Massimo Listri’s career has spanned 30 years and although he has experimented with everything, he is famous for his interior photographs. Listri travels his native Italy and the world with his camera, photographing grand interior spaces both iconic and unexpected. His large-scale, visually immersive colour prints invite viewers into the settings he frames; these include ancient castles, villas, palaces, gardens, libraries, convents, monasteries, and universities. He takes viewers into the ornate hallways of Versailles, as well as the treasure-laden galleries of the Vatican museums. From Brazil, he brought back images of art museums, a cathedral, and a theatre designed by Oscar Niemeyer, among many other architecturally iconic sites. Though Listri focuses on the grand, he has also homed in on details in an expressive series of closely framed photographs of sculpted faces. Captured frontally or in profile, these carved faces range from grotesque to idealized and serve to celebrate the power of the artist’s hand.
Museo Nacional de San Carlos| Città del Messico | 2017 ; Palasso del Quirinale| Roma | 2016; Labirinto della Masone| Fontanellato, Parma | 2016; Iglesia de San Ignacío| Bogotá | 2015; Kunsthistorisches Museum| Vienna | 2015; Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá | Bogotá | 2015; Musei San Domenico| Imola | 2014; Palazzo Reale| Torino | 2014; Musei Vaticani| Roma | 2014; Benaki Museum| Athens | 2014 ; Certosa di San Giacomo| Capri, Italy| 2013; Museo Nacional de San Carlo| Mexico City | 2013; Schusez Sate Museum of Architecture| Moscow | 2013; Galeria de Arte la Sala| Santiago, Cile | 2013; Galeria Nacional de Bellas Artes| Santo Domingo | 2012; Etro| London | 2012; Museo de Arte Italiano| Lima, Perù | 2012; Instituto Italiano di Cultura di Tokyo| Tokyo | 2012; El Museo de Arte Moderno| Buenos Aires | 2012; Arki Galéria| Taipei | 2012; National Library| Taipei | 2012; The Morgan Library & Museum| New York | 2010; Palazzo Pitti| Firenze | 2009; Palazzo Reale| Milano | 2008