Guerilla Girls

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GUERRILLA GIRLS are an anonymous group of interdisciplinary feminist artists who use disruptive headlines, visuals, and statistics to expose gender and ethnic bias in art, film, politics and pop culture. The group formed in New York City in 1985 with the mission of bringing gender and racial inequality into focus within the greater arts community. Known for their “guerrilla” tactics, the Guerrilla Girls employ culture jamming in the form of posters, books, billboards, and public appearances to expose discrimination and corruption, often using humor as a tactical ploy. To remain anonymous, members don gorilla masks and use pseudonyms that refer to deceased female artists such as Frida Kahlo, Käthe Kollwitz, and Alice Neel. Other Guerrilla Girls projects include banners, public actions, and videos, in addition to staging retrospectives, exhibitions, and surprise interventions at art museums. Such interventions include a stealth projection on the façade of the Whitney Museum in 2015 focused on income inequality in the arts. Their recent publication Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly collects hundreds of their projects from 1985 to 2020, and was named one of the “Best Art Books of 2020” by The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. Recently their work has been featured at the Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK; São Paulo Museum of Art, Brazil; the Venice Biennale, Italy; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Museum of Military History, Dresden, Germany; and Art Basel Hong Kong, among many others.

Amanda MalmstromWRAL Artist Spotlight: Guerrilla Girls