We’ll Stay Silent No More

November 4, 2017


More than 150 artists, directors, and curators, have written a letter denouncing sexual harassment and intimidation in the art world. The letter comes in the wake of the resignation of Artforum co-publisher Knight Landesman, hours after a lawsuit was filed in New York accusing him of sexual harassment. As always, MEANS stands with the Voices.



We are gallerists, artists, writers, editors, curators, directors, arts administrators, assistants, and interns – workers of the art world – and we have been groped, undermined, harassed, infantilised, scorned, threatened, and intimidated by those in positions of power who control access to resources and opportunities. We have held our tongues, threatened by power wielded over us and promises of institutional access and career advancement.


We are not surprised when curators offer exhibitions or support in exchange for sexual favours. We are not surprised when gallerists romanticise, minimise, and hide sexually abusive behaviour by artists they represent. We are not surprised when a meeting with a collector or a potential patron becomes a sexual proposition. We are not surprised when we are retaliated against for not complying. Abuse of power comes as no surprise.


This letter stems from a group discussion about sexual harassment within our field, following the recent allegations about Knight Landesman’s behaviour. The conversation has branched out internationally to include artists, writers, editors, curators, directors, assistants, interns, and those with positions within institutions. Harder work to advance equity is often expected of and performed by women of colour, trans, and gender nonconforming people. Our efficacy relies on taking this intersection very seriously and not excluding other corroborating factors that contribute to bias, exclusion, and abuse. These additional factors include, but are not limited to, gender identity, ability, religion, class, and immigration status. There is an urgent need to share our accounts of widespread sexism, unequal and inappropriate treatment, harassment and sexual misconduct, which we experience regularly, broadly, and acutely.


Many institutions and individuals with power in the art world espouse the rhetoric of feminism and equity in theory, often financially benefiting from these flimsy claims of progressive politics, while preserving oppressive and harmful sexist norms in practice. Those in power ignore, excuse, or commit everyday instances of harassment and degradation, creating an environment of acceptance of and complicity in many more serious, illegal abuses of power.


The resignation of one publisher from one high-profile magazine does not solve the larger, more insidious problem: an art world that upholds inherited power structures at the cost of ethical behaviour. Similar abuses occur frequently and internationally on a large scale within this industry. We have been silenced, ostracised, pathologized, dismissed as “overreacting”, and threatened when we have tried to expose sexually and emotionally abusive behaviour.


We will be silenced no longer.


We will denounce those who would continue to exploit, silence, and dismiss us. Your actions will no longer be a secret, whispered among us for fear of ostracisation, professional shunning, and recrimination. Where we see the abuse of power, we resolve to speak out, to demand that institutions and individuals address our concerns seriously, and to bring these incidents to light regardless of the perpetrator’s gender.


We will no longer ignore the condescending remarks, the wayward hands on our bodies, the threats and intimidations thinly veiled as flirtation, or the silence from ambitious colleagues. We will not tolerate being shamed or disbelieved, and we will not tolerate the recrimination that comes with speaking out. We will not join “task forces” to solve a problem that is perpetrated upon us.


We, the undersigned – those who have experienced abuse and those standing in solidarity with them – call upon art institutions, boards, and peers to consider their role in the perpetuation of different levels of sexual inequity and abuse, and how they plan to handle these issues in the future.


We are too many, now, to be silenced or ignored.


With all we have experienced and witnessed, this letter should come as no surprise.


Following are some of the signatories. A full list is available at notsurprised.org.


A.L. Steiner, artist


Abigail Browde, theater artist, 600 HIGHWAYMEN, Brooklyn


Abigail Child, filmaker


Abigail Toll, Artist assistant and writer, Berlin


Ad Minoliti, artist, Buenos Aires


Ada Potter, Artist & curator, New York City


Addie Wagenknecht, artist, NYC


Adele Eisenstein, curator, New York


Adi Gura, Gallery Director, BRAVERMAN Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel


Adriana Ramić, Artist, New York


Adriana Zavala, PhD, Curator and Art Historian


Adrianne Rubenstein, artist, New York


Agar Ledo, Curator, MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea, Vigo


Agnieszka Polska, Artist, Warsaw / Berlin


Agustina Ferreyra, Gallery Owner, Galería Agustina Ferreyra, Mexico City


Aileen Murphy, Artist


Aily Nash, Curator, New York


Aimee Friberg, Owner, CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, San Francisco


Alanna Lockward, Founding Director of Art Labour Archives, Berlin and Santo Domingo


Alessandra Saviotti, Curator


Alex Goldberg, Artist , Self , New York


Alex Mawimbi (formerly Ato Malinda), artist, Rotterdam


Alexandra Baudelot, Co-Director of Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris


Alexandra Giniger, Director, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York


Alexandra Schwartz, Art history faculty and independent curator, School of Visual Arts, New York


Alexandra Tatarsky, Writer & Performer, NY


Alexine Chanel , Artist, Weissensee Hochkunstschule, Berlin


Alexis Johnson, Gallery Director


Alhena Katsof, Curator , New York


Alia Farid, Artist


Alice Conconi, Gallery Director, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York


Alice Rawsthorn, Chair and trustee, London


Alice Tippit, Artist, Chicago


Aline Bouvy , Artist, Brussels


Alison Coplan, Curator, New York


Alison Dillulio, Studio Manager


Alison Fox, Artist


Alissa Bennett, Writer, New York


Alissa McKendrick, Artist, New York


Alix Dana, Director, Independent, New York


Aliza Nisenbaum, Artist, Professor, Columbia University, NYC


Allison Card, Gallery Partner, New York


Allison Weisberg, Executive Director & Founder, Recess, Brooklyn


Alyson Shotz, Artist, New York


Amalia Pica, Artist, London


Amanda Ross-Ho, Artist, Los Angeles


Amelia Jones, Professor, USC, Los Angeles


Amy Zion, curator and writer, New York


Amy Balkin, Artist, San Francisco


Amy Whitaker, Assistant Professor, Visual Arts Administration, NYU Steinhardt, New York


