New website

This website replaces the one that Denis Masi first published in 2006. This new site is being developed incrementally, and not all information relating to past work has so far been added.


More information

If reference to a particular work or other information that you are looking for can not be seen in this site, it may well be located in the previous site, which will remain online until all development of the current site is completed.

  Catalogues and publications

Berlin Suite – Colverson & Masi, Heinz Ohff, Verlag + Edition der Galerie Poll, Berlin


Art Sign, Poster Print Project, For Otiose Sailors and Girl Guides Only… Colverson / Masi, Serpentine Gallery, London


Time, Words and the Camera, Jascia Reichardt, British Council, Akademische Druck-U. Verlagsabstalt, Graz


Denis Masi, Encounter/counter, Four Constructions, Sarah Kent, Institute of Contemporary Arts, ICA, London


Denis Masi, 1 Construction + Drawings, Etchings and Photographs, Stuart Morgan, Spacex Gallery, Exeter and Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, London Black, Dr. Hannah Weitemeier, Staditche Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf
Black, Dr. Hannah Weitemeier, Staditche Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf


Un Nuovo Classicismo, Flavoi Caroli, Premio Lubiam, Gabriele Mazzotta Editore, Milan


Denis Masi, Artist-in-Residence, Ann Compton, Imperial War Museum, London


Denis Masi, Constructions + Monuments to Collapse, Michael Archer and Deanna Petherbridge, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow


Death, Gaskell, Berger, Goto, Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, Cambridge


Denis Masi, Wall Work, Occupation, Andrew Renton, Edward Totah Gallery, London


Civil War, Barry Prothero, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham


Broken English – Denis Masi in Bremen, Angela Weight, KunstlerHaus, Bremen, 1995


Denis Masi, Wall Work 1988 – 1996, introduction by Marco Livingstone, main text by Michael Archer, Culturgest, Lisbon


Denis Masi, Power and Glory, The Face of the Palio, A Portrait of Siena – Photo Works, introduction by Michael Archer, text by Luigi Di Corato, Museum Sant Maria della Scala, Siena


Fellowship Exhibition, text by Luigi Di Corato, The British School at Rome, Rome


Dispatx Art Collective, Online collaborative project


Denis Masi, Portraits in the Crowd, text by Jon Proppe, SilvanaEditoriale, Milan


Denis Masi, Passaggi a Meina, Portraits in Debate, text by Amelia Valtolina, Fondazione Europea del Designo, Meina

  References in publications

Art in The Seventies, Edward Lucie-Smith, Phaidon, Oxford
pp 101 – 103


Art Today, Edward Lucie-Smith, Phaidon, Oxford
pp 488, 504


What the Butler Saw – Selected Writings, Stuart Morgan, edited by Ian Hunt, foreword by Thomas McEvillery, Durian Publications, London
pp 68 – 70, 125

2000 (reprint)

Body Art and Performance – The Body As Language, Lea Vergine, Skira Editore SpA, Milan, Italy. First Edition 1974
pp 148 – 151


Institut Du Dessin & Fondazione Europea Del Disegno, edited by Catherine Loewer and Carole Hobi, Acatos Publisher, Lausanne CH
pp 264 – 281


Left Shift – Radical Art in 1970’s Britain, John A. Walker, I.B.Tauris, London
pp 10, 74,  231, 240 – 242, 273


A History of Artists’ Film and Video in Britain, David Curtis, British Film Institute Publishing, London
pp 39, 223


Arkive City, edited by Julie Bacon, co-published by Interface University of Ulster, Belfast and Locus+ Archive, Newcastle upon Tyne
pp 116 – 123


This Could happen To You, Ikon in the 1970s, Jonathan Watkins and Simon Chapman, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
pp 58 - 61


Edge 88 / Performance Magazine, Grey Watson, Performance Magazine, London


Denis Masi – Michael Archer, feature article, Performance Magazine, London Autumn


No More Heroes Anymore, Kreig und Kunst, Edda Hevers, Mittelweg 36, 2. Jahrgang August/September, Hamburg, Germany


Source Photographic Review, Portfolio

  Public and corporate collections

Sussex University

Victoria & Albert Museum (Print Collection)

Arts Council of Great Britain (Print / Photography Collection)

Bradford City Art Gallery

Stockholm City Corporation

Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin (Print Collection)

Kunsthalle, Kiel

Bibliotheque National, Paris (Print Collection)
Museum of Modern Art, New York (Photography Collection)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Library Collection)
Kunsthalle, Hamburg
Tate Gallery, London (Print and Archive Collection)

Contemporary Arts Society, London

Arts Council of Great Britain

Manchester City Art Gallery

Moseo de Moderno, Buenos Aires

Imperial War Museum, London

Museum of the University of Alberta, Canada

Fondazione Europea del Disegno, Meina, Italy

Hafnarborg Institute of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland


Ernst and Young, London

Macfarlanes LLP

London Network Rail Collection, London

  Film and video

From the Blue Into the Black, Nose Wipe/Lip Smear, 16mm, b/w, ten minutes, optical only, uncut print by Denis Masi
Separation Permutation, 16mm, colour, three minutes, animated, optical only by Denis Masi


Art Sign / Poster Print Project, 16mm, colour, twenty minutes, magnetic sound, by John Gow


Hidden Sign, 16mm, colour and b/w tinted, six minutes, optical sound, by Gabrin & Mills, also on pal/secam vhs video


Passage, pal/secam vhs video, colour, eight minutes, with sound track, by Tony Moon and Denis Masi