Archives

For over 10 years the Queer Arts Festival has been bringing thought-provoking works and performances to initiate dialogue and engage audiences. Each year is carefully themed and curated. Here is a historical archive of the Queer Arts Festival from its inception.

2019: rEvolution Visual art Curator: Elwood Jimmy We often think of revolution in relation to ways of knowing, but we rarely think about revolution in relation to our colonial habits...

2018 : DECADEnce Visual art Curator: Valerie d. Walker 2018 marks 10 years of the Queer Arts Festival and Pride in Art’s 20th year as an artist-led organization. 2018’s curated...

2017 : UnSettled Visual Art Curator: Adrian Stimson UnSettled is curated by Two-Spirit and queer-identified Indigenous artists, and developed in collaboration with Indigenous arts organizations. The term “Two-Spirit” is used...

2016 : Stonewall was a Riot Visual art Curator: Jonathan D. Katz Drama Queer is about queer politics, but not in the usual sense. It doesn’t ask you to assume...

2015 : Trigger – Drawing the Line in 2015 Curated by: SD Holman QAF celebrates the 25th anniversary of a landmark work of queer heritage with this year’s theme Trigger:...

2014 : ReGenerations Visual Art Curator: Laiwan QAF’s 2014 theme, Regenerations, is a defiant reframing of the Nazi term “Degenerate Art”, the moniker under which they banned work by the...

2013 : TransgressionNow Visual Art Curators: Glenn Alteen and Paul Wong Since the days of the Stonewall Riots in 1969, queers have prided themselves on the notion of being at...

2012 : Random Acts of Queerness Visual Art Curators: Persimmon Blackbridge, Jeffery Austin Gibson & SD Holman The 2012 Queer Arts Festival brings you "Random Acts of Queerness", to commemorate...

2011 : Games People Play Visual Art Curators: Persimmon Blackbridge, Jeffery Austin Gibson & SD Holman. To celebrate the North America Outgames in Vancouver this summer, the Queer Arts Festival...

2010 : Queertopia The Best Place on Earth? Imagine the ultimate Queer community… Would it be a place where being Queer was the norm, and heterosexuals were the minority? Or...

2009 : Faerie Tales Visual Art Curators: Valerie Arntzen, Glen Alteen and Martin Borden With our 2009 theme Faerie Tales, the Pride in Art Festival invited Queer artists to explore...

2006 : Joy Along the Continuum Pride in Art becomes a festival, with two performing arts events in addition to the exhibition and Opening. Opening night performances were curated by...

2007 – Cancelled

2008 : Gender Twist There is no program available to view for this year. The first juried visual art show, exhibiting the work of 24 artists...