Competition MilanoVetro-35

Biennial international artistic glass and design competition

The Museums of the Sforza Castle of  Milan in collaboration with the collector Sandro Pezzoli, who has always promoted initiatives connected to glass, organize since 2018 the International Artistic Glass and Design competition for young people under 35 “MilanoVetro -35”.

The competition proposes a process of development of the innovative work with the glass material both in art and in contemporary design. The choice of Milan and the Sforza Castle has the intention of reiterating the historic continuity and the centrality of the Provincial capital of Milan in creating and exhibiting glasswork.

The Sforza Castle has been home to the  Civic Museums of Milan since 1900. Amongst other things, it has an important collection of artistic glass. The recent deposit of the Bellini Pezzoli collection (2016) allowed some gaps concerning the last part of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first to be bridged, so that today the Collection is one of the broadest, most complete and updated in Italy.

The competition is two-yearly and is open to young people under 35 on the date the notice was published.
The first Edition was in 2018 (catalogue 2018).
Competition MilanoVetro -35 II Edition ended on February 18th, 2020 (catalogue 2020)

The finalist works  are exhibited from February 19th to April 19th, 2020 in Sala della Balla of the Sforza Castle.
The winning work  become part of the Sforza Castle collections.

The five members of the scientific committee of the competition, all specialized in art and design, are: Rosa Chiesa, Maria Luisa Martinez, Sandro Pezzoli, Fiorella Mattio, Lucia Pini, Francesca Tasso.

Here you can find the Competition notice and rules of participation  for the 2nd Edition and the Registration Form  to fill and send with all the documents required to



publication date: July 1st, 2019

deadline for applications: extended until  November 24th,  2019

publication of results of first selection phase: December 16th, 2019

deadline for receiving finalists’ works: January 13th - 24th, 2020

exhibition of finalists’ works - inauguration and awards: Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

exhibition opening dates: February 19th– April 19th, 2020


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