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Designer name: Marangoni, Federica
  1949 -
Federica Marangoni, Venetian artist and designer, working internationally, has throughout her career researched on various materials and technological media. Alongside the sculpturing career, following a precise professional and cultural choice which developed a very eclectic way toward all areas of communication, grows her design activity. In 1970 she sets up in Venice her own design studio: Fedra Studio Design. In the same year she begins to use and experiment with glass working with continuos frequency in many Muranese furnaces. She creates both design objects for the production, as well as glass sculptures and large installations in which the technological media as video and neon light combined with glass make her work unique in the panorama of contemporary art. From the early \\\'70 the use of electronic technology will always continue to be the way of expression in Marangoni\\\'s work. From 1976 to 1989 she is assistant professor of the Dept. of Art and Art Education at New York University. She holds seminars at NYU an summer courses in Venice with a workshop on glass. She also holds lectures and courses in many universities in the United States and cultural centers: Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan (1977); Center for Creative Studies, Glass Dept. , University of Art and Design, Detroit, Michigan (1979); Patterson State College, N.J. (1978); Columbia University, New York, NY (1978); Parson School of Design, Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic (workshop, November 1984); Pratt Institute, New York, NY (1995); Virginia Beach Art Center (1996). These last lectures focus on a theme Marangoni has long been inquiring: \\\"Art, Art&Craft, Design: confrontation, analysis and interactivity\\\". Many of her lectures focus on a theme Marangoni has long been exploring: \\\"Art, Art&Craft, Design: confrontation, analysis and interactivity.\\\" F M has exhibited in many museums and international shows: MoMA (New York 1980), Musèe des Arts Dècoratifs (Lousanne 1988/92) Museum Bellerive (Zurich 1988), Palazzo dei Diamanti (Ferrara 1980/1983), Palazzo Dugnani (Comune di Milano 1984), Hara Museum (Tokyo 1990), Kunstmuseum (Dusseldorf 1990), La Biennale di Venezia (Ve 1979/75/80/95/97), Hivernacle (Ajuntamient de Barcelona 1989), Holly Salomon Gallery (New York 1995), Center for the Arts (Virginia U.S.A. 1996), Palazzo Ducale \\\'Aperto Vetro\\\' (Venezia 1999), Skulpturen-Glaskasten Museum Marl ( D E - 2000). Venice Biennale: glass-video sculpture \\\"The Electronic Rainbow\\\" (Venice 1997)


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