SHOW + TELL: Queer Happenings Youth Mentorship Artist Talk

Alysha Seriani

Thu, Dec 3, 2020

An inter-generational show + tell: Youth artists present artworks they're making in response to Every Queer Thing catalogue.

Reserve a free spot:

Online via Zoom

This Zoom party will be hosted by youth artists from VIVO’s first-ever online archive mentorship project. Join us for an inter-generational online community Show + Tell! Plus, the cohort will describe their encounters with the Every Queer Thing archive materials and present their own new media art works-in-progress.

All attendees are invited to bring an item for the show + tell, the theme is: A GIFT YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN

If anyone requires captioning or other accessibility needs, please let us know by Tuesday December 1.

About QUEER HAPPENINGS: A 5-week online mentorship for artists ages 15-18 to learn about decades of media art and activism in Vancouver through the lens of the Every Queer Thing Guide at VIVO Media Art Centre’s Christa Dahl Media Library and Archive (CDMLA). Together the cohort watched, listened, read, discussed and encountered these archival materials in connection to their own lived experiences. Each participant devised a media artwork of their own for future production. This project was supported by a Creative Spark Vancouver grant disbursed by ArtStarts in Schools and funded by the City of Vancouver to take place within the unceded ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

Read more about Every Queer Thing here:

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Alysha Seriani

Alysha Seriani is a media artist and educator and has been a proud VIVO instructor since 2017. Her practice revolves around horizontal styles of collaboration and learning and is informed by embodying intersectional feminism, intergenerational learning and queer joy. In 2019, she was a recipient of Telefilm Canada’s Talent to Watch program, and her first short film SOAK (2014) is distributed by the CFMDC. She developed a youth mentorship program and associate produced THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN (2019) and has been a collaborator for many media artworks and films that have exhibited at film festivals and galleries around the world. You can check her out at