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S.A. Bachman is a socially engaged artist, advocate and educator. She is the co-founder of two artist collaboratives, THINK AGAIN and LOUDER THAN WORDS. Bachman recruits art in the service of public address while examining the ways that capitalism and misogyny conspire to jeopardize women and the outnumbered. Her socio-political critiques expose the insidiousness of sexism, white privilege and conformity. Working at the intersection of art and social justice, she employs appropriated images to explore how the mass media structures our conceptions of race, class and gender. Bachman’s work addresses structural violence against women, economic inequality, undocumented labor, queer liberation, racism and militarization. Her interdisciplinary practice utilizes photomontage, mobile billboards, outdoor projection, moving image and offset printing. Since the 1990s, Bachman has been at the forefront of interdisciplinary art and feminist education, teaching at high schools, community colleges, art academies and universities.
Bachman has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the New England Foundation for the Arts. Her photographs and interventionist projects have been exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston and Philadelphia), the Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona, the Rose Art Museum and the Alternative Museum. Bachman’s work is in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Palacio de Bellas Artes Ciudad de México and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics. It has been reviewed in Artforum, Ms. and Social Text. Her political posters and photographs are published in Reframings: New American Feminist Photographies and Graphic Agitation 2. The early projects of THINK AGAIN are documented in the monograph, A Brief History of Outrage.