5 Sep 2020 – 7 Jan 2021


Curated by Nadja Romain and Koen Vanmechelen
05.09.2020 – 07.01.2021
Fondazione Berengo Art Space, Campiello della Pescheria, Murano
Open daily (excluding Wednesdays)
10am – 1pm | 2pm – 5pm or by appointment
Free Entry

Fondazione Berengo is proud to present UNBREAKABLE: WOMEN IN GLASS, an exhibition that reflects the wealth of contemporary female artists creating works of art in glass.

UNBREAKABLE: WOMEN IN GLASS features over sixty contemporary female artists from around the world who have worked with Berengo Studio in its furnaces on Murano for over thirty years since the Studio’s foundation in 1989. The exhibition will be held in the heart of Murano in the Fondazione Berengo Art Space, an old glass furnace, an urban archaeological setting which provides the perfect backdrop for this wide range of works from the Berengo archives and a number of new artworks created specifically for the exhibition.

UNBREAKABLE: WOMEN IN GLASS is a metaphor, a paradox, and a symbol. A provocative proposal by Adriano Berengo to explore the intimate relationship that women have with glass in the heart of Murano.” curator Nadja Romain notes. Curator Koen Vanmechelen declares that “It is time to name mythical icons — inspiring artworks signed by women so that history can no longer be stolen. The invisibility and transparency of glass can shape a new generation while healing scars from history.”


  • Diana Al-Hadid
  • Monira Al Qadiri
  • Maria Thereza Alves
  • Alice Anderson
  • Polly Apfelbaum
  • Elvira Bach
  • Patricia Bagniewski
  • Rina Banerjee
  • Fiona Banner
  • Rosemarie Benedikt
  • Pieke Bergmans
  • Renate Bertlmann
  • Monica Bonvicini
  • Marion Borgelt
  • Enrica Borghi
  • Nancy Burson
  • Penny Byrne
  • Judy Chicago
  • Petah Coyne
  • Erin Dickson
  • Chiara Dynys
  • Marie-Louise Ekman
  • Tracey Emin
  • Josepha Gasch-Muche
  • Gerda Gruber
  • Charlotte Gyllenhammar
  • Charlotte Hodes
  • Shirazeh Houshiary
  • Ursula Huber
  • Marya Kazoun
  • Marta Klonowska
  • Kiki Kogelnik
  • Brigitte Kowanz
  • Karen LaMonte
  • Silvia Levenson
  • Federica Marangoni
  • Oksana Mas
  • Kate MccGwire
  • Denise Milan
  • Liliana Moro
  • Prune Nourry
  • Lucy Orta
  • Cornelia Parker
  • Anne Peabody
  • Sibylle Peretti
  • Laure Prouvost
  • Hye Rim Lee
  • Maria Grazia Rosin
  • Yaşam Şaşmazer
  • Joyce J. Scott
  • Shan Shan Sheng
  • Meekyoung Shin
  • Valeska Soares
  • Ivana Šrámková
  • Lolita Timofeeva
  • Janaina Tschäpe
  • Patricia Urquiola
  • Kiki van Eijk
  • Joana Vasconcelos
  • Ursula von Rydingsvard
  • Sabine Wiedenhofer
  • Rose Wylie
  • Yin Xiuzhen

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