Pippo Ciorra

Senior Curator MAXXI Architettura

Born in Formia in 1955, in 1982 he graduated from the faculty of architecture of Roma-La Sapienza University. In 1991, he completed a PhD at the IUAV of Venice. From 1982 to 1995 he taught at the faculties of Venice and Rome, and since 1987 he has been visiting professor at Ohio State University and other universities of North America. Since 1995 he has taught Architectural Composition at the faculty of architecture of Ascoli Piceno – university of Camerino. He is director and professor of a number of interuniversity master courses and coordinates the International PhD Villard d’Honnecour. He was a member of the Regional Commission for the Cultural Heritage of Le Marche. Besides being senior curator of the MAXXI Museum, he is also advisor for the Medaglia d’oro all’architettura italiana award of the Milan Triennial as well as for the Mies van der Rohe Award of the MVDR foundation. Since 1981, he has been working with general and specialist journals and magazines and for the National radio. He is a member of the Casabella editorial committee. He is the author of a number of essays and researches on contemporary cities, as well as of monographic studies.