Aug 10th 2019

VIX: Pomegranates

@ The Nightingale

1084 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

Opening Saturday, August 10th, from 7PM - 11PM

Queer Blessings for Eid al-Adha

Ladan Siad is a filmmaker, designer and creative technologist. IFTIIN, directed by Ladan Mohamed Siad is about a genderqueer Somali-Canadian teenager who spends the day taking their grandmother to her appointments, forcing the two to confront their assumptions of one another.

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (b. Damascus, 1990) is a visual artist, performer, drag queen and curator.
His project, Tomorrow We Inherit the Earth, is an investigation into histories of popular resistance,
guerrilla warfare and anti-imperialism in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia that are then ?re-interpreted into an archive of an imagined revolution in a post-utopian and post-human world.

Fawzia Mirza is a writer/creator, believes art & comedy change narratives. Her feature Signature Move (co-wrote, produced, starred in) world premiered SXSW, starred Shabana Azmi, screened 150+ film festivals internationally and won 15 awards. She recently wrote for TV on CBS’ The Red Line.

Anam Abbas lives in Pakistan where she created the feminist web series, Ladies Only, and angry girl band ‘Garam Anday’. She was in Berlinale Talents 2018 and is the producer of the upcoming documentary Showgirls of Pakistan, winner of the HotDocs Forum 2016.

Sal Salam – your queer, trans, femme, biryani-loving, sex-positive, bollywood-obsessed khalajaan, Sal lives in Chicago, works with Trikone Chicago to create safer social spaces for queer and trans folks of South Asian heritage, teaches sex ed, and writes about films and pop culture.

Nabil is an artist, creative organizer and experience designer currently based in Chicago. Since 2014, they have been organizing and curating performance and new media works in collaboration with organizations and artist run platforms such as MIX NYC and VIX. Currently, Nabil is a programmer of The Nightingale Cinema and UX/UI Design Professor at the Flatiron School.

Nabil’s works have been exhibited nationally and internationally in museums, festivals and galleries; including a solo exhibition at the New Bedford Museum of Art (2018) and featured in publications such as Phaidon’s Art and Queer Culture(2019), Emergency Index Vol. 6&7, The Guardian, The Washington Post and The Aerogram.

oin us for a celebration of Queer Muslim Narratives and feast on a menu inspired by the artists and A Brown Table

Suggested Donations/Tickets directly support our featured artists but no one is turned away for lack of funds

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