The Venice Glass Week 2021

The Venice Glass Week 2021

The Venice Glass Week 2021

Award Ceremony: Glass in Venice Prize


The Glass in Venice Prize, promoted by the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti and by Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, in its ninth edition will be awarded to Federica Marangoni (lifetime achievement award), and Mauro Bonaventura.


Federica Marangoni is an artist who since the 1970s has been creating works and large installations of a high conceptual impact in which she uses glass alongside or instead of other expressive media. She has also worked in Murano glassworks to make absolutely original decorative and design pieces. Her works have been shown and collected in public spaces and museums all over the world. Marangoni proclaimed in one of her installations that Art has no sex and has demonstrated this with all her intense and incisive artistic production.

Mauro Bonaventura is a glass artist who has shown extraordinary technical-executive and creative abilities in his flameworked glass pieces. Having come to the world of Murano glass almost by chance in the 1980s, he was excited by this material and in the following decade decided to devote himself to flameworking and open his own studio. Bonaventura’s intelligence and obstinacy have allowed him to develop an extraordinary technical skill and create works of unusual shape and size, thanks to his very personal talent.

The Award Ceremony is by invitation only, but it will be possible to follow it online via the YouTube Channel of The Venice Glass Week.

During the same ceremony, the Premio Fondazione di Venezia per The Venice Glass Week (first edition) and the Autonoma Residency Prize (second edition) will also be awarded.


Organised by: Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti and Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia