News from Artists

This year we invited three artists in residence: Olivier-Thomas Venard (France), Christine Duniek (Austria) and John David Mooney (USA).

Olivier-Thomas Venard just concluded his three weeks residence at BACS. It was a good opportunity for him, who is an artist but also a Dominican monk and a priest, to work in absolute peace, sun and beauty and also to meet other artists related to the BACS, art collectors and historians of art. It was a period not only of work, but also of spiritual introspection. Fr Venard will expose an artwork at the next Biennale in 2021.

From left to right: Luc Lanlo (contemporary art collector), Michel Imbert (art historian), Fr Olivier-Thomas Venard, Liana Marabini (president of BACS), Mauro Marabini (art collector).
Hugo Bogo (French artist, winner of the second prize ex-æquo of the Biennale 2019) with Fr Olivier.
Famous Dutch artist Daphne Dubarry with Fr Olivier.
Fr Olivier celebrates the Holy Mass int he Chapel of the BACS.