GUERRILLA GIRLS: REINVENTING THE ‘F’ WORD: FEMINISM
The Guerrilla Girls are feminist activist artists. We wear gorilla masks in public and use facts, humour and outrageous visuals to expose gender and ethnic bias as well as corruption in politics, art, film, and pop culture. Our anonymity keeps the focus on the issues, and away from who we might be: we could be anyone and we are everywhere.
We believe in an intersectional feminism that fights discrimination and supports human rights for all people and all genders. We undermine the idea of a mainstream narrative by revealing the understory, the subtext, the overlooked, and the downright unfair. We have done hundreds of projects (posters, actions, books, videos, stickers) all over the world. We also do interventions and exhibitions at museums, blasting them on their own walls for their bad behaviour and discriminatory practices, including our 2015 stealth projection on the façade of the Whitney Museum about income inequality and the super-rich hijacking art. Our retrospectives in Bilbao and Madrid, and our US travelling exhibition, Guerrilla Girls: Not Ready To Make Nice, have attracted thousands. Recently we produced new street and museum projects at Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery, London; São Paulo Museum of Art; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; Museum of Military History, Dresden; Art Basel Hong Kong; and many other places. What’s next: More creative complaining!! More interventions!! More resistance!!
Watch live gig with Guerrilla Girls from 2pm Monday 8 March. The gig is free and access to the gig is through online-exhibitions.hca.ac.uk
Guerrilla Girls, photo Lois Greenfield for New York Times, 1996
Guerrilla Girls, photo Jack Mitchell for New York Times, 1990