This session pertains to “WADDA | Women Art Dealers Digital Archives“, an initiative aiming to document how photography has participated in the construction of the identity of women-run galleries, while supporting the formation of a network of promotion on which these women could rely to gain visibility.

Our call invites scholars who work on women art dealers to propose papers focused on photographic material produced by these galleries. By analyzing women gallerists’ portraits, reproductions in art catalogues and the photographs of exhibitions – images which support the art dealers’ experimental editorial choices – the session seeks to provide a better understanding of how these women have created new selling strategies and transnational networks.

As one of WADDA’s goal is to shed light on under-studied regions of the art market, we welcome proposals about women gallerists who have established their practice beyond the United States and the European contexts.


Dr. Caterina Toschi, University for Foreigners Siena, and Dr. Véronique Chagnon-Burke, Independent Researcher, formerly Head of Christie’s Education, New York USA

To submit a paper (length: 20 minutes), please send a max. 500 word abstract in English, along with a short 100-word biography, before September 16, 2021, to and

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