Name:
Agata Oleksiak
 
Email:

damniwishihadyou@gmail.com

Medium: Performance Art, Sculpture, Photography
 
Censored by:
Instagram
 
When?:
February 9, 2021 and February 24, 2021
 
Was there notification of removal and if so was a reason given?:
 
Against community guidelines, nudity.
 
Was there the opportunity to appeal? If so, did you appeal and what was the response?
 
I don’t know how to appeal.
 
What, if any, were the consequences of the removal for you? Please give details
 
Loss of hope in this society. There was an announcement of a show and the removal made me lose a few days. 
 
Comments
 
My work falls within community guidelines, but it was censored anyway.
 
I am two spirit, a non binary person. Instagram community guidelines refer to women’s nipples only (which i think is still wrong). I marked clearly in my post that this is protest art, and I marked my gender. This is a very heavy piece, which shows my body sunburned in the pattern of my work. this series is about healing, forgiveness and it hurt again to be removed. I am a week behind showing this work as fighting censorship takes time and energy. thank you

“Am your mirror” is a journey about trauma, healing, forgiveness, accepting your own identity, your own body, sexuality, and strength. I created this body of work during my residency in Instituto sacatar in Bahia, Brazil.
 
Artist’s Website: damniwishihadyou.com
 
Artist’s Instagram: @oleknyc