Point of View
In Point of View, Angela Washko is presenting four bodies of work including The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness in World of Warcraft (2012-2016), Heroines with Baggage (2011-2014), BANGED (2015-2017) and The Game: The Game (2016-2019). Point of View gives an overview of the practice of this American visual artist, gamer and feminist; from facilitating conversations about gender and discrimination within the game space and deconstructions of the role-playing games of her childhood to the elaborate and varied engagements with the world of pick-up artists in an attempt to create a conversation across disparate online communities: digifeminists and the manosphere.
Angela Washko is an artist, writer and facilitator devoted to creating new forums for discussions about feminism in spaces frequently hostile toward it. Washko's practice spans interventions in mainstream media, performance art, digital works, video and video games. Since 2012 Washko has facilitated The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness in World of Warcraft, an intervention inside the popular multiplayer online role-playing game. A recent recipient of the Creative Capital Award, the Impact Award at Indiecade, and the Franklin Furnace Performance Fund, her projects have been presented internationally at venues including Museum of the Moving Image (New York), Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Milan Design Triennale, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki) and the Rotterdam International Film Festival. Angela Washko is a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University.