Born in 1969 in Milan, Italy, Matteo Balduzzi studied architecture and is a curator in the field of public art and photography, with a main focus in establishing relationships between people, landscape and collective memory.
He has been collaborating with the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Cinisello Balsamo for the past fifteen years, where he has curated numerous projects. Since 2018 he has been the Museum’s artistic program co-ordinator which is based on three pillars: Collections, Young Artists (and Curators), and Community while is also responsible of the ABITARE project, a public commission promoted by the Italian Ministry of Culture.
During this last decade he has also worked on several public art and community-shared projects in different locations in Italy and internationally, independently and in collaboration with Stefano Laffi, while from 2011 till 2016 he curated photographic exhibitions and participated in projects on the transformation of the city of Milan for FORMA MERAVIGLI.
Since 2010 he has been teaching at the NABA Masters Program in Photography and Visual Design in Milan and lately also started teaching in the Istituto Europeo di Design (IDE) in Turin. He is a member of ARTINRETI, a working group on public-art, and is a founding member of the non-profit organization for contemporary art CAREOF, in Milan.