Vomito Attack

Vomito Attack was an art collective that was formed in 2001 in response to the Argentine economic crisis and the aftermath that followed the September 11 attacks in the US.

Part artists, part social activists, Vomito Attack used urban art as a platform for making scathing commentary on political corruption and rampant consumerism, targeting both government institutions and global corporations. In addition to their caustic political stencils which featured heavy doses of satire and dark humour, the group was also involved in a practice called ad-jamming. The artists would manipulate and deface advertisements to distort and subvert their meanings.

Vomito Attack became notorious for running a fake political campaign under the banner of “Poder, Corrupción y Mentiras” (Power, corruption and lies). Utilizing the same tactics typically employed by political party activists, they promoted the fictitious PCM party with huge block letter messages painted along the sides of highways and main roads. They covered the city walls with their propoganda posters to draw attention to the outrageous levels of corruption in Argentine politics.