris, Hong Kong and also virtually with the experience of Vspace.
Since 2009 the gallery has been based in London currently on South Audley Street in a traditional three-story English house in the central Mayfair district. In March 2016 Massimo De Carlo inaugurated his gallery in Hong Kong located inside the Pedder Buildling, in Central.
In 2019 MASSIMODECARLO moved its headquarters in Milan to the iconic spaces of Casa Corbellini Wassermann built in the early 1930s (1934-1936) by the renowned Italian architect Piero Portaluppi and returned to its original splendor following a careful philological restoration.
In 2021 the gallery opened a new space in Paris called MASSIMODECARLO Pièce Unique, which offers a flexible and dynamic program of exhibitions of single works, visible day and night through its street window. The gallery was born from the acquisition of the "Pièce Unique" brand, an adventurous space of the iconic gallery owner Lucio Amelio that opened in Paris in 1989 designed with Cy Twombly. MASSIMODECARLO Pièce Unique relaunches the legacy of this historic project, renewing its original idea, infusing a new perspective and offering an alternative exhibition model for the contemporary art system, consistent with the pioneering spirit of the gallery.