Guerrilla Girls


Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous group of feminist, female artists devoted to fighting sexism and racism within the art world. The group formed in New York City in 1985 with the mission of bringing gender and racial inequality in the fine arts into focus within the greater community. Members are known for the gorilla masks they wear to remain anonymous. They wear the masks to conceal their identity because they believe that their identity is not what matters as GG1 explains in an interview „…mainly, we wanted the focus to be on the issues, not on our personalities or our own work.“ Also, their identity is hidden to protect themselves from the backlash of prominent individuals within the art community.“ (source:

By Eric Huybrechts CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons


By Alice Coffin – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,