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. Launched in 2009 as an official collateral event of the Biennale di Venezia, today it is the world’s leading showcase of this collaboration of craft and creativity, forging 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, the Ptuj City Gallery in Ptuj, Slovenia.
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.