transfeminisms Chapter I

8 Mar-20 Apr 2024
PV 8 Mar 2024, 6-8.30pm

Mimosa House
London WC1X 8SP


Mimosa House presents the first chapter of transfeminisms, a major survey touring show, that brings to light a multiplicity of urgent, pressing and ongoing issues faced by women, queer and trans people across the globe. The first chapter (8 March–20 April 2024) will feature works by Kyuri Jeon, Alex Martinis Roe, Fatima Mazmouz, Ada Pinkston, Bahia Shehab and Lorena Wolffer.

Unfolding over five chapters, transfeminisms outlines strategies of resistance through propositions of collective action, care and radical imagination in order to generate a better, more equitable future. The exhibition explores the lineage of feminist art practices by facilitating dialogue between emerging and more established artists.

The title of this exhibition, transfeminisms, is deliberately provocative. The prefix “trans” implies ‘across, beyond, through, on the other side of, to go beyond’; while the ‘s’ in ‘feminisms’ accounts for and recognises the innumerable definitions of feminism worldwide. Our intention is for transfeminisms to be understood as an all-inclusive, de-colonial term – one that takes us across and beyond feminisms (as in: transcultural, transcontinental, transgender, transformative, transgression, transitory, translucent, transparent, transaction, translation, transfusion, transmission, transmutation). By opening up feminisms to encompass innumerable ‘trans’ possibilities, we hope to demonstrate the irreducibility of feminism itself.

Curated by Christine Eyene, Daria Khan, Jennifer McCabe and Maura Reilly.