The Queer Biennial is an international survey focusing on current moments in LGBTQ art and culture that showcases emerging, mid-career, and established artists.
This third installment of the Queer Biennial, titled “What if Utopia,” asks the invited artists/writers/performers to explore their own sensibilities of an ideal, other worldly-landscape and examine ideas of a Queer Utopia. This theme is proposed in broad terms, leaving participants to explore it in the abstract: the carnal, the cerebral, the fantastical, the optical.
The opening reception with John Waters happens at 8 p.m. on June 1 at NAVEL, 1611 S. Hope St, Los Angeles
Admission is free. For a complete list of participating artists and more information go to the website. The full schedule of events can be seen here.
The Queer Biennial’s founder and director is Rubén Esparza. Working with him for this iteration is Nicholas Miloš Mestas (chief curator), Stuart Sandford (curator in charge of film), Mark Tennyson (curator in charge of performance), Ilona Berger (curator & director at Last Projects) Yelena Moskovich (curator in Paris), Steven Reigns (curator in charge of literary arts), Michael Holt (curator & co-founder of NAVEL), and Carlos Morales Rábago (curatorial advisor in Mexico City).