Queer Gaze Tours

Queering the Collection

Juli 31st and August 7th
Amserdam Museum on the Amstel


Queer Gaze Tours

From the 30th of July until the 7th of August 2022, Pride Amsterdam will take place. During this week the celebration of sexual and gender diversity is central. The Pride period is the kick-off moment for the Queer Gaze Tour, which subsequently contributes to the representation of LGBTIQ+-communities throughout the year. There are two tours, in which they share their own perspective and experience as a queer individual, discuss artworks and objects in the exhibition Panorama Amsterdam.

Mala and Alejandra take you into the rich past and present of Amsterdam's LGBTIQ+-communities. They share stories of inequality, injustice and oppression as well as stories of pride, collectivity and activism. By means of various artworks and objects, they go through Amsterdam's LGBTIQ+-history and reflect on our collection with you. Which queer-related stories do you think should not be missing in the Amsterdam Museum?

Foto Alejandra Otiz

Guided tour in dialogue form

Alejandra Otiz (she/her) is a writer and grassroots activist. She is a trans woman with a history of marginalization and violence. Her history includes sex work, use of drugs, and a refugee and undocumented migrant experience among other intersections. She has been living in the Netherlands since 2015. Via her collective Papaya Kuir and other projects, Alejandra devotes her activism to the visibility and empowerment of marginalized communities. Her book The truth will set me free
will be published coming October by Lebowski Publishers.

Language of the tour: English

Foto Mala Badi

7 augustus - Mala Badi

Kenza Mala Badi (she/her), born in 1992, in Casablanca, Morocco currently lives, works, and studies in Amsterdam. Her performances and installations are a manifestation of her position on violence, collective trauma, and separation, and the possibilities of collective healing and imagining liberation. Ancestrality and intersectionality are central to their work and their artistic practice.

Language of the tour: English