Sponsor of July — Semíramis González

My name is Semíramis González, I’m an art historian. I work as a writer, curator and blogger for contemporary art. I am also a feminist; and I point this because #SaveGenderMuseum picks, somehow, all my passions, everything I am.
So I wanted to make my small contribution to the museum remains open, because my feminist background has taught me a beautiful word, “sisterhood”, which involves other concepts as wonderful as partnership, trust, mutual authority and support . A lot of things remain to be done yet in Spain, but this isn’t a reason not to look at other realities that are facing desperate situations. The prosperity of a country can not do without equal, so that Ukraine is what its citizens want to be, so a space that reminds them of the importance and educate them equally is needed. Keep this museum opens is to keep alive the past and have a commitment to the future.

Semíramis González

Sponsor of June – Students from ‘Art Today’ Course in Pamplona

This year I taught a course in contemporary art entitled ‘Ways of looking at contemporary art’ in Pamplona (Navarra, Spain) at CIVICAN Cultural Center. At the end of the classes I knew about #SaveGenderMuseum project and I thought that I could not stay with my arms crossed.

Active feminist in 60’s and 70’s Art was the common base of most of the topics discussed in the course. In addition, the course was only composed of women so I found it such a wonderful coincidence and I decided to suggest them to collaborate.

They are: Celia Arratibel, Beatriz Lahoz, Sara Sanz, Tere Moler, Juana Labiano and Marian Bustince. All aggree that only through education it is possible to unlock differences between sexes. The museum can be an important scenario to face the change that Ukrainian women need. Pamplona seems to be far away from Ukrainian reality but it is not because the struggle for equality is still a job to be done for everyone no matter where we live.

Aitziber Urtasun, Education Department at Oteiza Museum and ‘Art Today’ Course’s Professor (Pamplona, Spain).

Sponsor of May — Isidro López-Aparicio (iLA)

Isidro López-Aparicio is an international spanish artist, curator, professor and art activist.
Lives: Spain, United Kingdom, Finland, Western Sahara…

Education

PhD in Fine Arts, senior lecturer at the University of Granada, Master of Environmental Management, Institute for Ecological Research EU, member of the Institute of Research of the Peace and the conflicts. Director of the state research group “Creation, Edition and Conservation of the Image”. President of the Active Art Association. Author of 7 books, 14 chapters and more than 25 articles.

Solo Exhibitions

From 1988 take part regularly in international Arts Fairs and does plentifully individual and group exhibitions and installations in Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, Portugal, Germany, Dutch, Belgium, the United States, Finland, Hungary, Russia, Greece, Rumania, Papua New Guinea, Norway, Fiji, Egypt, China, etc his artwork is part of state and private collections and it have been deserving of critique in numerous specialized mass media.
Director of the Artifariti Art Residency, Curator of Arcopaz, Velez Blanco, Almería, Art Action International Art Festival CABEZABAJO and current curator of the International Art Encounters in the Western Sahara.

Grants/Awards

Awarded and granted for the extension of studies and the artistic creation in the following centers: Raffaello academy, Centro Didattico Internacionales Artistico Culturales, Urbino (It.), Loughborough College of Art and Design (UK), Polytechnic of Central London-University of Westminster, London (UK), Teekengenootschap Pictura, Dordecht (Hll), University of South Carolina, Columbia (USA), Real Academy of Beautiful Arts of Budapest (Hng.), University of New Mexico, Tamarind Institute, Alburqueque (USA), Delfi annex in Athens Schoole of Fine Arts (Grc.), Darat Al Funun (Jordan) etc.

Projects

He has given conferences, seminars and art courses in the following institutions: Akademie der Bildenden Künste München (Germany), University of Hertfordshire, Faculty of Art and Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, School of Art (UK), Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, Hogeschool Sint-Lukas Brussel (Belgium), Istaháskóli Íslands, Iceland Academy of the Arts (Isl.), Kunsthochschule, Berlin-Weißensee, Hochschule für Gestaltung (Ger), Universidade of Lisbon, Faculdade de Belas-Artes (Pt.) Skola Vysoká umêleckoprûmyslová, Prague (Czech Republic), Accademia A.A.B.B. Brera, Milano (It.), University of the South Pacific (Suva, Fiji)…

Chairman of the Fine Art European Forum and part of the board of The European League of Institutes of Art.

www.isidrolopezaparicio.com

Goodmothers of April 2015 — Kvinnofolkhögskolan

Kvinnofolkhögskolan is a feminist folk high school located in the center of Gothenburg, Sweden. The school is attended by adult women and transgender persons of different ages, with various backgrounds, goals and study habits. The school offers courses at elementary and secondary school level, feminist oriented courses and different thematic courses. All courses are taught from gender perspectives.

