About AMIW


All My Independent Women (AMIW) is an artistic project rooted in debates about gender issues that aspired to bring to light feminist practices which are underrepresented in the Portuguese context. Carla Cruz initiated it in Portugal, in 2005, as the result of an invitation by Lígia Araão to exhibit at the SMS Gallery, located in the Museum of Archaeology Sociedade Martins Sarmento, Guimarães – Portugal.

The proposal was to create a collective exhibition around the work of artists who problematize ‘gender’ through their practice; works, which somehow were part of the context of Cruz conceptual art production. The ‘Dicionário de Crítica Feminista’ (edited by Ana Gabriela Macedo e Ana Luísa Amaral and published by Afrontamento) served as a leitmotiv of that exhibition. AMIW was presented four other times in Portugal (100ª Página - Braga, at the invitation of Ana Gabriela Macedo for the launching 'Dicionário de Crítica Femista' in braga; 2006 Eira 33 - Lisbon, at the invitation of João Manuel Oliveira; 2007 Casa da Cultura - Trofa, at the invitation of Antónia Serra; 2010 Casa da Esquina, Coimbra at the invitation of Filipa Alves, and 2011 Austrian Association of Women Artists (
VBKÖ) at the invitation of Rudolfine Lackner.

in Autum of 2012 AMIW Video Lounge will be presented at the Womens' Art Library/Make - Goldsmiths University of London with video work by: Anna Jonsson (Se); Catarina Carneiro de Sousa & Sameiro Oliveira Martins (P); Carla Cruz (P); Cristina Mateus (P); Evelin Stermitz (At); Flávio Rodrigues (P); Genève Brossard (USA); Lebka Vráblíková (Cz); Miguel Bonneville (P); Mónica Faria (P); Risk Hazekamp (Nl); Rita Rainho (P); and Susana Mendes Silva (P).
 
2005 - 2013 
Amarante Abramovici, Tiago Afonso, Lucía Aldao, André Alves, Filipa Alves, Ana Luísa Amaral, Lígia Araão, As Aranhiças e o Elefante, Inês Azevedo, Maria Isabel Barreno, Rui Bebiano, Maria Graciete Besse, Miguel Bonneville, Ana Borges, Lisa Bolyos, Genève Brossard, Mariana Caló, Catarina Carneiro de Sousa, Ele Carpenter, Ana Maria Carvalho, Isabel Carvalho, Christina Casnellie, Maria Filipe Castro, Mauro Cerqueira, CES, Hyun Jin Cho, Rogério Nuno Costa, Carla Cruz, Manuela Cruzeiro, Beatrice Dillon, Said Dokins, Anna Drdová, Elfriede Engelmeyer, Phoebe Eustance, Luís Eustáquio, Alexandra Dias Ferreira, Carla Filipe, Mónica Faria, Laura García, Alice Geirinhas, Projecto Gentileza, Althea Greenan, Stefanie Grünangerl, Karen Gwyer, Mika Hayashi Ebbesen, Risk Hazekamp, Nina Höchtl, Maria Teresa Horta, Haydeé Jiménez, Anna Jonsson, Lenka Klimešová, Rudolfine Lackner, Maria Lado, Roberta Lima, Catherine Long, Cláudia Lopes, Marias do Loureiro, Ana Gabriela Macedo, Micaela Maia, Alex Martinis Roe, Cristina Mateus, Cátia Melo, Susana Mendes Silva, Vera Mota, Adriana Oliveira, Márcia Oliveira, João Manuel Oliveira, Sameiro Oliveira Martins, Open Music Archive, Paradoxal, Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo, Ana Pérez-Quiroga, Lara Perry, Rita Rainho, Flávio Rodrigues, Alex Martinis Roe, Suzanne van Rossenberg, Erica Scourti, Stefanie Seibold, Unknown Sender, Antónia Serra, Eileen Simpson, Ângelo Ferreira de Sousa, Evelin Stermitz, Linda Stupart, Manuela Tavares, Paula Tavares, Transgender Platform, Virgínia Valente, Maria Velho da Costa, Francesco Ventrella, Lenka Vráblíková, Hong Yane Wang, Bettina Wind, Ben White, and ZOiNA