XV Colloquium of Aragonese Art.

Women and the universe of arts, a narrative still incomplete.

Zaragoza, 6-7 March 2019

-University of Zaragoza. Edificio Paraninfo. Sala Pilar Sinués-


In accordance with the new tendencies that postulate research and the study of a part that is overlooked in the field of Art History, such as the presence of women in the institution and the arts ecosystem, it is proposed to hold a colloquium transverse thread the role of women, not as an image or represented figure, but as an active protagonist, as a patron, sponsor, gallerist or creator.

The proposal will cover a wide chronological arc, ranging from the Middle Age to the present, including aragonese, spanish and foreign women.





Wednesday, March 6

09:00 Reception of participants.

09:30 Inauguration.

10:15 Opening Conference: Estrella de Diego (Complutense University of Madrid), About quality.


11:00 Miguel Ángel Zalama, (University of Valladolid), The daughters of the Catholic Kings. Magnificence and patronage of four queens.

11:45 Ana Aranda (Pablo de Olavide University of Seville) The artists of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Ways to live, ways of doing.

12:30 Break.

13:00 Ana Ágreda (University of Zaragoza), Textile arts and the feminine world.

13:45 María Cruz de Carlos (Autonomous University of Madrid), Hapsburg women and artistic agency in the Spain of the Modern Age.

17:00 Elena Barlés (University of Zaragoza), Japanese artists in times of transition. From the Edo period (1603-1868) to the Meiji era (1868-1912).

17:45 Jesús Pedro Lorente (University of Zaragoza), Pioneers in our Art System.

18:30 Magdalena Illán (University of Seville), Women artists and counterhegemonic speeches. Other views on feminine iconographies and stereotypes in the 19th century.

19:15 Break.

19.45  Communications and debate.


Thursday, March 7


09:00 José Luis Pano (University of Zaragoza), Four Mexican painters from the first half of the 20th century. A new look towards modernity.

09:30 Ascención Hernández and Pilar Biel (University of Zaragoza), Women who weave history: artists, teachers and students in avant-garde architecture and design schools. From the Bauhaus to Black School Mountain.

10:00 Amparo Martínez (University of Zaragoza), Foreign, dancer, actress and screenwriter at the end. The story of Janet Riesenfeld in Mexico.

10:30 Cristina Giménez (University of Zaragoza), Reviewing the past. The influence of feminism in art since 1970.

11:00 Rocío de la Villa (Autonomous University of Madrid), Women in the art system in 21st century Spain.

11:30 Break.

12:00 Communications and debate.

16:30 Communications and debate.

18:10 Break.

18:30 Round table: Female creators of today.

-Moderated by: Dra. Concha Lomba and Dra. Carmen Morte.

-Participants: Julia Dorado, María Enfedaque, Maysun and Alicia Vela.

20:00 Conclusions: Dra. Concha Lomba and Dra. Carmen Morte

20:30 Closing.



María Buil, “Autorretrato“, 2018.



Those interested should send their communications or a summary of them at least three pages before Friday December 21, 2018 to the email address: XVcoloquiomujeres@unizar.es. Communications and abstracts will be evaluated by the scientific committee of the Symposium for its defense and subsequent publication.

This committee will assign each communication to the corresponding section. Acceptance / denial will be communicated before January 20. The complete communications (corresponding to 10 minutes of oral presentation) must be delivered, in digital format, before Monday, February 25, and the committee reserves the possibility of its final acceptance.



  • Maximum extension 20,000 characters with spaces.
  • Word format.
  • Times New Roman, nº 12.
  • Illustrations: maximum 5 images in JPG format with the maximum possible resolution. The organization of the Symposium and those responsible for editing the Minutes Book, will not assume obligations with thirds due to image rights, and the payment of said rights, if any, will be borne by the signer of the communication.



The students of the University of Zaragoza will be able to obtain 1 ECTS credit, for which they must attend the sessions of the Colloquium and carry out a work of no more than 3 pages in which the summary of some of the papers will be included. This must be delivered to the Department of Art History Secretariat before April 8.



At the Art History Department of the University of Zaragoza (Faculty of Philosophy and Arts – Former Faculty of Education – San Juan Bosco, 9, 50009, Zaragoza). Presenting the registration form and receipt of the corresponding payment in the IberCaja account (ES73 2085 5202 7003 3223 7434). Or sending an email to vestigium@unizar.es, detailing the information specified in the bulletin and attaching the bank receipt.



Direction and organization:


Scientific direction and coordination:

  • Dr. Concha Lomba Serrano, Professor of Art History, University of Zaragoza, IP reference research group Vestigium since 2009, IP research project Artists in Spain, 1804-1939 (2018-2020).
  • Dr. Carmen Morte García, Professor of Art History, University of Zaragoza, IP reference research group Artifice, IP research project HAR2015-66999-P.


Scientific Comittee:

  • Dr. Isabel Álvaro, University of Zaragoza.
  • Dr. Jaime Brihuega, Universidad Complutense, Madrid.
  • Dr. Gonzalo Borrás, University of Zaragoza.
  • Dr. Juan Francisco Esteban Lorente, University of Zaragoza.
  • Dr. Manuel García Guatas, University of Zaragoza.
  • Dr. Rafael Gil, University of Valencia.
  • Dr. María del Carmen Lacarra, University of Zaragoza.
  • Dr. Fernando Marías, Autonomous University of Madrid.
  • Dr. Alfredo Morales, University of Seville.
  • Dr. Riccardo Naldi, Università Orientale of Naples.
  • Dr. René Payo, University of Burgos.
  • Dr. Wifredo Rincón García, Superior Council of Scientific Research.
  • Dr. Agustín Sánchez Vidal, University of Zaragoza.


Organizing Committee

  • Dr. Javier Ibáñez, full professor, University of Zaragoza.
  • Dr. Juan Carlos Lozano, full professor, University of Zaragoza.
  • Dr. Carolina Naya, associate professor, University of Zaragoza.
  • Dr. María José Tarifa, professor hired doctor, University of Zaragoza.
  • Dra. Mónica Vázquez, full professor, University of Zaragoza.



Department of Art History, University of Zaragoza.



  • Vicerectorate of Culture and Social Projection, University of Zaragoza.
  • Vicepresident for Research, University of Zaragoza.
  • Spanish Committee of Art History.
  • Investigation group: Vestigium.
  • Investigation group: Artífice.
  • Investigation project: Las artistas en España (1804-1939), (HAR2017-84399-P).
  • Investigation project: HAR2015-66999-P.


Technical secretary

  • Elena Andrés Palos.
  • Julio A. Gracia Lana.
  • Guillermo Juberías Gracia.
  • David Lacasta Sevillano.


María Enfedaque, “Autorretrato rosa“, 2018.