Davide Rampello



University professor, cultural adviser and manager for national and international institutions, artistic director and curator, Davide Rampello has started his career in RAI Italian National TV during the 70’s as historical researcher, author and then director of cultural programmes and tv director. From 1992 to 1994 he worked as artistic director of the Carnival of Venice and during the 90’s he was the curator of important art exhibitions that took place in locations such as the Biennale and the Galleria dell’Accademia in Venice or the Diamanti Palace in Ferrara. From 2002 to 2003 he worked has head of communication, promotion and cultural events of the Teatro Massimo in Palermo and he was the artistic director of the Municipality of Palermo until 2006.

From 1999 to 2004, he has been professor of “Theories and techniques for the promotion of the image” at the Literature and Philosophy Department of the University of Padua and at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan from 2004 to 2006. From 2004 to 2013 he was professor of “Promotion of image, cultural and art event organization” at the IULM University in Milan. He has been the President of the Triennale art foundation in Milan from 2003 to 2012, almost ten years in which he relaunched and renewed the image and the activities of this Milan institution at a global level. In 2010 he was the curator of the Italian

Pavilion at the Expo 2010 in Shanghai with an exhibition entitled “The City of man. Living the Italian way” and in 2011 he also curated the exhibition “Tradition and Innovation” at the same Pavilion which, after the Expo, has become a permanent venue for the promotion of Italy in China. From 2011 to 2015 he was again the artistic director of the Carnival of Venice, while from 2012 to 2015 he was the creator and the curator of Pavilion Zero at Expo Milan 2015. Among his latest projects, the public event MILANO XL dedicated to the excellence of Made in Italy, the art exhibition Memory and Contemporaneity dedicated to contemporary Chinese art which took part at the 57th Venice Biennale, the Italian Pavilion at Expo Dubai 2021 and the “De-Signo” installation for the Salone del Mobile.Milano in 2019.

He has been the Artistic Director of the Italian Pavilion at Expo Dubai since 2020.

Events with Davide Rampello