Who are Infems
InFems is an organisation whose aim is to empower women and girls from diverse backgrounds to share their stories and become engaged with the arts. It stages exhibitions and facilitates dialogue on themes concerning intersectional feminism through the delivery of symposiums, talks and workshops.
InFems works internationally with emerging and established guest artists providing mentoring, support, advice and opportunities. InFems stages exhibitions and talks, runs residencies and accepts commissions to curate, as well as providing art advisory services to individuals, groups, and businesses.
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 is an evolving organisation whose membership revolves in response to our current ventures and in accord with each member's individual practices and preoccupations. InFems Directors Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf, Roxana Halls, and Marie-Anne Mancio invite the forming of further connections, welcoming new members, associates and resident InFems to continue in open dialogue around intersectionality and its aims in future projects.
Goals and Objectives
Creating a dialogue around the importance of ‘having a voice’, creating pathways & supporting women to become engaged with art & to tell their stories
Bringing diverse London and international artists together to exhibit and connect in the UK and overseas
Empowering girls and women from diverse and wide-ranging socio-economic backgrounds to see art as a sustaining force for life
Connecting #Metoo into art history
In a climate in which women’s bodily autonomy is under threat, to enable open discussion around women’s shared physical experiences
InFems is an all-women art collective founded in 2020, now comprising directors and co-founders Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf, Roxana Halls, and Marie-Anne Mancio. With resident InFem, artist Nádia Duvall, the collective curated ‘Lost Girls’ for War Child at Flowers gallery, London (October 2023). The collective 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.
Previous exhibitions include: Biting Back and Enjoying the Taste at PADA, Lisbon (August 2020); No Reserve at Leicester Contemporary, UK (October 2021); Nightclubbing at M&C Saatchi, London (March 2022); 5 Needle, 5 Wire at Thamesside Studios, London (August 2022); Bodies in Trouble curated by Dr. Anna Havemann at Haus Kunst Mitte, Berlin (November 2022). InFems’ previous charity art project was commissioned by Carolina Herrera for International Women’s Day 2022 with all proceeds going to Fundacio Ared.
InFems fosters a community of practice through its support of emerging, minority, feminist and female artists. In generating new platforms in both physical and virtual spaces, it works as a bridge between individual creatives and institutions, galleries, brands and opportunities.