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This is the official web site of subRosa, a collective of interdisciplinary feminist artists committed to combining art, social activism and politics to explore and critique the intersections of information and bio technologies on women’s bodies, lives and work.

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Many of subRosa’s maps and pamphlets, including our first two @SecondOpinion newsletters are on display in Stamford Connecticut at the Franklin Street Works gallery. “Working Alternatives: Breaking Bread, Art Broadcasting, and Collective Action,” curated by Mackenzie Schneider, Terri C Smith, and Jess Wilcox, is on view from Oct 27, 2012 – Jan 13, 2013.

The International Year of Co-operatives Pittsburgh Organizing Committee has included subRosa in its 2012 directory of local cooperatives and collectives.

subRosa’s contributions to Soft Power. Art and Technologies in the Biopolitical Age are featured in a new catalog.

Selections from Feminist Matter(s): Propositions and Undoings were included in “What’s Up Pittsburgh,” curated by Geoffrey Graham and Kevin O’Toole, Clarion University Gallery, February 28 - April 21, 2012.

Two new reviews of the Pittsburgh Biennial at the Miller Gallery make mention of subRosa’s installation. Justin Hopper’s “The Miller Gallery lends the Pittsburgh Biennial a collaborative edge” for Pittsburgh City Paper and Mary Thomas’ “Activist art in Pittsburgh Biennial segment at CMU covers complex subjects” for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Towards a Feminist Science and Art: An interdisciplinary dialogue with artists, scientists, students, and scholars was held Nov 11, 2011@ the Miller Gallery, in conjunction with Feminist Matter(s): Propositions and Undoings—in the Pittsburgh Biennial.

subRosa’s work was presented in a Visiting Artist lecture at Clemson University, Oct 21-22, 2011.

subRosa has premiered a new installation—Feminist Matter(s): Propositions and Undoings—in the Pittsburgh Biennial at the Miller Gallery. Curated by Astria Suparak, Sept 16-Dec 11, 2011.

subRosa’s work was presented at the Public History of Science and Technology conference, along with images from Bonnie Fortune’s EveryBody! traveling exhibit. University of South Carolina, Sept 12, 2011.

Bodies Unlimited A decade of subRosa’s art practice published in Vol 28 of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal, July 2011.

subRosa selected projects 2000-2005 was screened at Serija Cinema Feministe in Maribor, Slovenia March 10, 2011.

ConstructaVulva was shown and performed in Constructa/vulvaEveryBody!: Visual resistance in feminist health movements, 1969-2009. Curated by Bonnie Fortune, Carleton College Gallery, April–May, 2011.

subRosa conducted a workshop and exhibition—Bodies Unlimited—as part of Soft Power II. Art and Technologies in the Biopolitical Age. Curated by Maria Ptqk, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao Spain, Nov 2–6, 2010.

subRosa completed a residency at Catwalk, where we completed the first major phase of our web site redevelopment. May, 2010.

Transfer Lounge, curated by Ima Picó, and Carolina Loyola Garcia. Forja ArteContemporáneo, Valencia, Spain, Sept. 17–Oct. 23, 2009 and SPACE, Pittsburgh, USA, Oct. 2–Nov. 17, 2009.

Soft Power. Art and Technologies in the Biopolitical Age, curated by Maria Ptqk. Amarika Project at Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. Fall, 2009.

ConstructaVulva was shown and performed in EveryBody!: Visual resistance in feminist health movements, 1969-2009, curated by Bonnie Fortune. I-Space, Chicago. Sept. 11–Oct. 10, 2009.

A Studio of Their Own: The Legacy of the Fresno Feminist Experiment, Phebe Conley Art Gallery at Cal State Fresno, Aug. 26–Oct. 9, 2009.

subRosa curated a shift for PSi15 entitled Miss | Placed Women, that included artists Elena Marcevska, Violeta Luna, Tanja Ostojic, Sanja Ivekovic, Iva Kovac, and Roberto Varea. Zagreb, Croatia, June, 2009.

