Feminist artists on social media

A new generation of feminist artists have found expression on social media. Censorship and a different approach to the female body in the media is their theme, but they are fighting back. They often get blocked but keep pushing the boundaries of art and what is allowed on the various platforms.

Screen Shot 2017-06-01 at 17.48.54.pngPetra Collins

The Cover Girl of the New Feminism Wave. She founded ‘The Ardurous’, an online platform for female artists showcasing projects. Everything is kinda cute and dreamy with teen girl aesthetics.

amalia-ulman-large_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqYBEWvMdcMFfUabU60-4H7y6FV4BCuS3wfc64Q_cWH3k.jpgAmalia Ulman

Fooling a large number of people with phony selfies made her a hit in the art world. She mindlessly boasted about her apparently fortunate lifestyle in LA. Attending pole-dancing classes and undergoing breast-enlargement surgery.

ValeriePhillips_Arvida-Byström_04.jpgArvida Byström

Has a fondness for pink and glitter, and often uses herself as a subject. Byström’s art has a subversive, couldn’t-care-less attitude. It combines her ’90s aesthetic with a very modern take on femininity, sex, gender and identity.

Screen Shot 2017-06-01 at 17.37.26.pngLeah Schrager

Struggle for a different deal with the female body in the media. She looks for the boundaries between commerce and art. She works with different personas and alter egos. She studied the aesthetics of porn sites and staged herself as the prototype of the sexy woman. She offers her body as a commodity to the male gaze. 

nodes_JmKaIlnZpN.jpgJessica So Ren Tang

Explores her identity and cultural heritage through intricate embroidery. She recreates familiar Asian American objects and pinup girls but changes the the meaning by the use of material.

tapuz_i.jpgStephanie Sarley

Shares photos and videos of fruits, which she touches with her fingers. She personifies humorously the origin of the world, as Courbet had formulated it. It is about the acceptance of female sexuality. Her goal is, as she says, “Empowering vaginas”.

Screen Shot 2017-06-01 at 15.08.28.pngTeen slut

Pink hair, tattooed skin and joint in hand. Alexis Felten developed ‘Teen slut’ on Instagram for her graphic design degree. She and her gang stand out with their 90s-aesthetics.

532013095_780x439.jpgFrances Cannon

The carcters in her drawings have nothing to laugh about. They crouch on the ground, sit there crying, or lie thoughtfully with their arms up. Her work is a celebration of sexuality and femininity.

Screen Shot 2017-06-01 at 15.01.35.pngMe and You

Founded by Mayan Toledano and Julia Baylis, two of the members of The Ardurous. The movement has its own fashion label. Inscriptions on sweaters make it clear that they do not want to touched without consent.


Shows menstrual blood in panties hanging between her legs while she sits on the toilet. Her work deals with gender and classism, pushing the limits of what is acceptable for a female to do and so forth


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