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MATCHING MINORITIES// DOUBTFUL DOUBLES

“This is a pretty interesting experiment in real-time […] It’s heartening to see such a keen and engaged audience. Lee, Suparak, and Delos Reyes have set up a really successful platform for exchange.” – Hyperallergic

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MATCHING MINORITIES// DOUBTFUL DOUBLES

“This is a pretty interesting experiment in real-time […] It’s heartening to see such a keen and engaged audience. Lee, Suparak, and Delos Reyes have set up a really successful platform for exchange.” – Hyperallergic

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ASIAN FUTURES, WITHOUT ASIANS

Essay and illustrated presentation on how white filmmakers envision futures inflected by Asian culture, but devoid of actual Asian people. A visual analysis of 40+ years of American science fiction cinema.

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ASIAN FUTURES, WITHOUT ASIANS

Essay and illustrated presentation on how white filmmakers envision futures inflected by Asian culture, but devoid of actual Asian people. A visual analysis of 40+ years of American science fiction cinema.

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THE MUSEUM IS NOT ENOUGH

Co-published by Centre Canadien d’Architecture and Sternberg Press, this book is a result of collective reflections on architecture, contemporary social concerns, institutions, and the public.

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THE MUSEUM IS NOT ENOUGH

Co-published by Centre Canadien d’Architecture and Sternberg Press, this book is a result of collective reflections on architecture, contemporary social concerns, institutions, and the public.

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WILD PARROT PLAYGROUND

A giant playground for the feral parrots that live in cities.

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WILD PARROT PLAYGROUND

A giant playground for the feral parrots that live in cities.

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ETERNAL RETURNS

This exhibition is about living with history in the here and now and the distillations we carry into the future. These artists are meticulous researchers, utilizing chemistry, botany, math, religion, politics, and bureaucracy. They explore possibilities, capture turmoil and fallow periods, track displacement and migrations.

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ETERNAL RETURNS

This exhibition is about living with history in the here and now and the distillations we carry into the future. These artists are meticulous researchers, utilizing chemistry, botany, math, religion, politics, and bureaucracy. They explore possibilities, capture turmoil and fallow periods, track displacement and migrations.

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Art21 conversation with Stephanie Syjuco

In a special extended interview, Syjuco and Suparak discuss the roles of speech and protest in contemporary art.

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Art21 conversation with Stephanie Syjuco

In a special extended interview, Syjuco and Suparak discuss the roles of speech and protest in contemporary art.

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CityTV feature on INCITE: Sports

Government cable TV show interview with Astria Suparak and Brett Kashmere, focused on INCITE Journal: Sports and related exhibitions and events.

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CityTV feature on INCITE: Sports

Government cable TV show interview with Astria Suparak and Brett Kashmere, focused on INCITE Journal: Sports and related exhibitions and events.

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A Subjective, Contextual History of Washington, D.C. Pro Basketball

A history of the team and how it intertwines with civic issues, particularly: gun laws and violence, business and labor, real estate and gentrification, race, and class.

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A Subjective, Contextual History of Washington, D.C. Pro Basketball

A history of the team and how it intertwines with civic issues, particularly: gun laws and violence, business and labor, real estate and gentrification, race, and class.

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EXPANDING THE FIELD: Sports & Politics Discussion Series

Three-part series with journalists, academics, and cultural producers covering topics like athletic protest, concussions and health issues, and labor and exploitation.

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EXPANDING THE FIELD: Sports & Politics Discussion Series

Three-part series with journalists, academics, and cultural producers covering topics like athletic protest, concussions and health issues, and labor and exploitation.

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A BEAUTIFUL GAME

The film and videomakers amplify fan glee, silliness, and irreverence, and provoke a rival team’s fanbase. These artists celebrate athletes’ rebellious streaks, and admire their disciplined feats of excellence.

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A BEAUTIFUL GAME

The film and videomakers amplify fan glee, silliness, and irreverence, and provoke a rival team’s fanbase. These artists celebrate athletes’ rebellious streaks, and admire their disciplined feats of excellence.

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Canadian Art feature on INCITE Journal: Sports

“Artists and curators program soccer-related art for gallery spaces—and kick around ideas about politics and power in the process”

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Canadian Art feature on INCITE Journal: Sports

“Artists and curators program soccer-related art for gallery spaces—and kick around ideas about politics and power in the process”

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POWER FORWARD

The artists in this exhibition draw upon the hidden and political histories of sports to open up analyses of the social world.

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POWER FORWARD

The artists in this exhibition draw upon the hidden and political histories of sports to open up analyses of the social world.

