Italo Rota

NABA Scientific Advisor


Italo Rota (1953, Milan) is a graduate of the Polytechnic University of Milan. Upon winning the competition to design the interiors of Musée d’Orsay in the 80s, Italo Rota moved to Paris, where he worked on the renovation of the Museum of Contemporary Art at the Centre Pompidou, with Gae Aulenti; the hall of the French school at the Cour Carré of the Louvre museum; the lighting of the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the banks of the Seine river in Paris; and the renovation of the historical center of the city of Nantes. More recently, Italo Rota has helped design the civic museums of Reggio Emilia; the new Elatech robot factory in Brembilla: the great children’s theatre in Maciachini, Milano; the pavilion Noosphere XX1 at La Triennale di Milano; and the Expo Milano 2015 pavilions for Kuwait and for Italian Wine, as well as the Pavilion Arts and Foods. Among his more symbolic projects are the Museo del Novecento in Piazza Duomo in Milan, the headquarters of Columbia University in New York and the Hindu Temple in Dolvy in India. He has worked on countless exhibitions in major museums, publications, installations and pavilions, including the central Pavilion for the Expo Zaragoza 2008.

Italo Rota is the Scientific Advisor of NABA; lecturer at Shanghai Wusong International Art City Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts; and advisor at the Tsinghua University of Beijing, one of the most prestigious Chinese universities.