PROFILE // EDGARDO DE BORTOLI

From early youth I felt inexplicably attracted to glass, in fact this attraction determined that we were always connected.... As I grew up, that symbiosis became even deeper and it was an integral part of my whole life. When I started to work the glass I felt that it was an extension of my hands. By the time, I got to know its secrets and then I could see the characteristics of my soul reflected in this material. It is fragile... that made me to be more patient, measured, careful, but also it might be extremely hard.It is contradictory, it can be transparent or translucent, reflexive and opaque, but it is authentic... it is what you can see, that is a proof of its loyalty. Its transparency does not hide anything, in fact that allows me to build a future without forgetting the reflection of the past.It is hard to manipulate, that made me extremely meticulous. Other times it is capricious and unpredictable, it always keeps me alert and it sinks me into childlike awe that waits anxiously the results and the differences between what I plan and what the oven would return to me. Unfailingly it is necessary to become familiar with it but that can be achieved slowly, otherwise nothing can be done... only deciphering their deepest secrets is reached that becomes a silent but efficient communicator. More than once it seems to come alive, looking at me wryly when it is melted regardless of my attempts and plans, but its single image is poetry and is integrated into my soul.

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Personal Information

NAME: Edgardo Fabián De Bortoli

ADDRESS: Miró 1402-Parque Chacabuco- C.A.B.A.

TELEPHONE: +54 9 11-5864-5204

DATE OF BIRTH: February 15th 1969 - Ciudad de Lincoln - Pcia. de Buenos Aires

MAIL: edgardodebortoli@hotmail.com

Studies

Bachelor of Pedagogy with teacher guidance. School "Normal Superior Abraham Lincoln"
2000/01
Stained-glass, Tiffany y Vitrofusion Prof. Silvia Antonópulos.
2001/02
Jewellery . "Escuela Municipal de la Joya"
2002/03
Metal engraving ."Escuela Municipal de la Joya".
2002/03
Crimp. "Escuela Municipal de la Joya ".
2004
Murano beads. "Escuela Municipal del Vidrio". Berazategui.
2005
Stained-glass. "Escuela Municipal de Cerámica".
2006
Seminar of engraved y Satin Acid. Prof. Petrushevskyy Andriy and Petrushevska Natalia. "Escuela Municipal del Vidrio". Berazategui.
2008
Glass sculptures. "Museo de Calcos y Escultura Comparada" - E. de La Cárcova.
2009
International Seminar "The glass in Architecture" Professor Sol Abadi. Escuela Municipal del Vidrio. Berazategui. International Seminar "Presences/Absences," Prof. Silvia Levenson & Karina del Savio. Escuela Municipal del Vidrio. Berazategui. Seminario Internacional "Transparent Memories," Prof. Silvia Levenson. Escuela Municipal del Vidrio. Berazategui. International Seminar "Vitrocemento" Professor Arq. Guillermo Patio. Escuela Municipal del Vidrio. Berazategui. Seminario" Beads of crystal" Professor Víctor Silva. Course Paint Workshop. Grisaille technique. Professor Marife Perales.
2010
Jewelry workshop in Vidrio-Kiln-Casting approach to contemporary jewelry in glass. Professor Irene Reyes Primer & second level. First & second international seminar of art to glass in Buenos Aires- Painting with light- Workshop Professor Débora Gurman.
2011
Seminar Lampwork. Professor Víctor Silva. First, second y third level. Seminar: Workshop of Jewelry in glass- Production technique. Professors Débora Gurman-Marco Romero. International Seminar of art in glass-Casting in a close mould Professors Débora Gurman-Marco Romero.

Experience

2000
Development of corporate gifts and hotel and catering crockery. Hotel Intercontinental y Hotel Sheraton of Córdoba city.
2000 up to the date
?Run my own workshop and teach annual classes of Vitraux, Vitrofusión y Seminars.
2007 Professor. Seminar Painting with Light - Workshop.
2008
Professor of a class of Vitraux : Tiffany, Plomo y Bronce. Atelier Da Vinci-Ramos Mejía.
200/09
Professor. Seminar Painting with Light- First y second Level.
2010
Professor. Seminar "Techniques of stove enameling"
2011
Participation as a teacher in a tv program "Manos a la obra", Metro & Magazine channels, presenter Herminia Devoto. Professor. Seminar "Techniques of Enamel " Córdoba city. Professor. Seminar "Lampwork" first level. Córdoba city. Juried in category "glass"- Argentina 800o- Exposition & sales of pieces which belong to the art of 2011 "Fuego", Mar del Plata. Responsible tutor for the setting up of art exhibition. Argentina 800o- the arts of 2011 "Fuego",Mar del Plata. Professor. Seminar "Techniques of enamel - Mar del Plata. Workshop "Espacio frágil".

Awards and mentions

2000
Contest. A presentation of three works at Centro Cultural Borges, Galería Pacifico; a tribute to Salvador Dalí. Mention Prize. An exhibition en Expo-Hotelera, at "la Rural". Category: Crockery. Selected with a mention prize.
2001
Exhibition at "la Escuela Municipal de la Joya". Selected and first prize.
2002
Sample of "la Escuela Municipal de la Joya". Selected and first prize.
2010
Contest. "XIII Salón Nacional de citral artístick "- Mar del Plata- . Mention Prize.Contest "XIV Salón Nacional del Vidrio" - "Vidrio en el Arte" - "Escuela Municipal del Vidrio"- Berazategui- first prize. Category: Non Traditional Techniques, work: " a guarder a guarder" & first prize. Category: Ornamental, Enviromental & Decorative Objects, work: "cuadrícull"
2011
Contest "XV Salón Nacional del Vidrio - Vidrio en el Arte" - "Escuela Municipal del Vidrio"- Berazategui- Grand Prix acquisition. Work: " lo sue yo quería!" & first prize. Category: Ornamental, Enviromental & Decorative Objects. Work: "hielo"
2012
The work called "Cubo sue se bare", made of yarns of glass, was selected by the "Museo Virtual de Vidrio de Bogotá", Colombia.?The picture of the work "Cubo", which is included in the same group as the first one, was selected for the "New Glass Review 34 del Corning Museum of Glass", New York, United States.
2013
News on the magazine "New Glass Review", in Objects with Glass: http://www.objetosconvidrio.com/blog/edgardo-de-bortoli-en-new-glass-review. Worked with "Nonombre" in the exhibition performed in the "Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Montevideo", Uruguay.?Note in the newsletter Nro 55 of "los amigos de MAVA".

 

ThemeMarket
"A jugar, a jugar"

Casting glass.
2010

Lo que yo quería
"Lo que yo quería!"

Glass, casting glass.
2011

Plata
"Plato"

Yarns of glass & Leds.
2010

Mis juguetes
"Mis juguetes"

Tools of glass. Casting glass.
2010

Nuevos Mundos
"Nuevos Mundos"

Yarns of glass.
2012

Plato
"Plato"

Casting glass.
2010

Jaula de metal
"Vacío"

Metal cage with yarns of glass.
2012

Cubo
"Cubo"

Yarns of glass
2012

Cubo
"Cubo"

Detail // yarns of glass.
2012

Cubo
"Cubo"

Detail // yarns of glass.
2012

Cubo que se abre
"Cubo que se abre"

Photo selected for the "Museo Virtual de Vidrio", Bogotá, Colombia.