Born in Milan in 1936.
Since she was a child she showed interest in art, when she had the opportunity to observe the architecture of Giuseppe Terragni, from which she learned the attention to light. After graduating from the Institut Polytechnique in Lausanne and an important internship in San Francisco, in 1959 Nanda Vigo opened her own studio in Milan. Since then, the essential theme of her art becomes the conflict / harmony between light and space. She frequents the studio of Lucio Fontana first, and then approaches the artists who founded the gallery Azimut in Milan, Piero Manzoni and Enrico Castellani. At that time, among the several trips for exhibitions across Europe (more than 400 solo and group exhibitions), Nanda Vigo knows the artists and places of the ZERO movement in Germany, Holland and France.
Between 1964 and 1966 she participated in at least thirteen ZERO exhibitions, including NUL 65 at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and ZERO: An Exhibition of European Experimental Art at the Gallery of Modern Art in Washington DC. In 1965 the artist was responsible for the legendary exhibition ZERO avant-garde shows in the studio of Lucio Fontana in Milan, with the participation of over 28 artists.
Between 1965 and 1968 she collaborated with Gio Ponti and she worked with Lucio Fontana at the Triennale in Milan. Since 2006, the works of Nanda Vigo are permanently exhibited at the Triennale Design Museum. In 1982, the artist participated in the 40th Venice Biennale.
Today, as throughout the span of his career, Nanda Vigo works with an interdisciplinary relationship between art, design, architecture, environment, she is engaged in various projects both in her capacity as architect, designer and artist.