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The Guerrilla Girls
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The Guerrilla Girls

Fall 2011
Institute Fellows
New York, New York  

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BIO

The Guerrilla Girls are feminist masked avengers in the tradition of anonymous do-gooders like Robin Hood, Wonder Woman and Batman. They use facts, humor and outrageous visuals to expose discrimination and corruption in politics, art, film, and pop culture. They undermine the idea of a mainstream narrative by revealing the understory, the subtext, the overlooked, and the downright unfair. They’ve unveiled anti-film industry billboards in Hollywood just in time for the Oscars, dissed the Museum of Modern Art, New York, at its own Feminist Futures Symposium, and created large scale projects for the Venice Biennale; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Istanbul; Mexico City; Athens; Rotterdam; Bilbao; Sarajevo; Shanghai; Ireland; and Montreal. They are authors of stickers, billboards, posters, street projects, and several books including The Guerrilla Girls' Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art; Bitches, Bimbos and Ballbreakers: The Guerrilla Girls' Guide to Female Stereotypes; The Guerrilla Girls' Art Museum Activity Book; and The Guerrilla Girls' Hysterical Herstory of Hysteria and How it Was Cured, from Ancient times Until Now. Their work is passed around by their tireless supporters. They travel the world doing performances and workshops, encouraging thousands of people to invent their own crazy kind of activism, too.

For more information visit www.guerrillagirls.com

 

PROJECT

For their Fellowship The Guerrilla Girls will produce a new commissioned site-specific work of art that will be displayed either indoors or outdoors as part of the Spring 2012 exhibition and other planned programs and initiatives in collaboration with the Institute, the Department of Exhibition and Performance Spaces, the A +D Gallery, the Center for Book and Paper Arts, and Critical Counters at Columbia College Chicago.