‘Between Space and Surface’: works of Ludovico Bomben at Biennale di Venezia

The Biennale Architettura 2021 runs from May to November 2021, and is a highlight of Venice’s artistic community. In the Magazzino 3 exhibition space of the Accademia di Belle Arti, a collateral display ‘Between Space and Surface’ will be open to the public until the 11th of September. The visual artist Ludovico Bomben, alongside artists Arthur Duff and Francesco Candeloro, will show his work with HI-MACS® which was made with the assistance of the THEKE brand from DFORM, that specialises in museum installations.

Relationship between two and three dimensions

The exhibit investigates the relationship between two- and three-dimensionality, between empty and full spaces, and of light as a medium between reality and perception in artistic composition. This fully displays the extraordinary works of visual artist Ludovico Bomben.

Following his training at the prestigious Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice, Bomben’s work is the outcome of intense research into materials, language, form and concept, all combined with the use of symbolism that can be traced back to the sacred and spiritual dimension, and which in itself becomes an entire area of investigation. The works in the exhibition are the result of this complex analysis, marked by a profound dialogue between traditional and contemporary art striving to redefine the sacred and mystical iconography of the present.

High-traffic places

The link between past and present becomes even more exciting with the use of materials; the artist combines ancient traditions with latest-generation innovative materials such as Solid Surface HI-MACS® in the classic Alpine White finish, which lends its shape to the works on display.

Thanks to its extreme resistance to time and wear, its flame-retardant properties, and its incredibly hygienic surface, HI-MACS® is able to withstand intensive use in high traffic places such as exhibitions or museums. Ideal for art installations due to its highly impact- and scratch-resistant nature, this Solid Surface is very easy to work with and shape, thanks to its unique thermoforming characteristics that allow any shape the customer wishes.


Ludovico Bomben (Pordenone, 1982), lives and works in Pordenone (Italy). He studied at the Accademia di Venezia, where he graduated in Decorative Arts. The works in the exhibition were produced with the support of HI-MACS® and Theke Museum.


  • Project: The exhibition “Between Space and Surface” curated by Riccardo Caldura Biennale Architettura 2021
  • Location: Magazzino del Sale 3, Dorsoduro, Venezia
  • Exhibition dates: 21 May – 11 September 2021
  • Exhibition times: Thursdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Saturdays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. by appointment at least one day in advance by writing to:[email protected]
  • Visual Artist: Ludovico Bomben, www.ludovicobomben.com
  • HI-MACS® fabricator: DFORM SRL – THEKE www.thekemuseum.it
  • HI-MACS® distributor: DERVE
  • Material: HI-MACS® Alpine White S028, www.himacs.eu
  • Photos: Ludovico Bombe