Women Disrupting the Art World


This webinar explores opportunities and challenges presented by technology, all the while uncovering how women are embracing digital to disrupt culture. 

It is no secret that women are underrepresented in the art world. For centuries, female artists were denied the same opportunities as their male counterparts. Their work was often dismissed as being inferior. However, times are changing.

In recent years, women are making their mark on the art world, and are disruptive force to be reckoned with. Female artists are no longer content to play by the rules. They are experimenting with new mediums, pushing boundaries, and creating incredible works of art that challenge what art can be.

Despite the obstacles faced, they have made significant contributions to the world of art. In recent years, female artists have been at the forefront of a movement to redefine the art world. They are using their work to challenge traditional concepts of beauty and to explore new ideas about gender and identity. As a result, women are making a powerful impact on the art world and are helping to forge a new path for future generations of artists.

Women art dealers and advisors are also playing their part and are increasingly working to promote female artists and create opportunities for them to showcase their work. As a result, women are slowly but surely gaining a stronger foothold in the art world. While there is still a long way to go, the increasing visibility of women in the art community is a hopeful sign for the future.

Panel Discussion: Susan Mumford, Colleen Marie Foley, Alexandra Darby and Kelani Nichole

This is an interactive discussion between Susan Mumford, founder and CEO of the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD), Colleen Marie Foley, interdisciplinary artist, Alexandra Darby, the Head of Operations at NEW INC, and Kelani Nichole, the owner of TRANSFER.

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Alexandra Darby

Alexandra Darby is the Head of Operations at NEW INC, founded by the New Museum in 2014 as the first museum-led cultural incubator dedicated to supporting innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship across art, design, and technology. She is a Sydney-born, New York-based cultural producer and contemporary jeweler. Her curatorial projects, which are guided by critical theory and digital...

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Colleen Marie Foley

Colleen Marie Foley is an interdisciplinary artist and video editor. Her work focuses on the psychological/physical relationship between sublime landscape, digital technology, and the body and the porousness of the membrane that separates them. Video, with its capacity to encompass a multitude of media, allows her to explore these themes via music, poetry, installation, performance and digital...

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Susan Mumford

Susan Mumford is a game-changer in the 21st Century art world. She’s an entrepreneur, gender equality advocate, mentor, speaker / moderator and author. While running a gallery in Soho, London, she founded the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD), a non-profit trade network with multiple international chapters. She subsequently started Be Smart About Art, a...

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Kelani Nichole

Kelani Nichole (@kelaninichole) is the owner of TRANSFER, an experimental exhibition space in NYC that explores the friction between networked studio practice and its physical instantiation.  The gallery supports artists working with computer-based practices to realise solo exhibitions, and travels internationally promoting new formats for exhibition and appreciation of contemporary art.  In...

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