"Art helps me understand the world"

Lady Monika Bacardi

Art & Culture

Art has long been part of life for Monika, whose passion for painting and sculpture, inspired by her parents’ collection, took the young Monika to Trieste and Bologna, where she gained a degree in Art and Literature. Her artistic tastes are eclectic, and she supports several foundations dedicated to art and culture, especially that of her beloved Italy.

Art “gives us meaning in our pragmatical lives. There are things that cannot be understood with pure reason—like love and beauty. Art helps me understand the world. We have to create, to express, to give life to the ideas inside us”.

Venetian Heritage

This international collective, dedicated to preserving and promoting the city’s spectacular works of art and architecture, is comprised of prominent art historians, architects, and philanthropists who, like Monika, are devoted to ensuring that La Serenissima’s treasures endure the ravages of time and continue to inspire and delight future generations.

Photo Magazine

Before transferring ownership of PHOTO to her partners and devoting herself to cinema and philanthropy, Monika revived and restored this once-iconic magazine to its former position as a world showcase for photographic talent, while expanding her network in the visual, cultural and creative sectors.


TILAW Pre-Oscar Dinner 2023

This weekend, the biggest names and brightest talents descended upon Hollywood in preparation for the annual Academy Awards – the

ILBE Gala 2023

The ILBE Gala was held on a lively Thursday evening at Beverly Hill’s upscale Tatel restaurant: organized by Dynamita Productions

Lady Monika Bacardi

Film producer & Philanthrope