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ALESSANDRO VERGOZ

Alessandro Vergoz was born in 1970 in Rome. After achieving his Diploma from a classical high school, he enrolled in the State Academy of Fine Arts in Rome where he followed the course of Scenography given by Professor Gaetano Castelli. At the end of his studies in 1996, he began working as a stage designer. In the same year, he collaborated on the creation of the sketches for the scenes, on the planning and the research regarding the set decorations for the 100th (1996) performance of the opera “La Boheme” by Giacomo Puccini at the Teatro Regio in Turin, directed by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, and with A. Terlizzi as stage designer. He then coordinated the creation of the stage sets for the operas “L’Elisir d’Amore” by G. Donizetti, and “Le Nozze di Figaro” by W.A. Mozart as part of the summer season of the Roman “New Opera Festival”, and was totally in charge of the lighting. During that year, he also became the assistant to Prof. Gaetano Castelli, holder of the chair for scenography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. For television ( RAI, Mediaset, TMC, RTVE – Radio Television Espanola, Antenna 3 Television) as collaborating set-designer, he attended to the set designs of several programs, among them “Beato fra le Donne”(directed by Pierfranesco Pingitore), several episodes of “Furore” (directed by Sergio Japino, Franco Bianca and Francesco
Manente), “Donna Sotto le Stelle”, “Una Volta al Mese” (directed by Gino Landi), “Fantastico Enrico!”, “125 milioni di ca…” (directed by Paolo Beldì and Adriano Celentano). Since 1999 he has been a professor of Architecture, Model-Making, and Lighting Technique, and since 2009 he has held the chair of Scenography at the RUFA, Rome University of Fine Arts in Rome. He ranks first in the classification for a state position as professor (Set-Design for the cinema) at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. In addition, he was in charge of the creation, planning and realization of several arrangements of shows and events, among them “Roma 2004” Rome’s candidacy for the 2004 Olympic Games (pools of the Foro Italico, Rome), “Roma Prossima”, ACEA convention (sala Orazi e Curiazi in Campidoglio, Rome, 56th International Tennis Championship (Foro Italico, Rome), “Public Design : VISUALS – Progetto Biennale”, the Biennale of Design in Rome (Casa dell’Architettura – Acquario Romano, Rome), “Sguardi al Femminile”, IV edition of the film series (Stazione Termini, Rome), “Roma Design+“, for the section “Studiare Design”(Istituto Seperiore Antincendi, Rome), “100 Works of Art for the Right to Food” on the occasion of the World Food Day 2007 and the Right to Food Forum 2008 at the FAO headquarters in Rome.