Opening Saturday, March 10th
19:30 HRS


In the 19th century the word Queer started to be used in a pejorative manner to refer to a non-cisgender and non-heterosexual person, it became a term used to torment many gays, lesbians, bisexuals and trans people.

The Queer Nation Manifesto says that “being Queer is not about a right to privacy, it is about the freedom to be public, to just be who we are. It means everyday fighting oppression, homophobia, racism, misogyny [...] Everyone of us is a world of infinite possibility. So we’ve chosen to call ourselves Queer. Using ‘queer’ is a way of reminding us how we are perceived by the rest of the world".

Today the word Queer is used as an “umbrella” term, it embodies or includes more terms within itself. I, Maremoto, explain it this way: if Queer was a house, the letters L, G, B, T, I, P, A (and all remaining ones) would be like rooms within this house.

Raúl Ávila

Mariana Lorenzo “Maremoto”

Elis Paprika


Elis Paprika

Elis Paprika

Elis Paprika, one of the most important Mexican independent artists from the last decade, returned with “Venganza”, her eighth studio album, which recalls the Grunge and Stoner Rock from the early 90s, and which shoots straight to the soul. “Venganza” was recorded in Guadalajara, Jalisco, produced by Richo Acosta and Elis Paprika. Its first single is “Stupid Song”, a very fun and intense song, with plenty New Wave and Hard Core influences which says, in several languages, to not speak those languages; and now image of Premio Maguey Enqueerate.


Raul Avila

Raúl Ávila

Studied animation in Guadalajara (ITESM). Editor and Motion Graphic Designer in VidMob NY. Member of the winning team of a Webby Award with the project “I Stood Up To Hate”, in the category Public Service & Activism. Animator of a web series titled “Sex Right Now”.

Cartel Premio Maguey Enqueerate


Get rid of prejudice. Know me for who I am. “Enqueerate” is a wordplay; it speaks of getting undressed (encuerarse) and the word “Queer”. Queer, a term that means something weird, out of the ordinary. In the 70s, a lot of members of the LGBTQ community took back the word and used it as a banner for the fight for sexual freedom. One of the most popular phrases was: “We are Queer! We are here! Get used to it!”
Queer is more than an identity or a sexual preference, it is a political statement. To commit to question the gender binaries, of identity. To accept that what was taught to us was not always true. To undo and build again, to find and know yourself. It is intersectionality. “Enqueerate” means that there is no correct or incorrect way of Queer. It speaks of community and acceptance. Do not define me. Leave your prejudices away. Take them off, they weigh a lot. Enqueerate!


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