QIY (Queer-It-Yourself) Expo and Faire


Angie Wilson

Creative Labor, SOMArts Cultural Center and Qcc present
QIY (Queer-It-Yourself) Expo and Faire
Opening Reception and Faire: June 5, 1–4:30pm
Exhibition Runs: June 5 – 24
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri 12 – 7pm; Sat 12 – 5pm




Creative Labor: Queer Visual Artists Working Group

Creative Labor: Queer Visual Artists Working Group, is an organization of Feminist, Queer, Trans and People of Color artists and thinkers. We are committed to social and cultural equity and organize to promote social justice. We advance our goals through the creation and dissemination of Queer Visual Arts and Visual Culture.


Allegra, Indira Documenting Disability Three Channel video Installation 2:28 USA English | 2013

Allegra, Indira
Documenting Disability
Three Channel video Installation
2:28 USA English | 2013


Creative Labor: Queer-It-Yourself (QIY) Expo and Faire looks at material and immaterial labor that manifests itself in the work of Queer Bay Area Art and Artisan Culture. The exhibition focuses on the use traditional craft techniques in non-traditional ways, new media work that uses code and image processing to weave narrative and experimental structures across platforms, and the idea of the Craft, Maker, and Pop-Up Market places as alternative models for economic and aesthetic transactions.


Cardim, Lorenzo There is no glitter here Performance and Installation Mixed Media

Cardim, Lorenzo
The Harbinger
Performance and Installation
Mixed Media

The QIY (Queer-It-Yourself) Expo exhibition is envisioned as a laboratory and experimental network for creating a sustainable queer culture and demonstrating the power of self and community organizing, re-creation, speculation, and transformation. Queer-It-Yourself culture invites artists to forge their own tools, visions and systems of exchange for confronting the everyday challenges of contemporary queer existence and to invent and re-imagine alternative modes of aesthetic and economic sustainability.


The QIY Faire (June 5th from 1 to 4:30pm) will feature queer arts and crafts, zines, artisan products, and inventive creations of all type. QIY workshops and hands-on demos will be featured during the Faire. The Faire is free and open to the public.

10 minute sketches by Dhada Roxana

10 minute sketches by Dhada Roxana


The QIY Performance Stage (June 5th throughout the day) will feature 4 live performances popping up in the gallery during the opening reception.


DJ ChakaQuan

DJ ChakaQuan

DJ ChakaQuan | Social: https://www.facebook.com/chakaquan/?fref=ts

Elle Oh Elle McFiersen | Social: https://www.facebook.com/lolmcfiercen
Hollow Eve | Social: https://www.facebook.com/Hollow-Eve-509797902413798/?fref=ts
Cara Rose de Fabio | Social: http://cararosedefabio.tumblr.com/
Dulce De Leche | https://www.facebook.com/dulce.deleche2?fref=ts
Beatrice Thomas | under construction!!


Funded by The San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Program,
The Zellerbach Family Fund and the Queer Cultural Center