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Body Language: Queer Activists from Post-Yugoslavia

An exhibition of paintings, photographs, and video installations by seven queer artists and activists

Damir Prljača: Liam, transgender

A Bosnian refugee, Alma Selimovic was granted political asylum in the U.S. in 2009 on account of the violence and threats she faced as a prominent LGBTQ activist in her homeland.

Earlier this year, the visual artist did a two-month residency at Berlin’s Institute fur Alles Mogliche, where she interviewed and created digital drawings of other people from Eastern Europe who are queer, trans and/or gender neutral.

Now that she’s back, she’s curated an exhibition of paintings, photographs, and video installations by seven queer artists and activists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia: Kristofer Andric, Azra Causevic, Ranka Delic, Nedziba Idrizovic, Damir Prljaca, Anita Prsa, and Alex Spyke.

Through Oct. 7. Otis Street Art Project, 3706 Otis St. Mt. Rainier, Md. Call 202-550-4634 or visit otisstreetarts.wixsite.com.

Nedžiba Indrizović: Cigarette Break

Alex Spyke: Short piece for three lamps and a body (still)

Kristofer Andrić: I am enough, series (small)

Damir Prljača: Merima, girl in a wheelchair 1

Azra Čaušević: With Love

Anita Prša: Communist

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