This year Queer|Art proudly welcomes Thomas Lax, Curator of Media and Performance at the Museum of Modern Art (Judson Dance Theater: The Work is Never Done), asMentor for Curatorial Practice; and legendary gender theorist, author, and activist Kate Bornstein (Gender Outlaw; My Gender Workbook) as Mentor for Literature.
Other new Mentors joining the program include: photographer and activist Lola Flash; choreographer and community organizer Maria Bauman-Morales; documentary filmmakerHao Wu (People’s Republic of Desire); and writer and scholar Gayatri Gopinath (Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures and Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora).
Queer|Art is also proud to introduce two Mentors this year who are themselves alumni of the Mentorship program: visual artist Yve Laris Cohen (who was previously mentored by cabaret performance artist Justin Vivian Bond in the inaugural year of the program); and filmmaker, playwright, and producer Rodrigo Bellott (who was previously mentored by filmmaker Silas Howard).
Returning Mentors include: author and organizer Charles Rice-Gonzalez (Co-founder of BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance) and playwright Mashuq Mushtaq Deen(Draw The Circle).