"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.

The Painted Word

Artist Book

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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Photography Prize of the XXI Century, open to the participation of visual artists from anywhere in the world, with unpublished photographic projects or developed in the last three years, to explore new expressive ways for this language.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 …

VII Ankaria Artist Book Award

The VII Ankaria Artist Book prize is summoned. This prize takes on this VII edition at a moment when the foundation compromises more than ever with the artistic world and its creators. It pretends to cover a great variety of plastic and technical languages, as a consequence of embracing different artists, and it is revealed …

Transversia: a pioneer initiative of international cooperation in the field of art

The Ankaria Foundation develops since the last two years the Transversia program, a pioneer initiative of international cooperation within the field of artistic creation, that allows young artist to explore new paths of experimentation arisen from the encounter with other creators and create meeting points with the artistic ecosystem. Till this date, two editions of …

FIG Bilbao 2019. International Fair of Engraving and Art on paper

One more year the Foundation presented the winning pieces of the Ankaria Artist Book Price at the FIG Bilbao, fair that each years attracts the engraving world making it an essential event. Ana Soler, “La mujer instinta” Stefan Klein, “Uber Das Neue” Jorge Isla, “El Libro de los plagios” Special mention to its Open Portfolio, …

Ana Soler wins the VI Artist Book Award

The Ankaria foundation has distinguished the artist Ana Soler (Seville, 1972) with the VI The Painted Word prize for Best Artist Book, recognition for her project, “El futuro del pasado. Historia de una historia de maltrato silente. La mujer instinta”. It regards a piece conceived integrally in an artist book format, where different graphic elements …

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