AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions is a non-profit Association Loi 1901, co founded in 2014 and directed by Camille Morineau, curator and art historian, specialising in women artists “The primary ambition of AWARE is to rewrite the history of art on an equal footing. Placing women on the same level as their male counterparts and making their works known is long overdue.“
Since its creation in 2014, AWARE has worked to make women artists of the 19th and 20th century visible, producing and posting free bilingual (French/ English) content about their work on it‘s website. AWARE also organises symposia, round tables and seminars in Frabnce and abroad in collaboration with universities and museums.
In order to pay tribute both to women whose artistic careers have not been fully celebrated and to promote young artistic creation, each year the AWARE Prizes for Women Artists are presented in partnership with France‘s Ministry of Culture to one emerging and one established artist.