Exhibition | IMAGES OF WOMEN

Independent & Image Art Space
3 min readMay 1, 2022


From May 1, 2022 to June 5, 2022, Independent & Image Art Space is glad to present a group exhibition “Images of Women”.

In 1971, the American art historian Linda Nochlin published an article Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists, which was regarded as a pioneering work in feminist art history and art theory, and made a great influence. Now, about 50 years later, when we ask this question again, what answers pop into people’s minds?

Today’s society discusses women’s social identities, not only about equality and empowerment, but also about the potential changes that women’s creativity can bring to the world. In this exhibition, we hope to listen to the voices of women and to know their views on themselves, society, and the world.

At the same time, this is not an exhibition only for female artists. We embrace diversity in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, belief, age, etc. We hope to see the images of women made by different groups of people, and to understand how they view women and the roles women play in our world.

As Nochlin said in the article: “Rather, using as a vantage point their situation as underdogs in the realm of grandeur, and outsiders in that of ideology, women can reveal institutional and intellectual weaknesses in general, and, at the same time that they destroy false consciousness, take part in the creation of institutions in which clear thought — and true greatness — are challenges open to anyone, man or woman, courageous enough to take the necessary risk, the leap into the unknown.”

Artists: Amy Meng, Anna Axenova, Fu Wenjun, Jacqueline May, Jenn Terrell, Lu, Nae Zerka, Naterrian Brown, Osama Elolemy, Pamela Chrabieh, Riley Kizziar, Ruiqi Qiu

Amy Meng, Crying Makes a Girl Ugly
Anna Axenova, Woman with Peacock Hair
Fu Wenjun, Different Scenery №1
Jacqueline May, Rose
Jenn Terrell, Roxana
Lu, Identity
Nae Zerka, Untitled (Yellow)
Naterrian Brown, Angry
Osama Elolemy, Multidimensiality
Pamela Chrabieh, Beyond Silence V
Riley Kizziar, Tulip
Ruiqi Qiu, Warrior Tattoo_Breasts



Independent & Image Art Space

Founded in 2008, we participate in the practices of Chinese contemporary art development, with an open attitude and unique art vision. www.independentimage.org