Stigmata (Stigma)

Group exhibition showcasing LGBTQIA+ creators and their thoughts visually from 21st June to 13th July 2024


Swinton Gallery
Calle Miguel Servet 21
28012 MADRID

Tuesday - Friday:
11.00 am - 2.30 pm
5.00 pm - 9.00 pm
11.30 am - 2.30 pm


Exhibition is featuring Eye-Leen print installation - Print design is based on Tatu Vuolteenaho’s Eye-Leen self drag portraits and the print is produced in collaboration with him. 100% Cotton and Silk qualities are printed in Istanbul, Turkey utilising environment friendly dyes holding the international certificates.

”Personally as a designer, I think this kind of showcases are important for the community which I am also a part of on the personal level. On a professional level or whilst seeking funding for my work I usually still need to hide my sexuality - And, I did not mean now if I should tell about my personal preferencies on meetings, interviews or grant applications - Exactly Not! All this just should not matter to anyone and mykind could feel completely alright for being and feeling openly themselves.

I wish the future for LGTBQIA+ artists and designers will be big and bright; society, employers, institutions, communities, galleries etc. should showcase and credit more queer artists’ work - Not because of them being LGBTQIA+, but all of us as human beings are worth of gaining respect for the work done and precious time spent on creating something artistically awesome and socially important as spreading the joy of this community. There are still stigmas to break in this world, especially within international art and design management and on a curator level. If someone is questioning this, please send me a request thank you." #everydaypride

Feel also free to visit the other happenings and activities held during the exhibition period. More detailed info will follow on this link:

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Stigmata poster courtesy of Swinton Gallery, 2024

photo: Tatu Vuolteenaho

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