(Genoa, Italy 1955. He lives and works in Genoa, Italy)
After his studies at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Genoa, he started working on sculptures in crystal and ash, but soon concentrated on the analysis of the microcosm as equivalent of the macro, and the project of a new space, a mirroring concave spherical space, the “Matrice ottica,” which he finally created in 2000 and caught the interest of ESA (European Space Agency). Once inside it, the viewer can experience a vision that denies the traditional Renaissance one-point perspective to reach a three-dimensional oneiric multiplicity, enhancing one’s perceptions of oneself and of reality. Bovenga then used a violin, the “Guarneri di Gesù” (1743), which belonged to Paganini, to analyze the vision of an object immersed in this spherical space. In recent years Bovenga experimented with Murano glass in the creation of his sculptures and his reflecting totems. He held important solo shows at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Stockholm, in 2001, at the IX Biennale di Arte Sacra in 2004, and in the Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, in 2006 when he also participated in the International Glass Art Hsinchu City (China) and Facing 1200°, at MMKK of Klagenfurt (Austria).