Massimiliano Fuksas, of Lithuanian origins, was born in Rome in 1944 and earned his degree in architecture at the La Sapienza University in Rome. Massimiliano Fuksas has been since the '80s one of the leading figures in modern architecture. He was visiting professor at several universities, such as the École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Vienna, the Staadtliche Akademia des Bildenden Kunste in Stuttgart and Columbia University in New York. In 2000, he was the director of the 7th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice: “Less Aesthetics, More Ethics”.
Doriana Fuksas (née Mandrelli) was born in Rome where she earned her degree in History of Modern and Contemporary Architecture at the La Sapienza University of Rome in 1979 and, later, in Architecture at the ESA in Paris.
She has been teaching at both the Department of History of Art of the Faculty of Letters and Arts and at the ITACA Department of Industrial Design at the Sapienza University in Rome. She curated four “Special Projects” at the 7th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice: “Less Aesthetics, More Ethics” in 2000: Jean Prouve’, Jean Maneval, the Peace Pavilion and Architecture of Spaces, and the contemporary art section.She has been in partnership with Massimiliano Fuksas since 1985 and has been the head of “Fuksas Design” since 1997.