As an artist, activist and author, Faith Ringgold has challenged injustices and prejudices about Afro-American identity for five decades. In a large retrospective exhibition, Bildmuseet presents her paintings, graphics and textile works from the 1960s to the 2000s.
Faith Ringgold grew up during the creative and intellectual era known as "Harlem Renaissance". Throughout her artistic life, she has been in the centre of contemporary debate, with paintings inspired by the American civil rights movement and feminism, and with her autobiographical textile stories.
Faith Ringgold (b. 1930, Harlem, New York) lives in New Jersey, USA, and has been working as an artist since the early 1960s. Ringgold is represented at, for instance, Guggenheim, MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
The exhibition is produced by Serpentine Galleries, London, where it was curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Melissa Blanchflower. Responible for the exhibition at Bildmuseet is museum curator Anders Jansson.