As an architect, with a degree with honors in architectural design from Università "La Sapienza" in Rome, Fabio has collaborated as a free-lance with several prestigious studios such as Massimiliano Fuksas Associati (1st prize for the New Congress Center of Rome "La Nuvola"), specializing in complex architectural and urban structures since 1989.
Parallel to these collaborations, in 1996 he founded “Fabio 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 the studio represented the Board of Architects of Rome at the 13th International Architectural Triennial in Sofia and the project Picture House was 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.
Following a great interest in the dialogue and interchange between different disciplines, since 2008, Fabio Barilari developed his professional activity, extending his research, beyond architecture to sectors related to illustration, graphics and painting. The research developed in these different fields, was presented for the first time in Aug 2011, on the magazine 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 Rome-based English-speaking theatre companies, such as “ The Rome Savoyards” and “Eternal Lines,” as well as with several rock bands in Rome.
He is currently collaborating with Wanted in Rome magazine.
As a painter, he has presented his works in both personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, Hong Kong, Ukraine, France, Spain, Seoul, Macau, Guagzhou, and in two exhibitions at the US Embassy in Rome.
In January 2013 Fabio presented the project "Il Senso delle Cose" in a major personal exhibition at Chiostro del Bramante in Rome, titled "Il Senso delle Cose."
He is currently taking part in a project financed by the Goethe-Institut, presenting and illustrating 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.
In January 2015 he presented his works in all these fields of research at the INTERNO14 Gallery in Rome. A PDF catalogue of the exhibition is downloadable here: F. Barilari | SUMMING UP.
A selection of works, together with the CV and activities in the described fields are presented in the following links: