2020
niall ashley

acrylic, oil stick and pastel on canvas
156.5 x 182 cm

young women are suffering from sexual exploitation and violence via private chat groups on telegram. these chat rooms go under many names: n번방, 박사 and most recently red room. operators contact vulnerable women and pose as police and part time employers, threatening to expose hacked information. they use their leverage of power to extort pornographic content out of victims / survivors which then continues into a vicious cycle. we demand punishment to operators and viewers who inflicted trauma, watching girls as young as 10 years old be forced into sexual slavery.