Gaetano Pesce

b. 1939

Curiosity is a spring for going on in history, in the future and in the present. Curiosity pushes mentality, which pushes ideas to discover. — Gaetano Pesce

Work

Exhibitions

11.27.2020–01.03.2021
Group Show
Miami Tableaux

Miami Tableaux

10.25–11.02.2019
Working Gallery
Salon 94 89th Street

Gaetano Pesce

11.07–12.14.2018
Pratt Chair
Salon 94 94th Street

Gaetano Pesce

05.03–06.09.2017
Group Show
Lever House

MIDTOWN

Biography

Born in La Spezia in 1939 and studied architecture at Venice university. In a career spanning forty years, guided by a constant drive towards innovation and experimentation, Gaetano Pesce, architect, artist and designer, has created public and private projects in the united states, Europe, Latin America and Asia, in the fields of architecture, town planning, interior design, and industrial and ex- hibition design. In Pesce’s production, the borders between art, design and industry become irrele- vant because art is also a product, it is the creative reply to the needs of the times we are living in.

Pesce has been awarded diverse prizes including the prestigious Chrysler award for innovation and design in 1993, architektur und wohnen designer of the year in 2006 and the Lawrence j. Is- rael award from the fashion institute of technology in New York in 2009. Pesce’s works have been celebrated in exhibitions of outstanding importance, such as Italy: the new domestic landscape held at the MoMA in 1972; the retrospective Gaetano Pesce: le temps des questions, organized in 1996 in the centre Georges Pompidou; pushing the limits, held in the Philadelphia museum of art in 2005; Gaetano Pesce: il rumore del tempo, at the Milan Triennale, also in 2005; the retrospective il tempo della diversitá, at the maxxi in Rome in 2014.

Press

11.14.2019
Gaetano Pesce Adds ‘Performance Artist’ to His Portfolio
Joseph Giovannini

The New York Times

11.09.2018
Gaetano Pesce Is As Radical As Ever
Hannah Martin

Architectural Digest

10.28.2019
The Staying Power of Gaetano Pesce
Ryan Waddoups

Surface Mag

10.24.2019
At 79, Design Legend Gaetano Pesce Still Has Work to Do
Hannah Martin

Architectural Digest

09.13.2017
The Story Behind Gaetano Pesce's Iconic Armchair
Hannah Martin

Architectural Digest

04.11.2017
Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn and Paul Johnson Sit Down to Talk Art, Identity, and the Beauty of Imperfection
Sam Cochran

Architectural Digest

01.15.2017
Gaetano Pesce Presents a Colorful Cast of Characters for Salon 94 at Design Miami/
Nina Azzarello

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