Alejandro Zhang - "Minnesota LGBTQIA+ Power"


Alejandro Zhang - "Minnesota LGBTQIA+ Power" artwork for Art Connects Us

About the artwork

The LGBTQIA+ community, as a strong and active group, is showing so much love for Minnesota. During this pandemic, this community contributes themselves in so many ways, like holding virtual events to make people happy at home and having financial support for LGBTQIA+ people during this low-income period. In the artwork, the Minnesota map is surrounded by the rainbow waves which represent the power and love of the LGBTQIA+ community. We have to thank those who belong to the LGBTQIA+ community because they make Minnesota such a colorful place full of hope.

Meet the artist

Alejandro (Junyao) Zhang
Alejandro (Junyao) Zhang is a Chinese interdisciplinary artist. He creates artworks that explore the visibility of queer identity by reenvisioning gallery space as a dance club. Now Zhang is pursuing an MFA in Visual Studies at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, studying interdisciplinary with performance and mixed media focus.

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