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fernando belote

fernando belote

fernando belote (Fern) is a bixa*/queer multidisciplinary artist and president of DC-Art Indisciplinaire, artist run centre which supports artists from diverse abilities. Fern’s conceptual practice is informed by personal experiences as a neurodivergent individual and survivor of domestic violence. Their work challenges capitalism's dehumanizing effects and circumscribes ethical perspectives, such as beesha ethics, contra-colonial views, and anti-fascist resistance. The artist currently collaborates on research exploring P(B)ajubá manifestations to disrupt cis-heteronormativity through the bias language. The objective is to confront colonial syntax, breaking down its pervasive influences and oppressive structures within communities.

* Originally perceived as an insult, the expression "bixa/beesha", which could be translated as “female animal” with the symbolic value of "queer or faggot". The word has been transformed into a source of pride, thus constituting a significant response to Brazilian machismo.

Projects of fernando belote

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    fernando belote
    In-Visible Signs of Pajú

    For his public writing project, fernando belote will express himself in P(B)ajubá, the queer dialect used by dissidents living in the stolen territory known as Brazil.

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  • DOIS (belote & kimura-lemoine)

    DOIS (belote & kimura-lemoine)

    MEAREWE, which is implemented over 100 days, is intended to be a participatory experience between the artist duo and the public.

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    Programming 2021-2022

    Programming 2021-2022 under the theme TRANSLATION.

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  • PASSPORT 2018 + Festive evening

    PASSPORT 2018 + Festive evening
    + Festive evening

    The Montreal multidisciplinary art dissemination center DARE-DARE is re-offending for a fifth edition with PASSPORT DARE-DARE. The public is invited to take part in this art walk activity!

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