Gosia Wojas

Artist and researcher working with print and text, moving and still image, sculpture and performance to consider sites of control as well as resistance, while drawing on references from activist interventions, feminist narratives and avant-garde aesthetics.



Based in Los Angeles, CA.


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01.22
Touching-Touched
Essay published in
@FlatJournal
Issue 2


01.24 & 01.31.21
GLAMFA CSULB
Another round of manifesto writing workshops: CARE AS DISCIPLINE; co-organized with Ana Baginski, PhD and Silvi Naçi


10.11 & 10.25.20
UCLA New Wight Biennial
HOPE AS DISCIPLINE -manifesto writing workshop; organized in collaboration with Ana Baginski, PhD and Silvi Naçi


04.14.19
California Institute of the Arts
The Absent Museum
with guest speaker, Madin Lopez, founder of ProjectQ


07.18
Gdańsk, Pl
Łaźnia Contemporary Art Center
Symptomatic Eruptions of the Avant Garde: Martine Syms, Stanya Kahn,
Mary Reid and Patrick Kelley, 
Kim Schoen (curatorial)


05.16
Los Angeles, CA
Feminist Center for Creative Work
Against the Grain: experimental films by Polish women artists; discussion by Aniko Imre, PhD and Eve Oishi, PhD (curatorial)




 

Gosia Wojas

Artist and researcher working with print and text, moving and still image, sculpture and performance to consider sites of control as well as resistance, while drawing on references from activist interventions, feminist narratives and avant-garde aesthetics.

Based in Los Angeles, CA.

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Contributors:
Vickie Aravindhan
Ana Baginski
Molly Champlin
Melora Garcia
Meredith Freeman
Ramona Mikelson
Silvi Naçi
Amanda Quinlan
Mirabel Wigon
Gosia Wojas

Organized by:
Ana Baginski
Silvi Naçi
Gosia Wojas


Hosted by:
GLAMFA, California State University Long Beach
January 24, 2021


Collective writing and reading of excerpts from “The Care Manifesto” book published by The Care Collective (2020), as well as political texts from an array of authors such as, W.E.B. Du Bois, The Black Panther, Combahee River Collective, Angela Davis, Leanna Betasamosake Simpson, Johanna Hedva, and more.

Manifesto published in the GLAMFA 2021 catalogue.

Chapter (13)
~ Care Manifesto


what is the critical path, today?
I'm thinking about the multitude of issues affecting me, my children, my family and friends, my community, the local and the global...
out of this multitude of paths one can take
to begin correcting the destruction left by colonialism, capitalist structures, white supremacy, rape culture, attacks on gender, sexual identity and agency, which one is the critical one, today?
which path will offer peace to the multi-generational families of essential workers living in tight quarters ravaged by the effects of the virus and the pandemic?
which path will offer justice to the immigrant women held in Trump's detention centers, who were vandalized with unwanted hysterectomies?
which path to resistance and which path to mobilization?
which path can justify and uphold the long forgotten truths that a politics of care is a radical act and a critical action?
which path…

the work is in the gut, the heart, the innards of the political beings we have become

we believe in joy
and love
being there for ourselves
as much as being there for others
the work is never done
we birth, we are born

is it an experiment or is it a practice? 
Gosia Wojas, excerpt from the Care Manifesto