Angela WashkoAssistant Professor of Art
Angela Washko is an artist who creates new forums for discussions about feminism in spaces frequently hostile toward it. Washko’s practice spans interventions in mainstream media, performance art, video and video games. She is committed to telling complex and unconventional stories about the media we consume from unusual perspectives. Since 2012, Angela Washko has operated The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness in World of Warcraft, an intervention inside the most popular multiplayer online role-playing game. Washko’s recent project, The Game: The Game, is a critically acclaimed video game in which professional pick-up artists attempt to seduce the player using their coercive signature techniques sourced from their instructional books and video materials. She is currently working on a documentary film about RuPaul’s Drag Race reality tv contestant, drag queen and former call center manager Mrs. Kasha Davis. The project will be the subject of a solo exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, Arizona opening in January 2020.
A recent recipient of the Impact Award at Indiecade, a Franklin Furnace Performance Fund Grant, and a Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art at the Frontier Grant, Washko’s practice has been highlighted in The New Yorker, Frieze Magazine, Time Magazine, The Guardian, Artforum, The Los Angeles Times, Art in America, The New York Times and more. Her projects have been presented internationally at venues including Museum of the Moving Image (New York), Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki), Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Milan Design Triennale, the Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennial and the Rotterdam International Film Festival.