From the left to the right: Neonsain by Alessandro Iovine; Alligator armchair by Estudio Campana for Carpenter's Workshop Gallery and Friedman Benda; Silla Peluda by Pablo Reinoso; Vase and tables by Maria Thereza Alves and Jimmie Durham for Labinac.
Ph. Federico Floriani

Located in the heart of Venice, right next to the Accademia bridge, SPARC*-Spazio Arte Contemporanea is a private apartment facing Campo Santo Stefano and turned into an exhibition space in 2017.

This year, SPARC* will host the first part of Design As Self-Portrait. The exhibition investigates the increasingly important role that design plays in what we choose to communicate our identity, in the permanent swing between use and representation, reality and virtuality.

Curated by: Luca Berta and Francesca Giubilei

May 20 > June 27, 2021
SPARC* - Spazio Arte Contemporanea
Campo Santo Stefano, Sestiere San Marco, 2828A

Opening hours:
Wednesday to Monday, 10 am- 6 pm (closed on Tuesdays)
Free admission

Graphic design Sebastiano Girardi Studio, photo courtesy Chong Lip Mun

In this context, the young Czech designer Tadeas Podracky, winner of the first edition of the Venice Design Biennial Residency 2020, will exhibit his new series of works, the result of the Venetian experience in contact with the local artisan tradition of Berta Battiloro and Ongaro and Fuga Specchi Veneziani.

Designers on show:


Alessandro Iovine, Audrey Large for Nilufar Gallery, Bert Loeschner, Duccio Maria Gambi, Elisa Ossino for Amini, Arte 9 Milano, De Castelli, Officine Saffi and Salvatori, Estudio Campana for Carpenters Workshop Gallery and Friedman Benda, Jimmie Durham and Maria Thereza Alves for LABINAC, Mohamed Hamden Tarek, OrtaMiklos for Functional Art Gallery, Pablo Reinoso, Rita GT and Touche-Touche for Everyday Gallery.

Ph. Federico Floriani

Ph. Federico Floriani