Amy Wolf, Private art dealer, New York


Ana Castella, Gallerist, josegarcia ,mx, Mexico City


Ana Gallado, artista, argentina


Ana Janevski, Curator, Museum of Modern Art, New York


Anastasia James , Curator , New York


Andrea Belag, Artist, studio, New York


Andrea Crespo, Artist, New York


Andrea Giunta, Writer and professor, Buenos Aires University, Buenos Aires


Andrea Longacre-White, Artist, Los Angeles


Andrea Scott, writer, New York City


Andrea Valdés, Writer, Barcelona


Andrianna Campbell, Art Historian, CUNY Graduate Center , New York


Angela Dimitrakaki , Writer


Angelina Volk, Gallery owner, Emalin, London


Angie Keefer, Artist


Anicka Yi, Artist, New York


Ann Greene Kelly, Artist, Los Angeles


Anna Daneri, curator, Genova


Anna Craycroft, artist, NYC


Anna Goetz, Curator, Frankfurt am Main / Mexico-City


Annabeth Marks, Artist, New York


Anne Dressen, Curator, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris


Anne Ellegood, Curator


Anne Washburn, Playwright, New York


Annette Lemieux, Artist, Professor, Harvard University, Cambridge


Annie Godfrey Larmon, Writer and Editor


Antonia Alampi, Curator, SAVVY Contemporary, Extra City, Berlin


Antonia Hirsch, artist, Berlin


Antonia Majaca, Curator, Berlin


Anuradha Vikram, Artistic Director, 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles


April Gornik, Artist, 61 Fresh Pond Rd, Sag Harbor, NY 11963


Apsara DiQuinzio, Curator, BAMPFA


Ashton Cooper, writer, curator, and gallery worker


Aslihan Demirtas, Architect, artist, writer, teacher, Istanbul


Astrid Mania, Professor for art history / art critic, Berlin


Attilia Fattori Franchini, Curator, London


Aude Pariset, Artist, Berlin


Ava Ansari, Artist, Curator, Poetic Societies, The Arab American National Museum, Detroit


Avery Singer, Artist, New York, NY


Aya Ogawa, Theatre artist, Brooklyn


B. Ingrid Olson , Artist


Banu Cennetoglu, artist, Istanbul


Barb Choit, artist


Barbara Bloemink, Former art museum director, Smithsonian national design museum, cooper-hewitt, New york


Barbara Gladstone, Gallerist, Gladstonegallery, New York


Barbara Sirieix, Independent curator, Paris


Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Artist, San Juan, Puerto Rico


Becca Albee, Artist, New York


Becky Kinder, Artist, New York


benedicte Gyldenstierne sehested, Artist


Beth B, Artist, Filmmaker , B Productions, New Jersy


Beth Fiore, Art Advisor & Curator, Fiore Art Advisory , New York City


Beverly Fishman, Artist, Head of PAinting, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills


Bharti Kher, Artist, Delhi


Bianca Schreiber, Program Coordinator, BAU Institute, New York, NY


Biljana Ciric, independent curator, Shanghai and Belgrade


Binna Choi, Director, Casco, Utrecht


Birgit Rathsmann, Artist, Animator, Brooklyn, NY


Bouchra Khalili, Artist, Berlin


Brandy Carstens, Director, New York


Bridget Donahue, Gallery Owner, New York


Bridget Finn, Co-founder, Cleopatra’s, New York


Brigitte Neufeldt, Media Artist, Germany , Monakam


Britta Thie, visual artist, performer, Berlin


Brittany Nelson, Artist, Richmond, VA


Brittni Collins, Arts Administrator , Creative Capital, New York City


Brittni Collins, Arts Administrator , NYC


Caitlin Keogh, Artist


Cajsa von Zeipel , artist, New York City


Candice Breitz, Artist, Berlin


Cara Benedetto, Artist


Caragh Thuring , Artist, London


Carin Kuoni, Director/Curator, Vera List Center for Art and Politics, New York


Carissa Rodriguez, Artist, New York


Carla Acevedo-Yates, Curator, MSU Broad, Lansing, Michigan


Carla Chammas, advisor, New York City


Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York


Carol Bove, Artist, Brooklyn


Carolina Caycedo, Artist, Los Angeles


Caroline Mesquita, Artist, Paris / Brittany


Carolyn Lazard, Artist


Carolyn Schoerner, Artist book publisher/bookkeeper, Previously White Columns, now Books for All, New York


Carrie Yamaoka, Artist, New York


Casey O’Connell, Freelance , Glasgow


Cassie Griffin, artist, new york


Cassils Cassils, Artist, Los Angeles


Catalina Lozano, curator and writer, Mexico City


Caterina Riva, Curator, Singapore


Catherine Taft, Curator and writer , Los Angeles


Catherine Wood, Senior Curator, Tate Modern, London


Ceci Moss, Director , Gas , Los Angeles, CA


Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Independent curator, Los Angeles


Cecilia Dan, Advisor, Cecilia Dan Fine Art, Los Angeles


Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Curator, Los Angeles


Cecilia Vicuna, artist, self employed, New York


Celia Hempton, Artist, London


Celine Kopp, Director, Triangle France, Marseille


Charlotte Walters, Associate Fair Director , New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) , New York


Charlotte Brathwaite, Director, New York


Charlotte Prodger, Artist , Glasgow


Chelsea Haines, Doctoral candidate, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY


Chiara Repetto, Art dealer, kaufmann repetto, Milano and New York


Chitra Ganesh, Visual artist, NYC


Chloé Rossetti, Artist and Writer, New York


Christa Blatchford, CEO/ Artist, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York


