Glasstress is a project by Adriano Berengo to further his mission of marrying contemporary art and glass. Artists of all disciplines from sculptors to musicians have been invited to collaborate with the maestros in creating art in glass. Since 2009, these works have been exhibited in the historic Palazzo Franchetti, home of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti. Glasstress has always been accredited as an official collateral event of the Venice Biennale of Art. Glasstress, a showcase of this collaboration of craft and creativity, has forged a new trajectory for glass and a new path for contemporary artists.
Glasstress has also been presented in prominent museums and institutions worldwide including the Makslas Muzejs “Rigas Birža” in Riga, Millesgården Museum in Stockholm, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York, the Beirut Exhibition Center (BEC) in Beirut, the London College of Fashion and The Wallace Collection in London.
Since 2014, Glasstress has been made possible through the support of Fondazione Berengo and during the 2015 Venice Biennale of Art, Glasstress was a joint project of Fondazione Berengo and The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.