"We focus our interest in contemporary art and promote initiatives involving major national and international cultural agents"

These are our objectives and commitments


We promote the work in red and we constitute it in a platform for debate, exchange of ideas and reflection within the artistic field. Likewise, we promote and encourage the development of exhibition projects of interest, with an aim on studying possible opportunities for collaboration.


Our commitment is with people, with artists who are passionate, strive to continue growing and do not cease in the search for new formulas of knowledge and artistic expression.

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Rosa Velasco wins the VIII Artist Book Prize

The Chilean artist Carla Mora Ovando, distinguished with the Javier Rosón Prize for her work entitled “Domestic Images”, uses as a metaphor the syllabaries already made and used by the school education system in Chile, and intervenes in the creation of new didactic texts with the same basis as the Hispano-American Syllabus created in 1945 …

Dummyworld. Mayra Martell y Jon Gorospe

The Ankaria Foundation in collaboration with PhotoEspaña presents the Dummyworld project in Santander, an exhibition that puts into dialogue the work of Mayra Martell (Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, 1979) and that of Jon Gorospe (Vitoria, 1986), the two award-winning authors Ankaria Photo 2021. From complementary positions, both allow us to reflect on new expressive avenues for …

VIII Ankaria Artist Book Award

Committed to creation and art, the Foundation has now reached the eighth edition of an award that has already been consolidated as an international reference. Open to different languages and formats, this award becomes a unique opportunity to promote and disseminate the artist’s book, which grows with each new edition, bringing new features to the …

Mayra Martell wins the First Ankaria Photo Prize

The documentary photographer Mayra Martell (Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, 1979) is the winner of the first edition of the International Award “Ankaria Photo”. The winning project includes the work carried out by Mayra Martell since 2017 around the Mexican region of Sinaloa and the world of drug trafficking, which generates around it “lifestyles, values, expressions, music …

The Ankaria Foundation announces “Ankaria Photo”, the First International Photography Prize of the XXI Century

The Ankaria Foundation announces “Ankaria Photo”, the First International Photography Prize of the XXI Century, open to the participation of visual artists from anywhere in the world, with unpublished photographic projects or developed in the last three years, to explore new expressive ways for this language. The organization of the award emphasizes that it will …

Carlos Irijalba winner of the VII Ankaria Artist Book Award

The awarded piece consists of a reflection over a concept known as exaptation, coined by the South African paleontologist Elisabeth Vrba. Starting off with metallic foam as working material, conceived during the 60`s for human protheses purposes, the artist has created a book made up of 24 unique pieces, same number of ribs the human …

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