Christabel Stewart, Art Editor, curator, ex-Gallerist, Art Review, London


Christina Dimitriadis, Artist, Berlin


Christina Mackie, artist, London


Christine Messineo, Gallerist, Hannah Hoffman, Los Angeles


christine Rebet, Artist , Ny


Christine Zehner, Art advisor, Various, New York


Christy Matson, Artist, Los Angeles


Chus Martínez, Curator


Cindy Sherman, Artist, New York


Claire Le Restif, Director, Le Crédac , Ivry-sur-Seine


Claire Tancons, curator, New Orleans


Claire Barliant, Writer, Cambridge, MA


Claireban Coffey, Studio Manager, New York


Clare Quinlan, Former development professional, Dia and the New Museum, New York City


Claude Adjil, Curator, London


Claudia Altman-Siegel, Gallerist, Altman Siegel, San Francisco


Claudia Peña Salinas, Artist/Art Preparator, Guggenheim, New York


Claudine Elysee, Gallery assistant, New York City


Clemence White, Curatorial Assistant


Coco Fusco, artist/professor, University of Florida, Gainesville


Coco Young , Artist, New york


Colleen Grennan, Gallery Director , Los Angeles


Connie Butler, Curator, Los Angeles


Constance DeJong, artist, writer


Constance Penley, Professor, University of California-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California


Courtney Willis Blair, Artist Liaison, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York


Cristiana Tejo, Independent Curator, Lisbon/Recife


Cristina Tufino, Artist , New York


Cécile B. Evans, Artist, London


Dai Skuse, Associate Professor, University of Guelph, Gueph, Ontario Canada


Dana Kopel, Editor, curator, writer, New Museum, New York


Danai Anesiadou, Artist


Danielle Dean, Artist, Detroit/Amsterdam


Danijela Dugandzic, Directress at Association for Culture and Art CRVENA and Curator at Red Mined Feminist Curatorial Collective, Sarajevo


Davina Semo, Artist


Deborah Kass, artists, Brooklyn NY


Deborah Schamoni, Gallerist, Munich


Delaney Martin, Artistic Director, New Orleans and Los Angeles


Dena Yago, Artist, Los Angeles


Devika Daulet-Singj, Gallery Owner , Photoink, New Delhi


Diana Betancourt, Curator , Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka


Dianna Molzan, Artist, Los Angeles


Dina Deitsch, Gallery Director, Tufts University Art Galleries, Boston and Medford


Dina Weiss, Artist, Professor, and Assistant Chair, Pratt Institute , New York


Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Artist, Paris


Dora Budor, Artist, New York


Doreen Mende, Curator, writer and theorist, Berlin/Geneva


Dorothée Dupuis, Director and Founder, Terremoto Magazine, Mexico City


Drae Campbell, actor, self employed, Brooklyn, NY


Débora Delmar, artist, London


Débora Delmar, Artist, Mexico City/ London


Elana Rubinfeld, Advisor , Los Angeles


Eleanor Cayre, Art advisor, Cayre Art Group , NYC


Elena Filipovic, Director/Curator, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel


Elena Tavecchia, Studio manager and curator, New York


Eleonora Oreggia, Artist, Queen Mary University of London, London


Elisabeth Sherman , curator, New York


Elisabeth Lebovici, Art critic, Paris


Elisabeth McAvoy, former Artforum staff member


Elise Lammer, Curator, Rome, Italy


Eliza Ryan, Curator and Producer, New York


Elizabeth Jaeger, Artist, book publisher , New York


Elizabeth Jaeger, Artist, New York


Ella Dawn McGeough, Artist, Toronto


Ellen Freed, Artist, London


Ellie Rines, Gallery Owner, 56 Henry, New York


Eloise Hawser, Artist, London, London


Els Silvrants-Barclay, Co-Director of Netwerk, Aalst


Elvia Wilk, Writer, New York


Elvira Dyangani Ose, Lecturer / Curator, Goldsmiths / Creative Time, London / New York


Elyse Derosia, Gallery Owner, Bodega, New York


Emilie Villez, Director, Kadist , Paris


Emily Guzman Sufrin, Former curatorial assistant


Emily Hunt, Poet & Arts Professional


Emily Mae Smith, Artist, self , Brooklyn


Emily Segal , Artist and Writer , Berlin / New York


Emily Shanahan, Artist, New York


Emma Astner, Gallery Owner, Koppe Astner, Glasgow


Emma Fernberger, Director of Artist/City, Bortolami, New York


Emma Hedditch, Artist, New York


Erica Baum, Artist, Studio, New York


Erika Anderson, Gallery Assistant, New york


Erika Balsom, Writer , London


Erin Leland, Artist, New York


Erin Somerville, Curator, White Columns, New York


Erin Goldberger, Director and owner, Half Gallery, New Release Gallery, New York City


Erin McMonagle, Events, New York


Erin Rommel, Designer


Erin Shirreff, Artist, New York


Eriola Pira, Curator, NARS Foundation, New York


Erëmirë Krasniqi, Researcher/ Curator, Kosovo Oral History Initiative, Pristina


Eungie Joo, Curator


Eva Barois de Caevel, Curator, Paris


Eva Franch , Architect / Curator and Director, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York


Eva Scharrer, curator, writer, editor, Berlin


Eva Thorne , Graphic designer, Kellenberger-White , London


Eva Ursprung, artist, puchstrasse 41, graz


Fabienne Audeoud, artist, Paris


Fabienne Lasserre, Artist


Fadwa Naamna, Curator, Amsterdam


Fanny Singer, Arts writer / editor, Freelance / The Wall Street Journal Magazine, London


Fawz Kabra, Curator


Fernanda Pitta, curator, Pinacoteca de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo


