Azerbaijan capital hosts virtual festivals showcasing LGBTQ+ artists and filmmakers
- The two-week Queer Art Festival brought together local artists over the theme “Queer x Azerbaijan – My Body, My Identity, My Heritage,” exploring queer and feminist issues in a landscape historically inhospitable to both.
- In-Visible presents international queer films and educational workshops organized by Salaam Cinema, an independent cultural space in Baku and community for Azerbaijani artists and filmmakers.
- Locked out of the government-funded arts system, queer artists in Azerbaijan depend on a network of activist organizations as well as the support of international organizations and foreign embassies.
“Two festivals bring queer art to Azerbaijani audiences” (Eurasanet | February 2021)
Moving In—Moving On (Trans Europe Halles | 2020)
“Azerbaijani artists win fight to save a prayer house-turned-cinema from demolition” (Global Voices | July 2019)