BENVENUTO SABA

Born in Sardinia and educated in Tuscany, Benvenuto Saba (Cagliari, 1956) is active both as a photographer for magazines such as Domus and Abitare and as a sculptor. His works reflect an original and constant search for a balance between purely aesthetic needs and practical functionality. Foundlings - boulders returned to light from the bowels of the Apuan Alps - become elements of interior design; by polishing the purest statuary marble, he forms furnishing accessories poised between art and everyday life, in a happy compromise between sculpture and functional object. He holds a degree from the Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara and is nowadays exhibited in major Italian and international collections. Benvenuto Saba has collaborated with designers such as Bruno Munari, Enzo Mari, Angelo Mangiarotti, Marco Ferreri, Italo Lupi, Salvatore Gregorietti, Andrea Rotti and Giacomo Bersanetti.

curriculum

Place and date of birth SIAMANNA, CAGLIARI, IT, March 16, 1956
EDUCATION AND TRAINING  
1978 Secondary School Certificate in “Applied Art Sculpture", Art Institute “Stagio Stagi” of Pietrasanta (LU), with a final grade of 56/60
1983 Degree from the Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara in Sculpture and Photography, with a final grade of 110 cum laude
COLLABORAZIONI Collaborations with teachers considered as some of the most important Italian designers, among which Bruno Munari, Enzo Mari, Roberto Sabonet, Salvatore Gregorietti, Gualtiero Di Puccio.
PRIZES AND EXHIBITIONS
won/participated in during his life and career.
 
1977 FIRST PRIZE SCULPTURE WALL” INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION SANT’AMBROGIO IN VALPOLICELLA – VERONA MARBLE MACHINERY TRADE FAIR
1978 FIRST PRIZE “STUDENTS BIENNALE”, PALAZZO STOZZI, FLORENCE
1978 “SCULPTOR AND ARTISANS” IN AN HISTORIC CENTER, PIETRASANTA
1979 FIRST PRIZE “FOR GRAPHICS” COMTÈ
1980 “SCULPTURE BIENNALE OF ARESE”
1980 “SCULPTURE AND ITS DRAWING” GALLERIA SHOP-ART, MILAN
1982 “ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS” INGOLSTADT, GERMANY
1982 “SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE FOR SCULPTURE” AWARDED BY THE TUSCAN REGION
FOUR MONTHS IN MONTREAL, CANADA, TO SCULPT FOUR MARBLE SCULPTURES
1994 “STILL LIFE” EUROPEAN “PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE” FROM POLAROID
1994 “KODAK EUROPEAN GOLD AWARD” “PORTRAIT”
2010 "GIARDINA", GARDEN & LIFESTYLE, ZURICH
2011 “WORKED STONE EXHIBITION” AREZZO
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES HE HAS ALWAYS DEDICATED HIMSELF TO DESIGN AND RESEARCH IN SCULPTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN.
HIS WORKS ARE EXHIBITED PRIMARILY BY ITALIAN AND SWISS ART COLLECTORS