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.

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 visual art exhibition...

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 by many Indigenous...

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 a position and endorse a belief,...

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: Drawing the Line in 2015. We draw our lines...

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 avant-garde, Jews, Communists...

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 odds with straight...

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 the centenary of the experimental multidisciplinary...

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 has chosen Games People Play...

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 a place where...

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 the myths and legends...

2008 : Gender Twist

. The first juried visual art show, exhibiting the work of 24 artists including Mary Taylor, Margaret Matsuyama and Piere Gour. The festival performance line-up included...

2007 – Cancelled

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 David Blue of Raving Theatre, with...