Paola Antonelli

Senior Curator, Museum of Modern Art



Paola Antonelli is senior curator in the department of architecture and design of the Museum of Modern Art, where she has worked since 1994. She has lectured worldwide in settings ranging from peer conferences to global interdisciplinary gatherings such as the World Economic Forum in Davos, and she has served on several international architecture and design juries. From 1991 to 1993, she was a Lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles, and has also taught design history and theory at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and at the MFA program of the School of Visual Arts in New York. A Contributing Editor for Domus magazine (1987‐91) and an editor of Abitare (1992‐94), Paola is also the author of many exhibition catalogues and several titles dedicated to design. The recipient of a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Polytechnic of Milan in 1990, Paola Antonelli is a Senior Fellow with the Royal College of Art, London and received an Honorary Doctorate in Design from Kingston University, London, and from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. She also earned the “Design Mind” Smithsonian Institution’s National Design Award in October 2006, and in 2007 she was named one of the 25 most incisive design visionaries by Time Magazine.

MA in Architecture, The Polytechnic of Milan
Honorary Doctorate in Design, Kingston University, London Honorary Doctorate in Design, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena



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