Arduino Cantafora was born in Milan in 1945. He lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Architect, painter and professor of architecture at the École Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne and at the Academy Of Architecture in Mendrisio, he is one of the few Italians to have been invited as a visiting professor at Yale University.
Cantafora’s career has few comparisons for the excellence of the results achieved.
. In 1980 he takes part in the Venice Biennial, both in the architecture section and the visual arts section, where one of his large-scale painting was exhibited in the show L’Oggetto Banale, curated by Alessandro Mendini with other authors.
. Cantafora’s activity also includes numerous stage sets for La Scala and other prestigious theaters, a series of publications on the theme of architecture and teaching, and several purely fictional writings published by Einaudi.