Gianni Pettena Italian, b. 1940

Born in 1940 in Bolzano, Italy.


Gianni Pettena is a key figure of the radical architecture movement that was shaking up the architectural scene in Italy and Europe in the 1960’s and 70s.
His pieces have been shown at numerous exhibitions (Milan Triennale, 1973; Venice Biennale, 1979 and 1980). In 1996, he became the exhibition coordinator for the Venice Biennale of Architecture and personally organised the exhibition Radicals, Architecture and design 1960-1975. He has taught and lectured throughout his career.



Graduate of the University of Florence (Architecture)



28 Nov 2021 – 20 Feb 2022

Gianni Pettena, architect by nature - Salle Principale, Paris


Gianni Pettena, About Non-Conscious Architecture - Galleria Giovanni Bonelli, Milan


Gianni Pettena: Forgiven by Nature - UMOCA, Utah


Gianni Pettena, Wall breathing - Federico Luger Gallery, Milan
Gianni Pettena, Human wall - Federico Luger Gallery, Milan


Radical works - Mercier & Associés Gallery, Paris