05.09.20 to 07.01.21

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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