spatial practice and 
artistic research
Paolo Patelli
Paolo Patelli (IT, 1984) manipulates architecture, design, and artistic practice into self-initiated and commissioned projects. Through often collaborative enquiries, he engages critically and by design with the materialities, scenes and atmospheres at the intersections of space and society, technologies and environments.

He has a research position at the Design Academy Eindhoven (Associate Lector “Places and Traces”), he is a Tutor in the Studio for Immediate Spaces (Sandberg Instituut) and a 2019/2020 Research Fellow at Het Nieuwe Instituut. He holds a PhD from Politecnico di Milano. He lives and works in Amsterdam.

He has exhibited internationally, including in the Dutch Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia in 2018. He led a collaborative project commissioned by MAO and Moderna Galerija for BIO26, the 26th Biennial of Design in Ljubljana. 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 Eyck in Maastricht. While a visiting doctoral researcher at MIT, he exhibited at MoMA in New York, MAXXI in Rome and Gwangju Design Biennale with Senseable City Lab.
He collaborated with the Programme d’Expérimentation en Arts Politiques (SPEAP) at Sciences Po (Paris). He designed the scenographies of Reset Modernity! co-curated by Bruno Latour at ZKM (Karlsruhe) and at Shanghai Project.

He previously taught at The New School’s Parsons Paris and the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam.

He was artist-in-residence at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht (2017/18) and participated in programs such as the New Museum’s IdeasCity, Future Architecture PlatformBioart 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 ran workshops at V–A–CZKM, Instanbul Design Biennial, Strelka Institute, Transmediale, SALT Institute, z33, Sandberg Instituut, Domus Academy, NABA.



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