Beautiful Forms: Queer Art Unbound


October 13, 2023
- November 29, 2023


Event Details

BEAUTIFUL FORMS: QUEER ART UNBOUND is a celebration of the extraordinary queer artists and fierce allies who are fundamental to the fight for artistic freedom worldwide. This multidisciplinary, multi-day arts festival is presented by AFI, who brought you Revolutions & Movements (2018) and Radical Recitations (2019). 

Beautiful Forms: Queer Art Unbound is being held Friday, October 13th, Saturday, October 14th, and Wednesday, November 29th in NYC!

This year, AFI’s arts festival centers intersectionality, LGBTQIAP+ identities, and allyship, featuring cutting edge artists BIA FERREIRA (Brazil), LAMA EL HOMAÏSSI (Lebanon), FARAZ ARIF ANSARI (India), and MEHRDAD HASANI (Iran). Wielding the power of performance and storytelling, Bia, Lama, Faraz, and Mehrdad demonstrate how queer musical, theatrical, and film narratives disrupt dangerous norms and uplift those that venerate free expression. 

BEAUTIFUL FORMS: QUEER ART UNBOUND honors the many diverse and beautiful forms queer identities, art, and allyship can take. Further, this festival acknowledges that queer artists from countries or communities where sexuality, gender identity, and artistic freedom are suppressed face heightened levels of persecution, censorship, and forced displacement. Finally, BEAUTIFUL FORMS champions the rights to create, move, live, and love freely – unbound and without fear. JOIN US!

Tickets for Bia HERE:

Tickets for Lama HERE:

Event details for Short Film Night HERE:

BEAUTIFUL FORMS: QUEER ART UNBOUND is made possible with support from the SDK Foundation for Human Dignity, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.  

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