Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is a visual and performance artist, zombie drag queen – who goes by the Alias Faluda Islam – as well as curator of mixed Pakistani, Lebanese and Iranian descent. He is based in San Francisco, California where he received an MFA in Studio Art at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2016.

Bhutto’s work delves deep into a futurist imagining of South Asia, the Middle East and the larger Muslim world, through a research-based process excavating archives from popular culture. He takes on histories of revolution, resistance and resilience and queers them using his body as a filter through a multi-media practice based primarily in future storytelling.

Queer Rebel Productions: our mission is to showcase queer and trans artists of color, connect generations, and honor our histories with art for the future.

Greg Pond

Greg Pond was born in Brooklyn, NY to Panamanian immigrants and moved to San Francisco in the late 1970’s. He enjoyed a 30+ year career in commercial/cable television and radio. Greg is the author and publisher of four books of poetry, Aftermoon / Blackened Blue /4:00 a.m. (LIGHT) / 4:00 a.m. (DARK).He is  also featured in: Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal and Overthrowing Capitalism anthologies.Greg is a regular open mic participant, including events sponsored by SF Public Library, The Beat Museum, SF Queer Open Mic, Howard Zinn Book Fair, etc.  

Current membership: Revolutionary Poets Brigade, Clarion Performing Arts Center (Board of directors) The Visiting Poet which offers poetry readings to assisted-living facilities, hospitals, etc. Poetically Speaking – facilitates a weekly conference-call poetry reading program Organized/participated in various local poetry and spoken word projects and events .

Queer Rebel Productions: our mission is to showcase queer and trans artists of color, connect generations, and honor our histories with art for the future.

Alexa Burrell

Alexa Burrell is a Bay Area multimedia artist who composes intricate sonic and video works consisting primarily of sampled and found media. Burrell’s works emphasize the textural and visceral qualities of body, voice and identity. She is the video artist for House/Full of Blackwomen, a ritual performance collective created by Amara Tabor-Smith and Ellen Sebastian-Chang. Her work has been featured at Pro Arts Gallery, The Luggage Store Gallery,  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Stanford’s Bing Music Hall, SomArts, SAFEhouse, Gray Area and Eastside Arts Alliance. She is the recipient for the 2018 Soundwave Festival Buzz Award for innovation in music.

Queer Rebel Productions: our mission is to showcase queer and trans artists of color, connect generations, and honor our histories with art for the future.

Europa

Europa – with a love for language, story and intentional somatics – hones in on what is making itself known (in the stars, the news, our relationships), activating choreo-poetic scores through the black queer body and spirit. Europa’s work stretches across intersections of experimentation, healing, activism and aesthetics. Based in San Francisco, Europa has been featured in the National Queer Arts Festival, FRESH festival, and in the West Wave Dance Festival.

Queer Rebel Productions: our mission is to showcase queer and trans artists of color, connect generations, and honor our histories with art for the future.

René Vaz

René Vaz is a Bay Area Native, writer, and educator. He is a professor of Latina/Latino Studies at San Francisco State University and holds degrees in English and Creative Writing. With Marguerite Muñoz, he co-curates Voz Sin Tinta, a multilingual reading series in the San Francisco Mission District. His book, The Planet of The Dead, is available from Nomadic Press. Follow him on Twitter @FKA_RENE

Queer Rebel Productions: our mission is to showcase queer and trans artists of color, connect generations, and honor our histories with art for the future.