QUEER Biennial II Yooth: Loss and Found

How did the apex of the AIDS crisis in Los Angeles shape the history and ontology of performance art?

Event Details


Ace Hotel
929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90015 United States


June 05, 2016 11:00 am - June 27, 2016 5:00 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)


Free and open to the public.

During the month of June performances and dialogues converge in Los Angeles under the rubric of the Queer Biennial II.

Over several weekends in June, swissnex San Francisco with Native Strategies curator Brian Getnick and zurich moves! curator Marc Streit will facilitate dialogues between artists, writers, activists, and scholars to reflect on the impact of the AIDS crisis on their individual practices and their sense of belonging to LGBTQ lineage and community.

Dialogues will take place at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. This interdisciplinary program manifests as a series of conversations, performances and presentations between critical thinkers whose perspectives and work will shape the forthcoming issue LGBTQP designed by co-directors Brian Getnick and Tanya Rubbak of Native Strategies.

Among other speakers, swissnex San Francisco has organized Swiss academic Nathan Schocher to speak on Sunday June 19th at 12:30pm about his experience at Aids-Hilfe Schweiz working with people with HIV as well as his academic research and teaching at the University of Basel.

Lectures are organized with support from Ruben Esparza, curator of the Queer Biennial II, and Mark Cramer.


Nathan Schocher

Nathan Schocher is a lecturer at the Center for Gender Studies at the University of Basel and the Program Manager for People with HIV at Aids-Hilfe Schweiz. Schocher is currently completing his PhD at the Institute of Philosophy, University of Zurich.


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Swiss Artists at the Queer Biennial II in Los Angeles
June 4-26, 2016
Multiple Venues and Events in Los Angeles, CA
Full schedule on QBII

Featured image: ‘Supernatural’, 2015, Simone Aughterlony