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Women in the Arts

‘At the moment it is fashionable to show female artists; we have to make the most of it’

By Lisa Panting and Malin Ståhl

‘Others my age with lesser work who were men were being celebrated and collected’

By Lynn Hershman Leeson

‘If you’re a woman you learn to live with a certain level of discomfort’

By Julia Peyton-Jones

‘Personal questions, which might not be asked to a man, are often asked of a woman’

By Almine Rech

‘I learned to be unapologetically confident and decisive, which has proved vital not just in the arts, but everywhere’

By Touria El Glaoui

‘The biggest hurdle we had to overcome was psychological: the belief that there never had been, and never could be, great women artists’

By Mary Kelly

‘I have invested a lot of energy promoting women artists’

By Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

‘Mentorship? I don’t think I even knew what the word meant!’

By Amy Sherlock and Lubaina Himid

‘No one is born a feminist but, if nothing else makes us so beforehand, our working environments will’

By Patrizia Dander

‘I felt that I had to pretend my son didn’t exist; in order to be professional, it felt necessary to mimic the behaviour of men’

By Caroline Douglas

‘We need more advocates across gender lines and emphatic leaders in museums and galleries to create inclusive, supportive and generative spaces’

By Charlotte Day

‘When I opened Monika Sprüth Galerie, only very few German gallerists represented women artists’

By Pablo Larios