Faith Wilding is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, and educator with a BA (Comparative Literature) from University of Iowa and an MFA (Performance/Installation/Feminist Art) from California Institute of the Arts, 1973. Wilding is Chair and Professor of Performance Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Wilding was a co-founder of the feminist art movement in Southern California, chronicled in her book By Our Own Hands (Los Angeles, 1976). Wilding has exhibited in solo and group shows in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, and Southeast Asia. Her work addresses the recombinant and distributed bio-tech body in various media including 2-D, video, digital media, installations, and performances. Solo and group performances, exhibitions, and installations include: Vancouver Art Gallery; PS1, New York; Bronx Museum of Art, NY; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles; The Whitney Museum of Art; the Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Riverside Museum of Art; The Drawing Center, New York; Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, NYC; Ars Electronica Center, Linz; Documenta X, Kassel; The Next Five Minutes Festival, Amsterdam; the Singapore Art Museum, and others. Publications include: Domain Errors! Cyberfeminist Practices, Autonomedia, 2003, and numerous essays, including in The Power of Feminist Art, Abrams,1995. Wilding co-founded and works with subRosa, a cyberfeminist cell of cultural producers using BioArt and tactical performance in the public sphere to explore and critique the intersections of information and biotechnologies in women’s bodies, lives, and work. Recent Wilding/subRosa performances/exhibitions include: “A Week With/out Women,” Nova Gallery, Zagreb; “The Way That We Rhyme,” YBCA, San Francisco; “Yes Species,” NGBK, Berlin and Castellon, Spain; “Express Choice,” Syracuse University; “The Interventionists,” MASSMoCA; “BioDifference,” Biennial of Electronic Arts, Perth, Australia; YOUGenics, Betty Rymer Gallery, SAIC; “International Markets of Flesh,” Performance International, Mexico City, and Merida, Yucatan; and “ExpoEmmaGenics,” Intermediale, Mainz.
Recently, she has been selected as a Guggenheim Fellow and has received four NEA artist fellowships and also a Creative Capital grant (with subRosa).
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