Amici di Harry Bertoia

amici

Angelo Bertani

Independent curator and journalist, he has graduated in History of Arts at the University of Padua with the thesis ” Conceptual Art and the analytic process .” From 1992 to 2005 he was artistic director of the annual exhibition of contemporary art ” Hic et Nunc ” , which he personally conceived and organized . In 2008, in occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the death of Harry Bertoia, he has designed the exhibition “Tra Ferro e Aria (Between Steel and Air) Harry Bertoia 1915-1978 “, held in the artist’s birthplace in San Lorenzo d’ Arzene . For many years he has collaborated with the Centro di Iniziative Culturali of Pordenone and with the Cultural Association Colonos concerning some exhibition initiatives .

Elena Bertoia

She has graduated in Conservation of Cultural Heritage at the University of Udine, with a thesis on Byzantine Art that was published by the Museum of Trieste. Since 1998 she carries out a research on the work of Harry Bertoia and studies in detail the various aspects of his art. She is behind some recent and important acquisitions at U.S. archives. Since 2008 she collaborates with the Amici di Harry Bertoia and the Pro Loco of San Lorenzo to study the work and further the memory of Harry Bertoia.

Francesco Orlando

He has worked at the discovery and promotion of forgotten figures active in the arts and social fields and has organized numerous exhibitions and conferences. It has also dedicated himself to the promotion of quality products and activities that have their roots in the history and traditions of our country. Since 2008 he collaborates with the Amici di Harry Bertoia and the Pro Loco of San Lorenzo to study the work and further the memory of Harry Bertoia..

Stefano Jus

He is born and lives quite close to Harry Bertoia’s birthplace. Like Bertoia he draws inspiration from his work from the nature around him. The analysis of natural forms, their fascinating structure, their movement and their sound is the basis of all his research.
His creativity and dexterity allows him to express himself in design (also through beautiful and original chairs), in painting, graphics, sculpture and in creating unusual and captivating musical instruments.

Ottavia Salvador

She is a researcher. Since 2008 she collaborates with the Amici di Harry Bertoia and the Pro Loco of San Lorenzo to study the work and further the memory of Harry Bertoia.

Lucio Bertoia

Mosaic craftsman and artist, lives and works in San Lorenzo. He transforms small pieces of glass and stone into artpieces. He is keen on photography and multimedia, and collaborates with the Amici di Harry Bertoia and the Pro Loco of San Lorenzo in organizing  the events furthering the memory of Harry Bertoia.