Exhibition: Del LaGrace Volcano
Bodies of Resistance
Tampere Art Museum
Bodies of Resistance is an exhibition Trans*Creative has organized in cooperation with Tampere Art Museum. The exhibition is devoted to the works of the internationally renowned pioneer of queer art Del LaGrace Volcano. Project’s researcher Luca Tainio has co-curated the exhibition.
Bodies of Resistance offers a panoply of Volcano’s portraits, self-portraits and their documentary photographic background as well as various projects from the late 1970s right up to the 2020s. The retrospective consists of photographs of persons, bodies, genders and sexualities that reject society’s heteronormative classifications.
Del LaGrace Volcano, who was born in California, is a photographic artist, performer and activist. They studied photography in the USA and Great Britain. Today, Volcano lives and works in Örebro in Sweden.
Bodies of Resistance is Volcano’s first solo exhibition in Finland. They have held dozens of exhibitions around the world, for example in the Tate Modern and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.