He began working with the Touriseum in 2003, creating an army of 200 servants of clay for the room “A first high point (1890-1914)”. The variety of figures entertainingly shows just how many staff used to serve “Belle Époque” guests in the Grandhotel Karersee at the turn of the century.
In 2012 Aldo Borgo formed, painted and fired an artificial wellness landscape in miniature, including 19 clay figures. This work for the Touriseum took some 60 hours and depicts tourists in bathrobes, tanning themselves on the sunbed, in the swimming pool and doing yoga. Located at the entrance to the museum, these brightly coloured clay figures catch the eye of visitors both young and old.
Aldo Borgo was born in 1953 in Bozen and, besides his work in clay, has since 2004 also been interested in the art of Chinese calligraphy. He attended the “FeiMo Contemporary Calligraphy School” in Milan and subsequently participated in international exhibitions and was awarded prizes for some of his works.