Fellow Gabrielle Le Roux'es works at group exhibition Mind The Gap at Beautiful Distress art space in Amsterdam, which was opened by the Amsterdam mayor Femke Halsema.
Mind the Gap is a group exhibition addressing the gap between the mental health of LGBTQIA+ people compared to that of the general population. Despite steps being made towards recognising this community as equal in society, statistics paint a sobering picture of the reality of living as LGBTQIA+.
Gabrielle Le Roux (they/she) is a queer South African artist, filmmaker, and activist for social justice. Le Roux collaborates, often at the invitation of other activists, to create portraits drawn from life onto which each person writes directly. Le Roux’s work stems from the conviction that people educate and transform one another through sharing the knowledge acquired through lived experience. First-person narratives in text, voice or video accompany the portrait drawings.
Gabrielle Le Roux produced their works in collaboration with Mustafa and Mamakli, during their visits at Thami Mnyele Foundation Studio in Summer 2022. Other artists in the exhibition: Diana Blok, Annaleen Louwes, Dodi Espinosa, Jori(k) Amit Galama, curated by Maggie Kuzan.
You can visit the exhibition until 5 May.