Ugo La Pietra was born in Bussi sul Tirino (Pescara). He acts in the most diverse disciplines, from painting, to cinema, performance, design of objects and installations, organizing exhibitions in Italy and abroad. With his research since 1960 he has crossed several artistic currents: sign art”, “conceptual art”, “environmental art”, “art in the social”, “narrative art”, “artist’s cinema”, “new writing” , “extra media”, “neo-eclecticism”, architecture and radical design .He directed the magazines In (1971-74), Progettare in più (1973-74), Brera flash and Fascicolo (1976-79) and since 2000, Artigianato between art and design, while in 1980 he was editor of Domus magazine.. In 2008 an important retrospective was held at the Mudima Foundation in Milan, while in 2014 at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan a comprehensive solo exhibition of his work was set up. He lives and works in Milan.