The Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous group of women artists fighting for better gender equality in numerous fields, from art to politics, from museums to the film industry. Their membership has numbered over 50 women since their formation in 1985 by seven artists in New York. Their work takes the form of posters, banners and billboards, citing statistics or encouraging action to redress the discrimination against women they see across the cultural sector. Works include “Estrogen bomb”, a campaign first created in 2002 as a response to the side-effects to prescribed estrogen, “Hormone Imbalance, Melanin Deficiency” from 1993 referring to the lack of women, and women of colour in the world of commercial art dealing, and “Pop Quiz” from 1990 which reads, “Q: If February is Black History Month and March is Women’s History Month, what happens the rest of the year? A. Discrimination.”
The anonymous women artist group has done over 100 street projects, posters and stickers all over the world, taking their ideas to New York, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Mexico City, Istanbul, London, Bilbao, Rotterdam, Shanghai and many other locations. The Guerrilla Girls have been involved in projects and exhibitions at museums, attacking them for their bad behavior and discriminatory practices right on their own walls. Their feminist art practice is renowned worldwide in museums, galleries, but above all, outside of these institutions.