Italo Rota



RotaItalo Rota was born in Milan in 1953. He studied architecture at the Polytechnic Institute of Milan and worked in the studios of E. Albini. In the 70s he worked with Gregotti Associati studios and for "Lotus international" magazine.

In 1979 he was the curator of an exhibition on "The instruments of design" at the 16th Milan Triennial. In 1980 he worked with G. Aulenti and R Castiglioni on the winning project in the competition for L'aménagement intérieur del Musée d'Orsay then moved to Paris to oversee the work on the Musée d'Orsay. In 1985 he won the competition on invitation for the new French School rooms in Cour Carré del Louvre, in 1982 he Worked with the director Patrice Chéreau; designed and conducted renovation of Théàtre des Amandiers (1982-83) and a film production centre with a set studio in Nanterre (1982-86). In 1984-88 he Worked with director Bernard Sobel on sets for productions staged in Paris and Berlin ; designed and conducted renovation of the theatre in Genevilliers (1987-88). On 1985 he was the Curator of the "L'lmage des Mots" exhibition at Centre Pompidou. And in 1986 of the "Créer dans le Créé" exhibition at Centre Pompidou. Curator of "Les peintres et le théàtre" exhibitions at the Papal Palace in Avignon. In 1989 - Curator of exhibitions on décor held to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Maison Christian Dior, in avenue Montaigne in Paris.

Curator of an exhibition born out of his work with B. Fortier d'Architecture: "La Métropole lmaginaire. Un Atlas de Paris" in Paris. 1991 he curated the exhibitions of Géricault's works at the Paris Grand Palais. On 1991-96 he Planned and conducted architectural renovation of Italian House at Columbia University in New York. 1993 he was the Curator of exhibitions at the Rodin Museum on pictorial photography . In 1995 he Returned to Italy to work on a number of projects with S. Barozzi and S. Mandadori studios in Bologna , some of which are still underway, in San Donato Milanese, Sasso Marconi, and Budrio. Curator of two exhibitions born out of his work with B. Fortier: "Amate città" , Milan Triennial. He was the Councillor for Urban Quality of the Municipality of Milan and in 1996 Participated in the 19th Milan Triennial with an installation on his work in the Italian Pavilion. He is now working on the Arengario Palazzo Reale in Milano.


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