Alberto Werner Arter graduated from the University of Architecture in Venice in 1969. He worked for the art and costume laboratory of the Grassi building developing studies based on the relation between architecture and photography. Afterwards he worked as an architect and designer for several years in Venice and Geneva, contributing to several projects including the Dupont-Nemour buildings and the underground garages of lake Geneva. In 1971 he was chosen at the Federal Government contest for designing projects. In 1975 he created the ARTERCOM work group in Venice which focused on the specific relation between design and commercial distribution. In the years he also worked as consultant and art-director for companies of the large-scale retail sector. In 1990 he created the Arter & Citton studio with Fabrizio Citton and in 1997 he promoted the development of the D.MOD design and contemporary art laboratory. Many of his projects were chosen in design and architecture exhibits.