M+B Studio was founded in 1999 by the illustrator Daniela Iride Murgia and Danish architect Troels Bruun.
M+B Studio has gained international experiences and specialized in different activities, such as the development of exhibition design, development, and production of artworks and installations. The coordination of art and architecture installations represents our core activity, along with historical building restoration, transformation, and the maintenance of buildings.
Since its outset, M+B has worked in close and ongoing collaboration with exhibitors in the National Pavilions, within the framework of the Venice Biennale. At the Biennale Gardens and Arsenale, we designed and implemented exhibitions in various National Pavilions, such as Denmark, Austria, Canada, Singapore, Sweden, and many other countries.
We have been collaborating with different entities to develop and create events and projects such as TBA21 – Academy and Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary for the restoration and transformation of the San Lorenzo Church into the new “OCEAN SPACE” Faurschou Foundation (Copenhagen/Beijing/New York), Fondazione Giorgio Cini.
Our office is in one of the remaining productive areas of Venice: the former shipbuilding area on the island of Giudecca. It is centrally positioned and easily reached with a short boat ride from the center of Venice. In addition to our office, our secure storage facilities are also easily reached with a short boat ride leaving from the Biennale area.
M+B Studio strongly believes in collaboration.
Each operational phase begins with communication and shared planning to agree the steps, and tailor the project to the artists and curatorial needs. We aim to build teams that easily exchange ideas, information, and technical solutions.
We are an interdisciplinary team.
We approach every new project by working with different entities and professional figures, to develop and deliver solutions that blend our clients’ requests and technical aspects. We adopt a flexible system that allows us to involve skilled specialists according to the specific needs of the project.
We have a plurennial experience both in Venice and abroad, and specific technical expertise in the context of the Venice Biennale. We enjoy tackling challenges and are experienced in the facilitation of bureaucratic procedures and communication with local suppliers and authorities.
M+B Studio is prepared and structured to respect the deadlines related to the provision of our services and provide immediate answers in case of technical, logistical, administrative requests or emergencies.
M+B Studio has a solid experience in the field of exhibition needs,
local logistics specific features and regulations, along with well-established ongoing relationships with different clients, partners and skilled providers, an important network of people that ensure continuity to our projects.
The M+B Studio Team includes Architects, Project Coordinators, Safety Managers, Light Designers, Logistics, HR and Accounts Managers. Over the years M+B Studio have completed a variety of different tasks thanks to our own staff but not least thanks to collaboration with external specialists with specific expertise
Currently, we have an interdisciplinary staff with various finance, administration, curatorial experience and knowledge, and last but not least, technical skills.
We often collaborate with additional local or international professionals and technical figures, such as Engineers, Landscape Designers, Audio & Video consultants, and others, according to the artists’ needs and the projects’ requirements.
OUR SELECTED PARTNERS
British Council, London, UK – Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa, CA – Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, IT – Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, LT – Creative Scotland, Edinburgh, UK – Culture Ireland, Ministry for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Dublin – DAC Danish Architecture Center, Copenhagen, DK – Danish Arts Agency, Copenhagen, DK – DesignSingapore Council, Ministry of Information, Singapore, SG – Elmgreen & Dragset, Berlin, DE – Faurschou Foundation – Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venezia, IT – Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, IT – Fondazione Teseco per l’Arte, Pisa, IT – Fonden Realdania, Copenhagen, DK – Galerija Vartai, Vilnius, LT – Gareth Hoskins Architects, Glasgow, UK – Gyeongnam Art Museum, Changwon, KR – Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Athens, GR – Hospitalfield House, Arbroath, UK – IAF – Irish Architecture Foundation, Dublin, IE – IASPIS – The International Artists Studio Program in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden – Wallonie-Bruxelles International, Bruxelles, BE – Lisson Gallery, London, UK – Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, DK – Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, Tbilisi, GE – Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden – NAC – National Arts Council, Singapore, SG – National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, CA – National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK – NCCAL – Kuwait National Council for Culture Arts and Letters, Kuwait, KW – Nida Art Colony of the Vilnius Academy of Arts, Neringa LT – NVA, Glasgow, UK – OCA – Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo, NO – Ocean Space, Venice, IT – Philip Beesley Architect Inc., Toronto, CA – Schlegel-Geyer Ges. N.b.R, Wien, AT – SMK – Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, DK – Starak Foundation, Warszawa, PL – TBA21-Academy, London, UK – The Art Council of Ireland, Dublin, IE – The Danish Ministry of Culture, Copenhagen, DK – The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh Scotland, UK – The Lighthouse, Scotland’s National Architecture, and Design Centre, Glasgow, UK – The Singapore Institute of Architects, Singapore, SG – Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, AT – University of Aalborg, Design & Architecture, Aalborg, DK -Zumtobel Lighting, AT.