The Queer Birth Project at the Nasher Sculpture Center
The the inaugural exhibition of The Queer Birth Project was installed at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, TX in May 2022. This installation was informed by responses to questions about bodies and dysphoria in our ongoing digital survey. This exhibition features four interconnected artworks: a suspended fringe mobile, two neon sculptures, and an immersive soundscape.
We are currently interviewing: queer midwives/ birth workers, individuals and families about their pregnancy and birth experiences, and contemporary queer artists who are focused on representing queer bodies.
We are currently researching the original Birth Project archives at the Schlesinger Library at Harvard, the Museum of Women in the Arts, and various academic institutions around the U.S.
Inspired by our survey, interviews, archival research, and data we are developing a new series of artworks for future QBP exhibitions.