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July 2021 Star Award
The amazing “Encuentros en el Mar” festival in the Canary Islands honoured us with their Star Award in recognition of the Erreria (House of Bent)´s work promoting (and creating!) queer & trans-feminist art and culture.

July 2021 Performance: P.I.N.Q. Park Gomera
The latest opening ceremony of the P.I.N.Q. Park project took place in the Discovery Botanic gardens on the island of La Gomera whose name refers to the fact that Columbus sailed from there on the famous voyage in 1492 when he “discovered” the new world of the Americas. The ceremony included a colaboration with a local silbadora- whistling parts of the text in the unique whistled language of the island.

June 2021 Exhibition: Territoris Invertits
The altered book El Renaixement Mediterrani Queer (The Mediterranean Queer Renaissance) is on display as part of this collective exhibition which unites work related to the experience of sexual dissidents/ queers living in the area of the mediterranean.

May 2021 Web series: Ni Naiz Naizena (I am what I am)
An episode of this documentary web series about the experiences of 10 trans people is dedicated to me and my work.

March 2021 Video: Unofficial House of Bent Tour
This video is a camp institutional critique based on our recent installation in the De Reüll 1990-2020 exhibition curated by Rafa Tormo Cuenca at the CCCC Cultural Centre in Valencia.

Feb 2021 Publication: Imagining Queer Europe Now and Then
My text based on my performative lecture Antitainment 70:Radical Drag, Performance and Politics which analysed the differences in LGTB cultures in Spain and the UK in the seventies has been published in this special edition of the Third Text journal.

Dec 2020 Exhibition: De Reüll 1990-2020
Our House of Bent installation is on display in this collective exhibition curated by Rafa Tormo Cuenca at the CCCC Cultural Centre from December 2020 to February 2021. It is based on the collection of La Erreria, our house-museum in Xàtiva and breaks the usual hierarchies of the art world mixing artworks by queer and feminist artists with assemblages and craftwork.

Dec 2020 Exhibition: The Institution within me
My video installation Construyendo Consuelo forms part of this collective exhibition organized by the arts collective FEMART in Ca la Dona (Barcelona) from December 2020 to February 2021. The installation documents a series of transfeminist actions I carried out between 2011 and 2014 in the role of La Ciskar, a parody of Consuelo Ciscar the controversial former director of IVAM (The Valencian Modern Art Museum) and includes press clippings and material collected for an alternative hysteria of 21st Century Valencian Art.

Oct 2020 Exhibition: Cultura Online CCCC Culture Centre (Valencia)
I am super happy to participate in this exhibition with the video Confinement Rap. The exhibition opens at the Centro del Carmen de Cultura Contemporánea in Valencia on the 22nd of October and all the work will also be broadcast online on a specially constructed site.

Oct 2020 Exhibition: Balak 11 (France)
Great to be part of “The One Minutes” ecosexual film programme curated by Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens and shown as part of the Balak 11 exhibition in the public toilets in Charleville (France) alongside artists like Ron Athey, John Waters, Sylvie Lehmers and Tom of Finland. More information on the project here

Sept 2020 Screening: Let´s Get Ecosexy!
Premiere at the Reykjavik International Film Festival of my ecosex short film selected by Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens to form part of their Imagine the Earth is Your Lover programme sponsored by The One Minutes.

July 2020 Museari Queer Art Prize
La Erreria (House of Bent) queer arts collective we set up in 2009 received the Museari 2020 award for collectives for our cultural activism over the years.

June 2020 Publication EcoFutures

We are really happy to form part of the recently published Dossier on Queer, Feminist and Decolonial Ecologies edited by Diana Giorgiu, Katie Goss and Sofia Vranou and coordinated by Cuntemporary Arts. It is based on the incredible Ecofutures festival they organised in London in 2019. The publication includes texts by Anna Tokareva, Amelia Goldberg and Amanda Monti amongst others and includes Graham´s article on The Participatory Rituals of Transgender Shaman Geyserbird. The dossier is available (free) online here.

