III Laura Luelmo Award for Contemporary Art

For Gender Equality and Against Violence Against Women

Objectives, Call and Award Rules

As in previous editions, the Equality Unit of the University of Salamanca in collaboration with the Cultural Activities Service and the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University already mentioned called in memory to Laura the “III LAURA LUELMO AWARD FOR CONTEMPORARY ART FOR GENDER EQUALITY AND AGAINST VIOLENCE ON WOMEN 2022″.

The III LAURA LUELMO award for contemporary art seeks to promote equality between women and men and prevent and eradicate violence against women, paying tribute to all women victims of this violence and to those who fight from different areas to achieve a real and effective equality.

In this contest participated works of various manifestations of contemporary plastic and visual arts such as painting, sculpture, drawing, engraving, photography or audiovisuals creations. The place of presentation of the works was the Experimental Space Exhibition Hall of the Hospedería Fonseca.

Jury decision, award ceremony and opening of the exhibition

The Jury, assembled, chose the winning work and the two secondary awards on October 2022. The judgment was made public on the USAL website, on the website of the Equality Unit, on the website of the Cultural Activities Services and on that of the Faculty of Fine Arts of USAL, that same day.

On October 24, at a public event, which Laura’s family attended, the awards were presented to the award-winning artists: Alba Prado Fuentes, for “Espacio Interior” (First prize) and secondary awards to  Lucía García Sánchez, por ‘Iguales y Diferentes’ and M.ª José Domínguez Domínguez, for “Sexualidad femenina”. Then, the exhibition was inaugurated.

Prize giving and opening of the exhibition at the Hospedería Fonseca. Photo: A. Santana, published in Tribuna de Salamanca

“Espacio interior”, (I Premio), de Alba Prado Fuentes.

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The exhibition with the winning works and the rest of the selected works can be visited in the Experimental Space Exhibition Hall of the Hospedería Fonseca between October 24 and November 13, 2021. The visiting hours will be from Tuesday to Saturday, from 12:00 hs. to 14:00 hs. and from 17:30 hs. to 18:30 hs. Sundays and holidays, from 10:00 hs. to 14:00 hs.

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