Roberto Gigliotti

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associate professor - Roberto Gigliotti (IT)

Interior / Exhibit design


Transgression. How Body and Time Perform in Exhibited Space

In all the forms that it takes, an architecture exhibition always represents a privileged experimentation territory. This also means transgression of the disciplinary rules and traditional tools, devices and media used for the production of the artefacts presented in the show. Freed from both representation constraints, standards and norms connected to construction, the “exhibition architect” shows space using space and produces hybrids results that he/she deliberately exposes to the influence of other disciplines, art above all. Putting architecture in touch with other disciplines leads us to see it through different eyes: one discipline reveals the other. Once disciplinary borders are questioned, there is no pre-defined medium or format for the exhibits contained in an architecture show. Today, among others, also performativity is a not unexpected guest in the context of the architecture exhibition.


Roberto Gigliotti is an Associate Professor in Interior and Exhibit Design at the Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bozen Bolzano. He graduated in architecture at the IUAV in Venice and holds a Master in Landscape Architecture (MLA) from the Edinburgh College of Art. His work focuses on museography with a peculiar attention to the practices of exhibiting architecture. Before joining the Free University of Bozen Bolzano he was researcher at the TU Darmstadt. He is vice-president of the kunstverein ar/ge kunst and has co-curated several projects for the cultural association Lungomare of which he is founding member and was part of the curatorial team until 2020.