Igor Vamos

The Yes Men

Emerging Fields, 2000

Vamos is an internationally known media artist and co-founder of the Yes Men and the Yes Lab. He is Associate Professor of Art and Technology at Renssellaer Polytechnic Institute. As Mike Bonanno, he has starred in the documentary hit The Yes Men, and wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the award-winning feature documentary The Yes Men Fix the World, official selection at Sundance, Toronto, Berlin, and dozens of other international film festivals, as well as theatrically distributed and broadcast on television worldwide. A third film, The Yes Men are Revolting, is currently in post-production and due for release in 2014. In addition to the films, Vamos has been published widely and created numerous international performances and activist interventions. With longtime collaborator Jacques Servin, he co-founded the Yes Lab, an institute aimed at facilitating creative activist projects and the development of creative activism worldwide.

Awards and Accomplishments


The Yes Men receive Kindle Project Grant

2010: The Yes Men are the 2010-2011 Critical Encounters Artists-in-Residence at Columbia College Chicago