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WORKS IN PROGRESS – EXHIBITION BY ELENA MANFERDINI

Date:

09/12/2008


WORKS IN PROGRESS – EXHIBITION BY ELENA MANFERDINI

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura presents Work in Progress, a solo show of emerging Italian architect Elena Manferdini. She graduated from the University of Civil Engineering in Bologna, Italy and in 1997 moved to her adopted city, Los Angeles, where she studied at the UCLA Department of Architecture under Pritzker Architecture prize-winners Thom Mayne, Zaha Hadid, and Toyo Ito. In 2004, after a working experience at Greg Lynn FORM, Elena Manferdini founded Atelier Manferdini and started her academic career at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, under the current director, Eric Owen Moss. Elena Manferdini represented the United States during the Architectural Biennial in China in 2006 and designed the West Coast Pavilion for the Chinese Millennium Museum in Beijing. Atelier Manferdini collaborates with numerous Italian companies that are highly visible advocates of excellence in Italian design like Alessi, Ottaviani, Valentino, and Fiat. Recently she has collaborated with international firms like Nike and MTV. Currently her atelier is designing a 250,000-square-foot project in Macerata (Italy) including 80 apartments, a museum, a public library, and an open theater, and a high-rise building in Guiyang, China. Manferdini’s architectural projects have been exhibited internationally in numerous museums. Skin and Bones, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, is one fine example.

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Date: Friday, September 12, 2008


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