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SPORTS MUSIC

A playlist of official and adopted team theme songs, rapping by professional athletes, music made for sports films, and sports-themed pop songs from the past six decades. Musical styles range from choral groups with orchestras, rousing anthems, and advertising jingles, to disco, soul, rock, hip hop, pop, and R&B.

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SPORTS MUSIC

A playlist of official and adopted team theme songs, rapping by professional athletes, music made for sports films, and sports-themed pop songs from the past six decades. Musical styles range from choral groups with orchestras, rousing anthems, and advertising jingles, to disco, soul, rock, hip hop, pop, and R&B.

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THE NATION’S FINEST

A deconstruction of the athlete body – how it is used for national, political, and social agendas, and how it is viewed and re-crafted by artists.

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THE NATION’S FINEST

A deconstruction of the athlete body – how it is used for national, political, and social agendas, and how it is viewed and re-crafted by artists.

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A NON-ZERO-SUM GAME

Part of INCITE Journal: Sports, this series of art exhibitions, film programs, discussions, commissioned projects, and other events took place in galleries, cinemas, sports bars, bookstores, and on rooftops.

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A NON-ZERO-SUM GAME

Part of INCITE Journal: Sports, this series of art exhibitions, film programs, discussions, commissioned projects, and other events took place in galleries, cinemas, sports bars, bookstores, and on rooftops.

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INCITE Journal of Experimental Media: SPORTS

The first volume of its kind, this double issue examines the intersections of sports, performance, popular culture, and experimental media. Features 41 contributors including artists, writers, critics, scholars, historians, and athletes.

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INCITE Journal of Experimental Media: SPORTS

The first volume of its kind, this double issue examines the intersections of sports, performance, popular culture, and experimental media. Features 41 contributors including artists, writers, critics, scholars, historians, and athletes.

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HALF-FANCY, HALF-JUNGLE

An illustrated experimental essay on authenticity, postmemory, appropriation, and racial and ethnic identity (and recent cases in the art world and beyond). KQED described the commissioned chapbook as “finely wrought words.”

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HALF-FANCY, HALF-JUNGLE

An illustrated experimental essay on authenticity, postmemory, appropriation, and racial and ethnic identity (and recent cases in the art world and beyond). KQED described the commissioned chapbook as “finely wrought words.”

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QUEER THREADS

“Queer Threads is not just an exploration of fiber art and crafts, but also a celebration of the creativity, diversity, and vibrancy of contemporary queer culture.”

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QUEER THREADS

“Queer Threads is not just an exploration of fiber art and crafts, but also a celebration of the creativity, diversity, and vibrancy of contemporary queer culture.”

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The Getty blog

“Throughout the last twenty years, my relationship to Joanie 4 Jackie has evolved from spectator to fan, consumer, event programmer, tour booker, distributor, historian, and curator.” – Suparak

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The Getty blog

“Throughout the last twenty years, my relationship to Joanie 4 Jackie has evolved from spectator to fan, consumer, event programmer, tour booker, distributor, historian, and curator.” – Suparak

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Artforum feature on Joanie 4 Jackie

“The project, and our friendship, also shaped my own interest in feminist, alternative, and amateur production.”

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Artforum feature on Joanie 4 Jackie

“The project, and our friendship, also shaped my own interest in feminist, alternative, and amateur production.”

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New York Times feature on Joanie 4 Jackie

“Here, July takes us through the evolution of Joanie 4 Jackie through artifacts from the archive, highlighting its videos, early inspirations and influence.”

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New York Times feature on Joanie 4 Jackie

“Here, July takes us through the evolution of Joanie 4 Jackie through artifacts from the archive, highlighting its videos, early inspirations and influence.”

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Joanie 4 Jackie

The complete archives of the influential underground film network for female filmmakers has been acquired by The Getty and is now viewable online.

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Joanie 4 Jackie

The complete archives of the influential underground film network for female filmmakers has been acquired by The Getty and is now viewable online.

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X-TRA cover story on Alien She

“We are hungry for the kind of nuanced history of feminism that Alien She proposes… The exhibition situates riot grrrl as one touchstone in the multi-stream evolution of the radical personal and political communities that artists continue to build today.”

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X-TRA cover story on Alien She

“We are hungry for the kind of nuanced history of feminism that Alien She proposes… The exhibition situates riot grrrl as one touchstone in the multi-stream evolution of the radical personal and political communities that artists continue to build today.”

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Bitch Magazine review of Alien She

“Throughout Alien She, there is a spirit of resistance, one in which we can all join. Curators Suparak and Moss have pulled together a show that unravels the depiction of riot grrrl as a solely music genre. They have turned it into a living, historic archive—and it’s pretty impressive… Alien She demonstrates the fluidity of the movement and its resonance in the contemporary digital world today.”

