About the Curators
Inés Ixierda is a queer disabled Mestizx visual artist and media maker creating subversive graphic narratives, anarchafeminist propaganda, and casting decolonial protection spells in Oakland, CA, unceded Ohlone land.
Xtal Azul is a queer xicanx interdisciplinary artist, writer, arts educator, and brujx plant-magic maker, whose work centers themes of queerness, neurodivergence, ritual, and the body.
About Queer Cultural Center’s (QCC) National Queer Arts Festival
QCC’s signature program is the National Queer Arts Festival (NQAF), an annual multidisciplinary Festival held May through July throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Each year we commission over twenty performances, visual arts exhibitions, and interdisciplinary showcases and in the process, we support hundreds of artists and production crews.
Since 1998, NQAF has presented more than 800 different events that have featured more than 2,300 LGBTQ+ artists including Bill T. Jones, Alice Walker, Robert Rauschenberg, Meredith Monk, Adrienne Rich, Marga Gomez, Justin Chin, Thom Gunn, Cherrie Moraga and Dorothy Allison. Many artists find their start at the festival. NQAF is the largest queer arts festival in North America.
Learn more about Queer Cultural Center and the National Queer Arts Festival