The Guerrilla Girls, formed in New York in 1985, are an anonymous group of feminist, female artists devoted to fighting sexism, racism and inequality within the art world. They have just released the results of their latest investigation into diversity in the art world. The results are part of an exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in London from 1st October 2016.
The results show that only 14 of the museums that responded to their questions have more than 20 artists from outside Europe or the U.S. in their collections, and only two respondent museums have more than 40% women artists in their collection. As we still wait and search for a truly diverse and inclusive art world – we encourage artists to visit the Guerrilla Girl ‘complaints desk’.
Published on earights.org in October 2016