Del LaGrace Volcano


Del LaGrace Volcano (born California 1957) is considered to be one of instigators of queer LGBTQI culture with a working practice that not only documents a ‘queer time and place’ but are also iconic testaments to the love, lust, and burning desire to defy the forces that seek to destroy, disrespect and deactivate us. They have been making work about the queer cultural moments they have both lived and been part of created for nearly 50 years. They are currently making new work in Berlin, on residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanian.

Volcano has produced five photographic monographs: Love Bites (1991), The Drag King Book with Jack Halberstam (1999), Sublime Mutations (2000), Sex Works with Paul (B)eatriz Preciado (2005) and Femmes of Power: Exploding Queer Femininities with Ulrika Dahl (2008). Their work has also been included in numerous books, journals and films, on art, gender, photography and the body for the past 40 years.

Recent solo exhibitions include: BODIES OF RESISTANCE, Tampere Art Museum, Finland, 2023, LOVE LUST LEGACY, Örebro Konsthall, Sweden, 2021, GENDER OPTIONAL: Profiles of Courage, Panora/Fishtank Gallery, Malmö, Sweden, 2021 and StaDemonia Art Space, Stockholm, Sweden 2021 and and Del LaGrace Volcano: a Retrospective at The Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Arts, Skopje 2018

Selected group exhibitions include WOMEN IN REVOLT, Tate Britain, till April 2024, MANIFEST Yourself! (Queer) Feminist Manifestos since the Suffragettes Künstlerhaus Bethanian, Berlin 2023, Fashioning Masculinities, Victoria & Albert Museum, London 2022 (in)visible, Malmö Konstmuseum, Sweden, 2021, Mercury Rising and Intimacy, Schwules Museum, Berlin 2020-2021, ,The Hayward Gallery, Kiss My Genders, London, 2019, ABOUT FACE, Wrightwood 659, Chicago, 2019.

01.01. – 30.06.2024