Leslie-Lohman Artist Fellows 2023-2024

Press release

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The Leslie-Lohman Artist Fellowsship

Meet the 2023-2024 cohort of Leslie-Lohman Artist Fellows: the sixth cohort of our nomination-based Fellowship, a dedicated program designed to empower queer artists of color from a wide range of cultural experiences.

Awardees include artists working across disciplines and exploring topics such as queer history, radical kinships, decolonizing diasporas, and queer futurity: Saira Barbaric (Seattle, USA), Seba Calfuqueo (Santiago, CL), Jordan Deal (Philadelphia, USA), La Fulminante: Nadia Granados (Bogotá, CO), PachaQueer: La CoCa & La MoTa (Quito, ECUA), Maque Pereyra (Berlin, DE), and Moises Salazar Tlatenchi (Chicago, USA).

Ela Troyano, LLMA Artist Fellowship Founder and Director, shared, The Fellowship program is a constantly evolving, risk-taking laboratory of ideas, and we look forward to welcoming this group of forward-thinking creatives as a curated cohort. Joining from different cities around the world, each fellow brings unique experiences and backgrounds that will spark meaningful debate on what artists need today in the ever-changing cultural landscape.

The Artist Fellowship program is generously supported by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Ben Rodriguez-Cubeñas, Program Director at RBF, continued, Supporting LGBTQIA+ artists is not only a matter of promoting diversity and inclusivity in the art world but also a way of advocating for human rights and challenging societal biases. The wide spectrum of artists, performers, and creatives in this latest cohort contributes to the Museum’s role as a home for queerness, reminding us that creativity knows no boundaries.

Fellows participate in monthly workshops exploring best practices in professional development, from personal finances, to project fundraising, public speaking, art business skills, strategic planning, peer-to-peer learning, mentorship, and community-building across disciplines. Additionally, a lineup of monthly seminars is led by thought leaders in art, media, and LGBTQIA+ studies.

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art (LLMA) is the only art museum in the world dedicated to artistic exploration through multi-faceted queer perspectives. With a collection that includes over 25,000 objects spanning three centuries of queer art, LLMA embraces the power of the arts to inspire, explore, and foster understanding of the rich diversity of LGBTQIA+ experiences.