Filipa César, Artist and filmmaker, Berlin


Filipa Ramos, Editor and writer, art agenda, London


Finola Jones, Gallery owner/Director, mother’s tankstation, Dublin


Fiona Bate, Gallery Owner, SANDY BROWN, Berlin


Flaka Haliti, Artist, Munich


Flame *, Artists, Berlin


Fleur Breteau, Writer, Paris


Florence Derieux, Director of Exhibitions, Hauser & Wirth, New York


Florencia Portocarrero , Curator , Bisagra , Berlin


Francesca Astesani, Founder and Director, South into North, Copenhagen


Francesca Boenzi, Gallery Manager / Producer


Francesca Gavin, Curator, Freelance, London


Furen Dai, Artist


Gabriella Boyd, Artist, London


Gabriella Price, Assistant , Gavin Brown’s enterprise , New York


Gabrielle Giattino, Gallery Owner, Bureau LLC, New York


Gabrielle Jenks, Director, Abandon Normal Devices, Manchester, UK


Gala Berger , Artist and Co-founder, La Ene , Buenos Aires


Gelare Khoshgozaran, artist, writer, co-founding editor of contemptorary, contemptorary, Los Angeles


Georgia René-Worms, Artist, Author, Paris


Giovanna Zapperi, Art historian, Paris


Giulia Gregnanin, Editor, Flash Art, Milano


Giulia Mengozzi, Curator, Turin


Giulia Tognon, assistant curator, Council, Paris


Gloria Maximo, Artist , Queens


Gordon Hall, artist, New York, NY


Goshka Macuga, Artist, London


Grace Schofield, Gallery Owner, Union Pacific, London


Greta Hewison, Producer, FLAMIN, London


Guy Mannes-Abbott, Writer


Gwen Allen, Art historian, San Francisco


Géraldine Gourbe, Philosopher and curator, Paris


H Lan Thao Lam, Artist, Toronto/New York


Haegue Yang, Artist


Hannah Hoffman, Gallery Owner, Los Angeles


Hannah Perry, Artist, London


Hannah Robinson, Gallery Owner, Mary Mary , Glasgow


Hannah Whitaker, Artist, New York


Harriet Blaise Mitchell, Associate Director, Herald St, London


Hayden Dunham, Artist, Los Angeles


Heather Funk, Art Shipper, New York


Heather Guertin, Artist, New York


Heather Hubbs, Director, Non-profit, New York


Heather Pesanti, Senior Curator, The Contemporary Austin, Austin


Heather Phillipson, Artist, London


Helen Nisbet, Curator , Cubitt , London


Helen Marten, Artist, London


Helena Whittingham , Assistant curator, Freelance, London


Henriette Huldisch, Curator, Boston


Hilary Crisp-Hudson, Consultant, former Gallery Owner , London


Hilary Fagadau, Gallerist, Los Angeles


Ilaria Bonacossa, Director/curator, Art Fair, Torino


Iliana Fokianaki, State of Concept Athens and Kunsthal Extra City, Greece/Netherlands


Iman Issa, Artist


Inés Katzenstein, Curator, Professor, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires


Irene Aristizabal, Curator/Head of Exhibitions, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham


Irene Hofmann, Director and Chief Curator, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico


Irene Small, Art historian and critic


Iris Touliatou, Artist


Irma Álvarez-Laviada, Artist, Madrid


Irmgard Emmelheinz, Writer, Mexico City


Isabella Maidment, Curator , London


Isabelle Alfonsi, Gallerist, Marcelle Alix, Paris


Isabelle Le Normand, Curator, Los Angeles


Isobel Harbison, Writer, London


Ivana Bago, Art historian and curator, Duke University, Durham, NC


ivy Shapiro , art advisor , Art Agency Partners , New York


Jackie Sibblies Drury, Playwright, New York


Jaki Irvine , Artist, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin


Jamie Sneider, Artist , New York


Jana Doell, Art student / educator, Braunschweig


Jane Panetta, Curator, New York


Jane Swavely, Artist, Chair of the Board of Directors, A.I.R. gallery, A.I.R. Gallery, New York


Janelle Reiring, Gallerist, Metro Pictures, New York


Janine Foeller, Co-Founder, GrandArmyCollective, New York


Jasmin Tsou, Dealer, JTT, New York


Jasmina Cibic, Artist, London


Jasmine Johnson, Artist, London


Jasmine Picot-Chapman, Artist and Curator , London and Vilnius


Jayne Drost Johnson, Gallerist, New York


Jeannette Ehlers, Artist, Copenhagen


Jen Liu, Artist, New York


Jennie Goldstein, Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York


Jennifer Reeder, Filmmaker, Chicago


Jennifer Coates, Artist


Jennifer Josten, Art historian


Jennifer Krasinski, Writer|Critic, Brooklyn


Jennifer Peterson, Writer and professor, Los Angeles


Jennifer Piejko, Writer and Editor, Los Angeles


Jennifer Thatcher, Freelance writer, Folkestone, UK


Jennifer West, Artist, Los Angeles


Jenny Schlenzka, Executive Artistic Director, Performance Space 122, New York


Jenny Jaskey, Director and Curator, Brooklyn


Jenny Schlenzka, Performance Space 122, New York


Jesse Darling, Artist, LDN/Berlin


Jessi Reaves, Artist, New York


Jessica Silverman, Dealer


Jessica Vaughan, Curator, Art on the Underground , London


Jessica Wiesner, Artist


Jessie Washburne-Harris, Senior Director, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York


Jimi Lee, Gallerist, Modern Art, London


jina valentine, artist, professor, UNC / SAIC, Durham, NC / Chicago, IL


Jing He, Artist/Designer, Eindhoven


Joan Jonas, Artist, Self employed, New york


Joanna Fiduccia, Art Historian and Critic, Reed College, Portland


Joanna Warsza, Independent curator , Artistic Director Public Art Munich 2018 , Berlin


Joanne Greenbaum, Artist, New york,new york


Johanna Burton, Curator, writer, and educator, New York


Johanna Fateman, Writer, New York


Jolynn Krystosek, Artist , New York


Jordana Zeldin , Independent Curator, Senior Gallery Partnerships Manager (Artsy), Artsy, Brooklyn


