Art Woman 2020



From 7th to 21th March 2020

Promoted by Primo Piano Special Projects


VENUEPalmieri’s Foundation is a private place in the old town of Lecce, Italy.  Its name comes from the noble family that renovated this ancient Renaissance church of San Sebastiano. Formerly in the 600s it was known as the church of repented women. In fact, some frescoes, still visible today, re-emerge with the figures of saints and the redeeming Christ. After various uses, this space has become a place that hosts major events and attracts international tourism.

PREVIEW – ART WOMAN is an international platform for exhibition for female artists from the region and beyond. Since 2005, Primo Piano LivinGallery has presented works, performances and films by recognized and young artists around the world, bringing a broad range of contemporary art and cultural program to the communities of Lecce.  For the 2020 Edition other famous artists will be present with their works. A program full of events and performances that will once again make the most anticipated exhibition of the year.

THE SHOWIn a period of great changes and geo-political conflicts, GEO-GRAPHIES event focuses attention on the identity and dignity of women of any race, social class and background. The project will collect the testimonies and artistic traces of women from all over the world. The works can be of free theme. The works that will have as their theme the question about identity, the transnational mobility, and the social themes in general are appreciated, to remember – once again to the world in the World Day of Women – that the figure of the woman is to be respected above all things. The exhibition offers input on which to activate its artistic and expressive sense, the social theme is not mandatory.

ART CURATORDores Sacquegna is a curator and expert in contemporary art. Since 1994 to date, she has worked and reviewed works by recognized artists but also young talents. She has curated exhibitions in Italy and abroad, collaborating with galleries, museums, foundations and collectors. To learn more visit



A maximum of N. 5 Artists among the participants in the exhibition, will receive a 100% refund of the production costs. Furthermore, winning works will be published on this website with a special mention.


A maximum of N. 5 Artists among the participants will receive free page  in the INVENTORY ART BOOK, a special edition of art catalog dedicated to projects and works never exhibited, therefore  unpublished. The publication is accompanied by a personalized critical text.


A maximum of N. 3 Artists among the participants will receive an interview on the works on display published  along with the images of the works on website DISCOVER ART JOURNAL

For all THREE SESSIONS, the selection works takes place a month before the exhibition and will be curated by a scientific committee composed of the curator of the exhibition, collectors, journalists and museum directors of the Puglia Region. As a matter of fairness and transparency, the names of the jurors will remain secret until the end of the selection of the works.

 In any case, all the participating artists will receive the Participation Certificate, signed by the scientific committee. Award Certificate is for those who are awarded the fellowships, only.

ART WOMAN is a unique exhibiting opportunity not to be missed! The closing date for submissions is 31 December 2019


To learn more ask for Application Form at

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