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Bitch Magazine review of Alien She

“Throughout Alien She, there is a spirit of resistance, one in which we can all join. Curators Suparak and Moss have pulled together a show that unravels the depiction of riot grrrl as a solely music genre. They have turned it into a living, historic archive—and it’s pretty impressive… Alien She demonstrates the fluidity of the movement and its resonance in the contemporary digital world today.”

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Icon review of Alien She

“Alien She puts the creative process and the importance of community at the forefront.”

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Icon review of Alien She

“Alien She puts the creative process and the importance of community at the forefront.”

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THE EXHIBITIONIST

Journal on Exhibition Making

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THE EXHIBITIONIST

Journal on Exhibition Making

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WOMEN INC. LEXICON

A lexicon of neologisms coining new words for a new age, one marked by advances in omnipresent technology and mass surveillance; a privatization of art, culture, and education; as well as a continued struggle with intersectional issues.

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WOMEN INC. LEXICON

A lexicon of neologisms coining new words for a new age, one marked by advances in omnipresent technology and mass surveillance; a privatization of art, culture, and education; as well as a continued struggle with intersectional issues.

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GOALS

An installation superimposing the goals of six major sports.

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GOALS

An installation superimposing the goals of six major sports.

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CAA reviews Alien She

“Alien She contributes to this history by not only illuminating but furthering the Riot Grrrl struggle to achieve visibility and equality for people of all genders—in the art world and real world alike.”

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CAA reviews Alien She

“Alien She contributes to this history by not only illuminating but furthering the Riot Grrrl struggle to achieve visibility and equality for people of all genders—in the art world and real world alike.”

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KCET on Alien She

“Alien She is a testament to the power of young people motivated to spreading a message. It also reflects how artists evolve after discovering their power in the midst of a large, international youth movement.”

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KCET on Alien She

“Alien She is a testament to the power of young people motivated to spreading a message. It also reflects how artists evolve after discovering their power in the midst of a large, international youth movement.”

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Los Angeles Times feature on Alien She

“Alien She traces the lineage of the movement from its roots to its current incarnation as a platform for social justice in a world muddied by prejudice of all kinds.”

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Los Angeles Times feature on Alien She

“Alien She traces the lineage of the movement from its roots to its current incarnation as a platform for social justice in a world muddied by prejudice of all kinds.”

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The Wire review of Alien She

“Bold and anti-authoritarian in its approach, but complex and varied in its politics and aesthetics.”

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The Wire review of Alien She

“Bold and anti-authoritarian in its approach, but complex and varied in its politics and aesthetics.”

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Fast Company feature on Alien She

“We want to show how Riot Grrrl is really a social movement that has global reach and encompasses a lot of creative forms.”

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Fast Company feature on Alien She

“We want to show how Riot Grrrl is really a social movement that has global reach and encompasses a lot of creative forms.”

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SF Chronicle review of Alien She

“This complex exhibition, one of the best this year, explores the Riot Grrrl feminist movement…, some of the key artists it spawned and the technological arc of 20-plus years of radical artworks.”

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SF Chronicle review of Alien She

“This complex exhibition, one of the best this year, explores the Riot Grrrl feminist movement…, some of the key artists it spawned and the technological arc of 20-plus years of radical artworks.”

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KQED review of Alien She

“By emphasizing the impact of riot grrrl on artists creating radical and subversive work, Alien She does justice to the movement and honors its ethos.”

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KQED review of Alien She

“By emphasizing the impact of riot grrrl on artists creating radical and subversive work, Alien She does justice to the movement and honors its ethos.”

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ArtInfo interview on Alien She & Riot Grrrl

“We spoke… with co-curators Astria Suparak and Ceci Moss about examining the movement’s legacy, combing through the Riot Grrrl archive, and Miranda July’s app.”

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ArtInfo interview on Alien She & Riot Grrrl

“We spoke… with co-curators Astria Suparak and Ceci Moss about examining the movement’s legacy, combing through the Riot Grrrl archive, and Miranda July’s app.”

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EXPO CHICAGO 2014

Videos selected from over 140 galleries of The International Exposition of Modern and Contemporary Art.

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EXPO CHICAGO 2014

Videos selected from over 140 galleries of The International Exposition of Modern and Contemporary Art.

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Art Papers review of Alien She

“Through this broad focus on community, channeled and multiplied through a diversity of accessible communicative media, Alien She asserts that Riot Grrrl’s power is very much in the present.”

