Ruben Montini (Oristano – Italy, 1986) lives and works between Lake Garda and Milan.
Interpreter of the queer culture and heir to the social claims of the 60s and 70s, he expresses its precariousness with the performative language and tells the resistance with the installation. His visual poems, made of letters in Sardinian brocade, texts sewn with references to the aesthetics of tradition, fix intimate moments as parables of social life; they tell the love, the fear, the sexuality of the individual in his contemporaneity.
He has participated in numerous international exhibitions, in public and private institutions, among others: (solo) Did you ever fall in love again?, Villa Adriana, Tivoli; (solo) Madre, Aleš South-Bohemian Gallery, Hluboká nad Vltavou; (solo) Il vuoto addosso, Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani, Milano; We will not change our show, Dům umění města Brna, Brno; (solo) I couldn’t live without, MKC, Spalato; – MAN_Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro; Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Berlino; Royal School of Needlework, Londra; Bang! Festival!, Bruxelles; Assemblaggi Provvisori, Tenuta dello Scompiglio, Lucca; Pomada, Museum for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Varsavia; Vanità/Vanitas, Museo Ettore Fico, Torino (2015); (solo) Cosa Resta di Noi – Requiem, Oratoire du Louvre, Parigi; Turtle Salon in the Forest, Fargfabriken, Stoccolma; Bienal del Fin del Mundo, Buenos Aires.
In 2019 he was nominated for the 20th Cairo Prize, Palazzo Reale, Milan.
He partecipated in the first edition of Corpi sul palco in 2019.