The Institute for Aesthetic Advocacy (IAA) is a Twin Cities-based artist collective that uses art as a medium for activism and change. Their mission is to catalyze civic engagement, investigate scientific, technological, and medical controversies, and curate under-served community voices by translating complex issues into easy-to-understand formats.
IAA partners with the following organizations:
– Anti Defamation League
– ACLU MN
– Institute for Digital Humanity
– Native Youth Arts Collective
– Safety Not Surveillance
– Reclaim the Block
– Guns Down. Love Up.
– Urban Educators
– Protect Minnesota
– Second Chance Coalition
– North Suburban Center for the Arts
– Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives
– Ohio State
– Portland State
– Georgia State
– North Central University
– Pittsburg University Prison Writing Project
– Minneapolis CCM Steve Fletcher
Using their patented and peer-reviewed curatorial, artistic, and community outreach strategies, the IAA has achieved unprecedented victories with committed volunteers and invaluable partners. Despite limited resources and the challenges posed by COVID-19 and the unrest following the killing of George Floyd, the IAA has accomplished considerable success in advancing their mission.
The IAA exhibits and peer-reviews their work in the following galleries and forums:
The Unmasked Culture Foundation is proud to partner with The Institute for Aesthetic Advocacy in promoting digital rights as civil rights and advancing algorithmic racial justice.