RE/SISTERS - A Lens on Gender and Ecology




On show
Pamela Singh Chipko Tree Huggers of the Himalayas 4 1994 lores
Pamela Singh, Chipko Tree Huggers of the Himalayas #4, 1994. © Pamela Singh; Courtesy sepiaEYE
RS241019 02 Fina Miralles Relaciones Relacio del cos amb elements naturals El cos cobert de palla Documentacio de laccio realitzada el gener de 1975 a Sabadell Espanya 1975 2 scr
Fina Miralles, Relacions. Relació del cos amb elements naturals. El cos cobert de palla [Documentació de l'acció realitzada el gener de 1975 a Sabadell, Espanya] / Relationship: The Body’s Relationship with Natural Elements. The Body Covered with Straw, 1975 Courtesy of MACBA, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona
RS241018 08 Chloe Dewe Matthews From the Sereis Caspian The Elements 2010 2 scr
Chloe Dewe Mathews, From the series Caspian: The Elements, 2010 Courtesy of the artist
RS241017 06 Maggie Murray Greenham Common Womens Peace Camp Embrace the Base action 1982 1 scr
Maggie Murray, Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp - Embrace the Base action 12/12/1982, 1982  © Maggie Murray / Format Photographers Archive at Bishopsgate Institute Courtesy of Bishopsgate Institute
RS241016 01 Ada M Patterson Looking for Looking for Langston 2021 1 4 scr
Ada M. Patterson, Looking for "Looking for Langston", 2021 Courtesy of Maria Korolevskaya, Copperfield, London and the artist
RS241014 04 Judy Chicago Immolation from Women and Smoke 1972 1 scr
Judy Chicago, Immolation from Women and Smoke, 1972 Fireworks performance Performed by Faith Wilding in the California Desert © Judy Chicago/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Photo courtesy of Through the Flower Archives Courtesy of the artist; Salon 94, New York; and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
RS241031 09 Barbara Kruger Untitled We wont play nature to your culture 1983 3 scr
Barbara Kruger, Untitled (We won’t play nature to your culture), 1983, Courtesy of Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland
RS241095 10 Xaviera Simmons Red Number One 2016 2 scr
Xaviera Simmons, Red (Number One), 2016, Courtesy of the artist and David Castillo Gallery, Miami

RE/SISTERS surveys the systemic links between the degradation of the planet and the oppression of women and minorities. The exhibition is rooted in ecofeminism, a movement that arose in the 1970s and is alive and kicking today. RE/SISTERS brings us eye -to -eye with activist women and communities. They are often at the forefront of advocating and caring for the planet, as they are oppressed by the same social, economic and political power structures.

The exhibition brings together works from over forty international women and gender non-confirming artists. Through photographs, videos and installations dating from 1969 to the present, we see their view of our world and habitat as allies, victims and leaders. And how they present themselves as fellow resisters, fighting systems of oppression.

Participating Artists

Laura Aguilar (VS), Hélène Aylon (VS), Poulomi Basu (India), Mabe Bethônico (Brazilië), JEB (Joan E Biren) (VS), melanie bonajo (Nederland), Carolina Caycedo (Columbia), Judy Chicago (VS), Tee Corinne (VS), Minerva Cuevas (Mexico), Agnes Denes (VS), FLAR (Feminist Land Art Retreat) (VS), Format Photography (VK), LaToya Ruby Frazier (VS), Gauri Gill (India), Simryn Gill (Maleisië), Laura Grisi (Italië), Taloi Havini (Bougainville / Australië), Nadia Huggins (Saint Vincent & de Grenadines), Anne Duk Hee Jordan (Korea/Duitsland), Barbara Kruger (VS), Dionne Lee (VS), Zoe Leonard (VS), Chloe Dewe Mathews (VK), Ana Mendieta (Cuba), Fina Miralles (Spanje), Mónica de Miranda (Angola/Portugal), Otobong Nkanga (Nigeria), Josèfa Ntjam (Frankrijk), Ada M. Patterson (Jamaica), Ingrid Pollard (VK), Susan Schuppli (Canada), Seneca Women’s Encampment for the Future of Peace and Justice (VS), Xaviera Simmons (VS), Pamela Singh (India), Uýra (Brazilië), Diana Thater (VS), Mierle Laderman Ukeles (VS), Sim Chi Yin (Singapore).

Public Program

RE/SISTERS and its public programme invite you to let go of deeply ingrained assumptions and to make room for new perspectives. Guided by the phrase ‘The change we want to bring is what binds us’, FOMU and MINO work together to connect local partners. Ongoing conversations and reflections form a shared basis for the public programme that accompanies the exhibition.


Accompanying the exhibition is a richly illustrated catalog published in collaboration with Prestel. The book is structured around six thematic chapters, featuring essays by leading thinkers such as Kathryn Yusoff, Astrida Neimanis, Catriona Sandilands, Greta LaFleur, Lucy Bradnock, Christine Okoth, Anna Feigenbaum, Angela Dimitrikaki, Ros Gray, and Alona Pardo. Graphic design by The Bon Ton.

The exhibition is realized in collaboration with the Barbican in Londen, curator Alona Pardo.

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