The Art of Being Queer Exhibition - Melejuana

We are honoured to have two of Melejuana’s beautiful pieces in The Art of Being Queer Exhibition.

Artist Statement:

Melejuana is à Montréal based artist exploring themes of identity construction, sexuality, altered states and the absurd. Working across multiple mediums, they reimagine and recontextualize popular cultural imagery through a queer lense. Their images have been exhibited nationally, featured in print and online, as well as in their work as a tattoo artist. 

Pieces featured in The Art of Being Queer Exhibition:

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.