Josephine Graf, curator and writer


Joy Episalla, Artist, New York


Juana Berrío, Independent Curator & Writer, San Francisco, CA


Judi Roaman, Collector, New York


Judith Hudson, Artust, Self employed, NYC


Julia Bryan-Wilson, writer and professor, UC Berkeley, Oakland, CA


Julia Christensen, Artist and Professor, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH


Julia Hendrickson, Curator, Writer, & Editor, Austin, Texas


Julia Jarcho, director, Minor Theater , New York City


Julia Morandeira Arrizabalaga, Curator, CA2M , Madrid


Julia Rodrigues, Art producer/ Curator , South INTO North, Copenhagen


Julia Rommel, Artist, Bureau, New York, Brooklyn


Julia Trotta, Filmmaker, curator, advisor


Julia Wachtel, Artist, New York


julie bena, artist, Paris-Prague


Julie Freeman, Artist, Translating Nature, Margate


Julie Muehleisen, Registrar, New York


Julieta Aranda, Artist and editor, e-flux, Berlin / New York


Julieta Gonzalez, Curator, Mexico City


Jumana Manna, Artist, Berlin


June Crespo, Artist , Bilbao


Kah Bee Chow, Artist, Malmo


Kaira Cabañas, Art historian and critic


Kaltrina Krasniqi, Film director, Filmmaker, Prishtina


Kara Kazanoff, Writer


Kari Conte, Director of Programs and Exhibitions, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Brooklyn


Karin Schneider, Artist, filmmaker and writer. , New York


Karyn Olivier, Artist and educator, Philadelphia


Kat Herriman, Writer


Kate Nesin, Art historian and curator


Kate Bryan, Specialist, Phillips, London


Kate Fowle, Chief curator, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow


Kate Shepherd, Artist, New York City


Katharina Worf, Gallery Director, London


Katharine Overgaard, Gallerist, New York


Katherine Carl, Art Historian and Curator, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York


Katherine Chan, Gallerist, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York


Kathleen Madden, Professor, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York


Kathleen Ryan, Artist, Los Angeles/ New York


Kathryn Brennan, Gallery Owner, Brennan & Griffin, New York


Kathy Noble, Writer and Curator, London


Katie Bethune-Leamen, artist


Katie Minford, Studio manager


katie pearl, theater artist, the american theater community, brooklyn


Kay Watson, Curator, London


Kelly McGee, Director, Simone Subal Gallery, New York


Kelly Taxter, Curator, The Jewish Museum, New York


Keltie Ferris, artist, Brooklyn


Keren Cytter, Artist, New York


Kerri Schlottman-Bright, Director of Development, Creative Capital, New York


Kerstin Brätsch, Artist


Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili, Artist, Studio, Berlin


Kim Kozzi, Associate Professor, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario Canada


Kim Uchiyama, Artist, New York


Kimberly Bradley, critic/adjunct professor, freelance, Berlin/Vienna


Kira Freije, Artist, London


Kristen Becker, Director, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York


Kristen Dodge, Gallery Owner/Director, SEPTEMBER, formerly DODGEgallery, Hudson, NY, formerly LES


Kristen Jensen, artist, Brooklyn


Kristen Wawruck, Arts administrator, New York, NY


Kristina Buch, Artist, Düsseldorf/London


Kristine Haruna Lee, Theater Maker, harunalee, Brooklyn


Kyla McDonald, Curator, Berlin


Kyla McMillan, Associate Director, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York


Laetitia Badaut, Artist, Paris / London


Laura Barlow, Curator


Laura Barlow, Curator, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha


Laura Gonzalez, Art advisor


Laura Hoptman, Curator, New York


Laura Hunt, artist, New York, NY


Laura M. Pana, Founder & Director Non Profit Organization, International, Migrationlab, Vienna, Austria


Laura McLean-Ferris, Curator and Writer, New York


Laura Phipps, Curator


Laura Poitras, Filmmaker/artist, NYC


Laura Raicovich, Director, Queens Museum, New York


Laure Prouvost, Artist, London


Laurel Gitlen, former gallerist, freelance curator and consultant, Self employed, Brooklyn, NY


Laurel Ptak, Director, Art in General, New York


Lauren Wright , Curator and writer; Programme Director , Siobhan Davies Dance , London


Lauren Boyle, Artist, DIS, New York


Lauren Christiansen, independent curator, unaffiliated, New York


Lauren Cornell, Curator, New York


Lauren Hinkson, Curator, New York


Lauren Seiden, Artist, Studio, New York


Lauren Wittels, Senior Director, Luhring Augustine, New York


Laurie Anderson, Artist , Self employed , New york


Laurie Simmons, Artist, New York


Layla Bermeo, Assistant Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


Lea Cetera, Artist, New York, NY


Lea Freid , Former Gallerist, current Arts Marketing Exec, Frmr Lombard Freid Gallery , New York


Leah Dixon, Artist, New York City and Berlin


Leah Winkler, Writer, New York


Legacy Russell, Writer and Curator , NYC | LONDON


Lena Henke, Artist, New York


Lenore Malen, Artist , Parsons The New School, New York City


Leslie Auguste, Publisher, Paris


Leslie Fritz, Advisor, Fritz Advisory, New York


Leslie Hewitt, Artist, New York City


Libby Rothfeld, artist


Lieselotte Seaton, Sales Director, Sadie Coles HQ, London


LIlly Wei, art critic and independent curator, freelance, New York




Lisa Corinne Davis, Painter/Professor , Hunter College, Brooklyn


Lisa Damour, Playwright, PearlDamour, New Orleans


Lisa Dent, Curator, producer, writer, arts administrator, New York


Lisa Fischman, Museum Director, Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA


