Who are Infems

 

InFems (Intersectional Feminist Art Collective) is an organisation whose aim is to empower women and girls from diverse backgrounds to share their stories and become engaged with the arts. InFems stages exhibitions and facilitates dialogue through the delivery of symposiums, talks and workshops. 

There is an infinite array of different experiences of womanhood and they all deserve a voice which is why we use the term intersectional to mean interconnected and fully inclusive.

 

InFems currently consists of three members: Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf, Roxana Halls, and Marie-Anne Mancio. It is an evolving organisation whose membership revolves according to the demands of each woman’s individual practices and preoccupations. InFems looks forward to forming new connections, welcoming new members and resident InFems to continue in open dialogue around intersectionality and its aims in future projects. 

Goals and Objectives

 

  • Encouraging Women from diverse backgrounds to enter the arts

  • Creating a dialogue around ‘the importance of having a voice’ 

  • Creating pathways for young women to become engaged with art

  • Bringing Diverse London artists to other cities and towns in the UK

  • Empowering girls and women 

  • Connecting #Metoo into art history 

  • Empowering women to tell their stories 

  • In a climate in which women's bodily autonomy is under threat, to enable open discussion around women's shared corporal experiences - the physical realities of inhabiting a female body

Our history

 

InFems was co-founded by Adelaide Damoah, Wendy Elia, Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf, Roxana Halls, and Marie-Anne Mancio . 

The collective grew out of a series of formal and casual conversations happening in parallel between friends, peers, and colleagues, and prior related exhibitions. It evolved out of our mutual interest in both the potential of intersectional feminism to provoke discussion around the issues facing women today and in our explorations of the female body. 

 

InFems Art Collective was formally ratified in February 2020 and our inaugural exhibition ‘Biting Back and Enjoying the Taste’ opened in August 2021 at PADA, Lisbon with Movart and guest artists Rita GT and Keyezua.

Further exhibitions followed in the UK and in Europe; latterly InFems was invited to participate in ‘Bodies in Trouble’ curated by Dr Anna Havemann at HausKunstMitte, Berlin (November 2022).