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Through a BIPOC Lens: Decolonizing Feminism

This exhibition seeks to provide space for an inclusive voice in the struggle for representation of BIPOC women in the art world. For 32 years Woman Made Gallery’s vision has been to “ensure the equal placement of women’s art in the world. WMG hosts conversations on issues that matter most to women, helping them make sense of the world through a feminist lens.”

There are many schools of feminist thought; and mainstream feminism has not – intentionally or not – been inclusive of all voices. One such response to this is the “womanist” movement coined by Alice Walker in 1979, for black feminists or feminists of color, to address more specifically the needs of these groups. WMG would like to take a critical look at feminism. We want to hear the voices and view the work of those who have been systematically marginalized.

Exhibition Description: According to The Burns Halperin Report published December 12, 2022 in Artnet News: "Work by Black American women comprises 0.5% of acquisitions at 31 U.S. art museums.” This info does not factor in all of BIPOC women artists, but gives a glimpse at the disparity for artists of color. This show intends to highlight work by these under-represented artists. What type of work do you create as a BIPOC feminist artist? Does feminism inform the work that you create? Please submit images of up three works in all media that include a visual element and have not been previously exhibited at the Gallery. Please address the theme of this exhibition in your work and in your artist statement. The exhibition will be held from October 12 to November 9, 2024 at Woman Made Gallery.

Name: Monica Brown
Address: 1332 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312-738-0400