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Join us for an afternoon of conversation between Glasgow/Berlin-based live artist Nima Séne and curator Tuna Erdem from the Istanbul Queer Arts Collective.

For Queer Contact, we are bringing together two artists we love to discuss how experiences of otherness related to their queer, migrant and PoC identities shape their work.

performingborders | LIVE is a programme of events and new commissions focusing on the exploration of artistic practices happening within the UK live art sector around notions of cultural, juridical, racial, gendered, class, physical and everyday borders.

Curated by Alessandra Cianetti and Xavier de Sousa.

Nima Séne

Nima’s artistic practice is rooted in uncovering complexity and parody within stereotypes and mainstream media portrayals of cultural identity. Their practice is rooted in embracing a sense of belonging with the unknown and the unseen. Nima identifies as a queer black womxn. Their experience lies in performing, in a devising making process as well as having worked as a facilitator.

Tuna Erdem

Tuna is a London based artist, curator and producer. She is the founding member of Istanbul Queer Art Collective, which is predominantly engaged in live art and Queer Art Projects, which produces art events like exhibitions, performances, screenings and parties. She holds an MA in Film and Art Theory from the University of Kent and a PhD in Film, TV and Theater from Reading University.

This event takes place at YES.

YES, 38 Charles Street, Manchester M1 7DB

Make a day of it?

Check out our special queer artist talks and discussions, before moving on to see Outspoken, and topping it off in style with the Vogue Ball.


Part of Queer Contact Festival 2019, Contact’s annual festival celebrating LGBTQ+ arts & culture in Greater Manchester.

Presented by performingborders and Foreign Actions Productions in collaboration with Live Art Development Agency (London, UK), Contact Theatre (Manchester, UK), Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (Brighton, UK), Artsadmin (London, UK), Deptford Lounge (London, UK), and Beyond the Wall/Más Allá del Mur Festival (Nogales, US/Mexico).

Supported by the Arts Council England.

Image credit: Human Chain 2016, image by Lucia Palmero

  • Price
  • Venue

    YES, 38 Charles Street, Manchester M1 7DB

  • Ages
    All ages.
  • Genre
Date Time & Place
  • Nima Sene as Beige B*tch
  • Tuna Erdem