The school´s support association, Kvinnofolkhögskolans stödförening, supports the school in organizing open evening lectures and cultural events on gender subjects, open for the public. Members are former students, but also women and transgender persons in general who want to keep in contact and want to take part in different events. The association also supports different feminist projects abroad. The board of the association decided in 2014 to support The Kharkiv Gender museum in Kharkiv Ukraine, asking members to donate a voluntary sum of money every month to make it possible for the museum to pay the rent. Around 20 persons are now donors and have given different amounts of money. The board will try to get more donors, and also start supplying regurlalry news from the museum. Maybe in the future the assoziation can organize a study visit to Kharkiv.

kvinnofolkhogskolan.se

Sponsor of March The GARCÍA-MÍNGUEZ Family (2nd & 3rd Generation)

Ángela García Dehesa (Guadalajara, Spain, 1993) student, social worker
Clara García Dehesa (Guadalajara, Spain, 1996) student
Germán García Mínguez (Guadalajara, Spain, 1963) insurance broker
Javier Pedroviejo García (Guadalajara, Spain, 1995) student, drummer
Marcos García de Lucas (Guadalajara, Spain, 1994) architecture student
Mª Elena García Mínguez (Guadalajara, Spain, 1957) office-worker
Mª Pilar García Mínguez (Guadalajara, Spain, 1961) office-worker
Marta Pedroviejo García (Guadalajara, Spain, 1990) student, future lawyer

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José Sánchez Carretero (Blascomillán, Spain, 1957) office-worker
Teresa García Dehesa (Guadalajara, Spain, 1962) medical technical assistant

They are the closest relatives of María Sánchez García, in her mother’s family. And all of them decided to help her with #SaveGenderMuseum as a Christmas present. They become all together the oficial sponsor for March paying the rent for the Museum.

Thank you Ángela, Clara, Germán, Javier, Marcos, Mª Elena, Mª Pilar, Marta, Jose and Teresa!

Sponsor of February — The GARCÍA-MÍNGUEZ Couple

Germán García Ocaña (Navas del Rey, Spain, 1930)
Pilar Mínguez López (Guadalajara, Spain, 1927)

They are the grandparents of María Sánchez García (EVS collaborator at GENDERMUSEUM and creator of #SaveGenderMuseum). Germán and Pilar have always supported her granddaughter in all her projects, studies and adventures.

Pilar used to be a popular dressmaker (with all her sisters) in Guadalajara city, Spain. And German used to be an oficial worker in INSALUD (National Health Institute).

Nowadays both of them are retired. They have a beautiful family of 13 members and they live peacefully at city center.

They have spent their lifetime giving back.

Thanks Pilar and Germán!

Sponsor of January 2015 — María Sánchez García

María Sánchez García (Guadalajara, Spain, 1985) visual and conceptual artist, also known as Pimienta Sánchez.
PhD candidate at Fine Arts University in Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Sociology and Communication Departament, investigating the relation between Art, artists, and Social Networks.

European Voluntary Service (EVS) in Eastern Ukraine during almost one year in Kharkiv. María worked at Municipal Art Gallery, Literature Museum, GENDERMUSEUM and many art exhibitions and initiatives in the city.
At the beggining of 2015, Maria started “#SaveGenderMuseum” as her personal final project for her EVS.

Since 2012 María Sánchez has participated in many conferences, proceedings and meetings about Art, Culture and Communication.

Since 2010, Official Board Member and Country Director at InMediTerraneum Internation Videoart Festival (IMT).

Collaborator with ARTifariti, International Art and Human Rights Meeting in Western Sahara.

Since 2013, Regional Director in Castilla-La Mancha of “Miradas de Mujeres” National Art Festival, Spain.

She has worked as a Community Manager in IMT, ARTifariti, intransit (Young Artist Platform), Foro_Sur_Caceres_2013 (International Art Encounters), LabLatino and many other private companies.

She has also followed different courses and lectures in other european educational centers like Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design of London and Université de France.

María has participated in collective art exhibitions and Art residencies in different countries: HUB Madrid (Madrid, Spain) , Galería Rita Castellote (Madrid, Spain), Shedhalle (Zürich, Switzerland), Section Culture de la Région Nord-Pas-de-Calais (France) MAMCO (Geneve, Switzerland), CAC Madrid (Madrid, Spain), ARTLESS en (Hämeenkyrö, Finland) , Galería EMMA (Madrid, Spain) , Elora Center for the Arts (Elora, Canada) and Wellington County Museum (Ontario, Canada)

2008/09 MBA Art Market and Related Businesses, Nebrija University, Business School, Madrid, Spain.

2008 Critical, Curatorial and Cybermedia (CCC) Studies at Haute École d’Art et Design, Geneve, Switzerland.

2003/08 BA – Fine Arts, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.