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ICUQTS: International Chicago Underground Queer Transcendance Symposium 2018
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ICUQTS: International Chicago Underground Queer Transcendance Symposium 2018
International Chicago Underground Queer Transcendance Symposium
September 29-30, 2018, Chicago, IL

ICUQTS: International Chicago Underground Queer Transcendence Symposium is an all ages interdisciplinary art and community festival celebrating creative cultural engagement with local and international queer (LGBTQIA+) communities through exhibition and curation of visual art, installations, performance art, live music, panel discussions, workshops, community organizations, and vendors in Chicago the weekend of September 29 & 30, 2018. ICUQTS is a part of EXPO ART WEEK 2018, and is sponsored in part by Propeller Fund, La Vinata, The Second City Training Center - Chicago, Chicago Sound Co, Pilsen Wellness Center, Howard Brown Health, Keeping it LITE Project, Disability Helpers LLC, Colectivo Multipolar, TRQPITECA, and Boxed Water.

Saturday September 29, 2018 1pm - 9pm
Performances by: M. Lamar Music, Orb Box, Feldspar Rhodochrosite (Clothilde Cook), NAXÖ (Mirza N. Shams), Niña (Liz Ferrer & Bow Ty Enterprises Venture Capital), Jared Brown, Sasha NoDisco & Sara Goodman
Workshop: 'Intentionality, Healing, and Manifestation Through The Ritual of Skincare' facilitated by Itunuoluwa Ebijimi of Petty Butter Petty Crocker
Keynote on Economic Transcendence by Ingrid LaFleur of AFROTOPIA and EOS Detroit

10pm - 4am: Icuqts 2018 After Party

Sunday September 30, 2018 1pm - 9pm
Performances by: Zemmoa [B!TCH3Z Productionz], Keijaun Thomas, TRQPiTECA (live), Ariel Zetina, Po'Chop, LadyDaddy (Hanna Brock)
Workshop: 'Stimming for Mindfulness' facilitated by Sorel Estrada Volpe of Frill-Ability Inc.
Panel Discussion on Queer Health: Healing Our Communities

Both Days:
VISUAL ART BY Ally Almore, Andy Bellomo, Betsy Stout, Croak Proveda & Olive Stefanski, Cheryl Acuña, Chloe P ONeill, Christopher Sonny Martinez, Colectivo Multipolar, Eloise Sherrid, Erin Bliss, Florix, Janie Bootsie Stamm, Jasmine Clark, Joelle Antonio, Jonathan Korotko, Ken Folk, Kyle Paco Gammon, Manal Kara, Natalie LaChall, Natalie Woodlock, Pete Brooks, Sara Heymann, Sofia Moreno, Stormé Legacy, Tesh Silver, Violet Eckles-Jordan

VIDEO & FILM BY Amina Ross, Ciriza, Fannie Sosa, Hereaclitus Here Vernon, Elizabeth Mputu, S. Nicole Lane, and Sky Heyn Cubacub (Rebirth Garments)

The building is accessed through a grassy parking lot. The first floor where the vendors, community organizations, film & video screenings, workshops, and guest speakers will be is wheelchair accessible, including the restrooms. The second floor where the performances and visual art will be is not wheelchair accessible. However, Performances will be viewable from the first floor screening room through a live/audio video feed. Additionally, visual art displayed on the second floor will be viewable digitally via monitor or projector. Wheelchairs users interested in attending please contact with any further questions!

ICUQTS is created and presented by TRQPITECA: a Chicago-based artist duo and production company creating space for local and international artists working with queer and tropical aesthetics to experiment and thrive. Since 2015, co-founders Natalie Murillo (La Spacer) and Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero (CQQCHIFRUIT) have curated this cultural platform as an intersection between art, queer culture, and dance music, with the intention of fostering creative engagement with the diverse communities of which we are a part.

*NOTE: Tickets are Nonrefundable! To resell tickets, visit the ICUQTS 2018 Facebook page.*


By attending ICUQTS 2018, you consent to video and photo documentation.


2134 South Troy Street
Chicago, IL 60623
United States



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