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The Feminist Art Project is an Affiliated Society of CAA (College Art Association). Since 2007, the TFAP@CAA Day of Panels have brought together exceptional groups of artists, art historians, curators, and critics for a day of dialogue during the annual CAA Conferences.

CAA Conference 2020 – CHICAGO

Transnational Feminisms

TFAP@CAA 2020 Day of Panels

February 15, 2020 @ 8:30am – 5:30pm

Free and open to the public.

This full-day symposium explores women’s art practice around the world from a decolonial perspective, rejecting the notions of both “woman” and “nation” as fixed subjects and stable categories and challenging an understanding of feminism as a unified and singular entity.

Symposium Chairs
Claudia Calirman 
(John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY) and Tatiana Flores (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)

Laura Anderson Barbata, Anonda Bell, Maria Gaspar, Jeffreen Hayes, Agata Jakubowska, Amelia Jones (Keynote address), Laura Kina, Giulia Lamoni, Susette Min, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Melissa Potter, Wanda Raimundi Ortiz, Ana María Reyes, Jenni Sorkin, Edra Soto, Mechtild Widrich

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Feminisms and Democracy:
Feminist Art Changing the Game

TFAP@CAA 2020 Affiliated Society Session

February 14, 2020 @ 4:00 – 5:30pm

Conference registration required for attendance. Pay as you wish, single session or day rates available onsite.

This panel aims to interrogate and inform the intersection between democracy and feminist art practices.

Session Chairs
Connie Tell
(The Feminist Art Project) and Kathleen Wentrack
(The City University of New York, Queensborough CC)

Lorraine Affourtit, Irina Aristarkhova, Christine Filippone, Claire Raymond

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The Feminist Art Project Annual Business Meeting

February 14, 2020 @ 12:30 – 1:30pm

Conference registration not required for attendance.

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TFAP@CAA 2020 Press Release

CAA 2020 Women-Centered Content

The College Art Association has been a Founding Program partner of The Feminist Art Project since its inception in 2005. CAA hosts conference sessions and special events originating from The Feminist Art Project, as well as from CAA’s membership, that center on women’s aesthetic and intellectual impact on the cultural record.

In 2008, the CAA Committee on Women in the Arts established a Distinguished Feminist Award, which honors a person who, through his or her art, scholarship, or advocacy, has advanced the cause of equality for women in the arts. The award was given for the first time in 2009 to the Guerrilla Girls. The Feminist Art Project became an Affiliated Society of CAA in 2016.

We are grateful for CAA’s generosity in providing meeting rooms, publicity, technical support, and assistance that gives greater visibility throughout the conference week to women artists, feminist concerns, and supports the mission of The Feminist Art Project.

TFAP@CAA 2017 Day of Panels, Crossroads: Art + Native Feminisms


In 2007, Anne Swartz, Professor of Art History, Savannah College of Art and Design, organized the first TFAP Day of Panels and performances for the CAA conference in NYC. Since then, the TFAP@CAA program has become a staple in the CAA conference itinerary. The Feminist Art Project would like to thank Anne Swartz for creating the annual TFAP@CAA Day of Panels and serving as Project Coordinator 2007-2011. Through Anne’s efforts, the art world, the CAA and WCA communities, and emerging professionals gained access to cutting edge work and ideas of artists, curators, performers and scholars, up close and  through a feminist lens. Anne contributed many planning hours, acting as the liaison between TFAP and panel chairs and ensuring that the annual day of panels ran smoothly. Anne’s gift to all of us has been an ongoing forum for feminist issues and discussions of global art and art history. Brava Anne!

In honor of the 10th anniversary of The Feminist Art Project and the legacy of feminism in the arts, Claudia Sbrissa, visual artist, St. John’s University, and Kathleen Wentrack, art historian, Queensborough Community College, CUNY, collaborated on an interactive performance project entitled, Feminism: Remembrance & Legacy at the 104th College Art Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.


Symposium Chair Biographies