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The Origins

Mauro Bonaventura was born in Venice in 1965 In 1983, after graduating in Electronics and waiting for his first job, by pure chance, he went to work in a Venetian furnace as a apprentice and from the very first days he fell in love with the incandescent masses of glass previously unknown to him. In 1992 he met a craftsman who invited him to visit his lampworking workshop.


He collaborates with many artists including Pino Signoretto, Massimo Nordio, Marco Nereo Rotelli and many others. He has participated in numerous exhibitions, especially in the United States; recently one of his important works was exhibited at the GAA Foundation on the occasion of the Biennale Arte di Venezia 2017 and at the XVI International Architecture Exhibition in 2018. His works are exhibited in major art galleries and museums around the world including Corning Museum of Glass, Carnegie Museum of Art, Glass Museum Alter Hof Herding, Hida Takayama Museum of Art.

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In my research, or rather in the creation of the Opera, there is a world that takes root in the dark tumult of the soul and comes to life in the transparent glass frames. I’m a sleepwalker living in daylight.

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