10 Years of The Inside Out Project

MARCH, 2ND 2021

On March 2nd 2021, the Inside Out Project turned 10 years old. After being awarded the TED Prize on March 2, 2011, French artist JR launched The Inside Out Project. Using JR’s own artistic practice as inspiration, this participatory platform gives individuals and groups the ability to install large-scale black-and-white portraits in public spaces. Over the past decade, more than 400,000 people have participated in Inside Out “Group Actions” around the world, each dedicated to an issue chosen by the contributors. Groups of people and communities in 138 countries and territories have used the project to discuss a wide range of topics. Diversity, community, feminism, racism, climate change, education, children’s rights and art are just a few of them. You can explore all the actions ever created, by themes, on the Explore page of this website.

To celebrate this anniversary, the Inside Out team created a unique installation at the Brooklyn Museum on March 3rd, 2021, featuring 138 portraits from the countries and territories where actions have occurred. The Inside Out Project was meant to last only a year, but 10 years later, here we are! We are still encouraging people around the globe to raise awareness about a cause they believe in, using the power of art, paper and glue.