For an archive of older news see here

News


July 2021 Star Award
The amazing “Encuentros en el Mar” festival in the Canary Islands honoured us with their Star Award in recognition of the Erreria (House of Bent)´s work promoting (and creating!) queer & trans-feminist art and culture.

July 2021 Performance: P.I.N.Q. Park Gomera
The latest opening ceremony of the P.I.N.Q. Park project took place in the Discovery Botanic gardens on the island of La Gomera whose name refers to the fact that Columbus sailed from there on the famous voyage in 1492 when he “discovered” the new world of the Americas. The ceremony included a colaboration with a local silbadora- whistling parts of the text in the unique whistled language of the island.

June 2021 Exhibition: Territoris Invertits
The altered book El Renaixement Mediterrani Queer (The Mediterranean Queer Renaissance) is on display as part of this collective exhibition which unites work related to the experience of sexual dissidents/ queers living in the area of the mediterranean.

May 2021 Web series: Ni Naiz Naizena (I am what I am)
An episode of this documentary web series about the experiences of 10 trans people is dedicated to me and my work.

March 2021 Video: Unofficial House of Bent Tour
This video is a camp institutional critique based on our recent installation in the De Reüll 1990-2020 exhibition curated by Rafa Tormo Cuenca at the CCCC Cultural Centre in Valencia.

Feb 2021 Publication: Imagining Queer Europe Now and Then
My text based on my performative lecture Antitainment 70:Radical Drag, Performance and Politics which analysed the differences in LGTB cultures in Spain and the UK in the seventies has been published in this special edition of the Third Text journal.

Dec 2020 Exhibition: De Reüll 1990-2020
Our House of Bent installation is on display in this collective exhibition curated by Rafa Tormo Cuenca at the CCCC Cultural Centre from December 2020 to February 2021. It is based on the collection of La Erreria, our house-museum in Xàtiva and breaks the usual hierarchies of the art world mixing artworks by queer and feminist artists with assemblages and craftwork.

Dec 2020 Exhibition: The Institution within me
My video installation Construyendo Consuelo forms part of this collective exhibition organized by the arts collective FEMART in Ca la Dona (Barcelona) from December 2020 to February 2021. The installation documents a series of transfeminist actions I carried out between 2011 and 2014 in the role of La Ciskar, a parody of Consuelo Ciscar the controversial former director of IVAM (The Valencian Modern Art Museum) and includes press clippings and material collected for an alternative hysteria of 21st Century Valencian Art.

Oct 2020 Exhibition: Cultura Online CCCC Culture Centre (Valencia)
I am super happy to participate in this exhibition with the video Confinement Rap. The exhibition opens at the Centro del Carmen de Cultura Contemporánea in Valencia on the 22nd of October and all the work will also be broadcast online on a specially constructed site.

Oct 2020 Exhibition: Balak 11 (France)
Great to be part of “The One Minutes” ecosexual film programme curated by Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens and shown as part of the Balak 11 exhibition in the public toilets in Charleville (France) alongside artists like Ron Athey, John Waters, Sylvie Lehmers and Tom of Finland. More information on the project here

Sept 2020 Screening: Let´s Get Ecosexy!
Premiere at the Reykjavik International Film Festival of my ecosex short film selected by Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens to form part of their Imagine the Earth is Your Lover programme sponsored by The One Minutes.

July 2020 Museari Queer Art Prize
La Erreria (House of Bent) queer arts collective we set up in 2009 received the Museari 2020 award for collectives for our cultural activism over the years.

June 2020 Publication EcoFutures

We are really happy to form part of the recently published Dossier on Queer, Feminist and Decolonial Ecologies edited by Diana Giorgiu, Katie Goss and Sofia Vranou and coordinated by Cuntemporary Arts. It is based on the incredible Ecofutures festival they organised in London in 2019. The publication includes texts by Anna Tokareva, Amelia Goldberg and Amanda Monti amongst others and includes Graham´s article on The Participatory Rituals of Transgender Shaman Geyserbird. The dossier is available (free) online here.

For an archive of older news see here