Join us for an outdoor Pride event with performances, art making, to celebrate Pride with Artist Run Chicago spaces and local LGBTQIA+ artists!
Art making Activity: Queer Fam Made : Print your own lqqk with Marimacha Monarca Press
Come make some DIY prints with Marimacha Monarca Press! They will be hosting a silkscreen + block print station, featuring some of our collectives pieces, to design your own t-shirt or patch. Make some for you and your queer fam!
Loving Repeating Artmaking Activity:
Join Loving Repeating exhibition artists, Stan Shellabarger and Dutes Miller and make paper cranes to add to their “Burnt” installation piece inside of the Art Center.
Performances curated by Oklahomo and No Nation
LINCOLN’S BEARDS (Oklahomo)
A Performance in Three Acts by Corey Smith, JP Glover & Nick Wylie
This new work, developed with the support of legendary Chicago venue Oklahomo, looks at Abraham Lincoln’s queerness and lost loves. From his early beginnings in the frontier town of New Salem, Lincoln’s romantic relationships are clouded in expansive ambiguity. Was his relationship with Ann Rutledge, traditionally presented as Lincoln’s first true love, just a cover-up for his relationship with Billy Greene? Was his romance with Mary Todd just a public distraction from Joshua Speed — his bedmate of many years? Was the death of Lincoln’s dear friend and possible lover Elmer Ellsworth the emotional catalyst that drove him to wage the Civil War so ruthlessly? Weaving historical narratives, original music, and personal reflection, LINCOLNS BEARDS thinks through the many ways of covering-up, coming out, and looking back.
Alé Campos as Celeste (Oklahomo)
Ále Campos is a multi-disciplinary artist and performer whose elastic studio practice is anchored by drag and their persona, Celeste. They create a variety of works that span live and mediated performance and the mediums of video, text, sound and print media. They implement drag in their work as a framework for constructing images, playing with the gaze and skirting our expectations of performance art. Their practice is fortified by their role as curator, producer and host of a variety of happenings and events that center drag and queer performance. In 2018, they started a still-standing, monthly queer performance evening in Hudson, NY. In the summer of 2020, they received a grant from the City of Hudson, NY to design and create a mobile stage to host a variety of artists during the pandemic. In December of 2021, they co-curated a night of drag and dj sets by queer, BIPOC artists, with Jeffrey Gibson at Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago, IL. For them drag is a mindset – it is made manifest in makeup, costume and affect and can extend as a mode of looking at and engaging with the world.
Juma Pariri (No Nation)
Juma Pariri seeks to listen and learn from plant secrets. They move in the friction between the arts of the body, undisciplined pedagogy, and the indigenous struggle for environmental justice. They are part of the social movements Retomada Kariri and the Wyka Kwara Multiethnic Association. Among others, they activate the platform AGITPORN! – POR NO a la desigualdad, for social decolonization!, to learn from indigenous ancestors about anti-monocultural sexualities, cuisines and crops, and the audiovisual springboard United against colonization: many eyes, only one heart for collective creation of other symbolic forms of self-representation of the first nations of Abya Yala. Now, develop the post-doctoral project-flight, called Indigenous perforMAGICAL ACTivations against the farce of colonial representation, at the Hemispheric Encounters project ( York University – Canadá).
Erika Ordosgoitti (No Nation)
Erika Ordosgoitti (Caracas, 1980). Performance artist, audiovisual artist and poet. She has a degree in Fine Arts Mixed Media Mention from Instituto Universitario de Estudios Superiores de Artes PLásticas Armando Reveron in Caracas. She has been granted several awards including: Young Artist Award from the International Association of Art Critics AICA (2016), Young Artist Award, MISOL Foundation for the Arts, Bogota (2014); First Honorable Mention, SuperCable Hall of Youth with FIA, Caracas (2011); Honorable mention, National Exhibition of Art 34 Aragua, Maracay (2009); University Award, First National Exhibition of Art University, Caracas (2009). Her work has been exhibited at Museum of Contemporary Art of Bogota, Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca, National Art Gallerie of Poland, as well as in multiple academic institutions and private galleries. She is director of El Avispero Artist Residency in Venezuela.
LA Spacer & Lady D
Burial Blankets, Ei Cullina, Kang Mankey, Moondrawn Craft, Petty Butter
Community Partners & Sponsors
Howard Brown Health, Brave Space Alliance, Perrier
1-2:30pm: LA Spacer DJ Set Trqpiteca
2:30-2:45: Juma Pariri NoNation
2:45-3pm: Erika Ordosgoitti NoNation
3-3:15pm: Lincoln’s Beards Ohklahomo
3:15-3:30pm Alé Campos Ohklahomo
3:30-5pm: Lady D DJ Set
This event is in conjunction with our Artist Run Chicago Fund, featuring ARC spaces.