Armar med tatueringar och händer med turkosmålade naglar vilar inblandade i ormbunkar.

StaDemonia Queer Art -Pronoun Series by Zafira Vrba Woodski

Very welcome to this year’s first physical vernissage in the series StaDemonia Queer Art! Pronoun Series -photo and video by Zafira Vrba Woodski, Saturday 29/5 at 15-18 hs! We are aware that we are still in a pandemic and therefore; 8 people at a time can be in the studio, we ask visitors to bring face masks (there will be extra for those who need). Outside the studio there is a larger space where visitors can meet with distance and also see the exhibition through our large beautiful windows. The exhibition can be seen at StaDemonia Tattoo Stockholm until 9/7.
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A common depiction of transgender people is a pre- and post narrative. In other words, stories about being uncomfortable in their body, undergoing gender confirming treatments and then becoming “completed” with their gender identity. For some transgender people, this narrative is true, but for many, gender identity is a lifelong exploration between or beyond the two legal genders that exist in Sweden today.
The pronoun series is about this lifelong exploration of identities that are as much universal, non-human as beyond-human. Binary gender (male and female) permeates both our language, thinking, scientific and legal systems. Therefore, the Pronoun series is also an ongoing and constant exploration of what is beyond all this. Zafira puts the human identity aside to find kinship far beyond the limits of language. The Pronoun series includes both photo and video and a program with guided meditations.
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Zafira Vrba Woodski is a Swedish-Czech artist, educator, curator and trans activist based in Stockholm.
As a queer transgender person, it can be difficult to recognize oneself in history. Too much of the queer story has been invisible, kept secret or misinterpreted. Throughout the art, Zafira has been devoted to depicting queer lives and experiences with video, photography, sound work, performance and text. Some of these designs are the exhibitions Gender Bender (2007) and Playground (2015) at the Museum of World Culture, #BelarusUnstraight at the Historical Museum, My Identity (2017) at Motala Art Gallery and Transtillgång at Galleri Hörnan in Falun. For the past year, Zafira has worked with Cal Orre with www.familjepodden.com – on queer and feminist parenting.
 
With support from the City of Stockholm, in colaboration with ABF Stockholm.
 
Accessibility: We have three steps down to the studio with ramp available.
+Info sara@stademonia.com / 0046-87556655

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Ny tatueringsstation på StaDemonia Tattoo Stockholm, stol med lepardöverdrag

We have moved to Hornstull!

From November you find us at Slipgatan 9 by Hornstull! We have bigger space and two new coworkers. Now StaDemonia Tattoo Stockholm are Soledad Aznar, Sara Swanson, Alex Cfourpo, León Halldén, Sixten Sandra Östberg and apprentices Liam Castillo Aguilar and Jazz Sargent Aznar.

Accessibility: We have three steps down to the studio with ramp available.
+Info sara@stademonia.com / 0046-87556655

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Handprintade presentkort för tatuering, en råtta sitter i kaffekopp med natthimmel omkring.

Help StaDemonia in times of Corona!

As you know, these are difficult times for all of us. This summer we celebrated three years with StaDemonia Tattoo in Stockholm -We have in addition to inviting queer tattooers, organized conversations about tattooing and art, also exhibited art by 6-8 queer artists a year and started up Queer Art Fest Stockholm which is organized for the second time next year! It has been so incredibly hard but above all fun and we have so many plans for the future!
We work as long as we ourselves are healthy, only accept healthy customers and follow all safety regulations – but at the moment we are in an uncertain financial situation with less work than we should have. You who think it is important that we remain as a queer creative place and platform for queer tattooers, artists, interested, here is info on how you can help us:

1. If you are thinking of getting a tattoo during the year or the future, you can book and pay a deposit for the tattoo NOW even if you do not want to do it right now due to illness, self-quarantine, etc. We can talk about your idea and send drawing via email – or wait until the opportunity is right for you.

2. Do you want to give a gift to someone? We have great hand-printed gift cards, so you can give away a tattoo and a work of art in one go (you who book for yourself can of course also get a gift card)!

3. You can support us just because you can and want to with a donation (of course also get a gift card to hang on the wall if you want).

4. Tell your loved ones that we exist. We are still building our customer base, a word from someone who knows someone is the absolute best way!

You can send your support / deposit / gift to our Swish 1233527587 with message Backa StaDemonia and then write to sara@stademonia.com if you want a gift card (which can say 0 SEK if you do not want to get a tattoo , but it’s nice to hang on the wall). It is also important to write to sara@stademonia.com if it is a gift to yourself or someone else so that we register the deposit / gift also in our agenda and you can get a receipt for it!

We are grateful for all the help and look forward to realizing all our future tattoo and art projects with you !!

Accessibility: We have three steps down to the studio with ramp available.
+Info sara@stademonia.com / 0046-87556655

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Klädhängare med små minifanzines upphängda på en dödskalle i brons. Lesbot heter de röda små fanzinet.

Would you like to receive information about exhibitions and guest artists? Write to sara@stademonia.com to  join the mailing list (about 6-8 letters a year)! You can at any time ask us to remove your information.