Lisa Holzer, Artist, Berlin


Lisa Ivorian-Jones, Curator and Publisher, Ivorian-Jones Fine Art, Llc , New York


Lisa Naftolin, Creative Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York


Lisa Oppenheim, Artist, New York


Lisa Panting, co-director/co-owner, Hollybush Gardens, London


Lisa Phillips, Museum Director


Lisa Sigal, Artist, New York City


Lisa Yuskavage, Artist, NYC


Lisette Smits, educator, curator, course director MFA Master of Voice, Amsterdam / Berlin


Liv Wynter, Artist, Education programme at Tate, Activist and Writer., Tate (17/18), London


Liz Munsell, Curator , Boston / New York


Liz Magic Laser, artist


Liz Mulholland, Director/Partner, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York


Lizzie Scott, Artist, Faculty, School of Visual Arts, New York


Lolita Fierro, Development, New York


Lorena Peña Briro, Cultural promoter, Paos gdl, Guadalajara, México


Lori Salmon , Librarian, New York


Lori Salmon, Librarian, The New York Public Library, New York


Loring Randolph, Artistic Director, Frieze, New York


Lotte Juul Petersen, curator, wysing arts centre, cambridge, uk


Louise Eliasof, Member of the Board of Trustees, Art21, New York


Lucia Sanroman, Curator / Director of Visual Arts, Yerba Buena Ceneter for the Arts, San Francisco


lucia zapparoli, Museum educator


Lucie Touya, Director of l’Agence à Paris, Artistic Director of la Colonie, Paris


Lucile Littot, Artist, Paris


Lucrezia Calabrò Visconti, Curator, CLOG, Torino


Lucy Chadwick , Director, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York


Lucy Chadwick, Director, New York


Lucy McKenzie, artist, Brussels


Lucy Winton, artist, self, new york city


Luiza Proença, Curator, educator, Brazil


Luiza Teixeira de Freitas , Curator , Lisbon


Lulu Nunn, Curator, writer, arts engagement officer, London


Lumi Tan, Curator, The Kitchen, New York


Lynn Hershman Leeson, Artist


Lynn Maliszewski, Writer and Editor


Lynn Nottage, Theater Artist, Columbia University, New York City


Lynne Tillman, Writer, Freelance, New York


Léna Monnier, Curator, Paris


Magali Reus, Artist, London


Magalí Arriola, Curator, México City


Magdalena Magiera, Curator


Magnolia de la Garza, Curator, Mexico


Mai-Thu Perret, artist, Geneva


Maika Pollack, Gallerist and Art Historian, Sarah Lawrence College , New York


Maja Demska, gallery assistant


Malena Bach, Director, London


Maliea Croy , Artist , New York City


Manuela Moscoso, Curator, Museo Tamayo, Ciudad de Mexico


Maori Karmael Holmes, Director of Public Engagement, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia


Mara Hoberman, Critic, Paris / New York


Marcela C. Guerrero, Assistant Curator, New York


Marcela Flórido , Artist , New York


Mare Tralla, artist, Independent , London/ Tallinn


Margaret Lee, Artists and Gallery Owner, 47 Canal (gallery), New York


Margaret Clinton, Gallerist, Koenig & Clinton, Brooklyn


Margaret Honda, Artist, Los Angeles


Maria Elena Gonzalez, Visual Artist


Maria Ines Rodriguez, Curator, Bordeaux


Maria Kjær Themsen , Art critic, Curator , Freelance, Copenhagen


Maria Lind, Director of Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm


Mariana Castillo Deball, artist , Berlin and Mexico city


Mariana Munguia Matute, Director , PAC, Mexico City


Marianna Simnett, Artist, London, London


Marianne Ramírez, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, San Juan


Marie Canet, Art Critic , Paris/Lyon


Marie Catalano, Director, JTT, New York


Marie Darrieussecq , Writer


Marie De gaulejac , Curator in charge of artists residencies , Triangle france & Asterides , Marseille


marie karlberg, artist, home, new york


Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Visual artist


Marie Lorenz, Artist, New York


marie Lusa, designer , studio marie lusa, zurich


Mariechen Danz, artist, Berlin


Marilyn Minter, Artist, Studio, NYC


Marina Alessio, Galerista, Mite Galeria, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Marina Reyes Franco, Independent curator and Co-founder of La Ene , San Juan


Maris Bustamante, artist, feminist artist, Mexico City


Marta Fontolan, Gallerist


Marta Papini, Curator


Marte Danielsen Joelbo, Curator and writer


Martha Kirszenbaum, Curator and Writer, Paris and Los Angeles


Martina Schmuecker, Artist, London


Martine Aballéa, Artist, Paris


Martine Syms, artist, Los Angeles, CA


Marwa Arsanios, Artist, Beirut


Mary Cecilia Mitsch, Gallery director, New York


Mary Ceruti, Executive Director and Chief Curator, SculptureCenter , New York


Mary Ping, Designer, New York


Mary Ramsden, Artist , London


Mary Reid Kelley, Artist


María Elena Ortiz, Curator, Miami


Mathilde Ter Heijne, Artist and art professor, Art School in the University of Kassel, Berlin


Matylda Krzykowski , Curator , Basel/Berlin


Maureen Gallace, Artist, New York


Maurin Dietrich, Curator , KW Institute for Contemporary Art , Berlin


maxime hourani, Artist


May Calil, Consultant, London


Medrie MacPhee, Artist/ professor, Bard College, New York


Megan Dudley, Projects Director, Cecilia Dan Fine Art, Los Angeles


Megan Plunkett, Artist, Los Angeles


Melike Kara, Artist, Cologne


Melissa Hopson, Artist, IUPUI , Indianapolis


Melissa Meyer, Artist, New York City, NYC


Meriem Bennani, Artist , New York , New York


Mia Locks, Curator


Mia Siracusa, Gallery Assistant, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York City


Michele Horrigan, Artist and Curator


Michelle White, Curator, Houston


Mika Yoshitake, Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.


