View results from our fourth annual (and first virtual) Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on our Wikipedia Event Dashboard!
Organized by Asia Art Archive in America and NaPupila in collaboration with Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong, this event brought together participants to discuss, create, share, and improve Wikipedia articles about women and non-binary artists, (see here for a list of suggested artists needing articles).
The day kicked-off at noon on Zoom with a talk by art historian and curator Michaela Blanc of NaPupila, a Brazilian curatorial collective that thinks critically about gender roles and power structures through the visual arts. In this presentation, Blanc discussed NaPupila’s guiding principles and showed how the collective uses the internet as a vehicle to create feminist communities. She also highlighted their work on a series of Art+Feminism events, emphasizing that through an intersectional approach in curatorial practice, we can face and dismantle the colonial gaze.
Following this presentation, members of the AAA-A team led an Introduction to Editing Wikipedia training session for new editors. This is the seventh Wikipedia Edit-a-thon organized by AAA-A in collaboration with AAA in HK. In the last three years, over 150 participants have added or improved over 130 Wikipedia articles on artists and exhibitions in Asia. Click here to browse all of the articles that were added, edited, or translated by our participants in previous edit-a-thons from 2018 to 2020.
This edit-a-thon is aligned with Art+Feminism — “a campaign improving coverage of cis and transgender women, non-binary folks, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia” — and is part of Asia Art Archive’s ongoing effort to contribute to discussions about the representation of art and visual culture in Asia on open-source knowledge platforms.
Michaela Blanc is the co-founder of NaPupila, a Brazilian curatorial collective that thinks critically about gender roles and power structures through the visual arts in Brazil. Currently, she is the Curatorial Fellow at the MassArt Art Museum (MAAM), in Boston, and a MA candidate in Museum Education at Tufts University. She is part of the Future Education Leaders Network (2020-2021) at the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy, in Boston. Along with NaPupila, she co-teaches the course A Pergunta Feminista nasArtes Visuais (The Feminist Question in the Visual Arts) at the School of Visual Arts at Parque Lage, in Rio. In the past two years, the collective has been presenting several Art+Feminism events, welcoming dozens of new female-identified Wikipedia editors, who created and edited over a thousand entries. Previously, Michaela worked for two years at MIT Museum as a Visitor Services Assistant; and as a Curatorial Intern at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. In Brazil, she worked as a Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Art of Rio (MAR); and worked as a Research Intern at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro. She lives in Cambridge, MA.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.