Curiosity is a spring for going on in history, in the future and in the present. Curiosity pushes mentality, which pushes ideas to discover. — Gaetano Pesce
Born in La Spezia in 1939 and studied architecture at Venice University. In a career spanning forty years, guided by a constant drive towards innovation and experimentation, Gaetano Pesce, architect, artist and designer, has created public and private projects in the united states, Europe, Latin America and Asia, in the fields of architecture, town planning, interior design, and industrial and exhibition design. In Pesce’s production, the borders between art, design and industry become irrelevant because art is also a product, it is the creative reply to the needs of the times we are living in.
Pesce has been awarded diverse prizes including the prestigious Chrysler award for innovation and design in 1993; Architektur and Wohnen Designer of the Year in 2006; and the Lawrence J. Israel Prize from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York in 2009. Pesce’s works have been celebrated in exhibitions of outstanding importance, such as Italy: The New Domestic Landscape held at the MoMA in 1972; the retrospective Gaetano Pesce: Le temps des questions, organized in 1996 in the Centre Pompidou; Pushing the limits, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2005; Gaetano Pesce: Il Rumore Del Tempo, at the Milan Triennale, also in 2005; and a retrospective Il tempo della diversitá, at the MAXXI in Rome in 2014.
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