The Art of Being Queer - Gabriel Darcin

We are honoured to have Gabriel Darcin displaying three original pieces in The Art of Being Queer Exhibition.

Artist Statement:

I am from Brazil. Brazil just elected a homophobic president that is being a real threat towards Human Rights in Brazil, specially LGBTQI+.

My work is very related to that background, i only started producing because of that, really. It is all about understanding my image and the relation between my own perception and a cultural perception of me. Being queer is the key element of this investigation, where the idea of man and woman is deconstructed.

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.