Pietro Ruffo was born in Rome, where he continues to live and works. Pietro studied Architecture at the University of Rome, and then got a research fellowship at Columbia University, New York. Pietro has exhibited widely including at the MACRO and MAXXI museums in Rome; he has also shown in Berlin, Paris, London, New York, and Moscow. In 2009 he was awarded the Premio Cairo and in 2011 the New York Prize from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His artist residencies have included stints at The International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York, Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Italy and Nirox Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa.
His work is included in many public collections, including those of the museums of contemporary art in Rome (Macro) and Bologna (Mambo); as well as private and corporate collections such as the Deutsche Bank Collection (Frankfurt), Fondazione Pastificio Cerere (Rome), Fondazione Giuliani (Rome), Depart Foundation (Rome, L.A.), Fondazione Guastalla (Switzerland), and Lodeveans Collection (London). Galleria Lorcan O’Neill Roma has represented Pietro Ruffo since 2006.