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Projects

Alien She
Curated by Astria Suparak + Ceci Moss
March 7th – April 27th 2014
Installation view: Zine Archive (1991-2013), Various Artists, A sampling of zines and distribution catalogues primarily from the original Riot Grrrl movement. The zines cover a range of topics such as sexism, empowerment, fat activism, mental illness, gender identity, violence, racism, homophobia and sex work. Image courtesy of Vox Populi.
Installation view: Zine Archive (1991-2013), Various Artists, A sampling of zines and distribution catalogues primarily from the original Riot Grrrl movement. The zines cover a range of topics such as sexism, empowerment, fat activism, mental illness, gender identity, violence, racism, homophobia and sex work. Image courtesy of Vox Populi.

In March and April 2014, Vox Populi launched Alien She a major contemporary exhibition in Philadelphia, PA examining the lasting impact of Riot Grrrl. Alien She was curated by Astria Suparak and Ceci Moss, former Riot Grrrls from Los Angeles and the Bay Area, and organized by the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University. Support for Alien She is provided in part by Vox Populi. This project was supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Download the Alien She poster and Curatorial Statement.

Artists

Ginger Brooks Takahashi (Pittsburgh), Tammy Rae Carland (Oakland), Miranda July (Los Angeles), Faythe Levine (Milwaukee), Allyson Mitchell (Toronto), L.J. Roberts (Brooklyn), Stephanie Syjuco (San Francisco)

Archival Materials

dumba collective; EMP Museum, Seattle; Interference Archive; Jabberjaw; the Riot Grrrl Collection at the Fales Library & Special Collections, NYU; and many personal collections

Collaborative Projects and Platforms

Counterfeit Crochet Project, Feminist Art Gallery (FAG), General Sisters, Handmade Nation, Joanie 4 Jackie, Learning to Love You More, LTTR, projet MOBILIVRE-BOOKMOBILE project, Sign Painters and more

Regional Music Curators

Tammy Rae Carland of Mr. Lady Records and I (heart) Amy Carter zine (American South); Pete Dale of Slampt Records and Pussycat Trash (England); Donna Dresch of Chainsaw Records and Team Dresch (Pacific Northwest); Maaike Muntinga of Riot Grrrl Benelux and Ladyfest Amsterdam + Jessica Gysel of Girls Like Us magazine (Belgium + the Netherlands); Lynne T + Bernie Bankrupt of Lesbians on Ecstasy (Canada); Allison Wolfe of Bratmobile, Girl Germs zine and Ladyfest Olympia (D.C. + Olympia); Elisa Gargiulo of Dominatrix (Brazil); Ceci Moss + Astria Suparak, exhibition curators and former Riot Grrrls (California)

Local Collaborators:

Pussy Division (Philadelphia); Mannequin Pussy (New York City); Trophy Wife (Philadelphia); The Pretty Greens (Philadelphia); Pushin it to the Limit (Philadelphia); Avalon Clare of New Radio (Philadelphia); Dead Flowers Burlesque Troupe (Philadelphia); Elena Waldman (New York City); and Sara Sherr (Philadelphia)