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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, February 9 2019 3:15 AM UTC +00:00.

MX$ 5,123
pledged of MX$ 22,000pledged of MX$ 22,000 goal
14
backers
23days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, February 9 2019 3:15 AM UTC +00:00.

About

My name is Laura Alvarez, I'm a Mexican Visual Artist and for the last 2 years I have dedicated myself to register the upswing of Drag Queen culture in my hometown, Monterrey, N.L. which is well known for being one of the most homophobic and sexist cities in  México, ranking 4th place in murders related to homophobia.

I began to document the Drag scene with the intention of leaving a visual record of a sexual and ideological revolution that came to transform and transgress my city’s culture. Amid the chaos that every revolution brings, the drag scene slowly has left the underground bar scene of the city to become a movement increasingly visible, influential and particularly relevant, both in the nightlife and in cultural venues where the role of gender in art and especially in our society has been questioned once again.

The Adolfo Prieto School, located within the Fundidora Park, which is one of the most important art schools in Monterrey has provided a space to mount a photographic exhibition dedicated to the work done in the past 2 years. With this, I not only materialized my first individual exhibition as an artist, but also, I give life to the first exhibition about the Drag Queen culture in Monterrey. Hoping with this, it would continue opening up new ways of exploring the possibilities of Drag in art and in culture.

ABOUT THE STRUCTURE OF THE EXHIBITION

The exhibition is divided into 4 Parts:

1 collage 8 x 1.5 mts, consisting of 200 photographs showing the wilder aspects of Drag Queen Performance. 

Sketch Collage
Sketch Collage

9 Double portraits of the Biurifol Boi series, which seeks to explore masculinity and femininity within the same individual.

Biurifol Boi (Beautiful Boy)
Biurifol Boi (Beautiful Boy)
Biurifol Boi (Beautiful Boy)
Biurifol Boi (Beautiful Boy)
Biurifol Boi (Beautiful Boy)
Biurifol Boi (Beautiful Boy)
Biurifol Boi (Beautiful Boy)
Biurifol Boi (Beautiful Boy)
Biurifol Boi (Beautiful Boy)
Biurifol Boi (Beautiful Boy)

Dressing Room (15 pictures)

Dressing Room
Dressing Room
Dressing Room
Dressing Room
Dressing Room
Dressing Room
Dressing Room
Dressing Room
Dressing Room
Dressing Room
Dressing Room
Dressing Room
Dressing Room
Dressing Room

3 photographs of 2 x 1.20 mts, printed on vinyl and showing the magnificence of a Drag Queen Live Performance.

The Legs
The Legs

YOU CAN SEE MORE OF THE PROJECT HERE:

https://lauraalvarez.passgallery.com/portfolio

YOU CAN SEE MORE OF MY WORK HERE

https://www.instagram.com/lauraalvarezphotographer/

What will we do if we exceed the goal?

The amount requested in this campaign is THE MINIMUM NECESSARY to cover the production of this exhibition. Exceeding the goal will allow us to invest in better materials as well as allowing us to perform other activities within the inauguration, such as live shows or dynamic with attendees.

Risks and challenges

Our only risk (and biggest fear!) is to not get the amount of money that the exhibitions needs to be possible.

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