Arduino Cantafora

Arduino Cantafora (Milan, November 8, 1945), Italian-Swiss architect, painter, and writer. He was the student of Aldo Rossi


Graduated at the Politecnico di Milano, he became renowned for his paintings with Renaissance influence, inspired by Giorgio de Chirico. He became acquainted with Aldo Rossi, of whom he was a pupil.[1]

In the 1990s, he designed scenery for operas: Perseus and Andromeda at La Scala (1991) and Mozart's Don Giovanni in Aix-en-Provence (1993).[2]

He has taught at Yale University,[1] IUAV, Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio,[1] and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).[2][3]

He is naturalized as a Swiss citizen.


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