Artist Projects

REFUGIA-BAZ (Becoming Autonomous Zones)


subRosa

REFUGIA-BAZ (Becoming Autonomous Zones) is a series of modular projects that re-generate and reclaim political, cultural, and ecological aspects of refuge. Refugia projects combine live performances, interactive web works/installations, workshops and residencies as well as radio, video, digital, and print productions. Projects include radical pedagogy residencies on assisted reproductive technologies and pro-active healthcare for women; a multi-media participatory installation examining the commodification of women’s bodies by biotechnology corporations; a project addressing the concept of biopower, studying technology and labor on a college campus and farming community; Domain Errors: Cyberfeminist Practices (Autonomedia, 2003), a book on the intersections of postcolonial discourse, cyberfeminism and biotechnology; a Radio Refugia project of public service announcements; and the Refugia/BAZ Web Project, a curatorial space devoted to collaborative projects on the subject of refuge.

Project Updates

  • Workshops for REFUGIA-BAZ are held at the International Festival of Tactical Media in Amsterdam

  • 2004: REFUGIA-BAZ is exhibited at the Perth Biennial of Electronic Arts

  • 2004: Panel discussion of REFUGIA-BAZ is held at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • 2005: REFUGIA-BAZ is performed as part of the 1-0-1 series presented by yorckberlin in Berlin

  • Artists

    subRosa

    subRosa is a mutable (cyber)feminist art collective combining art, social activism and politics to explore and critique the int…

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    Steffi Domike

    Steffi Domike is no longer a member of subRosa. She is a Pittsburgh-based artist and activist and former Professor of Art at Chatham College, wh…

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    Laleh Mehran

    Laleh Mehran is no longer a member of subRosa. She is an Associate Professor in Electronic Media Arts & Design at the…

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    Lucia Sommer

    Lucia Sommer is no longer a member of subRosa. As an artist, activist and educator concerned with the intersection of art and politics, sh…

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    Faith Wilding

    Faith Wilding has been working as an installation, media and visual artist since 1972. She is also the co-founder of subRosa. Her installations …

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    Hyla Willis

    Hyla Willis lives in Pittsburgh and is an original member/co-founder of subRosa. Her art practice combines design, performance, electronic media…

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  • Events

    Oct 07 – Oct 07, 2018
    Liz Glynn Presents "The Archaeology of Another Possible Future"



    May 08 – Sep 23, 2018
    MAD Museum Presents a Solo Exhibition by Tanya Aguiñiga



    Apr 08 – Sep 05, 2018
    No Longer Empty and Queens Museum Present Mel Chin: All Over the Place



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  • Project News

    April 15, 2015
    Project Premiere: Emily Johnson's SHORE in Lenapehoking (New York City)



    April 7, 2015
    Project Premiere: Kerry Tribe Solo Exhibition "The Loste Note" at 356 Mission in Los Angeles



    March 19, 2015
    Project Premiere: Carlos Motta Launches Web-Based Project "Gender Talents"



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