Day 1: Hannah Yager

To get the ball rolling, I thought I’d start with myself.

Please may you introduce yourself and your practice?
I’m Han and I would find it very hard to define my practice because that’s something I’m still working on. If I had to, I think I would consider myself right now (or would like to aspire to become) a feminist art curator. This is very much an evolving practice for me as it takes on many forms: research, journalism, feminist art criticism, exhibition making, curatorial dreaming (dreaming up ways to make existing exhibitions more feminist) and I could go on. 

How did you develop your practice?
I have been developing my practice since I was about 16 I think. But it has really taken conscious shape and I have encouraged it and learnt more about it since completing a masters last year in Art and Education at The University of Cambridge. It’s developed out of a discontentment with the lack of intersectional feminist exhibitions and the misrepresentation of womxn artists in contemporary exhibitions.

What inspires you and why do you love your practice?
I am inspired by you: all of the amazing feminist creatives around me who are reshaping what it means to be an artist, creator, maker and designer. 
I love my practice because it looks towards a more equal future where an artist could mean so many different things, not simply ‘a white, male master of fine art’.

What does it mean to you to be a creative feminist?
What does a creative feminist mean to me? It means to stand on the shoulders of feminists before me to continue to carve out a space and a community where our art can exist with equal representation and recognition.

Thank you all for listening, I can’t wait to share another creative feminist tomorrow!

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