Competition MilanoVetro-35

Biennial international artistic glass and design competition

The Museums of the Sforza Castle of the City 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 the age of 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 the City 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 the City 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 who are under the age of 35 on the date the notice was published. The first edition was held in 2018 (catalogue 2018).

The finalists will participate with the selected works in an exhibition set up in the first few months of 2020 at the museum rooms of the Sforza Castle of Milan. The winning work will 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, 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 [email protected]


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 10th - 25th, 2020

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

exhibition opening dates: February 19th– April 19th


More information from: [email protected]