(b. Paraguay, 1943, US Resident)
Wilding is a trans–media artist, writer, activist and educator, engaging intersections of feminism with social justice, cyberfeminism, biotechnology, radical pedagogy, eco– feminism.
Education: BA (Comparative Literature), University of Iowa (1968); MFA (Feminist Art),CalArts (1973). Feminist Art Programs at CSU, Fresno; & CalArts, LA. Installation: Womanhouse (1971–72) (see By Our Own Hands (Double XX, 1976).
Teaching: Performance/ Feminist Art/ Critical Studies, SAIC (2002- -2011 ). Graduate Faculty: MFA–VA, Vermont College of Fine Arts,( 1992–present).
Wilding’s practice addresses the recombinant bio–cultural,biotech reproductive war body in 2D, video, digital media, installations, performances. Her retrospective “Fearful Symmetries” (Threewalls, Chicago,2014) traveled to Rhodes College, Memphis (2014), Pasadena Armory Arts, (2015) UHoustonClear Lake (2016), Carnegie Mellon University (2018). See her website for images of her art and some articles.
Museum shows: Fiber: Sculpture; WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution; Sexual Politics; Division of Labor:Women’s Work in Contemporary Art; re–Act Feminism.
Collaborations: Wilding collaborates with subRosa, a cyberfeminist cell of cultural producers using Bio–Art and tactical feminist performance in the public sphere, to explore and critique the intersections of information and biotechnologies in women’s bodies, lives, and work.