Rachele Maistrello


Rachele Maistrello (1986) trained at the IUAV University of Venice, the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and the Zurich University of the Arts (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste). Over the years she has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in both public and private venues, including the MAXXI Museum, Rome (2021); Hamlet, Zürich (2020); Kunstverein Bielefeld, Germany (2020); Inside Out Museum, Beijing (2019), La Triennale di Milano (2018), PhotoESPAÑA, Madrid (2018), Fotomuseum Winterthur (2018), Manifesta 12, Palermo (2018), Unseen Fair, Amsterdam (2017); the Museo Pecci, Prato (2017); the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Cinisello Balsamo (2012); the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana (2013); the Ca’ Rezzonico museum, Venice (2013); and for the BYOB (Bring your own beamer) project of the 54th Venice Biennale (2011).

In 2021, her work The Hidden Shape won the call Essenziale, organised by Nctm; Rachele Maistrello was also one of the winners of the Circulation(s) festival in Paris, of the Images Gibellina festival and the winner of UniCredit’s Art4future prize. The same year, her project Green Diamond entered the permanent collection of the MAXXI museum and was presented for the second time in Asia, at the Shanghai Book Fair. In 2020 she won the Graziadei Prize and was invited in residency at the Mambo Museum (Nuovo Forno del Pane). In 2019 she was commissioned a work by the Kunstverein Bielefeld, and she was also invited to join the Inside Out Museum (Beijing) residency programme. In 2018 she won the Movin’Up Award (International section) and the nctm e l’arte award. She was also selected for the event Plat(t)form at the Fotomuseum Winterthur. In 2017, she won the call for the ABITARE project, commissioned by the Ministry of Culture, the MuFoCo and the Triennale di Milano. She won the Level 0 award at ArtVerona 2016 as well as the Premio Combat Prize in 2015. In 2014 she was awarded the European Handle with Care Award for a permanent project in the city of Ljubljana, commissioned by the MG+MSUM museum.

Rachele Maistrello’s works can be found in Italian and European private collections as well as in international museum collections, including the MAXXI Museum in Rome, the Galleria Civica in Modena, the MuFoCo Museum of Contemporary Photography in Cinisello Balsamo.

Her works have been published in numerous books and magazines, such as Flash Art Italia, Vogue Italia, Wallpaper Magazine, De:Formal, Unseen Magazine, Self Publish – Be Happy, Vice international, OFLuxo and ATP diary.