About Me

Fabio Barilari is an architect, painter and illustrator.

As an architect, degree with honors in architectural design at Università "La Sapienza" in Rome, since 1989 he has collaborated as a free-lance with several prestigious studios and professionals, specializing on complex architectural and urban structures.

Parallel to these collaborations, in 1996 he founded “BARILARI ARCHITETTI”; the projects of the studio have been awarded numerous prizes and publications, among which the 1st prize Inarch (both in 2000 and in 2010) and have been presented in important exhibitions , such as the Biennale of Venice (Venice, 2000) and the Biennale of Young European Artists of the Mediterranean (Rome, 1999). in May 2012 have been invited at the 13th International Architectural Triennial in Sofia and the project Picture House has been selected for the Medaglia d'Oro all'Architettura Italiana - Triennale di Milano.

Fabio's personal work has been published in national and international architectural books, magazines and web sites.

Since 2008, Fabio Barilari developed his professional activity, extending his research, beyond architecture, to sectors related to illustration, graphics and painting. The research developped in these different fields, have been presented for the first time in Aug 2011, on ABITARE, directed by Stefano Boeri

As an illustrator, he has collaborated with music and comic-strips magazines such as “Follow That Dream” and “ANIMAls” and with the English-speaking theatre companies “ The Rome Savoyards” and “Eternal Lines” in Rome.

As a painter, he has presented his works in both personal and collective exhibitions in Italy and in France.


In January 2013 has presented the project "Il Senso delle Cose" in a personal exhibition at Chiostro del Bramante in Rome:
Chiostro del Bramante | "il Senso delle Cose" - Illustrazioni di Fabio Barilari

He is currently taking part on a project financed by the Goethe-Institut:
It presents the currently on-going German program of developing and strengthening the system of public and private libraries of the country, as well as the particular importance given to the high quality of architectural design:
Goethe-Institut, Bibliotheksbauten in Deutschland
7 Fragen an Fabio Barilari
Berlin - Hamburg - Koln

In January 2015 has presented his works in all these fields of research, at the INTERNO14 Gallery in Rome. A PDF catalogue is downloadable here:
F. Barilari | SUMMING UP

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Main Painting Exhibitions

2017.05 - "Inside Za'atari: Starting over" - Vitala Festival - Roma, Italy
2016.12 - "Reading the City" - Hong Kong Central Library, China
2016.11 - "Die Stadt Lesen" - Kiew, Nationale Technische Universitat, Ukraine
2016.10 - "Architetti Artisti" - Mostra collettiva _ Ordine degli Architetti di Roma
2016.09 - ЧИТАТИ МІСТО – АРХІТЕКТУРА БІБЛІОТЕК НІМЕЧЧИНИ - Erste Lwiwer Mediathek - Lemberg, Ukraina
2016.08 - "Die Stadt Lesen" - Seoul Metropolitan Library - Seoul, Korea
2016.06 - "Reading the City: Library Architecture in Germany" - HK University
2016.04 - "Reading the City: Library Architecture in Germany" - Macau
2016.02 - "Reading the City: Library Architecture in Germany" - Hong Kong 
2015.12 - "Reading the City: Library Architecture in Germany" - Baiyun International Convention Center, Guangzhou (China)
2015.12 - "Reading the City: Library Architecture in Germany" - Guangzhou Public Library, Guangzhou (China)
2015.08 - "Points of View" - Tri Mission Gallery - US Embassy, Rome (Italy)
2015.01 - "SUMMING UP" - Galleria INTERNO14 - Roma (Italy)
2014.12 - "Leggi la Cittá" - San Genesio Theatre - Roma (Italy)
2014.08 - "Lire la Ville / Die Stadt Lesen / Reading the City" - Lyon (France)
2014.05 - "Disegnare la Città" - Macro Testaccio "La Pelanda" - Roma (Italy)
2014.03 - Collective exhibition/St. Stephen' Cultural Foundation - Roma (Italy)
2013.01 - "Il Senso delle Cose" - Chiostro del Bramante - Roma (Italy)
2012.05 - "Bon Voyage" - San Genesio Theatre - Roma (Italy)
2011.12 - "Lonely Planet Exhibition" - Madrid (Spain)
2011.08 - "Degrees of Abstraction" - Mel Sambler Gallery - US Embassy, Rome
2010.12 - "Living Color" - St. Stephen' Cultural Foundation - Roma (Italy)
2010.05 - Collective exhibition at the Temple University in Rome (Italy)
2008.05 - "Free Style" - St. Stephen' Cultural Foundation - Roma (Italy)
2003.06 - Collective Exhibition "Supermercado de Arte" - Milano (Italy)

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Main Publications

Designboom Magazine


ABITARE - Interior Design, Architecture, Art (IT) 


ARCHDAILY - Architecture and Design (UK)


ARCHGO - 把世界优秀建筑送到您的桌面 (CH)