Artist Projects

REFUGIA-BAZ (Becoming Autonomous Zones)


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


    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…


    Laleh Mehran

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


    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…


    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 …


    Hyla Willis

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


  • Events

    Apr 13 – Dec 22, 2018
    Fallen Fruit Present "Empire" at Newcomb Art Museum

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

    Apr 30 – Sep 28, 2018
    Erika Blumenfeld's Meteor Drawings at Moody Center for the Arts

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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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