Michelangelo Galliani
Michelangelo Galliani

Sculptor and Professor of Techniques of marble and precious stones at the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino

Born in 1975, he trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara with a specialization in Sculpture. Since 1996, he has taken part in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad. Currently, in addition to his work as a sculptor, he is professor of Techniques of marble and precious stones at the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino. He works with the Cris Contini Contemporary gallery in Porto Montenegro and London.
In 2019 he won the Franco Cuomo International Award for Art. The awarding ceremony took place in the Sala Zuccari of Palazzo Giustiniani Senato della Repubblica, in Rome.


Danilo Premoli
Danilo Premoli

Architect and Designer

Danilo Premoli graduated in Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan and he deals with planning, design and art. His works have been selected for art and design exhibitions such as Fuorisalone Milano, Milano Digital Week, Art Video Locarno, Biennale di Venezia, Poesia totale Mantova, Istituto Italiano di Cultura Bruxelles, Photofestival Milano, Venezia Poesia, Mudima Milano, 10.2!, Arte Sella, Carrara Marble Week and published in catalogues and magazines such as Arte Sella Spaventapasseri, 13x17 Padiglione Italia Biennale Venezia, ADI Design Index, Casabella, Interni, Ottagono. He has written for newspapers and magazines in the sector, both printed and online such as Interni, IlSole24Ore, il Giornale dell'Architettura, Requadro Real Estate. Teaching experiences at the Polytechnic University of Milan, Naba, Domus Academy. He is the author of several artist's books, including: "La poesia fa male" written with Nanni Balestrini, Ixidem Edizioni, Milan, "Interview. Dieci anni dopo. Il progetto ufficio all'inizio del nuovo millennio", 22publishing and co-author of "WorkWideWords. Le parole del progetto", Alberto Greco Editore, which has been adopted by the Faculty of Architecture of the Tongji University in Shanghai. For the publisher La Grande Illusion he wrote "Giallo enigmistico", Milan, 2014. He conceived, designed and managed the Office Observer blog, dedicated to the office and contract sectors and part of the Observer Network.
He won the Smau Icograda Excellence Award and the Accent on Design at the International Gift Fair of New York.In 2019 he was part of the Jury of the 13th edition of Arte Laguna Prize. He is a member of the Scientific Committee for the final selection of ADI Design Index 2020 and 2021 and for the Compasso d'Oro 2022.


Pietro Valle
Pietro Valle


Born in Udine in 1962, he is an architect who studied at IUAV University in Venice. After graduating he moved to the United States where he earned a Masters in Architecture from Harvard and remained to work for seven years collaborating with the studios of Frank O. Gehry and Emilio Ambasz. Back in Italy, he lived in Trieste and since 2003 he has returned to Udine where he currently directs Studio Valle Architetti Associati. Among the most important recent projects of the studio are the redevelopment plan of the Portello area in Milan, the Open Air Theater at Expo 2015 in Milan, the Porta di Roma shopping center, the University Centre of Padua, the Municipal Theater of Vicenza and the redevelopment of the Fantoni Campus in Osoppo (UD).
Since 1990 he has also been involved in contemporary art, setting up more than 50 exhibitions for various curators in Venice, Udine, Rome and Trieste. From 1996 to 2010 he took care of the site specific creations of Egidio Marzona's Artpark in Verzegnis (UD) collaborating with artists such as Sol LeWitt, Dan Graham, Richard Long, Lawrence Weiner, Robert Barry, Bernd Lohaus, Vito Acconci and Stephen Antonakos. In 2000 he curated the public art exhibition "Verso il Fiume" for the Municipality of San Donà di Piave which included a competition for environmental interventions to be placed in five naturalistic sites along the Piave River Park and followed the creations of Ettore Sottsass , Chiara Dynis, Ampelio Zappalorto, Kico Mion, Maurizio Pellegrin, Marco Nereo Rotelli and Gianfranco Pardi. Since 1993 he has taught as visiting professor of architectural design at various European and American universities of architecture and is currently a lecturer at the Polytechnic University of Milan. He has published several books including monographs on architecture Mecanoo, pragmatismo sperimentale e Rural Urban Framework, the anthology 00_arch.it papers, the book-interview Dan Graham, Half Square-Half Crazy (together with Adachiara Zevi) and the collections of essays Alpe adria senza, paesaggi contemporanei a Nord Est, Limboland, Moderno costruito esistente visitato, Arte ambiente paesaggio e Architettura della Memoria e Paesaggio: Sacrari di guerra come interventi ambientali. In 2017 he edited the monograph about his studio, Valle architetti associati 2003-16.


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