Spada Partners Award

Spada Partners Award

Spada Partners renews its partnership with Arte Fiera Bologna, started in 2022, with the second edition of the Spada Partners Award. The winning work will be displayed permanently in the studio’s Milan offices, whose unique collection of contemporary art merges with all of its spaces and is enjoyed by employees as well as by clients.

In the sphere of its continuous Corporate Social Responsibility activities, Spada Partners supports projects that merge art and solidarity. As an expression of these activities, the Studio, in the person of Partner, Managing Director, and collector Roberto Spada, has confirmed its commitment to contemporary art by launching the Spada Partners Award, which will support an artist – regardless of nationality, age, or discipline – by acquiring a work that provides the best interpretation of the times we live in, according to a philosophy summed up in the expression: “a work of art must speak to the observer even before the artist is known”.

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Roberto Spada, Partner and Managing Director of Spada Partners, collector
Mario Stefano Luigi Ravaccia, Partner of Spada Partners
Chiara Massimello, Art Consultant
Luigi Cerutti, Publisher
Rischa Paterilini, Independent Curator


  • Ruth Beraha, Visionarie, 2021 (Ncontemporary, B92)
  • Jacopo Valentini, Dalla serie “Superlunare” - Moltitudine di La Repubblica, 2020 (Galleria Antonio Verolino, B98)
  • Tobias Zielony, Andrej, 2016-2017 (Lia Rumma, A5)

Winner: Ruth Beraha

Title of work opera: Visionarie, 2021, hand-painted ceramic, variable dimensions


Gallery: Ncontemporary, B92


Motivation: An installation in ceramic that represents the act of watching or defending oneself against the gaze of others. Eight hand-painted eye bulbs that become feminine gazes, each different from the others. A study on women’s social role, which for centuries has been defined by the male gaze: a power system that has made it an object of pleasure to be observed. 

Photogallery of the Award Ceremony