The Last of us
The Last of us
The Last of us



Set design is the spatial processing of an Idea.
The World in which we live in is our Theatre, and everything that surrounds us is the set that we ourselves can create, transform or simply gaze upon.

After successful completion of her High School Diploma in Scientific Studies, Paola pursued a degree in “Set Design" and graduated in 1997 with highest honours from the Venice Academy of Fine Arts with her thesis “Wozzeck by Alban Berg and German Expressionism in Cinema”. She continued her studies and specialized in Virtual Achitecture and 3D Modeling, and later worked in America and in Europe designing sets for opera, theatre, museums and Interior Design.

Soon after began the most intense and most productive time of her career through the collaboration with ouststanding set designers and film and theatre directors such as Pier Luigi Pizzi, Dante Ferretti (Oscar winner), Hugo De Ana, Maurizio Balò, Pasquale Grossi, Ulderico Manani, Bruno Schwengl, Laurent Castaingt, Rudy Sabounghi, Mario Pontiggia, Luca Ronconi, Dieter Kaegi, Jean-Louis Grinda and many others for operas such as Don Carlo, Salome, Stiffelio, Aida, Andrea Chénier, Ernani, Turandot, Don Giovanni, Maometto II, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Hans Heiling, La Cenerentola, Francesca da Rimini, Il Trovatore, Semiramide, La Gioconda, Elegy for young lovers, L’Europa riconosciuta, Il Viaggio a Reims, Ariadne auf Naxos, Der Rosenkavalier, Norma with Rolf Sachs and Karl Lagerfeld, Falstaff, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Un ballo in maschera, Tosca, Die Zauberflöte, Tannhäuser, in numerous and renowned Opera houses like The Fenice Theatre in Venice, the Sferisterio Arena in Macerata, the Verona Philharmonic Theatre, the Rome Opera House, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Verona Arena, the Milan Opera House, the Monte-Carlo Opera House, the Greek National Opera in Athens, the National Grand Theatre in Beijing, the National Centre for the Performing Arts, and other opera houses in Tourin, Palermo, Bilbao, Mexico City, Dublin, Vienna. She has also designed sets and video projections for operas like Otello, Macbeth, Traviata, Manon, in Venice, Las Palmas, Rome, Monte-Carlo “Gala Lyric John Mordler”; international collaboration includes many Renè Caovilla Luxury Showrooms in Paris, Milan, Venice, London, Dubai, Palm Beach, Los Angeles and international art museums such as XXIV Biennale International Antiques Exhibition in Florence, Gotha International Lighting Handcraft Products Art and Antiques in Parma, 3d Preview Modeling Milan World Exposition, Glass in the World Today in Venice, among many others.

She is currently working as a 3D digital modeling/AutoCad 3Ds Max V-Ray professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, specifically in the Set Design and New Technologies for Arts programme, and “Multimedia Scenography” at the Academy of Fine Arts in Verona.

Furthermore, she is working as a 3D Digital Modeling and Virtual Architecture professor at the European Institute of Design IED in Venice and at the University of Architecture IUAV in Venice in both the Industrial and Multimedia Design programme and the Interior Design course.

A key turning point for her career as an artist came about through contact with nature, joining digital and traditional three-dimensional techniques with new forms of contemporary expressions of art. Art review by Mr. Vittorio Marzotto. Private Art Collection Mr. Giovanni Cilenti. Private Art Collection Cosmi Rifle Engravings.

“One must have the utmost respect for matter. It is the starting point. It dictates the work. It imposes it.” J. Miró, Material’s Strength.