Her solo work and full CV can be viewed at nedmorid.art
S.A. BACHMAN is a socially engaged artist, activist and educator. She is the co-founder of two artist collaboratives, LOUDER THAN WORDS (with Neda Moridpour) and THINK AGAIN (with David John Attyah). Bachman recruits art in the service of public address while examining the ways that capitalism, white supremacy, and misogyny conspire to jeopardize women, non-human animals, and the disenfranchised.
Working at the intersection of art and social justice, her socio-political critiques employ appropriated images to explore how the mass media constructs our conceptions of race, class, gender, conformity, and democracy. Bachman’s recent work addresses structural violence against women, animal liberation, economic inequality, undocumented labor, queer liberation, and prison abolition. Her interdisciplinary practice utilizes photomontage, mobile billboards, outdoor projection, moving image, and offset printing.
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 Photograph- ies and Graphic Agitation 2. The early projects of THINK AGAIN are documented in the monograph, A Brief History of Outrage.
Bachman has created artwork in conjunction with a range of collaborators including VINE Sanctuary, Beagle Freedom Pro-ject, United for a Fair Economy, Strategic Actions for a Just Economy, Peace Over Violence, The Theater Offensive, and A Window Between Worlds.
She was a Professor of Practice at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University from 1991-2010 and has also taught at Harvard University, Otis College of Art and Design, and Germantown Friends School.
Neda Moridpour is a Kurdish-Iranian artist, educator, organizer, and co-founder of two artist-activist collaboratives, LOUDER THAN WORDS and [P]Art Collective. Her practice crosses disciplines and boundaries to investigate cycles of violence that leads to displacement, gender, and racial inequity while establishing dialogue and mobilizing communities. Through collaboration, her practice transforms the seemingly quotidian and mundane via visual and performative interventions, lens-based practices and bold public roundtables and discussions.
[P]Art Collective’s short animation, LA DOLCE VITA, has been screened as an official selection at international film festivals such as the Buffalo International Film Festival and the Burbank International Film Festival in 2020. LOUDER THAN WORDS received the 2014 Women’s Caucus for Art International Honor Roll award. Her work has been exhibited in the U.S., Iran, and China and is in the collection of the L.A. County Museum of Art, Denver Art Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, and The Center for the Study of Political Graphics.
Moridpour is a Professor of the Practice at School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston at Tufts University and is currently a SELECT (Social Emotional Learning for Equity and Civic Teaching) Faculty Fellow at Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University (2022-2023) as well as a Faculty Fellow at the Equity and Inclusion Fellows Program at the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) at Tufts University. She was awarded the MacJannet Residency Program by the Office of the Provost at Tufts University in 2023.