Founder at Ugo La Pietra Studio
Ugo La Pietra lives and works in Milan. He has always described himself as a “researcher” of visual arts and communication. He has presented his research through many exhibitions both in Italy and abroad.
He has curated a number of exhibitions at the Triennale di Milano, the Venice Biennale, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon, the FRAC Museum in Orléans, the Ceramics Museum in Faenza, and the Ragghianti Foundation in Lucca. He was awarded the Compasso d’Oro for The Research in 1979 and Compasso d’Oro for his Carrer in 2016.
His research experience in art, architecture and design led him to develop such themes as “La casa telematica” (MoMA, New York, 1972 - Fiera di Milano, 1983), “Rapporto tra Spazio reale e Spazio virtuale” (Triennale di Milano, 1979, 1992), “Cultura Balneare” (Cattolica Cultural Centre, 1985, 1995). Through his works, research, writing and teaching, he has always supported design that is full of meaning, for design that is “territorial” rather than internationalist.