Alfredo Pirri: The Dimension of the Environment

Cornell in Rome Fall 2011 Lecture Series

During his professional career, Alfredo Pirri has been concerned with the representation of space and the vocabulary of architecture. This has resulted in works that address environmental issues in relationship to the urban space where nature and architecture interact in large public works and installations. Pirri makes use of materials such as wood and paper, watercolor and florescent paint, bamboo, and glass. He has participated in national and international exhibitions including the Venice Biennale; PS1, New York City; Biennale d’arte contemporanea del l’Havane; Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena; Walter Gropius Bau, Berlin; Villa Medici, Rome; Bunkier Stzuki, Krakov; Centro d'arte"La Pescheria" Pesaro; Museo d’arte contemporanea Rjieka; Maison de la Photo Paris. Dove sbatte la luce – Mostre e opere (Where Light Hits – Exhibitions and Works), a book devoted to his work, was recently published.