Join us for an interactive evening spent building, discussing, and viewing examples of Visual Resistance. Led by Quito Ziegler and Kristen P. Lovell of the WRRQ Collective, the Visual Resistance supports social justice movements by holding space for creative activists.
This is a free event, but please register in advance. ICP Members have access to the best seats at our public programs in our reserved members’ section.
Quito Ziegler is an artist and curator with a radical imagination and an endless supply of sharpies who has been working at the intersection of art and community organizing for almost 20 years. They are a founding member of the WRRQ collective, whose projects include the collectively made movie Wild Ponies Dancing and Arts in the Woods, an annual intergenerational retreat for queer artists who are surviving or have survived transience. Other collaborative art projects include Queer Planet, the Forest of the Future, and many moonlight beach parties. They drive around in a beloved van called the Pony.
A long-term student of social movements, Ziegler has worked on and off for 15 years at the Open Society Foundations' Documentary Photography Project, where they produced the Moving Walls exhibition. They have political roots in the Burmese democracy movement, the Minnesota Dream Act student movement, Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, and the movement for trans liberation. They currently serve on the board of the Third Wave Fund, and recently helped curate the gender section of the ICP exhibition Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change.
Kristen P. Lovell is a pocket filmmaker who makes videos on her cell phone. She is also an actress/producer who is featured in the film The Garden Left Behind (2017), and a founding member of the WRRQ Collective.
A survivor of the streets who was mentored by Sylvia Rivera, Lovell carried on Rivera’s legacy to support homeless young people by working for ten years at New York City's only emergency queer youth shelter. A fierce advocate for trans women of color, Kristen co-produced her first Trans in Media documentary in 2011 after footage of herself was exploited in an MTV documentary. Her latest Trans in Media video will be featured in the upcoming ICP exhibition Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change.