Artist: The Yes Men

The Yes Men were created by Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno. The Yes Men are an activist duo and network of supporters who infiltrate systems of power to focus attention on the dangers of economic policies that place the rights of capital before the needs of people and the environment. Derided by President George W. Bush as “a garbageman,” they have impersonated World Trade Organization, Dow Chemical Corporation, Exxon, Halliburton, and Bush administration spokesmen on TV and at business conferences around the world. The Yes Men have directed two award-winning documentaries, The Yes Men (2003) and The Yes Men Fix the World (2009), which won the Panorama Audience Award at the Berlin Film Festival. They have co-authored a book titled The Yes Men, documenting their self-described “hijinks,” lectured internationally on art and social change, and are founders of the Yes Lab, an educational organization devoted to training organizations and activists in media-savvy creative action.