Maria Cristina Didero is an independent design curator, consultant and author, who has collaborated with magazines such as Domus, Vogue Italia, L’Uomo Vogue, Flash Art, Apartamento, Solar, Flair, L’Officiel, she was editor at large of Icon Design.
She has contributed to many publications including 1968 by Pierpaolo Ferrari and Maurizio Cattelan for Deste; Michele De Lucchi for Corraini; Sottsass for ICA Miami; Studio65 for GAM Turin. Okolo curated a book titled People by MCD and related project Designers by MCD at Prague Design Week. Didero consulted for companies such as Vitra, Fritz Hansen, Lexus, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Valextra among others.
Based in Milan, Didero works internationally curating numerous exhibitions for institutions in Italy and abroad, including: Nendo: The Space in Between and The Conversation Show at the Holon Design Museum, Tel Aviv; The System of Objects (with Andreas Angelidakis) at Deste Foundation, Athens; Fun House by Snarkitecture at National Building Museum, Washington D.C.; Super Design, at R&Company Gallery in New York, a book (Monacelli Press) and a film about Italian Radical Design; Vegan Design – or the Art of Reduction by Erez Nevi Pana at MDW18; The Fish and The Crowd by Carlo Massoud for the MDW19; Christmas Presence, a charity project (with Libby Sellers) London; SUNSHOWER by Nao Tamura, at Design Miami (with Aric Chen); Nature and Imagination between Canada and Italy (with Francesca Molteni), Toronto Design Festival 20; @DesignCucina, Instagram (with Libby Sellers); Tropical Milan by Erez Nevi Pana, Digital Design Week 2020; 208. Gio Tirotto, a public installation in Rimini.
She is currently preparing a solo exhibition by the Campana brothers at Dallas Contemporary, a project at the MK&G in Hamburg titled Ask Me if I Believe in the Future, and one in Eindhoven for 2022 plus a series of ongoing collaborations.