Visual art Curator: Jonny Sopotiuk

July 16 – July 26, 2020

Wicked brings together a multigenerational group of artists living and producing work across Canada and the United States as they explore the body, community, and architecture of homonormativity. 

In 2020, we’re learning to live through a new form of containment during a global health pandemic. Our long fight for recognition and the foundations of community infrastructures that we created to sustain us are being fundamentally questioned.


2020 Events

Too Spirited

Indigenous Burlesque | July 17 | 7 pm Embrace your too-muchness with bombastic burlesque brought to you by the badass babes of Virago Nation, Turtle Island’s first all-indigenous burlesque collective. Featuring special guests Monday Blues and Lynx Chase! Whether you’ve seen...
Closing Binge | July 26 | 4 PM Get your dress jammies on, grab a drink and binge-watch the entire Queer Arts Festival with us (take it all in!!). Expect surprises and special...
Art Show | July 16 -26 From the roots of the Queer Arts Festival, this open visual art show honours our founder, Two-Spirit artist Robbie Hong and 21 years of Pride in...
Dance Performance | July 25 | 7 PM | July 26 | 2 PM In his Swan Song, contemporary dance legend Noam Gagnon sashays the fine line between pain and pleasure in a fetishization of something glamorous and beautifully twisted:...
Lunch Discourse | July 25 | 12 pm Hiromi Goto and Erica Isomura explore the nuances of intergenerational mentorship as queer POC writers. Hiromi Goto, an emigrant from Japan, gratefully resides...
Drag Performance | July 24 | 7 pm | The QAF proudly welcomes The Darlings—Continental Breakfast, PM, Rose Butch and Maiden China—to the stage, ahem, screen, with a new performance created around the...
Speculative Theatre | July 23 | 7 pm | Underground Absolute Fiction is an immersive play-meets-punk-concert, inspired by the apartment theatre of 1980s Poland. It invites audiences into a secret meeting at a...
Literary Readings | July 22 | 7 pm | A Night of Storytelling is back for its fifth year and once again hosted by the much-beloved Danny Ramadan, this time around as a...
| July 18 + July 19 | 7 PM Rupture Probe and Return to Sodom North look at the continuity of themes across the two decades that separate the works. They also illustrate the resilience of shorter experimental forms that emerging...
Curated by Jonny Sopotiuk | July 16 - 26 | Curator Statement Queer life is a reality of ongoing survival. From government and societal oppression, to family rejection...
Curated by Jonny Sopotiuk | July 16 - 26 | Queer life is a reality of ongoing...