Andrea Crespo (born 1993 in Miami, Florida) lives and works in New York. They will finish their BFA at Pratt Institute in 2015. Their current special interests include neuropolitics, fandom/roleplay culture, and cyborg bodies/identities. Andrea is the host body/interface for sis, a multiple system primarily co-fronted by its two core residents: Cynthia and Celinde. andreacrespo.com
Angela Washko is a performance and video artist creating new forums for discussions of feminism where they do not exist. In 2012, Washko founded The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness in World of Warcraft as an ongoing intervention on communal language formation inside the most popular online multiplayer role playing game of all time. Washko is currently working on a public access TV show and performance persona around data sets she’s extracted from Bravo TV’s Millionaire Matchmaker and searching for women who have slept with notorious pick up artist Roosh V. angelawashko.com
Ann Hirsch is a video and performance artist who examines the influence of technology on popular culture and gender. Her immersive research has included becoming a YouTube camwhore with over two million video views and an appearance as a contestant on Frank the Entertainer…In a Basement Affair on Vh1. She was awarded a Rhizome commission for her two-person play Playground (2013) which debuted at the New Museum (New York) and was premiered by South London Gallery at Goldsmiths College (London). The companion ebook Twelve (2013) is available through Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery (New York) after being censored from the iTunes Store. Hirsch has been an artist in residence at Yaddo (Saratoga Springs), Atlantic Center for the Arts (Florida), and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (New York). She is represented by American Medium (New York) and Arcadia Missa (London). therealannhirsch.com
Aurorae Parker is interested in using poetry and visual art to re-imagine language and rhetoric around gender alongside the examination of American id/entities, privilege and delineation of personal metaphysical-manifestations. Deep breathing praxis, focused on nails and survival, healing in place of clickbait, let’s meet in the doc if we lose each other, based in Chicago. Recent collaborations and exhibitions include (I Am) A Citizen of Somewhere Else, Strines ARI (AUS) MCA ARTBAR Primavera Edition #2, MCA Sydney (AUS) and Unreliable Source, David Roberts Art Foundation (UK). kisslily.wix.com/aurorae & twitter.com/aauroraee
Endam Nihan pulls from past experience in professional advertising, combining performance, humor, video and installation to disclose collaborations between images of daily experience, female representation, and the pop-cultural forms from which they are sampled and reflect on. Recent projects include co-curating Spark Performance Vol. I-IV, a series of performance art events in Syracuse, NY. Her work has previously been exhibited at First Films(UK), Webbiennial 14 (Istanbul), RADAR (Seattle/Vancouver), Rapid Pulse (Chicago), Hallwalls (Buffalo), The Way Out (NYC), Park Multimedia (Porto,), Thirteen Video Art Festival (Stockholm), LoBe (Berlin). Born and raised in Turkey, she is currently based in the THE USA<3. endamnihan.com
Erika Alexander’s work studies the psychoanalytical responses to American subcultures of past eras, and the contrast between desire and reality. Her research based work focuses on American history involving hypersexualized women, particularly smut and kitsch imagery. Common tenets of her practice include re-contextualizing and mark-making on original historical ephemera, the use of manipulating the viewer’s gaze with unique framing, and gaining access to sites not commonly open to the public. The work is calculated to question agency, artist reliability, and the potential danger of blindly engaging in nostalgia. As a woman who was a former fetish model, she has placed herself in the role of intentionally being objectified. She uses social media to create false personas and moves throughout the space between truth and untruth. She is a BFA graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. erikablair.us & instagram.com/ladyortiger
Faith Holland is an artist and curator whose practice focuses on gender and sexuality’s relationship to the Internet. She received her BA in Media Studies at Vassar College and her MFA in Photography, Video, and Related Media at the School of Visual Arts. Her work has been exhibited at Xpo Gallery (Paris), Elga Wimmer (New York), Axiom Gallery (Boston), the Philips Collection (Washington, D.C.), and File Festival (São Paulo). Her work has been written about in The Sunday Times UK, Art F City, Hyperallergic, Animal New York, Artnet, and Dazed Digital. She will have her first solo show at Transfer Gallery in 2015. faithholland.com & twitter.com/asugarhigh
Georges Jacotey is a performance, and visual artist who works with video, gender and the problematisation of identity – on and offline. He is currently examining notions of queer art, queer representation, gender-fluidity, self-improvement and self-publication using the internet as his primary tool and territory. He has attended the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki where he studied cinema and theatre. In Athens he works as a performer, video artist, and cultural provocateur. His work questions and critiques issues such as gender representation and the relationship between creativity and poverty in a post financial crisis world. georgesjacotey.info
Hannah Black is an artist and writer. Her work is assembled from pop music and autobiographical fragments and draws on feminist, communist and black radical thought, and has recently been shown at 155 Freeman/Triple Canopy (NYC), MoMAW (Warsaw), and Sala Luis Miro Quesada Garland (Lima), among other places. She was a studio participant on the Whitney ISP 2013-14 and graduated from the MFA in Art Writing at Goldsmiths in 2013. She is an editor at New York-based magazine The New Inquiry and currently lives in Berlin. twitter.com/nanpansky
Jennifer Chan makes remix videos, gifs and websites that contend with gendered affects of media culture. Chan had solo presentations at the Marshall McLuhan Salon in the Embassy of Canada in Berlin for Transmediale 2013 (Germany), Future Gallery (Berlin), Images Festival (Toronto), Vox Populi (Philadelphia) and recently LTD (Los Angeles). She has a HBA in Communications, Culture, Information Technology from University of Toronto and a MFA in Art Video from Syracuse University. Chan was born in Ottawa, raised in Hong Kong, and is now based in Chicago. She co-organizes Dorkbot Chicago and helps women learn code at Girl Develop It. jennifer-chan.com
