Recipients 2016 Anonymous Was A Woman Awards


Shiva Ahmadi

Safe Haven, Watercolor on aqua board, 120 X 60 in.
Permanent collection of Museum of Contemporary Arts, LA

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Laura Anderson Barbata

Intervention: Wall Street, 2011, Laura Anderson Barbata in collaboration with the Brooklyn Jumbies, Performance, New York financial district.
https://youtu.be/84E877vGkpc | Photo: Frank Veronsky

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Tania Bruguera

Tatlin's Whisper #6 (Havana version), 2009, Decontextualization of an action, Behavior Art Materials: Stage, Podium, Microphones, 1 Loudspeaker inside and one outside of the building, 2 persons on a military outfit, White dove, 1 minute free of censorship per speaker, 200 disposable cameras with flash, Dimensions: Variable
Photo: Courtesy of Studio Bruguera, Yo Tambien Exijo Platform, Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund, 2014.
© Tania Bruguera

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Sonya Clark

Unraveling, 2015 (edition of 5), cotton Confederate Battle Flag, 5ft x 3ft, image from performance on June 11, 2015 in NYC.
photo credits Taylor Dabney and Holly Hansen

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Simone Leigh

Althea, 2016, Terracotta, India ink, porcelain, cobalt and epoxy, 26 x 24 x 15 inches (66 x 61 x 38.1 cm)

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Medrie MacPhee

"Out of Pocket", 2016, Oil and collaged materials on canvas, 90"x 78"

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Eiko Otake

A Body in a Station, June 22, 2015, Eiko performed her solo at Fulton Center, New York City as part of 2015 River To River Festival.
photo by William Johnston

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Rona Pondick

Fox, 1998-99, Stainless Steel, Edition of 6 + 1 AP., 14 ½ x 8 x 38 inches.
Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London/Paris/Salzburg; Sonnabend Gallery, New York; Zevitas/Marcus Gallery, Los Angeles; and the artist.

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Lourdes Portillo

Guillermina Gonzales holds the picture of her disappeared sister Sagrario Gonzales.

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Shinique Smith

Quickening, 2016, Mirror, acrylic, collage, fabric, objects, ribbon and rope, Aerialist performance collaboration with Bittersweet Studios for her Project Atrium installation, Quickening at MOCA Jacksonville.
Image courtesy of Thomas Hager.

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