ICA congratulates Anonymous Was A Woman award winners


Beverly Semmes, 1993, installation view, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania.

We’re celebrating ICA solo exhibitors Janine Antoni, Nicole Eisenman, and Beverly Semmes, who have each received one of this year’s Anonymous Was A Woman awards.

Anonymous Was A Woman is an unrestricted grant of $25,000 that enables women artists, over forty years of age and at a significant juncture in their lives or careers, to continue to grow and pursue their work.

Semmes’ first solo museum exhibition was at ICA in 1989; her ceramics featured in Dirt on Delight (2009); and this year, she transformed our galleries into bustling ateliers for the ICA@50 program Life Drawing Studio. Four-time ICA exhibitor Antoni, an artist working in performance, sculpture, and photography, most recently contributed to the group show Pictures, Patents, Monkeys, and More: On Collecting (2002).

Eisenman’s major mid-career survey exhibition Dear Nemesis: Nicole Eisenman 1993–2003 will open at ICA this fall, furthering our strong commitment to supporting talented women artists.
PerForms: Janine Antoni, Charles Ray, Jana SterbakBeverly SemmesDear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993–2013