ICUQTS: International Chicago Underground Queer Transcendance Symposium is an interdisciplinary art and community festival celebrating creative cultural engagement with local and international queer (LGBTQIA+) communities through exhibition and curation of visual art, installations, performance art, music, speakers, workshops, community organizations, and vendors in Chicago on September 29 & 30, 2018. The symposium will center the art and culture of underground, queer, trans, gender non-conforming, people of color, femme, and non-binary artists. In addition to highlighting Chicago-based artists, the work of national and international artists will be featured in order to encourage discussion and engagement within the global queer movement.
*BYOB from La Vinata, 3124 W Cermak Rd, Chicago*
FULL PROGRAM, ARTIST LINEUP AND SCHEDULE TBA!
ICUQTS is created and presented by TRQPITECA: a Chicago-based artist duo and production company creating space for local and international artists working with queer and tropical aesthetics to experiment and thrive. Since 2015, co-founders Natalie Murillo (La Spacer) and Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero (CQQCHIFRUIT) have curated this cultural platform as an intersection between art, queer culture, and dance music, with the intention of fostering creative engagement with the diverse communities of which we are a part.
ICUQTS is a part of EXPO ART WEEK 2018, and is sponsored in part by The Propeller Fund, La Vinata, The Second City, Chicago Sound Co, Pilsen Wellness Center, and Colectivo Multipolar.