Born in Padua (Italy) in 1960. Live and works in New York (USA).
Maurizio Cattelan's work blurs the boundaries between art and entertainment, performance and reality. Situationist in spirit, he subtly criticizes the dominant structures of cultural production in an irreverent and ironic way. Cattelan's works unmask the cultural bigotry and absurdity of contemporary society. Playing with the symbols of our society, Cattelan attacks the dogmas of the Church, history and its readings, and he points his finger at the world of art. His criticism extends to every contradictory aspect of the society we live in. Through his works, Maurizio Cattelan seeks to destabilize the spectator, prompting reactions almost as striking as the works themselves.