by Youcef Hadjazi
Queer Journeys was created by Youcef Hadjazi and 7 collaborators through a series of creative zine-making workshops aimed at LGBTQ+ migrants based in the UK, to explore and illustrate queer migrant journeys. The workshops created a space for queer stories to exist and to be initiated by their narrators, preserving authenticity and rawness while raising awareness on LGBTQ+ immigration.
Age guidance 18+
Youcef Hadjazi is an Algerian-born, Kuwait-raised, queer artist living between Manchester and London. The artist graduated from the Manchester School of Art in 2017 and won the MSoA Award, which was granted by jury from HOME Manchester. Youcef’s practice explores socio-political notions of identity through photography, videography & performance while incorporating those mediums within social-engagement. Youcef’s projects include a photography series commissioned by Waterside Arts Centre, a programme at Residency 11:11 in London, and a recent performance for Manchester International Festival, among others.
Lead Artist: Youcef Hadjazi
Graphic Designer: Mohammad Al Marouf (Managing Director of Poixel)
Participants:CHEMA DIAZ, Cristián Iturriaga, Iré, kevanté a.c. cash, Nico Carmandaye, Rey C and Tayeb Kerdee
Commissioned by Homotopia Festival and Journeys Festival International.