Architect from Politecnico di Milano, Grazia Cattaneo began her career as head of the Central Pavilion of the Venice Biennale (2003). Stage manager of the Venice Film Festival from 2003 to 2005, she became assistant of Gabriel Orozco at the beginning of the Samurai Tree project.
She founded in 2009 with Philippe Picoli, Grappa studio. They manufacture and technically design contemporary art without medium limitation.
Thanks to her Venetian origin, Grazia Catteneo master perfectly the specific context of the Venice Biennale. A such, she produced the Americans pavilions in 2011 with Allora & Calzadilla, in 2013 with Sarah Sze and in 2015 the Russian Pavilion with Irina Nakova.