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Art Papers review of Alien She

“Through this broad focus on community, channeled and multiplied through a diversity of accessible communicative media, Alien She asserts that Riot Grrrl’s power is very much in the present.”

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VICE Magazine’s Noisey on Alien She

“Alien She curators Astria Suparak and Ceci Moss have exhaustively pulled together a comprehensive exploration into the feminist punk rock movement… The riot grrrl scene runs deep both in terms of the other art it inspired and the ethos and attitude it bred.”

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VICE Magazine’s Noisey on Alien She

“Alien She curators Astria Suparak and Ceci Moss have exhaustively pulled together a comprehensive exploration into the feminist punk rock movement… The riot grrrl scene runs deep both in terms of the other art it inspired and the ethos and attitude it bred.”

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Artforum Critics’ Pick of Alien She

“the exhibition never sinks into nostalgia—rather, its tone channels the unapologetically personal attitude of Riot Grrrl.”

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Artforum Critics’ Pick of Alien She

“the exhibition never sinks into nostalgia—rather, its tone channels the unapologetically personal attitude of Riot Grrrl.”

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City Paper review of Alien She

“Alien She is superbly designed, comprehensive and approachable… [It] resounds riot grrrl’s, and feminism’s, hold on contemporary life.”

CityPaper Cover AlienShe 2013-11-27
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City Paper review of Alien She

“Alien She is superbly designed, comprehensive and approachable… [It] resounds riot grrrl’s, and feminism’s, hold on contemporary life.”

Boing Boing on Alien She
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Boing Boing feature on Alien She

The exhibit provides a view into the passion and diversity of the original Riot Grrrl movement, and highlights how these ideas have broadened and evolved in the work of contemporary artists.

Boing Boing on Alien She
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Boing Boing feature on Alien She

The exhibit provides a view into the passion and diversity of the original Riot Grrrl movement, and highlights how these ideas have broadened and evolved in the work of contemporary artists.

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PIGEONS ON THE GRASS, ALAS: Contemporary Curators Talk about the Field

Published by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, this is a book of interviews with curators talking about their influences, aspirations, and challenges.

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PIGEONS ON THE GRASS, ALAS: Contemporary Curators Talk about the Field

Published by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, this is a book of interviews with curators talking about their influences, aspirations, and challenges.

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Pitt News review of Alien She

“Alien She captures the irrepressible legacy of riot grrrl and avoids reverting to a nostalgic reflection on better days. Instead, it uses the movement as a platform from which a new generation can explore the feminist and queer issues”

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Pitt News review of Alien She

“Alien She captures the irrepressible legacy of riot grrrl and avoids reverting to a nostalgic reflection on better days. Instead, it uses the movement as a platform from which a new generation can explore the feminist and queer issues”

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Huffington Post feature on Alien She

“The collected artworks reflect on, challenge and continue feminist critiques of the ’90s, evoking the diversity of identities and senses of self-determination that have sprung forth in the years since.”

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Huffington Post feature on Alien She

“The collected artworks reflect on, challenge and continue feminist critiques of the ’90s, evoking the diversity of identities and senses of self-determination that have sprung forth in the years since.”

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ALIEN SHE

This exhibition provides a view into the passion and diversity of the punk feminist movement Riot Grrrl, and highlights how these ideas have broadened, evolved and mutated in the work of contemporary artists.

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ALIEN SHE

This exhibition provides a view into the passion and diversity of the punk feminist movement Riot Grrrl, and highlights how these ideas have broadened, evolved and mutated in the work of contemporary artists.

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RIOT GRRRL CHAPTERS MAP

An online, collaborative project tracking Riot Grrrl chapters across the world, from 1991 to the present.

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RIOT GRRRL CHAPTERS MAP

An online, collaborative project tracking Riot Grrrl chapters across the world, from 1991 to the present.

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Wall Street Journal selects Miller Gallery

The Miller Gallery at CMU, directed by Astria Suparak, is the “Art Place” to visit in Pittsburgh, as selected by Warhol Museum director Eric Shiner in The Wall Street Journal.

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Wall Street Journal selects Miller Gallery

The Miller Gallery at CMU, directed by Astria Suparak, is the “Art Place” to visit in Pittsburgh, as selected by Warhol Museum director Eric Shiner in The Wall Street Journal.

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RIOT GRRRL CENSUS

A public survey and expanded oral history of the lasting impact, intergenerational and global, of the Riot Grrrl movement.

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RIOT GRRRL CENSUS

A public survey and expanded oral history of the lasting impact, intergenerational and global, of the Riot Grrrl movement.