Category Archives: Women in art

Mirella Bentivoglio

Mirella Bentivoglio (1922, Klagenfurt, Austria - 2017, Rome) was a poet and verbal-visual artist. Thanks to her parents Margherita Cavalli and the scientist Ernesto Bertarelli, she received a multilingual education, studying in German-speaking Switzerland and England, earning Proficiency diplomas in English at the Universities of Sheffield and Cambridge. In 1949, she married university lecturer [...]

Laura Cherubini

Laura Cherubini (1954, Rome) is a well-known Italian art historian and independent curator. A student of Giulio Carlo Argan and Maurizio Fagiolo dell'Arco, she graduated from La Sapienza University in Rome with Maurizio Calvesi. She immediately integrates academic study with practice: already in her first year of university she found herself in the studio of [...]

Ilaria Bignotti

Ilaria Bignotti (1979, Brescia) is a PhD in Theories and History of the Arts and an independent curator. Much of her professional career is linked to the scientific curatorship of artists' archives, where she is currently scientific curator of the Paolo Scheggi Archive Association, the Antonio Scaccabarozzi Archive Association and scientific director of the Francesca Pasquali Archive. Among [...]

Esthella Provas

Esthella Provas is a leading art advisor who has held several key roles in the contemporary art world over the past twenty years. She is currently President and Principal Art Advisor of Esthella Provas & Associates, an art advisory company that provides exhibition and consulting services to individuals and companies with a high level of professionalism. [...]

Gae Aulenti

Pseudonym of Gaetana Emilia Aulenti, Gae Aulenti (Palazzolo dello Stella, 4 December 1927 - Milan, 31 October 2012) is a designer and architect interested in the idea of architectural restoration. After graduating from Milan Polytechnic in 1953, she trained in a Milan where architecture sought to recover the values of the past in a historical and cultural key and moved [...]

Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid (Baghdad, 31 October 1950 - Miami, 31 March 2016) was a naturalised British Iraqi architect and designer. Born in Baghdad, she studied architecture and pure mathematics in Beirut and later in London. She taught architecture for seven years at the Architectural Association and became a member of the OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture). She is remembered, [...]