The Art of Being Queer Exhibition - Camden Ador

We are honoured to have Camden Ador featuring in upcoming The Art of Being Queer Exhibition

Artist Statement:

My name is Camden I am a FTM trans/queer photographer based in NYC. I'm primarily interested in LGBTQ portraiture, I really like to go to my subject place of residence and photograph them in their "natural habitat" using their belongings as the back drop for the frame. Sometimes I like to take people to the studio too its all about the vibe I get from the person really. I also have a self portrait series entitled #dysphoricdiary this series visually explores the issues that trans men and me in particular go through in terms of the dysphoria associated with transitioning.

Camden also was the featured artist of episode two of The Art of Being Queer Podcast, check out the trailer below!

The Art of Being Queer Exhibition explores and celebrates queer artists and their work from around the globe. It provides an identity experience through which we assimilate the ongoing fight for queer representation not only in the art industry, but in mainstream media as a whole. This exhibition is curated by The Art of Being Queer, a growing organisation and podcast that highlights the censorship queer artists of all mediums face every day, and provides a platform on which these artists can showcase their work that is otherwise underrepresented, rejected, or hidden altogether.

The exhibition features multiple artists, all of whom have had different societal experiences and individual sets of struggles linked to their identity. Through art of many types, these brave artists demonstrate that identity, in its purest form, is not defined by biology or culture, but by what is felt within.

The exhibition takes place at Pineapple Black Gallery on the 27th, 28th and 29th of September during Middlesbrough Art Weekender. We would love for you to join us for our launch event on Friday 27th September, 5pm-8pm.

Middlesbrough Pop Up Pride is also taking place the same weekend. Throughout the afternoon, the Outdoor stage will be packed full of live performances. The line-up will be announced on the event page linked above! Alongside the performances, expect street theatre, arts and crafts, workshops and all the stalls and bars of Orange Pip Market. There will also be excellent nightlife events by Sapphires and Tiny through to the early hours.