Bill Posters is an internationally recognised public-realm artist and author residing in the UK and exhibiting internationally.
From 2011 Bill has pioneered developments in the practice of detournement, known sub-culturally today in the field of street art as ‘subvertising’ – short for ‘subverting advertising’. Applying detournement theory to urban – and increasingly digital contexts, his practice is centred on ‘hacking’ space and place to reveal power relationships, architectures and infrastructures that exist between corporate and state level actors and their subjects – citizens. Bill is a published author on the subjects of art activism, street art and subvertising.
Bill is co-founder and curator of Brandalism and the Subvertisers International (SI), founded in 2012 and 2016 respectively.
Brandalism is an award winning public realm art project comprised of world renowned street artists, designers, academics and social movement organisers from 22 countries around the world including the global north and south. In 2016, he was the recipient of ‘Activist of the Year’ award from Communications Sans Frontiers in France for curating Brandalism’s ‘COP21 Paris Climate Talks’ intervention in Paris in 2015.
His work is held in collections including the Centre for Political Graphics (US), People’s History Museum (UK), Poster Museum at Wallinow (POL) and Archips Institute (CZ).
His work has been widely covered by news and media outlets across the world and has featured in Creative Review, New York Times, Forbes, CNN, Al Jazeera, Reuters, BBC and CBC radio.