Paolo Patelli practices between the fields of architecture, art, and design. He is Associate Lector “Places and Traces” at Design Academy Eindhoven and a 2019/2020 Research Fellow at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. He holds a PhD from Politecnico di Milano. He lives and works in Amsterdam.

Moving across spatial design, artistic and academic research, and education, he engages critically and by design with the materialities, scenes and atmospheres at the intersections of space and society, technologies and environments. Through often collaborative enquiries, he addresses architecture as a critical spatial practice.

He is the design lead and mentor of the collaborative project between MAO and Moderna Galerija for BIO26, the forthcoming 26th Biennial of Design in Ljubljana. In 2017/18, he was artist-in-residence at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. He collaborated with the Programme d’Expérimentation en Arts Politiques (SPEAP), directed by Bruno Latour at Sciences Po (Paris). In 2017 he was a faculty member at The New School’s Parsons Paris. In 2016, he was the exhibition designer of Reset Modernity!, co-curated by Bruno Latour at ZKM (Karlsruhe).
He contributed to Work, Body, Leisure, the Dutch Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia in 2018. He has also exhibited at A School of Schools the 4th Instanbul Biennial of Design, BIO 50 the 24th Design Biennial in Ljubljana, Adhocracy Athens, RMIT Gallery in Melbourne, TodaysArt in The Hague, Haus der Architektur in Graz, Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Van Eyck in Maastricht. With MIT Senseable City Lab, he has exhibited at MoMA in New York, MAXXI in Rome and Gwangju Design Biennale.

He has attended residency programs such as Jan van Eyck Academie (NL), Bioart Society – Field Notes (FI), Collaborative Arts Partnership Program (FI), THAV Treasure Hill (TW), New Europeans – the arts and design programme of the Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2016.

He has published articles on international journals and magazines, including Design Issues (MIT Press Journal), Visual Studies, MONU. He hosted workshops at V–A–CZKM, Instanbul Design Biennial, Strelka Institute, Transmediale, SALT Institute, z33, Sanberg Instituut, Domus Academy, NABA.



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