Milano Chow, artist, Los Angeles


Mira Dancy, Artist


Mira Schor, Artist and writer, Parsons The New School , New York


Miranda July, artist, writer, filmmaker, Los Angeles


Miriam Basilio, university professor and former staff member at various museums, New York University, New York


Miriam Katzeff, Non-profit director, New York


MJ Kaufman, Playwright, freelance, New York


Moira Sims, Production Assistant, 47 Canal, New York City


Molly Kleiman, Editor, New York


Monica Rodriguez, artist / curator, Los Angeles, CA / San Juan, PR


Monika Bravo, Artist, Self employed , Brooklyn


Moyra Davey, Artist, New York


Mylène Ferrand, Art worker and writer, Paris


Nadine Nakanishi, Artist, Sonnenzimmer, Chicago


Nancy Baker Cahill, Visual Artist, Los Angeles


Nancy Bowen, Artist & Professor, Purchase College, SUNY, Brooklyn


Nancy Oliveri, Photographer, New York


Nancy Spector, Curator


Naomi Fry, writer


Natalie Bookchin, artist, New York


Natalie DiIenno, Artist, Self, Buffalo


Natalie Dray, Artist, London


Natasa Petresin-Bachelez, Curator, Paris


Neringa Černiauskaitė, Editor, artist


Niamh Conneely, Head of Development & Communications, Studio Voltaire, London


Nicelle Beauchene, Owner / Director, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York


Nicola Stephanie, Artist, New York


Nicole Cherubini , Artist


Nicole Delmes, Gallery owner, Delmes & Zander, Cologne Germany, Cologne


Nicole Russo, Gallery Owner, Chapter NY


Nicole Russo, Gallery Owner, Chapter NY


Nicole Smythe-Johnson, Independent curator and writer , Kingston


Nicole Wermers, Artist, professor of sculpture, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, London, Munich


Nicoletta Lambertucci, Curator, London


Nikola Dietrich, Curator, Berlin


Nina Katchadourian, artist and professor, NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York/Berlin


Noam Segal, Curator, NYC


Nora Abrams, Curator, MCA Denver, Denver


Nora Bates Zale, Artist/Art Educator, Conway, MA


Olga Kisseleva, artiste-researcher, Sorbonne, Paris


Pamela Echeverría, Gallery Owner, LABOR, Mexico City


Pamela Lee, Professor, Stanford University, San Francisco


Pat Lay, artist,


Patricia Cronin, Artist, Patricia Cronin Studio, Brooklyn


Patricia Reed, Artist, Writer


Patricia Treib, Artist, New York


Patrizia Sandretto re Rebaudengo, Foundation President and Collector, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin


Paul Frantz, Collector, Google Inc, New York


Paula Naughton, Director, Simon Preston Gallery, New York


Paulina Ascencio, Curator, Independent, Guadalajara


Pauline Beaudemont, Artist, Paris


Pauline Bertholon, art worker, Paris


Pauline Daly , Gallery Director , Sadie Coles HQ, London


Pauline Daly, Director, Sadie Coles HQ, London


Phillida Reid, Gallery owner, Southard Reid, London


Phoebe Berglund, Choreographer, NYC


Phoebe Roberts, Curator , Artangel, London


Phyllida Barlow, Artist, London


Pia Ehrhardt, writer, self-employed, New Orleans


Pilar Corrias, Gallerist, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London


Polly Staple, Director , Chisenhale Gallery, London


Polly Staple, Director, Chisenhale, London


Pooneh Maghazehe , Artist, educator, interior designer , MICA, LM//PM Productions LLC, Brookyln


Rachel Adams, Curator, UB Art Galleries, Buffalo


Rachel Berks, Business owner, Otherwild, New York NY


Rachel Cook, Curator, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX


Rachel Ichniowski, Digital Projects Manager, e-flux, New York


Rachel Peddersen, Exhibitions Manager, Artists Space, New York


Rachel Pimm, Artist, London


Rachel Rose, artist, NY


Rachel Silveri, Art Historian, Columbia University, New York


Rachel Valinsky, Writer, New York


Rachel Williams, Gallerist/Dealer, Vilma Gold , London


Rallou Panagiotou, Artist


Rebecca Thor, Artist, Stockholm


Rebecca Smith, Artist, Rebecca Smith Studio, New York, N.Y.


Rebecca Uchill, art historian and curator


Regine Basha, Curator, New York


Renate Wagner, Head of Exhibitions , Kunsthalle Basel, Basel


Rhea Anastas, Associate Professor, Art historian, co-founder of Orchard (2005-08), curator, Department of Art, University of California, Irvine, CA


Rheim Alkadhi, artist


Rita Gonzalez , Curator, Los Angeles County Museum of Art , Los Angeles


Robin Cameron, Artist, New York


Rona Pondick, Artist, Artist shown with Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London/Paris/Salzburg, Sonnabend

Gallery, New York, Zevitas/Marcus Los Angeles, New York


Rosa Barba, artist, Berlin


Rosario Güiraldes, Curator , The Drawing Center , New York


Rosario Güiraldes, Curator, Buenos Aires


Rose Lord, Senior Director, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York


Rose Marcus, Artist


Rosemarie Trockel, Artist, Studio, Cologne + Berlin


Rosie Cooper, Curator / Head of Exhibitions, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Rosie Motley, Gallerist, New York


Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Artist, New York


Ruba Katrib, Curator, MoMA PS1, New York


Rujeko Hockley, Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York


Rózsa Zita Farkas, Gallery Owner, Arcadia Missa, London


Sabrina Gschwandtner , Artist , Studio, Los Angeles


Sadie Coles, Gallery owner, Sadie Coles HQ, London


Sadie Laska, Artist, New york


Sahra Motalebi , Artist and producer , Studio , New York


Sally Wright, Executive Director , Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor


