During the fourth edition of The Venice Glass Week, #TheHeartOfGlass, two prizes were awarded:
Bonhams Prize for The Venice Glass Week (Second Edition)
Awarded to the best project in the festival.
The prize was sponsored by the Modern Decorative Art and Design Department (New York) of Bonhams, and entailed a cash prize of €1,000.00. The winner was chosen at the discretion of a Prize Jury from amongst all of the projects that were presented and selected to participate in the festival.
The prize, which was awarded during an official award ceremony at Palazzo Franchetti, went to Unbreakable: Women in Glass, an exhibition that was conceived and promoted by the Fondazione Berengo, and co-curated by Nadja Romain and Koen Vanmechelen.
Autonoma Residency Prize (First Edition)
Awarded to an artist or designer working in artistic glass, between the ages of 18-35.
The prize was promoted by LagunaB through the Autonoma project funded by the Associazione Culturale per la Salvaguardia delle Tecniche Vetrarie Muranesi E.T.S, in association with Pilchuck Glass School.
The winners, chosen at the discretion of a Prize Jury from amongst the artists and designers exhibiting in “The Venice Glass Week Hub Under35” during the fourth edition of the festival, were awarded with an “Emerging Artists Residency” to be undertaken at the Pilchuck Glass School (Seattle, USA) in 2021.
The prize was awarded to the young Venetian designers Matteo Silverio and Stefano Bullo, for their innovative project Touch me!
The regulations for future editions of the prizes have not yet been published.
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