Artist New York City, USA

Emma Sulkowicz

Emma Sulkowicz’s senior thesis at Columbia University was an endurance performance-work titled Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight) (2014–15). By carrying a heavy dorm-style mattress with her until her alleged rapist would leave the university, Emma drew international attention to campus sexual assault. Her recent internet-based work, Ceci N’est Pas Un Viol, continues her interest in exploring the ways the public reacts to rape.