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Maristella Casciato

About this Artist

During her tenure at the GRI (2016 to present), Maristella Casciato, Senior Curator, Head of Architectural Collections, has been responsible for major acquisitions such as Frank Gehry Papers, 1954–1988; the archives of Paul R. Williams, and of Brenda Levin, to mention a few. She has co-curated several shows, including The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830–1930 (2017), and Bauhaus Beginnings (2019), and the digital exhibition Sculpting Harmony (2023).

Casciato has been the recipient of a Fulbright grant (1992), an INHA fellowship (Paris, 2004), and a Graham Foundation Publication grant (2016). From 2008 to 2010 she has been the chair of Docomomo International, with headquarters at the Cité de l’Architecture in Paris. At the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, she was the Mellon Senior Fellow (2010) prior to being appointed associate director of research (2012-2015). Maristella Casciato has been a tenured professor of history of architecture at the University of Roma (Tor Vergata) and at the University of Bologna for four decades.

Among her most recent publications: The Metropolis in Latin America 1830–1930. Cityscapes, Photographs, Debates, co-edited with I. Alonso (2021) and Rethinking Global Modernism. Architectural Historiography and the Postcolonial, co-edited with V. Prakash and D. E. Coslett (2022). Her new book, including the facsimile reprint of Le Corbusier Album Punjab, is forthcoming in the Fall 2023 (Lars Müller, Zurich). Casciato has been nominated 2023 Fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians.