Studio Visits

Curator Ombretta Agrò Andruff with the Director of Religare Arts, Mukesh Panik, at opening of Iconoclasts and Iconodules at Scindia House, Delhi, January 18, 2011

Visiting curator Ombretta Agrò Andruff

  • May 10, 2013 – May 11, 2013
  • MAWA, 611 Main Street

Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art is pleased to welcome Italian-born, Miami-based independent curator and writer Ombretta Agrò Andruff to Winnipeg. MAWA members will have the opportunity to apply for studio visits with Andruff, who will be selecting the artists she will meet. Through this selection process, we hope to ensure that the dialogue will be engaged and fruitful for both parties, based on common concerns and interests. Ideally, these visits will result in helpful feedback and useful suggestions for the artists, and possibly future exhibition opportunities.

There is no charge to either apply for or receive a studio visit, however you must be a member of MAWA. Andruff’s visit is made possible by a Foreign Visiting Artist grant from the Canada Council.

To apply for a Studio Visit

 Please email us with:

  • a one-paragraph description of what you make and the ideas that drive your work
  • a line or two about why you would like a studio visit with Andruff
  • 5 jpg images of your artwork, no larger than 72 dpi at 1024 X 768 pixels (please do not embed in a program such as PowerPoint)

Email applications to and put “Studio Visit” in the subject heading. Or you can drop off a hard copy with image CD to MAWA at 611 Main Street. Note, places are limited.

  • Ombretta Agrò Andruff

    Born in Turin, Italy, Ombretta Agrò Andruff graduated from the University of Art and Literature in Siena, Italy, and started her career as a curator of a not-for-profit space, VELAN, dedicated to showcase the work of emerging Italian and international artists. Since then she has curated solo and group shows for American commercial galleries, museums, art festivals and art fairs such as Queens Museum of Art, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Armory Show, The Miami Basel Art Fair, The Downtown Arts Festival, The d.u.m.b.o. Art under the Bridge Festival and the Esso Gallery, as well as the Maze Gallery in Turin, the Maria Cilena Gallery in Milan, and PLAY Gallery in Berlin. She is a contributor to Italian art magazines Arte CriticaTema Celeste, and Label, as well as American publications Art Tribune and New York Arts Magazine. She has lectured about her curatorial activity in New York at venues such as Engine 27, the School of Visual Arts, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Pratt Institute, New York University and the United Nations. In 2007 she started collaborating with the Religare Arts Initiative, a New Delhi-based art organization, as their International Art Advisor.