Jo Kjaergaard


Artist talk, screening & convesation
Address: Ex-club, Merimiehenkatu 36, FI-00150 Helsinki
Date & Time: 20.01.2018, 17:00 – 19:30


The first session of 2018 reading group will be dedicated to a presentation by Jo Kjaergaard on her participation in 2017 Bogotá Kuir Festival and screening of her film BogotáKuir. The presentation will be followed by a conversation with the Reading Group.    

About this project, she writes: “In 2014, I lived in Bogota where I was working as a cleaner and tattoo apprentice. During that time, I became involved in activism with Queer and feminist groups. Last year, in 2017, I participated in the 4th KUIR BOGOTA festival and worked with the organizers and artists in producing some of the events. I would like to invite artists and activists to a presentation of my experiences during this project. And use this opportunity to talk and discuss this subject.”


The Queer KUIR BOGOTA International Art and Film Festival is a gateway to the queer universe from artistic creation, through the crossing of different perspectives. The philosophy of the Festival raises the rupture of hegemonies and patriarchal constructions, reviewing gender binary structures and models of normativity, as well as the understanding of queer reality, beyond the LGBTI, as an act of liberation before a failed system; an area of reflection and creation of community. –


(Photo: Still from BogotáKuir, by Jo Kjaergaard)