federica marangoni


(Padua, 1940. She lives and works in Venice)

A sculptor and designer, a teacher and a lecturer active on the international art scene, she researched on various materials and technological media. She developed her design activity with a precise professional and cultural choice when in 1970 she set up her own studio (Fedra Studio Design) in Venice and started experimenting with glass at many of the Muranese furnaces. Besides designing objects for production, she creates glass sculptures and large installations combining technological media, like video and neon light, with glass. The use of electronic technology combined with glass has continued since the early 1970s, as in her glass-video sculpture The Electronic Rainbow (1997) and renders her work unique in the panorama of contemporary art. She taught at Università Internazionale dell’Arte, Venice, and she held summer workshops on glass as an art medium for New York University in Venice. Her favorite topic is: “Art, Art & Craft, Design: Confrontation, Analysis, and Interactivity.” She has exhibited at many museums and international shows, such as the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Hara Museum (Tokyo), and the 1997 Venice Biennale.


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