Anonymous, radical and still active today, Guerrilla Girls is a group of female artists dedicated to exposing sexism and racism in the art world. Formed in New York in 1985, the Guerrilla Girls joined forces after a MoMA show of contemporary art exhibited the work of 165 artists, of which only 13 were women. Soon after, they began creating posters and organising public protests and events for which they donned gorilla masks to maintain their anonymity, to draw attention to the endemic issue of inequality faced by women in art.
Words by Annabel Matterson. The Iris Letter November 2017.