A Guide to Cooperation with Allies
Hagra is a Russian queer artist. While he started working under this name in 2012, it was only after the first exhibition in 2013 that he has started to consider pursuing the professional career of an artist. His main activities are carried out on the Internet. Although he does not limit his work to any particular topic and draws everything that catches his eye, the current social and political environment drove Hagra to focus on the issues of sexual orientation and sexuality in general, gender, and social stratification. Participation in exhibitions: Feminist Pencil–2 (Moscow and Oslo, 2013); kvir_feminist_actziya (Wein, 2014); Queere Lebensweisen (Hildesheim, 2014); Feminist (art) critics (Minsk, 2014); Body Discourses / Body Politics and Agency (Wein, 2015); Zack! Boom! Bang! Feministische queere commix (Hannover, 2015); The Work of Love, The Queer of Labor (Stamford, 2017). Hagra's works could also be seen on the cover of "Queer-sexuality: policies and practices" (Minsk, 2014); and in a series of posters for the trans*queer prosvet project (2016). In 2018 Hagra made a cover, some illustrations and comics for the book "Quite Different: A Collection of Feminist and Queer Science Fiction" [Совсем Другие: сборник феминистской и квир- фантастики] edited by Oksana Shatalova and Georgy Mamedov (Bishkek, 2018).
This publication is a part of the "Feminist Critique" special issue entitled "Fucking Solidarity: Queering Concepts on/from a Post-Soviet Perspective." Guest editors: Liza Belorusova, Olenka Dmytryk, Syaivo, Katharina Wiedlack.