Sandra Mujinga, Artist, Oslo


Sandra Terjman, Curator and Founder, Council, Paris


Sanja Ivekovic, Artist, Zagreb


Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Artist, New York


Sara Magenheimer, Artist, New York


Sara Roffino, Writer, New York


Sara Stevenson, Program Curator & Residency Program Director, Goethe-Institut New York


Sarah Browne , Artist, Dublin


Sarah Demeuse, Curator, Writer, Editor, New York


Sarah McCrory, Director, Goldsmiths CCA, London


Sarah Resnick, Writer and editor, New York


Sarah Szczesny, Artist


Sarsh Munro, Director , BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art , Gateshead


Sepake Angiama, Head of Education, documenta 14, Kassel


Shannon Stratton, Curator, Arts Administrator, Artist, New York/Chicago/Canada


Sharon Louden, Artist, New York


Shelly Silver, Artist, New York


Shelly Silver, artist, New York


Shirin Neshat, artist, studio, BKLYN


Shirley Irons, Artist, School of Visual Arts, New York


Silas von Morisse, Galleriste Owner, SILAS VON MORISSE Gallery (formerly ART 3), Brooklyn nY


Silke Lindner-Sutti , Gallery Director , Jack Hanley Gallery , New York


Silke Otto-Knapp , Artist


Simone Leigh , Artist, NYC


Simone Subal, Gallery Owner, New York


Sofia Hernández Chong Cuy, Curator


Sonel Breslav, Curator and Publisher, New York


Sonia Almeida, Artist, Boston, MA


Sonja Gandert, PhD student in art history, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY


Sophie Jung, Artist, London


Sophie Mörner , Gallery Owner and Publisher , New York


Sophie Nys, Artist, Brussels


Sophie Orlando, Art Historian, Villa Arson Art college (Nice, France), Paris


Spela Volcic, Indipendent. , Visual artist, Slovenia / Italy (Gorica-Gorizia)


Stefania Bortolami, Gallerist, Bortolami, New York


Stefania Palumbo, Director/owner , Supportico Lopez, Berlin


Steffani Jemison, Artist, Brooklyn


Stella Bottai, Programme Curator, Stanley Picker Gallery, London


Stephanie Syjuco, Artist and Professor, University of California, Berkeley


Sunitha Kumar Emmart, Gallery Owner , GALLERYSKE , Bangalore


Susan Bee, Artist, A.I.R. Gallery, New York City


Susan Klein, Artist/professor , College of Charleston , Charleston


Susan Thompson, Curator, New York


Susanna Greeves, Director, White Cube, London


Susanna Heller, Painter, Professor of Art, SUNY Purchase College, Brooklyn, NY


susanne m. winterling, artist, rehau, berlin


Susanne Zander, Gallerist, Delmes + Zander, Cologne


Suzanne Cotter, Director, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto


Talia Chetrit, Artist, New York


Talia Kwartler, Curatorial Assistant, The Museum of Modern Art, New York


Talia Shulze, Artist, Brooklyn, NY


Tamara Ibarra, Artist - Researcher, YEI. Platform and Archive, Mexico City, MEXICO


Tania Bruguera, Artist, La Habana


Tanja Ostojic, Interdisciplinary artist , Cultural activist, Berlin / Belgrade


Tara Ahmadinejad, Artist, Freelance, Brooklyn


Tauba Auerbach, Artist, New York


Tenaya Izu, Artist, Assistant, NYC


Terike Haapoja, artist, Parsons Fine Arts, New York


Thao Nguyen, Board Secretary, The Mistake Room, Los Angeles


The White Pube, Art critics, thewhitepube.com, Liverpool, London


Thea Ballard, Editor and writer, New Museum, New York


Theresa Sterner, Artist, Los Angeles


Tina Satter, Theater Artist, Half Straddle, New York City


Tiril Hasselknippe, Artist, Oslo


Tracey Rose, Artist, The Goodman Gallery and Dan Gunn (Berlin), Durban


Trina Gordon, Gallery director, Gladstone Gallery, New York


Trish Harnetiaux, writer , New York


Trisha Baga, artist, New York


Trudy Benson, artist, Brooklyn


Valentina Suma, gallery director, kaufmann repetto, Milan


Valerie Chartrain, curator, berlin


Valerie Werder, Writer, New York


Vanessa Carlos, Gallery Owner, Carlos/Ishikawa, London


Vanessa Desclaux, curator, école nationale supérieure d’art de Dijon, Paris


Vanessa Safavi, Artist, Berlin / Switzerland


Vanina Géré , art historian, critic, associate professsor, ENSA Nancy, France, Paris


Vere van Gool, Curator, New York & Amsterdam


Veronica Levitt, Director, Gallery, New York


Veronica Roberts, Curator, Austin, Texas


Victoria Brooks, Curator, EMPAC, Troy, NY


Victoria Camblin, Editor, curator of public programming


Vivian Ziherl, Curator, Frontier Imaginaries


Wendy Vogel, writer and curator


Whitney Claflin, Artist, New York


Xandra Eden, Executive Director & Chief Curator, DiverseWorks, Houston


Xylor Jane, Artist


Yael Reinharz, Executive Director, Artis, New York


YK Hong, Anti-oppression Trainer and Speaker and Artist


Young Jean Lee, Writer/Director, Brooklyn


Yun Choi, Artist, Seoul


Zadie Xa, Artist, London


Zane Oncklue, Curator, CCS Bard, Tivoli


Zarouhie Abdalian, Artist, New Orleans


Zhoe Granger, Gallerist, London


Zuzanna Hadrys, gallerist, Galeria Stereo, Warsaw


Àngels Miralda, curator, Berlin


Övül Ö. Durmusoglu, Curator, writer and lecturer, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg, Berlin


And additional anonymous signatories in solidarity with this statement whose personal or professional circumstances regretfully still prevent them from signing publicly