While waiting for the 24th Triennale in 2025 (that will focus on inequalities), Triennale Milano has presented the exhibitions program for 2024

The great news from Triennale Milano - which on November 29th, in the presence of all the curators, held the annual press conference on the programming of the 2024 exhibitions - is the announcement of the 24th International Exhibition (formally recognized by the Bureau International des Expositions), which will be held from17 May to 16 November 2025and will have inequalities as its theme.

The 24th Triennale in 2025 will be focused on inequalities

For Inequalities: How to mend the fractures of humanity, Triennale Milano asked the countries that will participate in the event to bring visions but also concrete projects.

In particular, the brief requires a focus on cities, that is, the places where inequalities are felt most pressingly: in the southern hemisphere but, increasingly, at all latitudes.

"We want, as always, to look ahead but also to offer an atlas of real and functional solutions that leverage design and project culture to achieve replicable results", said President Stefano Boeri.

Triennale Milano: the 2024 program in brief

The 2024 program was presented by the curators of Triennale Milano, Umberto Angelini, Nina Bassoli, Lorenza Bravetta, Damiano Gullì and Marco Sammicheli, illustrating the exhibitions, meetings, shows, festivals, concerts, conferences and workshops, in a plural offer that involves different audiences.

At Triennale Milano there will be, as always, the great masters of design, told through exhibitions that underline their historical value, framing the characters and their work within a cultural journey that aims to open new perspectives on known topics.

In 2024, we will therefore talk about Alessandro Mendini, Gae Aulenti and Roberto Sambonet (for practical information and calendar see below): three very different characters but who, together, tell the multifaceted face of Italian design to a wider audience.

While a retrospective on Elio Fiorucci will illustrate the imagination of this creative who changed the language of fashion but not only, capable of drawing on (and at the same time influencing) very different universes, anticipating the multi -contemporary disciplinarity.

The experimentation on exhibition formats (among which we like to remember the beautiful exhibition on Alberto Meda curated by Marco Sammicheli, with installation by Riccardo Blumer) continues with a solo exhibition on Inga Sempé , again curated by Sammicheli: "this time the setup will be a living space, where you can do everything we normally do in a house", he explained.

Another appointment to mark in the diary is the one with the SaloneSatellite which turns 25 and celebrates with a story, edited by Marva Griffin, about the quarter of a century that has changed the fate of many generations of designers.


Triennale Milano: 2024 exhibitions, dates and calendar

  • Alessandro Mendini (curated by Fulvio Irace, 13 April – 13 October 2024), created in collaboration with Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain
  • Gae Aulenti (curated by Giovanni Agosti, with Nina Artioli and Nina Bassoli, May – October 2024) in collaboration with the Gae Aulenti Archive
  • Roberto  Sambonet, (curated by Enrico Morteo, May – September 2024) on the centenary of his birth
  • Elio Fiorucci (edited by Judith Clark, October 2024 – February 2025)
  • Homage to Alessandro Mendini conceived, directed and directed by Philippe Starck in collaboration with Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Impluvium (13 April – 13 October 2024)
  • Fifth appointment at the permanent installation of Casa Lana (curated by Marco Sammicheli, in collaboration with Barbara Radice and Iskra Grisogono (May 2024 – January 2025), with the photographic exhibition Mise en scène (curated by Studio Sottsass with Micaela Sessa, November 2024 – January 2025).
  • Retrospective (the largest ever held) dedicated to photographer Juergen Teller (curated by Thomas Weski, 27 January – 1 April 2024) internationally recognized for his emblematic campaigns and unconventional portraits of protagonists of the world of cinema, music and fashion. The exhibition is created in collaboration withLa Rmn - Grand Palais of Paris.
  • With the exhibition of the Italian artist Davide Allieri (curated by Damiano Gullì, November 2024 – January 2025) Triennale continues its investigation of the contemporary art scene.
  • SaloneSatellite: an exhibition on the projects of designers who, in 25 years of history, began their careers in partnership with design companies, thanks to the collective platform created by Marva Griffin Wilshire (16 – 28 April 2024)
  • During the Milan Fashion Week, an exhibition co-produced by Triennale and Kiton will be presented (curated by Luca Stoppini, 12 - 16 January 2024), accompanied by a series of events that aim to raise awareness of a model virtuous and replicable in other contexts.

The exhibitions linked to the Triennale Design Museum

With its 60K+ visitors hosted (since its opening in its current guise), the Museum of Italian Design is the flagship of Triennale Milano and, as always, will be at the center of activities and insights aimed at different audiences: study days, meetings, guided tours, workshops for children and families.

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And, in the Design Platform, inaugurated in April 2023 to host temporary exhibitions dedicated to the contemporary, two exhibitions dedicated to two designers will alternate in 2024: the French designer Inga Sempé (a curated by Marco Sammicheli, April – September 2024) and the fashion creator Monica Bolzoni (curated by Marco Sammicheli, October 2024 – January 2025).

A new partnership, however, is the one with Kiton, with which Triennale is working on a project dedicated to training that takes its cue from the experience of theScuola di Alta Sartoria that the Neapolitan brand founded in 2000.

Photography at Triennale Milano

The collaboration with Giovane Fotografia Italiana | also returns Luigi Ghirri Awardproject promoted by the Municipality of Reggio Emilia of which Triennale Milano has been a partner since 2022 and dedicated to the discovery and valorization of emerging photography talents in Italy. The winner of the 2023 edition Giulia Mangione will exhibit her work at the Triennale, (curated by Ilaria Campioli and Daniele De Luigi, 17 January – 18 February 2024).

Cover photo: The Paraisópolis favela borders the affluent district of Morumbi in São Paulo, Brazil (Photo by Tuca Vieira)