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Created to give visibility, makes known to public and support women in contemporary art.

The project represents the contemporary worldwide women artists, that from the role of passive representation object and inspiration goes to the active as an able artist to express creativity in the light of particular sensitivity, image of the "other" Art.

The project is consist in exhibition of all artists in the center of Madrid , 13-15 April in the prestigious location as PONS Foundation and artbook with the criticism by Prof. Laura di Trapani. In this edition all selected artists will be awarded with

WAA 2018 dedicated to Sofonisba Anguissola.


with the participation of Laura Di Trapani (Italy)


Art historian and independent curator, studied at the University La Sapienza in Rome. Critic of contemporary art with a particular focus towards the new generations of artists. She has curated numerous exhibitions of contemporary art at galleries and foundations of Bologna, Palermo, Milan, Frankfurt and Image and Milan Fair. She collaborates with numerous magazines such as X-press published by Deutsche Bank and Espoarte. Authoress of the successful book "Essenza".


PONS Foundation April 13-15, 2018



The PONS Foundation is a non-profit organization, whose main objective is to develop activities of social interest that contribute to the welfare and quality of life of people, to increase the intellectual heritage of Spain. The care of the environmental environment in order to promote a social culture that defends sustainable development.

The impulse of new talents and the support to consolidated authors of any artistic discipline.

These premises are reflected in the multitude of activities organized by the PONS Foundation in these areas: Road Safety Education, Industrial Property, Intellectual and New Technologies, Environment and Promotion of Art and Culture.


Woman Art Award 2018 Dedicated to Sofonisba Anguissola

She was the official portraitist of the royal family of Spain.

Sofonisba Anguissola's oeuvre had a lasting influence on subsequent  generations of artists. Her portrait of Queen Elisabeth of Valois with a zibellino was widely copied by many of the finest artists of the time, such as Peter Paul Rubens. Anguissola is significant to feminist art historians. Although there has never been a period in Western history in which women were completely absent in the visual arts, Anguissola's great success opened the way for larger numbers of women to pursue serious careers as artists.

One of the few women present in the most important museums in the world,  like Prado Museum, Kunsthistoriches Museum, Pinacoteca di Brera, Walters Art Museum, National Gallery of Ireland, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, etc.


MUSA /2018