Pietro Ruffo: Ethical Process: Structure for a Creative Process
Cornell in Rome Fall 2008 Lecture Series
Pietro Ruffo was born in Rome, where he lives and works at the former Pastificio Cerere. He graduated in architecture from the University of Rome “La Sapienza.” His work focuses on the interrelationship between microcosm and macrocosm, between life and the universe, between the natural evolution of the earth, and the changes that man is responsible for. He uses geographic, anthropological, and geological maps of regions in order to trace social and cultural realities. His paintings, drawings, and installations reflect his strong social and moral involvement. His primary subjects, flags and maps, represent the image of contemporary globalization, suggesting that the physical and sociological evolution of the regions represented does not correspond to their political and economic laws. Ruffo has exhibited extensively in Italy and abroad, in Berlin, New York, and London, and in Rome at the Studio d’Arte Contemporanea Pino Casagrande, the Lorcan O’Neill Gallery, and at the MAXXI (Museo delle Arti del XXI Secolo).