Faith Wilding

is a Paraguayan-American multidisciplinary artist, writer and educator, widely known for her contribution to the progressive development of feminist art, merges her biography with that of subRosa. s u b R o s a is a reproducible (cyber)feminist cell of cultural researchers committed to combining art, activism, and politics to explore and critique the effects of the intersections of the new information and biotechnologies on women’s bodies, lives, and work.
Faith Wilding immigrated to the United States from Paraguay in 1961. She holds a degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Iowa and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Performance/Installation/Feminist Art from California Institute of the Arts. While there, she was a founding member of the Feminist Art Program which produced Womanhouse. In 2003, Wilding became Chair and Associate Professor of Performance, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Wilding's work within the Feminist Art Movement in Southern California is chronicled in her book By Our Own Hands (Los Angeles, 1976). For thirty years, Wilding has exhibited in solo and group shows worldwide. Her work addresses the recombinant and distributed bio-tech body in various media including 2-D, video, digital media, installations, and performances. Exhibits include: the Bronx Museum of the Arts; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Whitney Museum of Art; the Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Riverside Art Museum; the Drawing Center, New York; Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York City; Ars Electronica Center, Linz; Documenta X, Kassel; The Next Five Minutes Festival, Amsterdam; and the Singapore Art Museum. Her audio work has been commissioned and broadcast by RIAS Berlin; WDR Cologne; and National Public Radio. Her work has been discussed in MEANING, Heresies, Ms. magazine and The Power of Feminist Art.
Wilding has been a Research Fellow at the Studio for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and a faculty member of the Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art Program at Vermont College, Norwich University.

E-Mail: faithwilding @ cs.com


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