Emilio Rapanà


Emilio Rapanà holds undergraduate and Masters degrees in Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano. After one year in the Erasmus program at the Faculty of Architecture, Oporto University (FAUP), he moved to Rio de Janeiro to continue his studies at the Federal University, Faculty of Civil Engineering (UFRJ). In Brasil, Rapanà worked at MPU, Metrópolis Projectos Urbános, one of the leading architecture and urban design offices focusing on complex and multi-disciplinary development projects in Rio’s favelas. Rapanà earned his Masters degree in Milan in 2010 with a thesis titled “Project for the growth of a favela. A flexible housing unit in Cidade de Deus, Rio de Janeiro“. Since early 2013 he has worked at MOMENTUM, a platform for time-based art based in Berlin, building up his position to Head of Operations & Design, and now as Co-Director. In this capacity he has overseen many international contemporary art projects, working closely with renowed artists, curators, galleries, museums and foundations. Emilio Rapanà lives and works in Berlin.

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From the left clockwise: Poster of the Exhibition "Fragments of Empires" at MOMENTUM Berlin, catalogue of the exhibition "Hero Mother, Contemporary Art by Post-Communist Women Rethinking Heroism" at Studio 1, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin and installation shot of the exhibition "Pandamonium, Video Art from Shanghai" at Studio 1, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin.