Stefano Romano



Art and Design


Stefano Romano is a visual artist. He worked from more than two decades in the field of contemporary art, realizing artworks shown in national and international exhibitions. Moreover, he works also as curator.
He is currently a researcher and lecturer of visual art at Polis University in the Faculty of Architecture and Design, in the Department of Art and Design.
Previously he has been a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bergamo (Italy) and guest professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana and in Gothenburg.


His works have been shown at national and international museums and exhibitions, such as:

Castello Aragonese (Otranto, Italy); (College Park, Maryland U.S.A.); Tulla Culture Center (Tirana, Albania); Palazzo della Misericordia in the frame of ArtDate -Dialogo nel tempo (Bergamo, Italy); Palazzo Costanzi (Trieste, Italy); Studio Tommaseo (Trieste, Italy); BACO arte contemporanea (Bergamo, Italy); TICA AIRLab c/o Tirana Ekspress (Tirana, Albania); Artopia Gallery (Milano, Italy); Galleria Bianconi (Milano, Italy); Careof (Milano, Italy); Placentia Arte (Piacenza, Italy); GAMeC area Palestra, (Bergamo, Italy); Galleria Alice & altri lavori in corso (Roma, Italy); 54° Venice Biennial – Pavillion of Fine Arts Academies, Arsenale (Venice, Italy); Macro Future (Roma Italy); GC.AC (Monfalcone, Gorizia, Italy); Neon campo base (Bologna, Italy); Triennale (Milano, Italy); Chelsea Art Museum (New York, USA); The Kosova Art Gallery (Prishtinë, Kosovo); Tirana Bienale3 (Tirana, Albania); Museo d’arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce (Genova, Italy); The Yugoslav Biennial of Young Artist, Centre for Contemporary Arts (Vrsac/Belgrade Serbia and Montenegro); Via Farini (Milano, Italy); Boston Cyberarts Festival, Coolidge Corner Theatre (Boston U.S.A.); Centre Culturel Francais de Turin (Torino, Italy).

  • The temporal cadavre exquis. The dark side of diversity.

September 2021. Conference: Tirana Design Week – The post-pandemic right to the cityAt: Polis University; Tirana, Albania.

  • Lo spazio vissuto. Cambi di prospettiva per il decennio che verrà.

April 2021. Publisher: Istituto Italiana di Cultura a TiranaISBN: 978-9928-4514-5-3

  • Rethinking Gjirokastra. Can architecture and city planning stimulate hope and growth for shrinking cities? – A Project of the Joint International PhD Program IDAUP. POLIS University Albania/Ferrara University Italy January 2021

Publisher: POLIS_Press ISBN: 978-9928-347-04-6 Project: OMB – Observatory of the Mediterranean Basin.

  • The Time Agent A hypothesis of a possible development of the city of Gjirokastra through a vital connection between buildings, public space and works of art.

    July 2020. Project: Art in Public Space, Shrinking Cities; Architecture