Feminisms & Queerness

ArtsEverywhere recognizes that liberation, desire, gender expression and equality animate some of the most vital organizing and artmaking of our times.

The Feminisms and Queerness line of inquiry presents transnational embodiments by arts activists whose work is shaping futures ever more fluid, fierce and free.

Queer City

Cidade Queer // Queer City

Danila Bustamante, S√£o Paulo, Brazil 

Bodies that listen, dance, resist, manifest and become visible in our contemporary city. Bodies that dance the sounds of funk music, rap, samba, voguing, waacking, among other sonic styles of contestation, resistance and struggle. Through talks, dinners, experiences and exchanges, a city seeks to discuss how we live, work, share...

Dissident Geographies: S√£o Paulo, Athens, and Beyond

Jarri Castro, Athens, Greece 
Marta Echaves, Madrid, Spain 

An event called Queer City is, per se, an invitation to inhabit the oxymoron as an epistemological position. Can a queer city exist? What would it look like? Who would be the good queer citizen? Mavi asks a spectator to help her close her necklace. Michelle draws a square made...

Ballroom: The Trans Sounds of Black Freedom

Michael Roberson, New York City, United States 

In order for us as poor and oppressed people to become a part of a society that is meaningful, the system under which we now exist has to be radically changed. This means that we are going to have to learn to think in radical terms. I use the term...

We Three Queens

Mike Young, Toronto, Canada 
Gary Lee Pelletier, Toronto, Canada 

This article was first published in Guts ‚ÄĒ Canadian Feminist Magazine. Michael and Gary’s experience living with¬†Michael’s¬†grandmother has inspired a web series entitled We Three Queens¬†written by Michael and directed by Tom Cable Rees.¬†Read on to view the trailer. We three queens of (dis)orient are… ‚Ķ living together in a...

Invisible Series

In/Visible Series: What is the role of women in the production of information and knowledge?

Another Africa, Vancouver, Canada 

In spring 2016, Another Africa launched In/Visible Voices of Women, a long-term publication project. Conceived by Clelia Coussonnet and Missla Libsekal, it focuses on women artists operating within Francophone and Lusophone Africa. Read more articles in the series here. What is holding back the agency of women? Can we name...

In/Visible Series: Is there cooperation amongst women?

Another Africa, Vancouver, Canada 

In spring 2016, Another Africa launched In/Visible Voices of Women, a long-term publication project. Conceived by Clelia Coussonnet and Missla Libsekal, it focuses on women artists operating within Francophone and Lusophone Africa. Read more articles in the series here. What is holding back the agency of women? Can we name...

In/Visible Series: What needs to change to make people feel like contemporary art is theirs too?

Another Africa, Vancouver, Canada 

In spring 2016, Another Africa launched In/Visible Voices of Women, a long-term publication project. Conceived by Clelia Coussonnet and Missla Libsekal, it focuses on women artists operating within Francophone and Lusophone Africa. Read more articles in the series here. Probing the possibilities of contemporary art, ultimately is a way for...

In/Visible Series: What have been the setbacks, and breakthroughs in the last decade?

Another Africa, Vancouver, Canada 

In spring 2016, Another Africa launched In/Visible Voices of Women, a long-term publication project. Conceived by Clelia Coussonnet and Missla Libsekal, it focuses on women artists operating within Francophone and Lusophone Africa. Read more articles in the series here. What is holding back the agency of women today? Can we...

Online Residency

ArtsEverywhere launches Online Artist Residency with Mavi Veloso’s #iwannamakerevolution

Mavi Veloso, S√£o Paulo, Brazil / Amsterdam, Netherlands 

iwannamakerevolution.artseverywhere.ca In May 2017 ArtsEverywhere.ca launched its first Online Residency with Brazilian artist Mavi Veloso. In collaboration with several other bichas and artists, she will reveal, reflect, confuse, and articulate her ongoing project #iwannamakerevolution, which focuses on transitioning voice techniques / voice feminization...