Angela Washko

Associate Professor of Art
Angela Washko




Angela Washko is an artist who creates new forums for discussions about feminism in spaces frequently hostile toward women, femmes, and non-binary people. Washko’s practice spans interventions in mainstream media, performance art, installation, digital art, writing, video, and video games. In 2012, Angela Washko founded The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness in World of Warcraft, an intervention inside the popular online video game. Washko’s recent project, The Game: The Game, is a critical feminist 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 finishing a documentary film project called Workhorse Queen, which explores the impact of reality television on drag performance culture.

A recent recipient of the Creative Capital Award, the Impact Award at Indiecade, the Franklin Furnace Performance Fund, and an Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism Grant, Washko’s practice has been highlighted in The New Yorker, Frieze Magazine, Time Magazine, The Guardian, ArtForum, The Nation, 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), Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Milan Design Triennale, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki), Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennial and the Rotterdam International Film Festival. Angela Washko is an Associate Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University and a research fellow at the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry.

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