Massimo Giacon was born in Padua in 1961. Since 1980 he has been working in Milan as a cartoonist, illustrator, designer, artist and musician. In the early 1980s he was involved in the renaissance of Italian comics led by magazines such as Frigidaire, Alter, Dolce Vita, Cyborg and Nova Express, then in 1985 he began working with the architecture practice Sottsass Associati. He continued his design work through collaborations with Matteo Thun, Studio Mendini and Sieger design and projects for Olivetti, Memphis, Artemide, Alessi, Swatch, Philips, Ritzenhoff and Telecom. In 1990 he embarked on an artistic career that led to numerous personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, Switzerland, America, Greece, Portugal and Germany. In 1994 he began working in the field of graphic design for computer networks, websites and CD-ROMs. After a decade of musical activity with a number of different groups, in 1996 he released his debut solo album entitled Horror Vacui, followed in 2003 by a second entitled Nella città Ideale. He has also designed tapestries, rugs, ceramics and kitchen items, produced advertising illustrations, collaborated with fashion designers and magazines (Romeo Gigli, Elle, Glamour), and created installations for international exhibitions and TV animations.
He teaches at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan.
Since 2008 he has been working on a limited edition of sculptures entitled “The Pop Will Eat Himself” for Super-Ego.
In 2011 he published “La quarta necessità” to a text by Daniele Luttazzi (Rizzoli Lizard Ed.), then in 2014 “Il Mondo così Com’è“, based on a script by Tiziano Scarpa (Rizzoli Lizard Ed.). In September 2015 he is due to publish Ettore, a comic book about Ettore Sottsass (Il Sole 24 Ore Cultura).
He is currently working on several items for Alessi, drawing comic strips and graphic novels (for Rizzoli-Lizard and Il Sole 24 Ore Cultura) and continuing his artistic and performance work.