Kate Durbin is a Los Angeles based artist and writer whose works deals with the objectification of the female-identified body in the digital age. Her most recent performance, Hello Selfie, happened as a part of LA’s Perform Chinatown festival, and in NYC’s Union Square, with an exhibition following at Transfer Gallery in Brooklyn. Durbin has performed at MOCA and The Hammer Museum, and is the co-recipient of an NEA grant. Her tumblr project, Women as Objects, archives the teen girl tumblr aesthetic. She is the author of several books, including E! Entertainment, about women and reality tv. E! was blurbed by both Heidi Montag and Jerry Saltz. womenasobjects.tumblr.com
Leah Schrager is a Brooklyn-based visual and social practice artist who photographs, appears in, augments and markets her own image to produce her art. In her visual work she creates images that involve photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, and text, all informed by her experiences in dance, modeling, performance art, net art, and her interest in the line, movement and biography of the female body. As a social practice artist, she has created a new form of psychotherapy (as Sarah White, The Naked Therapist), a religion based on financial domination (as The Image of Devotology.org), an “escort as art object” service (at EscartGirl.com), and more. She and these “onas” (a word she coined to refer to “online personas”) can be found at OnaArtist.com. leahschrager.com & instagram.com/onaartist
Marie Karlberg. “I started making art, especially performances and videos, as a reaction against prescribed forms of social existence. This reaction came most importantly from being identified as woman, as a sexualized other, which formed the basis of my performance, “A Woman for Sale,” a work in which I transform myself into product through cultural assumptions of femininity. Recently, I’ve been exploring other artistic strategies, namely installation, in order to provoke more atmospheric forms of confrontation, a coping tactic to deal with the cultural wound that performance is nowadays. This began with my project “Infested”, a collaborative group performance that situated a number players parasitically within a social setting. On top of the performance, I rubberized the room, so to speak. The walls and the furniture were covered with sheets of clinical and industrial rubber as a way of affectively charging the environment to the tune of a prophylactic. My interest in the signification of this material continued in a follow-up project, “Your Lips are So Soft,” a more conventionally object-oriented exhibition that saw these rubbers, like my femininity in “A Woman for Sale,” turned into product. Among these objects works were several that included drawings, a practice that I have been exploring consistently for past several years. While not explicitly connected to topics addressed by my larger projects, they nevertheless reflect a continuous process of imaginative thought that informs my practice in general, largely aiding me in exploring the communicative range of this practice’s somewhat conventional gestures, primarily finding ways of rendering artistic marks in the interest of performative attitudes.”
Mary Bond is a front end developer living in San Francisco. Their work combines performance art and digital media in an attempt to understand themselves. They recently bought a lot of wigs and will probably do something with that at some point. selfiemary.com
May Waver is a new media, video, and online performance artist from Minneapolis, MN. Her work explores intimacy, the body, commodity, and our emotional relationships with technology, drawing largely from her experiences of coming of age with the proliferation of social media. Her aestheticized online persona is a project in itself, a construction carefully wavering between vulnerability and detachment. Visit maywaver.com and follow social media @maywaver.
Nany Leticia plays piano & makes electronic music. Her bedroom is often filled with the rich scent of roses & her evenings are usually met with a glass of champagne and a slice of mango. She is based out of Vancouver. facebook.com/nancy.leticia.92 & soundcloud.com/nancyleticia.
Rachel R White is a journalist and writer who has written hundreds of original pieces for Cosmopolitan, NYMag.com, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, The New York Observer and dozens more. rachelrabbitwhite.com
RAFiA Santana is a Brooklyn-born-and-raised artist, youngest in a family of creatives, and self proclaimed media maniac. She grew up with the freedom, privilege, and talent to manipulate as many crafts as were provided to her: music, photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design, digital media, creative writing… Growing up small, female, and black she found that she was frequently and persistently misunderstood. She turned to her crafts to explain herself. http://raf-i-a.tumblr.com & http://www.soundcloud.com/rafiasworld.
Randon Rosenbohm is a muti-media artist and student. Her recent work employs diaristic text to explore her personal relationships with topics like gender performativity and porn culture. She is now working on her third collaboration with artist Nate Hill as a model and photographer for his pornographic self-portrait series “Finger Me Nate”. Throughout 2015 she aims to complete research about early feminist body art and its relation to gender essentialism, to make more paintings, and to take more photos. randonrosenbohm.blue
Saoirse Wall in an artist living and working in Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Fine Art Media from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 2014. Her work is an engagement in the relationship between the body and technology, and consists largely of performative video. She has recently exhibited at the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Tulca Festival of Visual Arts, Galway and Foundation14, Tullamore. saoirsewall.com
Victoria Campbell is an artist and writer. Her practices are an attempt at a reconciliation between words and things, herself and her representation, between living and making a living. Her institutional framework lies somewhere between the Ivy League and Craigslist. victoriacampbell.info