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Guerrilla Girls at Augustana

Exhibition Date

January 18, 2017


Augustana College, Guerrilla Girls


Art and Design


For more than 30 years, the Guerrilla Girls have been stirring up audiences with presentations in full jungle drag. In January 2017, Frida Kahlo, a founding member of the Guerrilla Girls descended upon Augustana's campus to share trade secrets about how they expose discrimination and corruption in art, politics and pop culture.

The day after the gig, Frida Kahlo led three workshops the Quad Cities' community. Two of the workshop focused on area high school students, while the third was made up of college students from Augustana College and St Ambrose University. The participants came to the workshop with an issue that they wanted to address, something they are angry about, or a question they have about their community. Then, Kahlo took the participants through the planning + brainstorming process for the Guerrilla Girls' own actions, and the participants left with a action plan for their own projects.

These workshops were in collaboration with Quad City Arts, and a number of funding partners at Augustana College.

The gig was also part of Augustana College's Winter Symposium Day, which focused on conceptions of Privilege.

The gig was made possible by a number of funding partners at Augustana College, Quad City Arts, and our media sponsor WVIK.

Notes: All photos courtesy of the Augustana Photo Bureau

Guerrilla Girls at Augustana


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