1 Established in 1984, the Guerrilla Girls is a group of anonymous American female artists working to expose sexual and racial discrimination in the art world and cultural institutions. The poster is part of the series entitled Guerrilla Girls Talk Back and features a nude woman wearing a gorilla mask and adopting the same reclining pose, accompanied by the headline: “Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum?”
2 The pussyhat is a symbol of support and solidarity for women’s rights and political resistance. The Pussyhat Project was co-founded by screenwriter Krista Suh and architect Jayna Zweiman, and was launched on November 23, 2016 in anticipation of the Women’s March on Washington.
2Fik is multimedia artist based in Montréal who combines the roles of artistic director, photographer and model. His photography and performance works have been presented widely in Canada and the United States. 2Fik’s first series, 2Fik Or Not 2Fik, was exhibited in Montréal, Toronto, Regina and New York. 2Fik’s Museum premiered at The Invisible Dog in New York. In 2013–2014, 2Fik attended residencies at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia, and at the Fringe Festival in Dublin, Ireland, creating new site-specific works. In 2016 he participated in the Festival TransAmérique in Montréal, producing 2Fik court la Chasse-Galerie, and he was part of the group exhibition Yonder at the Koffler Gallery.
Mona Filip is the Director/Curator of the Koffler Gallery. From 2009 to 2013, she developed the Gallery’s Off-Site exhibition program – a series of site-specific projects presented across the city. In 2013, Filip launched the new venue at Artscape Youngplace, with a curatorial program that fosters new artistic production and invites a comparative discussion of identity, memory and place.
2Fik: His and Other Stories was generously supported by the Hal Jackman Foundation and was presented in partnership with the 2017 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival as a Primary Exhibition.
Design: Tony Hewer | Editing: Shannon Anderson
Digital publication to the exhibition 2Fik: His and Other Stories
Presented by the Koffler Gallery | April 6 to June 4, 2017 | Curator: Mona Filip
© Koffler Centre of the Arts, 2017, in collaboration with the individual contributors. All rights reserved. ISBN 978-1-928175-12-4.