Massimo De Carlo gallery was founded in Milano in 1987. Since the beginning, its program included young and prominent artists such as, Alighiero Boetti, Rudolf Stingel, Maurizio Cattelan, and Yan Pei-Ming. The global affirmation of these and other artists has favoured its on-going success.
For 30 years Massimo De Carlo has been playing a fundamental role in bringing the most interesting voices of international art to the Italian scene, and Italian artists into the global arena. This contributed to the promotion and establishment of a vital dialogue between artists and numerous national and international institutions, encouraging relationships between galleries, critics, curators, and collectors. Throughout the years, the gallery’s artists have been shown in international museums and biennials, and thus obtained an outstanding place into important public and private art collections.
In 2009 Massimo De Carlo opened a new space in central London. As well as working with the historically represented artists, the London gallery has focused on emerging American artists. In 2016, after many years of operating on the Asian territory, MDC opened a new gallery in Hong Kong. In the same year, MDC opened a second space in the centre of Milan, in Palazzo Belgioioso. The palazzo that houses the gallery space was ultimated in 1787 by Francesco Piermarini, who designed the Teatro Alla Scala, and is largely responsible for the renaissance of neo-classical architecture in Milan. In March 2019, MDC inaugurated its new main Milan exhibition space on the floor of Casa Corbellini- Wassermann, with a group show celebrating the architecture and history of the building. It is located in an extraordinary 20th Century building conceived and realized by the Italian architect Piero Portaluppi. MDC launched Virtual Space in April 2020: a new walkable and flexible immersive experience for the art world you can enjoy from home. In 2020 Massimo De Carlo will open a new concept gallery in Paris named Massimo De Carlo Pièce Unique.