Vulva De/ReConstructa screened in Red Dawns festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Wed., March 4, 2009.

subRosa gave a presentation at the The Scholar & Feminist Conference XXXIV- The Politics of Reproduction: New Technologies of Life; Barnard College, New York, Feb., 2009.

subRosa presented 6 minutes + 40 seconds of our work at AIA/AIGA Pittsburgh’s Pecha Kucha Night, Oct., 2008.

subRosa presented the U-Gen-A-Chix performance & artist lecture at, Raw Symbiosis: Animals_Nature_Culture, 14th International Festival of Contemporary Arts - City of Women, Galerija Skuc, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Oct. 13, 2008.

Gestation - A Collaborative Performance Arts Workshop, presented by subRosa and sponsored by the Faculty of Communication & Media Arts, New York University Skopje, Macedonia, June 10–19, 2008.

Look! Listen! A Week With|Out Women artist residency (at WHW’s Galerija Nova) & performance (at Student Center Club, Teater &TD), Zagreb, Croatia, May 31–June 8, 2008.

subRosa presented Out-Rage-Us-Joy, a new installation, for The Way That We Rhyme: Women, Art & Politics, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, March 29-June 29, 2008.

Cell Track: Mapping the Appropriation of Life Materials, was shown in Deliciously Disposable Earth, Three Rivers Arts Festival Gallery, Pittsburgh, Jan 17-Feb 22, 2008.


subRosa’s name honors feminist pioneers in art, activism, labor, science, and politics: Rosa Bonheur, Rosa Luxemburg, Rosie the Riveter, Rosa Parks and Rosie Franklin.

subRosa is a reproducible cyberfeminist cell of cultural researchers committed to combining art, activism, and politics to explore and critique the effects of the intersections of the new information and biotechnologies on women's bodies, lives, and work.

subRosa produces artworks, activist campaigns and projects, publications, media interventions, and public forums that make visible the effects of the interconnections of technology, gender, and difference; feminism and global capital; new bio and medical technologies and women's health; and the changed conditions of labor and reproduction for women in the integrated circuit.

subRosa practices a situational embodied feminist politics nourished by conviviality, self-determination, and the desire for affirmative alliances and coalitions.

Let a million subRosas bloom!


Par son nom, subRosa rend hommage aux pionnières féministes dans les arts plastiques, l’activisme, le mouvement ouvrier, science et la politique: Rosa Bonheur, Rosa Luxemburg, Rosie la Riveter, Rosa Parks.

subRosa est une cellule cyberféministe, qui s’offre comme lieu de rassemblement pour des chercheurs qui se consacrent á la recherche dans l’art, l’activisme, et la politique pour analyser et critiquer les effets et les interactions das nouveaux moyens de communication et des biotechnologies sur le corps, la vie et le travail des femmes.

subRosa produit des oevres d’art, initie des campagnes, et crée des projets pour lutter et intervenir dans les médias et les espaces publics afin de rendre visible les effets des interconnections entre technologie, genre et différences…et de la même façon entre le féminisme et le capitalisme mondial pour mettre en lumiere les effets des nouvelles téchnologies médicales sur la santé des femmes…pour prendre la mesure des changements survenus dans les conditions de travail et de reproduction féminins dans notre mileu.

SubRosa met en oeuvre une politique féministe qui se nourrit de convivialité, de la volonté d'auto-détermination, et du désir d'alliances affirmatives.

Laissons fleurir un million de subRosas!


El nombre subRosa honra a pioneras feministas en el arte, el activismo, el trabajo social, la ciencia y la política: Rosa Bonheur, Rosa Luxemburg, Rosie la Riveter, Rosa Parks.

subRosa es una célula cyberfeminista reproducible compuesta de investigadoras culturales comprometidas a combinar el arte, el activismo y la política para explorar y criticar los efectos de las intersecciones de las nuevas tecnologías informáticas y la biotecnolog’a en el cuerpo, la vida y el trabajo de las mujeres.

subRosa produce obras de arte, campañas y proyectos activistas, publicaciones, intervenciones en los medios de comunicación y foros públicos que hacen visibles los efectos de las interconexiones de la tecnología, el género femenino, la diferencia; el feminismo y el capitalismo global; las nuevas tecnologías médicas, la biotecnología y la salúd de las mujeres; así como también los cambios en las condiciones de trabajo y reproducción para las mujeres en todo el mundo.

subRosa practica una política feminista, corporal y situacional nutrida de jovialidad, determinación y el deseo de formar alianzas y coaliciones afirmativas.

¡Deja que un millón de SubRosas florezcan!